16 min

Binmin Podcast Ep. 46: Old Testament Genres | I Love My Bible Binmin Podcast

    • Christianity

The Old Testament is confusing! What are these different books that make up the first half of the Bible? This episode will help you know how to read prophecy and Proverbs!

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0:00 - INTRO

1:15 - WHAT IS THE OLD TESTAMENT? The Bible is a collection of 66 books. Old Testament: first 39 books.

2:00 - OVERVIEW OF THE OT: Written over 1000 years (c. 1400 BC-400 BC). 30 writers. In Hebrew (some Aramaic). Jesus & apostles referred to the OT as their “Scriptures.” Theme: God’s dealing with his chosen people & anticipation of the coming Messiah (Christ).

3:02 - WHAT IS GENRE? “Genre” is a kind of writing with a certain form and content. “What type of thing am I reading right now?”

4:25 - 6 GENRES IN THE OT:


LAW
NARRATIVE
WISDOM
POETRY
PROPHECY
APOCALYPTIC

4:42 - 1. LAW: gives instructions (Pentateuch: first 5 books)

5:34 - 2. NARRATIVE: stories (Genesis-Esther): tragedy, epic, romance, heroic, satire

8:04 - 3. WISDOM: teaches the meaning of life and how to live (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes): proverbial, speculative

9:46 - 4. POETRY: ancient Near Eastern poetry (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs)

11:05 - 5. PROPHECY: points to the future & how to live (Isaiah-Malachi). Jesus fulfilled God’s plan!

11:55 - 6. APOCALYPTIC: prophetic using symbols & imagery (Daniel 7)

12:51 - SO WHAT? To correctly interpret Scripture, you have to know the genre and not confuse them!

13:55 - WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP? READ PROVERBS

15:22 - THANK YOU & WRAP UP

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The Old Testament is confusing! What are these different books that make up the first half of the Bible? This episode will help you know how to read prophecy and Proverbs!

JOIN the NEWSLETTER

SUPPORT Binmin with a tax-deductible gift HERE

0:00 - INTRO

1:15 - WHAT IS THE OLD TESTAMENT? The Bible is a collection of 66 books. Old Testament: first 39 books.

2:00 - OVERVIEW OF THE OT: Written over 1000 years (c. 1400 BC-400 BC). 30 writers. In Hebrew (some Aramaic). Jesus & apostles referred to the OT as their “Scriptures.” Theme: God’s dealing with his chosen people & anticipation of the coming Messiah (Christ).

3:02 - WHAT IS GENRE? “Genre” is a kind of writing with a certain form and content. “What type of thing am I reading right now?”

4:25 - 6 GENRES IN THE OT:


LAW
NARRATIVE
WISDOM
POETRY
PROPHECY
APOCALYPTIC

4:42 - 1. LAW: gives instructions (Pentateuch: first 5 books)

5:34 - 2. NARRATIVE: stories (Genesis-Esther): tragedy, epic, romance, heroic, satire

8:04 - 3. WISDOM: teaches the meaning of life and how to live (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes): proverbial, speculative

9:46 - 4. POETRY: ancient Near Eastern poetry (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs)

11:05 - 5. PROPHECY: points to the future & how to live (Isaiah-Malachi). Jesus fulfilled God’s plan!

11:55 - 6. APOCALYPTIC: prophetic using symbols & imagery (Daniel 7)

12:51 - SO WHAT? To correctly interpret Scripture, you have to know the genre and not confuse them!

13:55 - WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP? READ PROVERBS

15:22 - THANK YOU & WRAP UP

For more info about Binmin & more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org



CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM

Instagram: Binmin Instagram

Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin

Twitter: Binmin Twitter

Ask Questions: info@binmin.org

PODCAST RESOURCES

More from Binmin: Binmin.org

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts

Subscribe on AnchorFM

Subscribe on YouTube

PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW

If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page.

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