Bible Study Week 2
October 31, 2021

The Chronology of Israel


Dick LaFountain
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Teaching Video Clips
Scheduled to be Posted
on October 31, 2021 by 6 pm.
But due to Pastor Dick's recent illness
they may not be ready on Sunday.

Please take the time to watch each video and print out the lecture to get a fuller view of the subject matter. Not all the material is presented in the video. Also, be sure to think about and discuss the provided discussion questions.

    Part 1 - The Chronology of the Bible (3:46 min)
Understanding history is important. David prayed that God would "Teach us to number our days so we would apply our hearts unto wisdom." There is much to learn through history because history repeats itself. People, cultures and nations keep making the same mistakes. Great men have correctly said, "He who fails to learn from history is destined to repeat it."

    Part 2 - Earth's Timeline (11:47 min)
The Bible makes it clear that God created the heavens and the earth and the earth was without form and void. THEN God said, "Let there be light." and there was light. He created Adam and Eve and breathed into them the breath of life and commanded that they not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil or they would surely die. They disobeyed and ate it anyway. The curse of death began that day for every human being. Adam died 930 years later, but he died. So too, all men must die. Earth also will die. Therefore we know that earth's days are numbered, just as man's days are numbered.

1. Genesis 2:17 - "For the day you eat of it, you shall surely die."
2. Numbers 32:23 - "Be sure your sin will find you out."
3. Ezekiel 18:20 - "The soul that sins, it shall die."
4. Hebrews 2:2 - "Every sin and disobedience will receive just recompense of reward."
5. Hebrews 9:27 - "It is appointed unto man once to die, then the judgment."
6. Romans 2:2 - "The judgment of God is according to truth…how shall you escape?"
7. Romans 6:23 - "The wages of sin is death BUT he GIFT of God is everlasting life."

    Part 3 - Israel's Timeline (11:46 min)
Israel is God's chosen people to display his judgment and mercy to all. There is great value in studying the timeline of Israel's journey. It will help you understand the Old Testament better. Jews mark history from the creation of Adam, being year number 1, and the coming of Messiah in the year 6,000. This year, 2022 is year 5782, leaving just 218 years by their calculations. (I think I miss spoke that in the video as 5872)

    Part 4 - Consequences of David's Sin (2:52 min)
Just as a stone cast into a lake causes ripples outward from the event so too there are repercussions for our sins. Even though we repent and God forgives and takes away his judgment the consequences remain. David's story illustrate this principle: "Be sure your sin will find you out."

    Part 5 - Your Timeline (4:21 min) God has limited each of our lifetimes. Some live only a few years, others live to a ripe old age of 70 or 80 or more. But all die. We have a beginning and and ending. There will be a dash between your birth and death dates on your tombstone. What you do in the years you live will determine your eternal destiny. Jesus is God's only provision to redeem us back to God and grant us eternal life.

  1. 1 Peter 2:9 - "You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."
  2. 2 Corinthians 5:10 - "We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive of the things done in his body, whether good or bad.
  3. 1 Corinthians 3:11-15 - "One foundation is laid, that is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw -- their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. If what has been built survives he will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss, but yet will be saved--as one escaping through a wall of flames."
  4. Revelation 20:12-15 - "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of the things which were written in the book, according to their works….and anyone whose name was not found recorded in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire."

You can click on the image to download a fullsize chart.

You can click on the image to download a fullsize chart.


These are unedited documents and studies I use in my preparations. Please forgive any errors.They will enhance your study of the Word. Print them out and study them. This way we can give you much more than we can in our Videos or in our live classes.

  1. Where do you put Satan's fall in the timeline? Where do you find the story of Satan's fall in the Bible?

  2. Are there any Old Testament stories you don't know? Do you think you can tell each story from memory? Can you make a biblical application for each Bible story? Are there any you "don't get".

  3. Consequences of Sin: What is your opinion on sin's consequences for the saved New Testament believer? Is it any different from the forgiven Old Testament characters? How so?

  4. Ripple Effect: Do you think that Exodus 20:5 "...visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation..." still holds true today? Do the sins of the parents affect the children?

  5. Are there degrees of sin and consequences? Are there innocent sins, (little white lies), deadly or mortal sins, and deliberate "sins with the high hand."

  6. What do you think of Israel's timeline and the Messianic Age in the Jewish Year 6000? (see the link below.)

  7. Do you believe their will be a Millenial Kingdom (meaning 1000 year reign of Christ in earth)?

This site will give you the chronology of earth according to the Jewis Calendar which countes 2021/2022 as year 5782. Not that Jews believe that the Messiah will come in the year 6,000.That would give just 218 years until Jesus comes again. Chabad Jewish Timeline