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Old Testament Historical Narratives

Summarize three important themes to consider when studying the Old Testament historical narratives. Supplemented with one digram e.g. theological narrative and a highly information chart e.g. salvation history through the Old Testament. Clearly, the essential markers controlling Old Testament narrative development can be recognized in the chart as they reveal details of the overall plan.

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Three themes to consider when studying the Old Testament historical narratives are:

1. The Old Testament is a work of history, not mythology.
2. Old Testament history is prophetic history: God's plan of salvation.
3. Old Testament history is selective history emphasizing and including persons and events that relate to the overall purpose of the Bible.

1. Old Testament is not mythology

The uniqueness of the Bible is important. The truth of the Bible rests in its historicity. It is not a myth. YHWH is the God of history. History is one of his key chosen media to reveal himself to humanity. We read frequent expressions throughout the Old Testament, such as, "I ...

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This solution summarizes three important themes to consider when studying the Old Testament historical narratives. Supplemented with a chart of the salvation narrative and a diagram effectively illustrating the theological narrative.

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