Watch more How to Understand Bible Stories videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/685-How-to-Understand-Bible-Stories Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn what the Old Testament is in this Bible study video. Expert: Rev. Dr. Timothy Coombs Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Hi, I'm Tim Coombs, co-pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Scotia, NY and a member of the network of biblical storytellers. To learn more about its mission, go to nbsint.org The Old Testament or Hebrew Scriptures are found in the beginning of most Bibles, which also include the New Testament. It is made up of a series of books. The first five are called the Torah: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These are also called the five books of Moses. They are followed by a series of what we might call historical books that tell the story of the people of God and the land that God had given to them. It leads through all the stories of the kings of Judah and Israel. And then, it includes poetry books like the Psalms and Song of Solomon, wisdom literature like proverbs and Ecclesiastes. And then begins a whole section of the prophets, three of the better known prophets, the longer prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel. And, all of these books together make up what is called the Old Testament. As Christians read them they see them as pointing towards the story of Jesus. But others read them as just as what they are. Speaking about the situation of God interacting with God's people in their own time, however you read them — that is what makes up the Old Testament.
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