OT Mind Map

Maya Joglekar
Mind Map by Maya Joglekar, updated more than 1 year ago
Maya Joglekar
Created by Maya Joglekar almost 5 years ago


Mind map over the eras in the old testament.

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OT Mind Map
  1. 1. Creation
    1. The creation story was written during the Babylonian Exile.
      1. 7 is a significant number in the first book.
        1. There are many verses in the first book that correspond with the number 7. Also, during the week of creation God rested on the 7th day.
        2. Adam was the first man created, and his name means human
          1. God created Eve, Adam's wife, so Adam wouldn't be alone. The first thing God said was bad was loneliness.
          2. People believe that the creation story was written as a poem. They thought this because of the different patterns.
              1. On the first day of creation, God created light and darkness. He called it day and night.
            1. 2. The Flood
              1. Noah took 2 of every animal, one male and one female.
                1. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights
                  1. God sent a rainbow to show that He would never flood the whole earth again.
                    1. Mankind was hating instead of loving.
                      1. Noah was the only one still obeying, that's why God saved him.
                        1. Noah sent out a dove to figure out if there was dry land.
                        2. Noah built the ark to survive the flood by following God's specific instructions.
                        3. 3.Blessing of Abraham
                          1. God said that Abraham would be a father of a great nation
                            1. Abraham's wife Sarah was barren, so he had a child with Hagar.
                              1. Their son's name was Ishamael, and he and Hagar were banished from Abraham's family later in life.
                              2. God fulfilled His promise, and gave Abraham and Sarah a son.
                                1. Their son's name was Isaac, and he continued the lineage of Abraham.
                                2. God told Abraham he would have as many children as grains on the sand.
                                    1. God told Abraham would have descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky.
                                  1. 4. Jacob and His Family
                                    1. Jacob was Isaac's son, and had an older brother named Easu.
                                      1. He stole his brother's birth right by tricking his father with his mother's help.
                                        1. Jacob's wives competed for his love, so they tried to have as many children with him as they could.
                                          1. Jacob had a total of 12 children, but Joseph was his favorite because he was the chid of Rachel, his favorite wife.
                                            1. Joseph's brothers hated him for being their father's favorite. They sold him into slavery and told Jacob that Joseph was attacked by an animal. In the end Joseph was in charge of all of Egypt, and he reunited with his family by forgiving them.
                                              1. Jacob left his home to find a wife, and ended up with two. He married sisters, Leah and Rachel.
                                              2. 5. Exodus
                                                1. The Israelites were slaves in Egypt for over 400 years.
                                                  1. Pharaoh's daughter found Moses in the river as a baby, and she raised him as her own son.
                                                    1. Moses was the on God chose to bring the Israelites out of slavery. Pharaoh made this hard because he wouldn't let the people go, so God sent down the 10 plagues.
                                                      1. The final plague was first born death, and God told his people how to avoid this plague. They had to paint the blood of a lamb on their door frames so the Holy Spirit would pass over them.
                                                        1. This was known as the first passover.
                                                      2. After Moses and his people escaped the Egyptian by walking through the split sea, they made their way to the Promise Land.
                                                        1. The Israelites followed a thick cloud of smoke during the day, and a pillar of fire at night that led them to the Promise Land.
                                                      3. 6. Judges
                                                        1. The Israelites are wandering through the Promise Land, and God sends them wandering through the wilderness because of their sin.
                                                          1. God sends numerous judges to his people to pull them out of their sinful ways, and focus on him again.
                                                            1. The Israelites have a pattern of being faithful to God, and then turning around and disobeying him.
                                                              1. God sent 14 Judges to the Israelites.
                                                                1. Out of the 14, Deborah and Samson are the most well known judges.
                                                                2. The 12 tribes start to fall apart, even almost the whole tribe of Benjamin is wiped out in a vicious fight.
                                                                3. 7. The Kings
                                                                  1. Saul was anointed king when he was young, and later a fulfilled God's plan. He was a good king at first, but became wicked.
                                                                    1. When David finally became king, he made some big mistakes. He had a son with someone else's wife, and to cover it up he killed the husband! His son's name was Solomon.
                                                                      1. God told David he couldn't rebuild the temple, so Solomon did.
                                                                      2. Rehoboam and Jerhoboam become the kings of the north and the south. The nation of Israel is divided, and they go to war.
                                                                        1. When Solomon became king, and was the wisest king. God was pleased with him until he started worshipping his wives' gods.
                                                                            1. Saul had a son who was best friends with David, who happened to be anointed. Saul didn't want David to be king, so he tried to kill him.
                                                                            2. 8. Civil War
                                                                              1. After Solomon died, the nation went downhill. God's people turned away from him by rebelling against his laws.
                                                                                1. God would've destroyed Israel, but he promised Abraham to keep his nation.
                                                                                  1. Only 2 of the 12 tribes were apart of the southern kingdom. The other 10 were apart of the northern kingdom.
                                                                                      1. After Solomon's death, his sons became the kings of the divided nation
                                                                                        1. Rehoboam became the king of the south, calling it Judah. Jerhoboam became the king of the north, keeping its original name as Israel.
                                                                                        2. Rehoboam had the blessing from his father to be king, but Jerhoboam was a better military leader.
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