Part 1: Contents

The Primeval History, Readings 1 – 6

Stories of our earliest history, exploring the relationship between God and humankind.

Stories of the Patriarchs, Readings 7 – 17

The origins of the people of Israel, in God’s call to Abraham and his family.

The Exodus, Readings 18 – 23

God’s decisive intervention to rescue his people from slavery in Egypt.

Israel at Sinai, Readings 24 – 30

Israel becomes God’s ‘covenant’ people, through whom he will reveal himself to the world.

Israel in the Wilderness, Readings 31 – 42

God’s care for israel in the wilderness, and their lack of faithfulness.

Mark’s Gospel, Readings 43 – 51

The earliest account of Jesus’ life and ministry.

Israel’s History from Joshua to Samuel, Readings 52 – 67

The conquest of the Promised Land and the stories of the judges.

Israel’s History from Saul to Solomon, Readings 68 – 87

The history of the united monarchy, including Israel’s greatest king, David.

The Wisdom Literature, Readings 88 – 94

Israel’s earliest wisdom writings, and the world’s most beautiful love song.