The Story of the Chosen People

by Helene A. Guerber

Description:  Elementary history of the Jews, from the time of Creation to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., presented in a brief but comprehensive manner through stories of the most important figures and events. Most of the stories are drawn from the Bible, with supplementary material from Josephus and other authorities. Numerous black and white illustrations complement the text.

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Ages:  9-12
Length:  278 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2009
ISBN:  978-1-59915-331-5
Genres:  History, Ancient History

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Table of Contents

1. The Creation

2. The Forbidden Fruit

3. The First Murder

4. The Deluge

5. Noah's Descendants

6. The Tower of Babel

7. The Birth of Ishmael

8. The Birth of Isaac

9. Abraham's Sacrifice

10. The Mess of Pottage

11. Jacob's Ladder

12. Jacob's Return Home

13. Joseph's Dreams

14. Pharaoh's Dreams

15. Jacob in Egypt

16. The Story of Job

17. The Ten Plagues

18. The Crossing of the Red Sea

19. The Golden Calf

20. The Twelve Spies

21. The Brazen Serpent

22. The Death of Moses

23. The Walls of Jericho

24. The Conquest of the Promised Land

25. The Death of Sisera

26. Ruth and Naomi

27. Gideon's Fleece

28. Defeat of the Midianites

29. Jephthah's Daughter

30. Samson's Riddle

31. The False Delilah

32. The Ark Captured

33. The Return of the Ark

34. Saul, King of Israel

35. The Anointing of David

36. David and Goliath

37. David's Flight

38. David's Generosity

39. David Made King

40. The Ark Brought to Jerusalem

41. The Repentance of David

42. Absalom in Disgrace

43. The Death of Absalom

44. The Judgment of Solomon

45. The Building of the Temple

46. The Death of Solomon

47. The Two Kingdoms

48. The Seven Kings of Israel

49. The Great Drought

50. The Priests of Baal

51. Naboth's Vineyard

52. Seven Miracles

53. The Chariot of Fire

54. Naaman the Leper

55. The Siege of Samaria

56. Joash King of Judah

57. The Story of Jonah

58. The Captivity of Israel

59. The Story of Tobit

60. The Assyrian Host

61. The Prophecies of Jeremiah

62. The Captivity of Judah

63. Nebuchadnezzar's Dreams

64. The Feast of Belshazzar

65. The Return from Captivity

66. The Story of Esther

67. The Jews Saved from Death

68. Alexander and the High Priest

69. The Beginning of the End

70. The Destruction of Jerusalem

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