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Daniel in the lion's den.

   THE CENTRAL THEMES of the Old Testament are the uniqueness and glory of God; the Law; God's influence on world history and nature; corporate and individual sin and the remedy; and the proper way to worship God.

   The Old Testament also tells that the Jews were God's chosen people, which is the main reason for their special protection - and their special punishment when they did wrong.

   Throughout the Old Testament the prophecy of Jesus, the coming Messiah, is first and foremost in God's plan.

   NOTE: A print version of each story is available by clicking on the near the top-right of each story page.

   The Story Of Creation
   God's Good Gifts To Man
   The First Disobedience
   Cain And His Brother Abel
   Noah And The Great Flood
   The Story Of The Tower Of Babel
   Abraham, The Friend Of God And Man
   Lot Escapes From A Wicked City
   God Cares For The Boy Ishmael
   Abraham Is Loyal To God
   How Rebekah Became The Wife Of Isaac
   How Jacob Deceived His Father
   Jacob's Dream
   The Deceiver Deceived
   Meeting A Brother Who Had Been Wronged
   Joseph Sold As A Slave By His Brothers
   Joseph's Eagerness To Help Others
   A Prisoner Who Became A Mighty Ruler
   The Testing Of Joseph's Brothers
   Joseph Forgives His Brothers
   Joseph's Loyalty To His Family
   The Boyhood And Training Of Moses
   The Voice From The Burning Bush
   Pharaoh The Stubborn Ruler
   The Cost Of Being Cruel And Stubborn
   The Escape From Egypt
   God's Commands To The People
   The Report Of The Hebrew Spies
   The Last Words Of Moses
   Crossing The River Jordan
   The Capture Of Jericho And Ai
   Women Who Saved A Nation
   Gideon's Brave Band
   Jephthah's Foolish Promise
   Samson Who Did To Others As They Did To Him
   A Strong Man Who Lost His Strength
   The Devotion Of Ruth
   Samuel The Boy Prophet
   The Ark Among The Philistines
   How Samuel Found A Leader
   Jonathan's Brave Deed
   David's Victory Over The Giant
   Saul's Mean Jealousy
   Jonathan's Love For David
   The Cost Of A Lie
   A Soldier Who Spared His Enemy
   Abigail's Sensible Advice
   Making The Best Of Trouble
   The Death Of Two Brave Warriors
   A Shepherd Boy Who Was Called To Lead A Nation
   Jerusalem Made The Capital City
   David's Kindness To Jonathan's Son
   A Rich Man Who Was A Thief
   Absalom The Ungrateful Son
   A Broken-hearted Father
   How Solomon Became The Ruler Of Israel
   A Young Man's Wise Choice
   Building A Great Temple
   A Ruler Who Wronged His People
   Rehoboam's Great Mistake
   Elijah And The Widow's Son
   The Prophet Of Fire
   God's Low Whisper
   Ahab The Thief
   Micaiah's Courage In Telling The Truth
   The Mantle Of Elijah
   Elisha Healing The Sick Boy
   A Slave Girl Who Helped Her Master
   Elisha's Way Of Treating Enemies
   The End Of Ahab's Selfish Family
   The Boy Joash On The Throne Of Judah
   A Young Man Who Said, "send Me"
   Jeremiah's Call To Do A Hard Task
   The Young Josiah And The Book Of The Law
   The Writing Of An Ancient Book
   A Prophet Who Saved A Great City
   Jeremiah's Courage In Danger
   The Sad Fate Of A Guilty Nation
   The Courage Of Four Captives
   A King's Strange Dream
   The Test By Fire
   The Handwriting On The Wall
   Daniel In The Lions' Den
   Queen Esther's Love For Her People
   Rebuilding The Temple
   Nehemiah's Answer To A Call For Help
   Overcoming Great Difficulties
   A Brave Knight
   Jonah The Narrow-minded Patriot
   The Story Of Job

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