SURVEY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
EXILE & RETURN OF THE SOUTHERN KINGDOM OF JUDAH
JEREMIAH (PG. 763)
29:1 Jeremiah sent a letter to the first Jews exiled from Jerusalem to ______________________.
30:9 God promised the exiles he would bring them back and some day they would serve God and ____________________ who God will raise up for them. Who do you think this David was God was referring to? ___________________________
31:33 At that time God will put his law in their __________________________ and write it on their _________________________.
37:16 What did the people do to Jeremiah because they thought he was talking treason? _________________________________
38:6 Although the king had Jeremiah taken out of there, some others had him put into an empty __________________ where he sand down into the ______________________. At the point of death he was released and returned to confinement in a courtyard.
39:6f What was the last thing Zedekiah saw before his eyes were put out by King Nebuchadnezar? ________________________
40:4 Knowing that Jeremiah had tried to get the Jews to surrender, the Babylonian commander freed him from the chains on his ___________ and told him he could do what? ________________________________________________________________
40:6 What did Jeremiah choose to do? ________________________________________________
24:20f King _________________, the next puppet king, rebelled against Babylon, so Nebuchadnezzar returned to Jerusalem and kept it under siege how many years? ___________________________
25:8f Eleven years after first attacking Jerusalem, King Nebuchadnezzar set fire to the magnificent _______________________ in Jerusalem, the royal ___________________, and every important ______________________. Then the ______________________________ were _______________ down.
25:11f At that time, they took into exile the rest of the _____________________, leaving behind only the _____________________ of the people.
LAMENTATIONS (PG. 796)
TAKEN FROM THE WORD LAMENT OR MOURN
1:1 How ____________________________ lies the city, once so full of ____________________.
1:4 The roads to ________________ mourn, for no one comes to her appointed __________________.
2:14 The visions of the prophets were _________________...did not expose their ________________ to ward off their _________________________.
3:33 God does not _______________________ bring affliction on people.
4:13 It happened because of the sins of the _____________________ and _________________.
DANIEL (PG. 857)
3:11 Over in Babylon, Jewish Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to ________________________ Babylon's gods, even when threatened with a blazing _______________________________.
3:24f When they were punished by being thrown into the furnace, King Nebuchadnezzar saw how many men walking around in it? _________________________ What did the fourth look like? ____________________________
5:1 Who was made king of Babylon next? _________________________, the ______ of Nebuchadnessar.
5:3 During a banquet, he and his friends drank out of the gold _________________ that had been taken out of the ______________________ in Jerusalem.
5:5 Suddenly the _____________________ of a human hand appeared and wrote something on the wall.
5:28f Daniel interpreted the writing. The last word meant his kingdom was being given to the ____________________ and _______________________. That very night the king was ____________________________ and __________________________________, a Mede, took over Babylon.
6:1f Darius divided the kingdom into ____________ provinces with ____________ administrators over them, one of whom was __________________________. Later Darius decided to make Daniel prime minister of the country.
6:10 What did Daniel do three times a day? ____________________________ facing ________________________. Remember when Solomon built and dedicated the temple (1 Kings 8:46-48, pg. 334)? What did Solomon say would help them if they were ever taken captive to a foreign land? ______________________________________________
6:8 Not knowing this, Darius sealed a decree that no one could ask anything of anyone else but him for thirty days. If they did, they would be thrown to the_________________________.
6:18f Honoring his word, Darius had Daniel thrown into the lions den, but he spent the night without __________________ and he could not ________________________. At dawn, he rushed to the den and called out, "Has your __________________, whom you _____________________ continually, been able to ___________________ you from the lions?" Had he? ______
6:26 Thereafter, King Darius issued a decree throughout Media and Persia (which had now absorbed Babylon also) that everyone must fear and _____________________________ the ___________________ of Daniel.
8:20f Daniel predicted that the Media-Persian Empire would be taken over by the king of ________________.
