Old Testament

Torrance Sanford
Mind Map by Torrance Sanford, updated more than 1 year ago
Torrance Sanford
Created by Torrance Sanford almost 4 years ago


A mind map of events in chronological order and details

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Old Testament
1 4. Abraham
1.1 3 major religions acknowledge that Abraham existed.
1.2 God calls Abraham into covenant and extends three promises to him.
1.2.1 1. Nation Promise 2. Land promise 3. Seed Promise
1.2.2 Used to be called "Abram" Has a son named Isaac. "Child of Promises" God tells Abraham to sacrifice Isaac for him to see how much faith Abraham has in him. Abraham finally reaches his point of faith and doesn't end up sacrificing Isaac.
1.3 "Father of Many Nations"
2 2. Fall
2.1 Garden of Eden
2.1.1 Adam and Eve eat the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Sin and Death enter the world because this. We become separated from God. They forfeit eating from the Tree of Life.
2.1.2 Eve's temptations 1. Saw that the the tree was good for food. 2. All the kingdoms of the world will be his (eyes) 3. Jump from the temple. (pride)
2.2 Satan
2.2.1 "Father of Lies"
2.2.2 Told 3 lies to Eve 1. "You shall not eat of any tree in the garden.". 2. "You will surely not die" 3. "You will be like God".
3 1. Creation
3.1 God created the heavens and the earth
3.1.1 Days of Creation 1. Light 2. Sky/Waters 3. Land/Vegetation 4, Lights (Sun and Moon) 5. Sea Creatures/ Birds 6. Animals/Man/Food 7. Sabbath/Completion (He rests on this day, blessing and sanctifying.) Made on the 4th day because people worshipped the Sun and Moon so the writer put them in their place.
3.1.2 It took only 7 days for God to create the whole word. He saw that his creation was "good"(5 times) and "very good" 1 time. "Lonelines" is what God describes as "not good". He spoke creation into being: "And it was so" He made man in his own image.
4 5. Jacob/Israel
4.1 Jacob is the grandson of Abraham, younger brother of Esau, and son of Isaac and Rebekah.
4.1.1 Isaac loved Esau, and Rebekah loved Jacob Esau came out covered in red hair and his heel was grasped by Jacob's hand. Esau was a cunning hunter, while Jacob was a simple man, dwelling in tents Jacob robs Esau of his birthright for a bowl of stew when Esau comes home one day suffering Jacob goes away from Esau because he took the blessing that belonged to Esau. Esau gets angry and plots to kill him.
4.2 Jacob had 12 sons. One of them being the biblical famous Joseph.
5 6. Joseph
5.1 Joseph is the youngest of the 12 sons of Jacob. He lived in Canaan with his brothers, where Isaac used to live.
5.1.1 Jacob spent more time was Joseph for being the youngest. He gives Joseph the known coat of many colors as a special gift just for him. Joseph's brothers eventually get jealous of Jacob because they think he's their father's favorite. They through Joseph into a dry well and decide to sell him to slavery in Egypt. They tell Jacob and Rachel that he was killed by an animal. Joseph becomes prime minister of Egypt and rescues his family from crisis during years of famine. Because of Joseph's position, Jacob and his entire family relocate to Egypt.
6 7. Moses & The Exodus
6.1 Moses was an Israelite born into Egyptian bondage, but was raised in Pharoah's household.
6.1.1 When he was 40 years old, he was forced to leave Egypt and took refuge in the land of Midian. After 40 years of living as a shepherd, the Lord calls him from a burning bush to go back to Egypt in order to deliver the Israelites from bondage. Moses tries to get Pharaoh through a series of plagues culminating in the death of the first born (Pharaoh) to free the Israelites from their bondage. "Let my people go!" - Moses Plagues 1. Water to Blood 2. Frogs 3. Gnats 4. Flies 5. Livestock killed 6. Boils 7. Hail 8. Locusts 9. Darkness 10. Death of Firstborn After the 10 plagues, Pharaoh finally makes up his mind and decides to let them go. Moses tries to get them out of their quickly because Pharaoh might change his mind. Pharaoh then changes his mind and has the Egyptian army, including himself, go after Moses and the Israelites. The Egyptian army pursues the Israelites and is defeated at the Red Sea, where God opened the water for the Israelites to get through, and made it collapse when the Egyptians came through, drowning them.
7 8. King Saul
7.1 God tells Samuel (last judge) to anoint Soil as the king of the 12 tribes.
7.1.1 Saul was a humble guy and was a good king in Gods view, and to the people. As Saul is king, he starts to become less and less obedient towards God, so he ends up being rejected by him. Saul struggled with mental infirmities, and because of his disobedience with God, he was dethroned as king and replaced with David. Saul becomes jealous of David because of his fame in Israel by killing Goliath. He plots to kill him. Saul throws a javelin twice at David attempting to kill him. David dodges them and is confused to why he's trying to kill him. Saul later dies in a battle against the Philistines.
8 3. Noah and the Flood
8.1 God destroys the world by a flood, sparing Noah and his family of 8 people.
8.1.1 (Serves as a recreation of the world.)
8.1.2 God tells Noah to build an ark made out of gopher wood. Told to enter the ark with his wife and three sons Told to bring 2 of every kind of animal. Male and Female. Seven pairs of clean animals. Rains for 40 days and 40 nights Water stated on the earth for 150 days. God makes first covenant with man that he will never flood the earth again. The sign of the covenant is a rainbow. Shem, Ham and Japheth were Noah's 3 sons
8.2 Flood represents Baptism
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