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THE KING JAMES STUDY BIBLE


By Thomas Nelson Publishers

Thomas Nelson

Copyright © 2013 Liberty University
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4016-7962-0



CHAPTER 1

The OLD TESTAMENT


Introduction to the Old Testament

The Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, clearly reveals that God Himself is the ultimate source, supervisor, and sum of all history, and that the center and goal of history is found in Jesus Christ, God's Son (Col. 1:15–20). Thus the Bible, while in one sense being a library of sacred Scriptures, is one story, of which the Old Testament is the foundation for the New Testament revelation.

Although Jewish and Christian scholars have used somewhat different terminology in classifying the books of the Old Testament, the designations used in this study Bible are based on subject matter: Pentateuch (Genesis—Deuteronomy), Historical Books (Joshua—Esther), Poetical Books (Job—Song of Solomon, Lamentations), Major Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel), and Minor Prophets (Hosea—Malachi).

Pentateuch. Jewish and Christian scholars alike have traditionally agreed that Moses was the original author of the Pentateuch (except for Deut. 34, which recounts the death of Moses). This belief is confirmed in both Testaments (Josh. 1:7, 8; John 1:17), and especially by Jesus Himself (Luke 24:27, 44). The Pentateuch is of crucial importance, for it records the origin of the universe and planet earth, the life of earth's early inhabitants, including the fall of man, and the growth of human civilization. Particular attention is centered on Israel, that nation through whom man's Redeemer would come: its selection (Gen.), redemption (Ex.), sanctification (Lev.), preservation (Num.), and covenant responsibilities (Deut.).

Historical Books. The historical books trace some one thousand years of Israelite history, from the fifteenth to the fifth century B.C. They may be conveniently considered under four periods.

I. The Pre-Monarchic Period (Josh. 1—1 Sam. 7)—from the entrance into Canaan, through the era of the Judges, until the selection of Saul as king.

II. The Era of the United Monarchy (1 Sam. 8—1Kin. 11; cf. 1 Chr. 10—2 Chr. 9)—from the selection of Saul as king until the death of Solomon. Central focus is on the life of David, including the giving of the Davidic covenant.

III. The Era of the Divided Monarchy (1 Kin. 12—2 Kin. 25; cf. 2 Chr. 10—36)—from the death of Solomon until the fall of Jerusalem. Key features include: the division of the kingdom, the rise of the prophets, and the apostasy and fall of both the northern and southern kingdoms.

IV. The Era of the Exile and Return (Ezra, Neh., Esth.)—from the fall of Jerusalem until the end of the Old Testament era. Central focus is on events surrounding the exile and return of the Jews to the land.


Poetical Books. In a distinctive way the books of Hebrew poetry disclose the heart of the Old Testament saint. Written in a style that "rhymes" ideas, rather than sounds, over successive parallel lines, Hebrew poetry is filled with images and expressions of the believer's spiritual pilgrimage in the everyday world. They contain such literary features as: drama and story, lyric song and liturgical hymn, and lament and wise sayings. Their beauty and universal appeal have given instruction, challenge, and comfort to God's people of all ages.

Prophetic Books. The prophetic books contain the collected messages and writings of men uniquely called to act as God's spokesmen in the increasingly complex and changing world of international affairs from the eighth through the fifth centuries B.C. Their message was one of both condemnation and correction for Israel and the nation, and of comfort for God's people in the confident hope that centered in the growing expectation of Messiah's coming to usher in an age of everlasting blessedness. The Jewish Canon closed with the writing of Malachi (c. 420 B.C.).

The Old Testament is indeed an enduring book. Not only was it the Bible of Jesus and the apostles, but its unfolding account of God's saving work for mankind is integral to every part of the New Testament. As the foundational portion of God's inerrant revelation, its timeless messages will yet bring instruction and correction, and comfort and hope to all who will receive them (Ps. 119:105–112; 2 Tim. 3:16).


The First Book of Moses CalledGENESIS


Genesis is the book of beginnings. It records the beginning of time, life, sin, salvation, the human race, and the Hebrew nation. It begins with primeval history centered in four major events: the Creation, the Fall, the Flood, and the dispersion of the nations. Genesis then narrates the history of four great patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.

The title, Genesis (Gr. "Beginning"), was applied to this book by the Septuagint. The Hebrew title (Bereshit) comes from the first word of the book in Hebrew ("In the beginning"). The book is divided by 10 units (toledot) under the rubric: "These are the generations of." Thus, some have suggested that Moses had access to the patriarchal records.

