Old Testament Treasures

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It’s time to release our own unique study of the Old Testament!!  Erika is going to unpack, put up shelves, and then fill those shelves so you can understand the Old Testament in way that the original reader (or hearer) understood. Understanding the Old Testament better will help the New Testament come alive with more color and meaning than you realized was in there. In this episode she lays the foundation and puts up 3 big shelves – Torah, Nevi’im, and Ketuvim.  Over the next few weeks she will explain what goes on those shelves, which as a group are called the Tanak.  Erika mentioned The Apocalyptic Gospel podcast in this episode.  We are just beginning to explore and listen to those episodes. 

In the last episode Erika gave us three shelves to help us understand the Old Testament. 

In this episode we she’s going help us understand the Torah, the first five books of Moses.  She is going to show us how those books answer some big questions that have been around since the beginning of time as well as remind us what the end goal is for all people. 

If you haven’t listened to our Exodus study, that’s episodes #43-59.  It’s worth listening to if you want to add brilliant colors to the stories in there.

Last episode Erika gave us a broad picture to understand the Torah – the first five books of the Bible. In this episode she’s going to give us a broad picture of the prophets, the Nevi’im.  She’s going to show what questions the former and latter prophets answer as well as show they point to the hope of what’s to come. 

Erika has walked us through the Torah, the Nevi’im so in this podcast she walks us through the Ketuvim. The big question these books answer is how do I walk out my faith while waiting for God’s promises and blessings to come true?

Erika built the large shelves we needed to understand the Old Testament.  Now in this episode, Erika is going to summarize the first five books of the Old Testament, the Torah, as well as the former prophets.

Want the inside scoop? When we started this recording, we thought this would be completed in two weeks but as you will find out next week, there was too much info so it’s actually going to be a three-part series.  

If you are looking for our Genesis study that’s episodes #125-146 and our Exodus study is episodes # 44-59.

Erika built the large shelves we needed to understand the Old Testament.  Now in this episode, Erika is going to summarize the latter prophets.   She’s going to show the story of the events before and after destruction of Jerusalem.  These books end with the hope is the best is yet to come. Want the inside scoop? When we started this recording, we thought this would be completed in two weeks but as you will find out next week, there was too much info so it’s actually going to be a three-part series. 

Time to unpack look at the story and purpose of the Writings.   The Writings answer questions of how to live in the here and now.  The Tanak ends with the hope of we are waiting for the Son of David to reign in Jerusalem.  

For the next three episodes Erika is going to be showing us covenants in the Bible.  This week she’s unpacking the Noahic and the Abrahamic covenant. Erika is pulling her information from Genesis 8:20-9:17 for Noah.  For Abraham she is pulling her information from Genesis 12, 15, and 17.

Erika talked about two covenants last episode. This week she’s unpacking the Mosaic and the Levitical covenant. The Mosaic covenant is mentioned in Exodus 19, 24, 31, Deuteronomy 28, and Jeremiah 31. The Levitical covenant is found in Numbers 25. 

This is the last episode of our spotlight on covenants.  Erika is digging into the Davidic and the New covenant this week.  The Davidic covenant is found in 2 Samuel 7, 1 Chronicles 17, and Jeremiah 33 and the New Covenant can be found in Deuteronomy 30, Jeremiah 31, and Ezekiel 36.  Our Davidic covenant is episode #11.  Erika also referenced the Apocalyptic Gospel podcast.  

In the next three episodes we are going to be building a dictionary to go along with our study.  When the Hebrew words were translated into English we lost some of the richness and depth behind those English words. In this episode Erika is going to teach us about the word holy, kadosh in Hebrew.

The words Erika is adding to the dictionary this week are law (torah) and faith (enumah).

The word Erika is adding to the dictionary this week is righteous (tzedekah/tsedaqah/tsaddiq).

Erika is explaining who a prophet is and what his (or her) job description would be. God said there would be a prophet like Moses and then Scripture runs through a list of men who were not as great as Moses. Matthew then presents Jesus in a way that is similar to Mose to show Jesus is the prophet greater than Moses. 

 

In the last episode Erika unpacked the role of prophet.  In this episode she unpacks the words priest and king. We discuss the levels of holiness that exist in animals, places, and people and how that affects our abilities to approach God.  A priest’s job is to bring the worshipper closer to God. Christ, Messiah, Anointed One, and King are all the same role.  Erika shows us what expectations were attached to “The King” so when people in the New Testament asked “Are you The King?”  we can understand what they were expecting would happen.