The following is a list of Scriptures given for your personal Scripture Study. They track Israel through the Hebrew Scriptures–from the promises to Abraham, through both captivities showing what they must do to repent, then into the glorious Kingdom. Quoted from The New Jerusalem Bible.
Promise to Abram – Great nation – All shall be blessed through him – Conditional on Abram leaving Haran.
Abram a Hebrew; not a Jew.
Promise of all the land & unnumbered descendants forever.
Promise of descendants as numerous as the stars.
Everlasting covenant; Abram’s name changed to Abraham; Father of many nations promised… If…
Abraham & descendants keep covenant of circumcision as a sign forever vs.14 uncircumcised – cutoff – broke the covenant.
Sarai – Abraham’s wife – name changed to Sarah; Mother of nations and kings through Isaac. Covenant maintained forever through Isaac’s descendants.
Unconditional promise as result of Abraham’s obedience. [Blessings of descendants numerous as stars & sand.] Descendants shall possess gates of their enemies. [All nations blessed from Abraham’s descendants.
Same covenant reaffirmed through Rebekah – wife of Isaac.
Abraham gave all to Isaac; other offspring sent to land of the East.
Future of 2 nations (sons) told to Rebekah Israelites & Edomites.
Covenant reaffirmed to Isaac because of Abraham’s obedience & vs.: 23-24
Isaac blessed Jacob with the Birthright
Descendants will spread West, East, North, & South (Jacob in Bethel).
Jacob’s name changed to Israel.
Promise: Israel’s seed will be a nation and a company of nations. (Goodspeed: ‘a nation, or rather a company of nations’ Company = convocation; multitude; assembly; host of.)
Name of ‘Israel’ given to Joseph’s sons – Ephraim and Manasseh – who would grow to teeming multitudes.
I Chr 5:1-2
First born of Jacob, Reuben, did not inherit the birthright it was Joseph’s.
Jacob (no longer called Israel) – a prophet for his twelve sons and their descendants.
Only the Scepter (symbol of authority) given to Judah (Jews) see I Chr. 5:2
A chosen people to keep the oath promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob also Ps. 135:4. All tribes of Israel Chosen Ex. 19:5-6 (Ex.1:1-5; Num.1:5-16)
Isa 43:1, 10-12
And be His witnesses His servants & Isa 44:1,21.
Because He loved Israel & meant to keep His promises.
His promises are kept for a thousand generations for those who love Him & keep Commandments Ps.105:8
I K 11:35-36
Israel & Judah are two separate entities & Jer. 3:8,11.
II K 16:5
Assyrians and Israelites at war against Judah.
II K 17:18-23
Israel (10 Northern tribes) taken into captivity to Assyria (Date: circa 722 BCE)
Prediction of this long beforehand also Duet 31:16-18; Is. 48:3-5; Is. 42:9.
Sent to serve other gods previously unknown to them
Why??? [[They despised ETERNAL’s laws & defiled His Sabbaths & Ezek.23:38-39, His Sanctuary.
I K 11:13
Judah & tribe of Benjamin in Jerusalem I K. 12:20-22.
II K 24:2,14-16
Judah taken into captivity (about 130 years after Israelites circa 586 BCE)
Why??? They reverted to the sins of their ancestors and broke the covenant
Judah more depraved and worse than Samaria (Israel or 10 Northern tribes- vs. 4)
II K. 24:3
And ETERNAL was angry.
II Sam 7:16
But the throne of David will last forever Ps. 89:3-4,28-37
This covenant cannot be broken.
II Chr. 36:20-23
Judah (Jews) return from exile in Babylon after 70 years.
To rebuild the Temple, All whose spirit had been roused .vs. 5
Returned in pretense, not sincerity.
ETERNAL had made Israel an eternal people & had told them what would happen.
ETERNAL did not reveal His statutes and judgments to any other nation.
ETERNAL will regather ALL of Israel, one by one Jer. 3:14-18; Deut.30:1-5; Ezek. 20:34; Ezek. 11:17
Because Israel IS ETERNAL’s heritage Ps. 135:4; Deut. 7:6.
And is My Firstborn.
ETERNAL will, Himself, gather His flock (remnant) not one lost
Even though Israel has forgotten who they are Jer. 23:27.
Name of Israel remembered no more.
And they pray to a god that cannot save.
The Israelites will spend a long time without King or Leader but after that, the Israelites will return and again seek ETERNAL & turn trembling in the final days
ETERNAL will judge Israel face to face.
With a Second Exodus Jer.1 6:14-21; Ez.20:33-44; Mic.4:6-8; Is. 43; Zech.13:8-9
Non-repentant will not enter Israel.
Obey ETERNAL shall be given the heritage of Jacob.
Call on the name of ETERNAL to be saved Micah 4:5.
His Spirit poured out on Israel, reunited in their own country.
Judah called back first to defend Jerusalem Zec 10:3-5.
One nation one King David II Sam 5:1-3
Foreigners will be servants & slaves for Israel.
No aliens living among Israelites may enter ‘My Sanctuary’.
Foreigners who have fathered children among Israel will receive inheritance in the tribe with which he has settled.
Unclean and uncircumcised will never defile Jerusalem again.
New covenant with Israel law written in their hearts Jer. 32:37-41; Deut.30:6-10.
I ETERNAL, shall live among the Israelites forever.
Others will be gathered who love ETERNAL and His laws
Peace during the reign of ETERNAL Is. 2:4
Many will come to learn Micah 4:2; Is. 2:2-3.
ETERNAL has spoken and it shall be done, I shall do whatever I please. What I have planned, I shall perform.
ETERNAL’s plan stands firm forever.
I, ETERNAL do not change; you have not ceased to be children of Jacob. Ever since the days of your ancestors, you have evaded My statutes and not observed them. Return to Me and I will return to you, says ETERNAL of Hosts.
If you return to ETERNAL CREATOR with all your heart and soul and obey His voice then He will take pity on you and gather you back.