9:24f Here is an astounding prophecy. Daniel prophesied the exact year the Messiah, the descendant of David who will become the eternal King of the Jews will come.
70 weeks = 70 years they will be captives
69 weeks x 7 days in a week = 483 more years from the time Jerusalem is rebuilt until the Messiah comes.
In the middle of the 7s (3-1/2) week/years, the Messiah will be cut off (crucified)
All this came about as predicted.
11:2 Daniel predicted that there would be ________________ more kings in Persia, and the last one will go to war against ________________________.
EZRA (PG. 458)
1:2 The next king of Persia was ______________________. He decided to rebuild the _________________________ in Jerusalem. This man had been predicted by name a hundred years earlier (see Isaiah 44:28, pg. 707).
1:5 Men from which tribes returned to their homeland? __________________________________________________________
Where were the other northern tribes? _____________________________________________________________________
1:11 All the Jews who wanted to returned to Jerusalem under the leadership of ______________________.
2:64 How many Jews chose to return to their homeland? ______________________
3:8 They did not begin rebuilding the temple until they had been back how long? ________________
3:12 When they laid the foundation, the people shouted and praised God, but the older people who had seen the __________________________ temple, ______________________ aloud because it was so much smaller than that of Solomon's.
4:4 Who kept discouraging the people from rebuilding the temple? ______________________________
4:5 They continually sent complaints to the King ____________________ and ____________________ both.
4:6 When Xerxes began to reign, their enemies lodged _____________________ against the people of Judah.
4:7 When his son,_______________________, came to power, they tried once more to stop the Jews from rebuilding the temple.
6:13f Finally the temple was _________________________.
HAGGAI (PG. 916)
During the Time the People were Struggling to Get the Temple Rebuilt.
1:2f The people were saying, "The _______________ has not yet come for the Lord's house to be __________________." But God questioned, "Is it _____________ for you to be living in __________________________ houses while the ____________________ of God remains a ______________________?"
2:3 Once it was built, he asked the older people, "Who of you is left who saw this house in its _____________________ glory? Does it not seem to you like ____________________________? But now be _________________."
ZECHARIAH (PG. 918)
1:1 During whose reign did Zechariah prophecy? ______________________________
3:8 The high priest's name was _________________________. This is the Hebrew version of the Aramaic name Jesus. He was symbolic of things to ____________________, specifically bringing the Branch (sometimes translated Root) to earth. Who was the Branch (Revelation 22:16, pg. 1207)? ____________________________________________
6:11 What was placed on the high priest's head in 3:5? The priestly _________________________________ What was placed on his head later? The kingly _________________________________. This Branch is to rule on his ____________________ as king and also be a _______________________, with ____________________ between the two. Who today is our king (John 18:37, pg. 1050)? ______________________ Who is our priest (Hebrews 9:11, pg. 1166)? ____________________________ This is why the high priest in Jesus day was so afraid of him.
9:9 Rejoice! Shout! See, your ________________ comes to you righteous and having _________________, gentle and riding on the ______________________ of a donkey (see Matthew 21:2-5, pg. 955).
12:10 They will look on me, the one they have ______________________________ ....and mourn for an _________________ child....a firstborn son. Does this sound familiar?
13:1 On that day a _____________________________ fountain will be opened...to ________________________ them from ___________________. What does fountain refer to (Mark 5:25 - KJV)? ___________________________ What did Jesus do for us (Revelation 7:14, pg. 1196)? __________________________________
14:6 What happened for three hours the day Jesus was crucified (Matthew 27:45, pg. 966)? _____________________________
14:5 What happened as soon as Jesus died on the cross (Matthew 27:50-51, pg. 966)? __________________________________
ESTHER (PG. 485)
1:1 Who was emperor over the Persian Empire at this time? ____________________________________
2:17 Who did King Xerxes make his queen? ______________________________ What was so unusual about this (see 2:6 & 7)? ______________________________________________________________ Had she revealed her nationality (see 2:10)? ___________
3:13 What decree did King Xerxes sign at the urging of an official named Haman? _________________
4:12f Her uncle, Mordecai, sent this message to her. "Do not think that because you are in the king's house you alone of all the Jews will ___________________. For if you remain ___________________ at this time, relief and ______________________ for the Jews will arise from ______________________ place....Who knows but that you have come...for ______________________ a __________________________ as this?" WOW! Should that be our motto through life?