Authorship. With very few exceptions, until the eighteenth century, Jewish and Christian scholars alike believed that Moses wrote Genesis. His authorship is supported by the Samaritan Pentateuch, the Palestinian Talmud, the Apocrypha (cf. Ecclus. 45:4; 2 Macc. 7:30), the writings of Philo (Life of Moses 3:39), and Josephus (Antiquities of the Jews 4:8:45; Contra Apion I.8). During the nineteenth century, higher critics began to question—then deny—the Mosaic authorship of Genesis and of the entire Pentateuch, preferring the Documentary Hypothesis (or Developmental Theory). Using the initials J, E, D, and P to identify four different alleged source documents, this theory suggests that the Pentateuch is a composite of several documents. The J document was attributed to the author who preferred the name Jehovah and was assigned an arbitrary date of about 850 B.C. The E document prefers the name Elohim for God and was dated at around 750 B.C. The D document was identified with much of Deuteronomy and was dated at around 620 B.C. The P document was identified with a priestly writer in the postexilic period nearly one thousand years after the time of Moses.

But there is no valid reason to reject Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch, with the exception of the record of his death in Deuteronomy 34. The Pentateuch itself attests Mosaic authorship (cf. Ex. 17:14; 24:4; 34:27; Num. 33:1, 2; Deut. 31:9), and Old Testament references outside the Pentateuch abound (cf. Josh. 1:7, 8; 8:31, 32; 1 Kin. 2:3; 2 Kin. 14:6; 21:8; see also Ezra 6:18; Neh. 13:1; Dan. 9:11–13; Mal. 4:4). New Testament references to Mosaic authorship are not lacking either (Matt. 19:8; Mark 12:26; John 1:45; 5:46, 47; Acts 3:22; Rom. 10:5). Jesus Himself clearly stated that Moses was the author of the Pentateuch (Luke 24:27, 44). What can be inclusively said of the Pentateuch can particularly be said of Genesis.

Date. Moses' life extended 120 years (Deut. 34:7). The first 40 years (1525–1485 B.C.) he spent as Pharaoh's son, learning the wisdom of the Egyptians (Acts 7:22). He spent the next 40 years (1485–1445 B.C.) in the desert of Midian as a shepherd (Ex. 2:15; Acts 7:30). The final 40 years (1445–1405 B.C.) he spent wandering in the Sinai wilderness with the children of Israel (Deut. 8:2). He very likely wrote all of the books of the Pentateuch after his call to lead the people out of Egypt, as recounted in Exodus 3. This would have been in his last 40 years of life, during the wilderness wanderings.

Genesis is the foundational book to the rest of the Bible. Its important theological themes include the doctrines of God, Creation, man, sin, and salvation. It teaches the importance of substitutionary atonement and of faith in God's revelation of Himself to mankind. It also records the first messianic prophecies of the Bible predicting that the Redeemer would be born of the seed of a woman (3:15) through the line of Seth (4:25); a son of Shem (9:27); the offspring of Abraham (12:3), Isaac (21:12), and Jacob (25:23); and from the tribe of Judah (49:10).

Genesis covers more time than any other book in the Bible. It opens with the words: "In the beginning God created" (1:1), and it ends with "in a coffin in Egypt" (50:26). Thus it covers the whole plight of man, who was created in God's image to live forever, but because of sin became destined for the grave. The book leaves the reader anxiously anticipating the redemptive intervention of God.


The Creation

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God 1moved upon the face of the waters.

The First Day

3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.


The Second Day

6 And God said, Let there be a 1firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which above the firmament: and it was so.

8 And God called the 1firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.


The Third Day

9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the b fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.


The Fourth Day

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

16 And God made two great 1lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.


The Fifth Day

20 And God said, Let the waters 1bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and 2fowl that may fly above the earth in the 3open firmament of heaven.

21 And God created great 1whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters 2brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.


The Sixth Day

24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.


The Creation of Man

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and 1replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that 2moveth upon the earth.


The Giving of Food

29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb 1 bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for 2meat.


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Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Dr. Edward Hindson, General Editor, v,
Dear Reader, vii,
Contributing Editors, ix,
Books of the Old and New Testaments, xii,
How to Use The King James Study Bible, xiii,
Introduction to Doctrinal Footnotes, xviii,
How to Study the Bible, xxi,
God's Answers to Our Concerns, xxx,
Introduction to the Old Testament, 3,
Old Testament Text, 5,
Between the Testaments, 1341,
Harmony of the Gospels, 1350,
Introduction to the New Testament, 1359,
New Testament Text, 1361,
Topical Index to Christ and the Gospels, 1935,
Teachings and Illustrations of Christ, 1950,
Parables of Christ, 1955,
Miracles of Christ, 1956,
Prophecies of the Messiah Fulfilled in Christ, 1957,
Topical Index to Paul and His Letters, 1965,
Topical Index to End Times Prophecy, 1978,
Monies, Weights, and Measures, 1989,
The Jewish Calendar, 1991,
Prayers of the Bible, 1992,
Index to Annotations, Doctrinal Footnoes, Personality Profiles, and Archaeological Sites, 1994,
King James Concordance with Original-Language Word Studies, 2012,
Maps following Concordance,

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