MINOR DIVISION OF HISTORY

Total of Twelve Books

12 Minor Divisions

Names of Books Abbreviation Author Synopsis Main Theme / Key Thought
Joshua Jos Uncertain, probably Joshua Record of the conquest of Canaan; Division of land among the twelve tribes. How to be successful in the battle of life (through the power of prayer).
Judges Jdg Unknown, Samuel attributed History of the six subjugations of Israel, and the deliverances of the land through fourteen judges. The history of Israel during the times of the fourteen judges.
Ruth Ru Unknown, Samuel attributed Story of Ruth, an ancestress of King David and of Jesus Christ To show how a Gentile woman became one of the ancestors of Christ.
I Samuel 1 SA Unknown The history of Samuel, with the beginning and early years of the monarchy in Israel under the reigns of Saul and David. Power of Prayer
II Samuel 2 Sa Unknown The history of Samuel, with the beginning and early years of the monarchy in Israel under the reigns of Saul and David. The reign of David
I Kings 1 Ki Unknown The early history of the kingdom of Israel and later of the divided kingdom The reign of Solomon and the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel.
II Kings 2 Ki Unknown The early history of the kingdom of Israel and later of the divided kingdom. History of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah; the powerful influence of rulers upon a nation (physically and spiritually).
I Chronicles 1 Ch Unknown A record of the reigns of David, Solomon, and the kings of Judah up to the time of captivity. The Sovereignty of God
II Chronicles 2 Ch Unknown A record of the reigns of David, Solomon, and the kings of Judah up to the time of captivity. The power of prayer to give success and victory.
Ezra Eze Unknown A record of the return of the Jews from captivity and of the rebuilding of the temple. The power of the Word of God in human life.
Nehemiah Ne Uncertain, Nehemiah attributed An Account of the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem and the reestablishing of the sacred ordinances. The rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem is symbolic of human spirit in life and the works thereof.
Esther Est Unknown The story of Queen Estherís deliverance of the Jews from the plot of Haman, and the establishing of the Feast of Purim. A hidden teaching of an overshadowing providence in connection with Godís people and the certainty of retribution overtaking their enemies.

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