Wednesday, March 13, 2024



    ISAIAH:  740-681 BC

    JEREMIAH: 626-584 BC

    EZEKIEL:  593-571 BC

    DANIEL:  605-530 BC


    ISAIAH:  The withdrawal of the Assyrian army, led by Sennacherib:  Isaiah 36-37, also II Kings 18:13-19:37

    JEREMIAH:  Jehoiakim burns the scroll containing Jeremiah's words from the Lord:  Jeremiah 36:1-32

    EZEKIEL:  He is carried by the hair to Jerusalem and sees a pagan idol in the Temple and sees "elders" burning incense to ceremonially unclean animals drawn on a wall:  Ezekiel 8:1-13

    DANIEL:  Daniel interprets the "writing on the wall" at a banquet given by Belshazzar, the "regent" of Babylon (son of the emperor):  Daniel 5:1-39

Thursday, January 25, 2024


(Keep in mind that different translations will have different wording, but will not differ substantially in meaning from one another.)

Verse that NIV Study Bible referred to in quote regarding the role of prophets:  I Kings 17:1

Ahijah predicts Jereboam to be king of northern tribes:  I Kings 11:26-39

Elijah predicts gruesome death of Jezebel:  I Kings 21:23

Shemiah persuades Rehoboam not to attack the northern tribes:          I Kings 12:21-24

Unnamed prophet speaks against the altar to the golden calf:  I Kings 12:25-33, 13:1-10

Jehu the prophet (not same person later anointed as king) pronounced judgment on Baasha, king of the north:  I Kings 15:33-16:13

Obadiah hides 100 prophets in caves to save them from Jezebel:         I Kings 18:3-4

Elijah defeats the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel:  I Kings 17-18

Unknown prophet predicts Ahab will defeat Ben-Hadad:  I Kings 20:1-43

Micaiah tells how a lying spirit will entice Ahab to go to battle:          I Kings 22:1-40

Elijah and Elisha meet up with 3 different companies of prophets:       II Kings 2:1-18

Huldah predicts "disaster" on southern kingdom (Judah) but that Josiah will be spared:  II Kings 22:14-20, II Chronicles 34:22-28

Sons (company) of the prophets:  I Kings 20:35

James describes Elijah as "a man with a nature like ours":  James 5:17-18

Tuesday, December 19, 2023


The following are references for the videos in the series The Bible K-12, Grade 4 parts D, E1, and E2:

Part 4D:  Blood Sacrifice:

    Abel's offering:  Genesis 4:3

    Noah:  Genesis 8:20

    Abraham:  12:8, 13:18 (implication of blood sacrifice), 22:3, 7-8 

        (story of Isaac's being offered), 13 (ram offered instead of 


    Blood atonement:  Leviticus 17:10-11

    Description of offerings:  Leviticus 1-7

    Day of Atonement:  Leviticus 16

PART 4E1:  Important symbols

    Circumcision:  Genesis 17:9-14, Leviticus 12:3 

    Spiritual circumcision:  Deuteronomy 10:16, Jeremiah 4:4

    Torah (Law):  Leviticus 11:46-47, 19:37, 27:34

        Numbers 36:13, Deuteronomy 30:9-10, 31:9-13

    Sabbath:  Exodus 20:8-11, 31:12-17, Deuteronomy 5:12-15

    The Temple:  II Chronicles 5, 6:12-42, 7:1-3

        It's destruction:  II Chronicles 36:7, 18-19

PART 4E2:  Festivals and Holy Days

    Sabbath Year:  Exodus 23:10-11, Leviticus 25:1-7

    Year of Jubilee:  Leviticus 25:8-55

    Passover:  Exodus 12:1-14, Numbers 9:1-14

    Weeks:  Numbers 28:26-31

    Day of Atonement:  Leviticus 16, 23:26-32

    Tabernacles (Booths):  Leviticus 23:39-43

    Purim:  Esther 9:18-22

    Hanukkah ("Dedication"):  John 10:22 (this began in the 

        "intertestamental" period, so it is not mentioned in the 

        Old Testament) (I Maccabees 4:59)

Saturday, November 25, 2023


Abraham, story of:  First Grade Part A

Books, organization into books:  Kindergarten Part B

Burning bush:  First Grade Part B and Second Grade Part A

Chapters, organization into chapters:  Kindergarten Part B

Conscience as a topic in the Old Testament:  Fourth Grade Part B

Creation as a topic in the Old Testament:  Fourth Grade Part A


    Anointing:  Second Grade Part E

    Bathsheba and David:  Second Grade Part H

    Family of David at war:  Second Grade Part I

    Introduction:  Second Grade Part D

    Officer:  Second Grade Part F

    Rise of:  Second Grade Part G

Deborah:  Second Grade Part A

Empires, Life among the:  Third Grade Part E 

Egypt, migration to:  First Grade Part A

Exodus from Egypt:  First Grade Part B

Gideon:  Second Grade Part A

God speaks to people:  Fourth Grade Part A

Jacob, family of:  First Grade Part A

Jericho, battle of:  Second Grade Part A

Joshua, leadership of:  Second Grade Part A

Judges, story of the:  Second Grade Part A

Moses' leadership:  First Grade Part B

Nation, Israel becoming a:  Second Grade Part B

New Testament overview:  Kindergarten Part A

Northern Kingdom, end of:  Third Grade Part D

Old Testament overview:  Kindergarten Part A

Patriarchs, role of in Israel's history:  Second Grade Part B

People, Israel as a:  Second Grade Part B

Promised Land, conquering of:  Second Grade Part A

Saul, story of:  Second Grade Part C (and F and G)

