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Old Testament Bible Stories

This collection of Bible story summaries provides a brief synopsis of Old Testament Bible stories with Scripture reference, interesting points or lessons to be learned from the story, and a question for reflection. Let the truths of the Bible come to life as you read these ancient yet timeless accounts from the Old Testament.

The Creation Story
In this Bible story summary, we'll look at the creation account from the book of Genesis. It's part of a collection of Bible story summaries highlighting the simple yet profound truths found in the ancient and enduring stories of the Bible.

Jacob’s Ladder
Jacob’s ladder was a vision of angels going up and down a stairway between heaven and earth, seen by the Old Testament patriarch Jacob. Interpretations vary on this famous Bible passage. Learn the real meaning of Jacob’s ladder as we review this well-known Bible story.

The Birth of Moses
With the birth of Moses, God supplied a leader to free the ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt. Find out who God provided to free you from slavery.

Sacrifice of Isaac
In ordering the sacrifice of Isaac, God asked Abraham to give up what he had put all his hope in. See how Abraham's faith started a chain reaction that ultimately resulted in your salvation.

Crossing the Red Sea
Crossing the Red Sea was an Old Testament miracle yet it still holds relevance for us today. Discover what it teaches about God, faith, and the power of prayer.

Balaam and the Donkey
In the Bible story of Balaam and his donkey, God used men and animals to accomplish his purpose. Discover the timeless secrets behind this strange Bible story.

Ten Commandments - Paraphrase
This modern-day paraphrase of the Ten Commandments takes a fresh approach in looking at the Ten Commandments or the Tablets of the Law that God gave to the people of Israel through Moses after leading them out of Egypt. They offer basic rules of behavior for spiritual and moral living.

The Burning Bush
Using a burning bush to get Moses’ attention, God chose this shepherd to lead his people out of bondage in Egypt. Egypt was the most powerful empire in the world, but they were no match for God. Read the Bible story of the burning bush and how God came down to save his chosen people.

Ten Commandments - Bible Story
A brief summary of the Bible story, "The Ten Commandments," with Scripture reference, interesting points or lessons to be learned from the story, and a question for reflection.

Battle of Jericho
The battle of Jericho called for absolute obedience to God. In this brief summary of the Bible story about the battle of Jericho, you'll learn the lesson Joshua learned as you consider points of interest from the story and a question for reflection.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
God's miraculous deliverance of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the fiery furnace provided freedom and protection for all of the Israelites facing captivity in Babylon at the time. The uncompromising faith of these three young Hebrew men had a far-reaching affect, continuing still to believers today.

Samson and Delilah
Samson and Delilah - read a brief summary of the Bible story about Samson and Delilah, with Scripture references, interesting points or lessons to be learned from the story, and a question for reflection.

Daniel in the Den of Lions
Daniel in the den of lions is a story familiar to anyone who attended Sunday school, yet it is amazingly relevant to our everyday lives. Sooner or later all of us will go through an experience that tests our faith in God. Learn how the Bible story of Daniel in the den of lions can help you get through the crisis times in your life.

Jonah and the Whale
The account of Jonah and the Whale records one of the strangest events in the Bible. In this brief summary, you'll see how God showed his concern for the lost.

David and Goliath
A brief summary of the Bible story of David and Goliath, with Scripture reference, interesting points or lessons to be learned from the story, and a question for reflection.

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