7:9 When King Xerxes found out about Haman's plot, what did he do to Haman? __________________
9:18f Even today Jews celebrate this event every December with a _______________, giving and receiving _______________, and which they call Hanukkah.
EZRA (PG. 463)
7:1 The temple was begun under Cyrus (1:1f), continued under Darius (6:1), and completed under Xerxes and Artaxerxes (4:6), the husband and son of Jewish Queen Esther. During whose reign did Ezra go to Jerusalem? ___________________________
7:6 Ezra was a priest, a ____________________________, and well versed in the ____________________ of ________________.
9:2 Ezra found out that the _____________________ and ___________________ had led the way in marrying unbelieving wives.
9:6 Ezra prayed, "I am too ______________________ and _____________________ to lift up my face to you."
8:1f How many Jewish men returned to their homeland with Ezra (add them up!)? _____________
NEHEMIAH (PG. 469)
2:1 Nehemiah was the cup bearer of King _____________________________, Esther's son. He was depressed because of what? ___________________________________________________________________________________________
3:1f The king sent him back to Jerusalem to rebuild the walls. Look through this chapter and tell which gates were rebuilt by various private citizens. _______________________
4:6 Despite insults from enemies who did not want Jerusalem rebuilt, they got the wall how high? _______________________________________ Why? ____________________________________________________________________________
4:16 After that, half the workers worked on the wall and half _______________________________________________________
4:23 Even while working and walking around the town, the men carried ____________________________.
5:14 Finally King Artaxerxes made Nehemiah their ___________________________________. Even though previous governors placed heavy taxes on the people for food, etc. and _____________________ it over the people, Nehemiah never ________________________ allotted to the governor.
6:15f When the wall was finally completed, their enemies were __________________________.
7:66 Once the walls were rebuilt, how many more Jews returned from exile? ___________________
8:3 Ezra read the Book of the Law of Moses from ______________________ to ________________ in the presence of the _____________________ and ______________________.
8:12 How did the people respond? ___________________________________________________________
9:3 On another day, the Book of the Law of God was read for how long? _____________________________________________ How long did they confess their sins? ____________________________________
10:28 Then which people signed an oath of allegiance? _____________________________________________________________
10:30 What were the first three parts of the oath? __________________________________________________________________
13:25f What did Nehemiah do to the men who had married unbelieving wives? ____________________________________________
MALACHI (PG. 928)
Written about twenty years after the Jews were saved from annihilation.
1:7 The remnant of Jews who returned to Jerusalem were offering what on the altar in their new temple? ______________________________________ In what way was it defiled (see 1:13)? ______________________________
1:10 God said they may as well shut the temple ________________________.
2:8 What were the priests busy doing? ________________________________________________________
2:16 What does God hate? _____________________________ What were they doing (see verse 14)? ____________________
3:5 What other sins had they returned to that caused the nation's original downfall? _______________
3:8 How were they robbing God? ___________________________________________________________
4:1f The ____________________ is coming when God will punish the _____________________ evildoer, and heal the ___________________________.
4:5 How will the people know the day has arrived? ___________________________________________
How did Elijah dress (2 Kings 1:8, pg. 355)? _______________________________________________________________
How did John the Baptist dress (Matthew 3:4-6, pg. 935)? ____________________________________________________
When and through whom was this fulfilled (Matthew 17:10-13, pg. 951)? _____________________
_________________________________________________ He was the forerunner of Jesus who introduced him to the world.