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1 Chronicles

1 Chronicles The books of Chronicles were originally one book in the Hebrew text. They became separated into two books by the translators of the Old Testament and were given a title meaning ‘Things Left Behind’ (that is details not included in the books...

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2 Chronicles

2 Chronicles This book was written by Ezra approximately 430 B.C. recording events from the beginning of King Solomon’s reign 970 B.C. to the beginning of the Babylonian captivity 586 B.C. 2 Chronicles continues the history of 1 Chronicles. King David’s...

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Ezra

Ezra Ezra means ‘help’ and his whole life was dedicated to serving God. This book was written approximately 450.BC; recording events from approximately 538 B.C. There is no confirmation of the authorship of this book, but many scholars believe Ezra the...

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Nehemiah

Nehemiah Nehemiah means The Lord Comforts . The book was written approximately 445-432 B.C. Some Bible expositors believe Nehemiah wrote this book and much of the book is a personal account of the circumstances surrounding his return to Jerusalem. Nehemiah...

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Esther

Esther The book of Esther was written approximately 483-470 B.C. partially covering the reign of King Ahasuerus. The author is unknown, but whoever wrote this book knew the Persian culture well. The writings also suggest this individual wrote the account...

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Job

Job The name of this book, comes from its central character. Job himself could not have written all of this book, because the record of his death is included in Job 42 v 17. Every reader will have their own suggestion as to the purpose of this book. However,...

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Psalms

Psalms At the centre of the Bible is the book of Psalms. This great collection of songs and prayers expresses the heart and soul of humanity. This book was written between the time of Moses (approximately 1440 B.C.) and the Babylonian captivity (approximately...

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Proverbs

Proverbs King Solomon wrote and compiled most of the book of Proverbs early in his reign. In this book, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Solomon gives practical insights and guidelines for life. The book’s final form could not existed earlier...

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Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes Ecclesiastes was written by King Solomon approximately 935 B.C. late in his life. He looks back on his life, much of which was apart from God. In this profound book, Solomon takes the reader on a journey through his life, and he explains...

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Song Of Solomon

Song Of Solomon This book was written by King Solomon approximately, near the middle of the tenth century B.C. There are many interpretations of the Song of Solomon, one of which sees this book as a highly poetic description of an actual love relationship...

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