The Bible History
Old Testament

Alfred Edersheim

  Volume I

The World Before the Flood, and The History of the Patriarchs

CHAPTER 1—Creation - Man in the garden of Eden - The Fall
CHAPTER 2—Cain and Abel - The Two Ways and the Two Races
CHAPTER 3—Seth and his Descendants - The Race of Cain
CHAPTER 4—Genealogy of the Believing Race, through Seth
CHAPTER 5—The Universal Corruption of Man - Preparation for the Flood
CHAPTER 6—The Flood - History of the Patriarchs
CHAPTER 7—After the Flood - Noah's Sacrifice - Noah's Sin - Noah's Descendants
CHAPTER 8—Genealogy of Nations - Babel - Confusion of tongues
CHAPTER 9—The Nations and their Religion - Job
CHAPTER 10—The Chronology of the early History of the Bible - Commencement of the History of God's Dealings with Abraham and his Seed
CHAPTER 11—The Calling of Abram - His Arrival in Canaan, and Temporary Removal to Egypt
CHAPTER 12—The Separation of Abram and Lot - Abram at Hebron - Sodom plundered - Lot rescued - The Meeting with Melchizedek
CHAPTER 13—The Twofold Promise of "a Seed" to Abraham - Ishmael - Jehovah visits Abraham - The Destruction of Sodom - Abraham's Sojourn at Gerar - His Covenant with Abimelech
CHAPTER 14—Birth Of Isaac - Ishmael Sent Away - Trial Of Abraham's Faith In The Command To Sacrifice Isaac - Death Of Sarah - Death Of Abraham
CHAPTER 15—The Marriage Of Isaac - Birth Of Esau And Jacob - Esau Sells His Birthright - Isaac At Gerar - Esau's Marriage
CHAPTER 16—Isaac's Blessing Obtained By Jacob Deceitfully - Esau's Sorrow - Evil Consequences Of Their Error To All The Members Of The Patriarchal Family - Jacob Is Sent To Laban - Isaac Renews And Fully Gives Him The Blessing Of Abraham
CHAPTER 17—Jacob's Vision At Bethel - His Arrival At The House Of Laban - Jacob's Double Marriage And Servitude - His Flight From Haran - Pursuit Of Laban, And Reconciliation With Jacob
CHAPTER 18—Jacob At Mahanaim - The Night Of Wrestling - Reconciliation Between Jacob And Esau - Jacob Settles At Shechem - Jacob Proceeds To Bethel To Pay His Vow - Death Of Rachel - Jacob Settles At Hebron
CHAPTER 19—Joseph's Early Life - He Is Sold By His Brethren Into Slavery - Joseph In The House Of Potiphar - Joseph In Prison
CHAPTER 20—Joseph In Prison - The Dream Of Pharaoh's Two Officers - The Dream Of Pharaoh - Joseph's Exaltation - His Government Of Egypt
CHAPTER 21—The Sons Of Jacob Arrive In Egypt To Buy Corn - Joseph Recognizes His Brothers - Imprisonment Of Simeon - The Sons Of Jacob Come A Second Time, Bringing Benjamin With Them - Joseph Tries His Brethren - He Makes Himself Known To Them - Jacob And His Family Prepare To Descend Into Egypt
CHAPTER 22—Departure Of Jacob And His Family Into Egypt - Jacob's Interview With Pharaoh - His Last Illness And Command To Be Buried In Canaan - Adoption Of Ephraim And Manasseh Among The Sons Of Israel
CHAPTER 23—The Last Blessing Of Jacob - Death Of Jacob - Death Of Joseph
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