Samson:  Second Grade Part A

Samuel, story of:  Second Grade Part C

Sinai, Mt--march to:  First Grade Part B

Slavery in Egypt:  First Grade Part B

Solomon as king:  Third Grade Part C

Speaks, God--God speaks to people:  Fourth Grade Part A

Temple, Model of:  Third Grade Part B

Timeline of nation of Israel:  Third Grade Part A

Verses, organization into verses:  Kindergarten Part B

Wandering in the wilderness:  First Grade Part B



Kindergarten Bible begins with an overview of the two large sections of the Bible, the Old and New Testaments (Part A).  Part B describes the organization of the two Testaments into books, chapters, and verses.

First Grade Bible, Part A, provides an overview of the book of Genesis.  It focuses on the story of Abraham and his family, including Jacob and his 12 sons.  It ends with the family's settling in Egypt.
First Grade Bible, Part B, is the story of Moses' life, including his leading the people out of Egypt, through the Red Sea, and on to Mount Sinai.


Second Grade Bible has many parts, which cover the history of Israel from Joshua through King David.
Second Grade Bible, Part A, tells the story of the invasion of Canaan, which was led by Joshua, and also provides and overview of the time of the Judges.
Second Grade Bible, Part B, is a brief review of the evolution of Israel from the time of the Patriarchs to its development, after the Exodus, from a "People" to a Nation.
Second Grade Bible, Part C, describes, briefly, the leadership of Samuel and the first king, Saul.
Second Grade Bible, Parts D through I, focuses on David.
    Part D is an introduction to David.
    Part E describes his Anointing.
    Part F tells of the period when David was an officer in Saul's army and was close to Saul's family.
    Part G includes the death of Saul and the rise of David as a powerful king.
    Part H includes the famous story of David and Bathsheba and the beginning of the problems that came out of that incident.
    Part I describes the war between David and his son Absalom.

Third Grade Bible, Part A, presents a time line of the history of the nation.

Third Grade Bible, Part B, shows a model of the Temple that was constructed during Solomon's reign.

Third Grade Bible, Part C, describes Solomon's reign.

Third Grade Bible, Part D, describes the end of the Northern Kingdom (Israel) and some of the events in the Southern Kingdom (Judah), including the story of the wicked Queen Athalia.

Third Grade Bible, Part E, provides an overview of the historical background of the kingdoms. It is entitled, "Life Among the Empires."

Fourth Grade Bible, Part A, changes the format of presentation.  Rather than focusing on stories from the history of Israel, the video presents various ideas and concepts found in the Old Testament.  The first two topics are in fourth Grade Bible, Part A.  The first topic is "Creation," and the second is "God Speaks."  

Fourth Grade Bible, Part B, discusses "Conscience."

Friday, November 10, 2023


 I have been providing Bible references to go with the Youtube videos that I call "The Bible K-12."  At this point I am in the 4th Grade.  The following are references for Lesson 4C

The Lord's message to Cain:  Genesis 4:6

The evil in Noah's day:  Genesis 6:5

Abraham* lies to Pharaoh:  Genesis 12:10

Abraham* debates with the Lord about Sodom (on behalf of his nephew Lot):  Genesis 18:16-33

Joseph resists the advances of Potiphar's wife (Potiphar was his owner/master):  Genesis 39:11-18

David and Bathsheba:  II Samuel 11

*Abraham's original name was Abram.  The Lord changed it, and that is noted in Genesis 17:5.  So references before chapter 17 should be "Abram" and not Abraham.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

BIBLE REFERENCES FOR THE BIBLE K-12, 4th Grade Bible Part A and Part B1

 I have been providing Bible references for subjects that I refer to in my Youtube channel, The Bible K-12.  

The following are for the video, 4th Grade Bible, 4A Part 1 (Creation):

1.  An extensive list of references is found in another person's website:  "The Gospel Way."  It is found in their post on "Creation" under the title, "A List of Creation Scripture References."

2.  Foundational passage for my video:  Genesis 1-2:4.

3.  The Lord's ownership of creation:  Psalm 24:1

4.  Humans as vice-regents of creation:  Genesis 1:26 and 1:28

5.  The beauty, power, and intricacy of creation:  Psalm 8:1, Ecclesiastes 3:11, Job 12:7-10, Psalm 19:1, 139:14, 104

6.  The Fall (Paradise Lost):  Genesis 3:14-24

The following are references for 4th Grade Bible Part B1:  God Talked to People:

1.  Genesis 3:14-19--the serpent, Eve, Adam

2.  Genesis 4:6ff--Cain

3.  Genesis 6:13ff--Noah

4.  Genesis 12:1-3--Abraham

5.  Genesis 28:11-13--Jacob

6.  Exodus 3:1-5--Moses

7.  Judges 6:11ff--Gideon (it begins by referring to the "angel of the Lord," but then Gideon refers to him as "Lord")

8.  I Samuel 3 (entire chapter)--Samuel

9.  II Samuel 7:1-17--David through the prophet Nathan

10.  Genesis 11--the Tower of Babel and the Lord's response (this was not a case of the Lord's speaking, but it does illustrate how the Lord responds to the actions of people)