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PAPERBACK $14.99 Reference ISBN: 978-1-78128-316-5 6.75 x 9.5 • 64 pages • Ages 8 and up Rights: NA Candle Books June 27, 2017 ISBN 978-1-78128-316-5 9 7 8 1 7 8 1 2 8 3 1 6 5 Candle Bible Handbook 978-1-85985-586-7 $17.99 RELATED TITLES The prophet Elijah prays for fire from heaven to consume the sacrifice on Mount Carmel. 9 8 What’s in the Books of the Old Testament? JUDGES The history of the Israelites. They learn that if they turn away from God, their enemies overpower them. They repeatedly repent, after which a leader (“judge”) saves them. RUTH A story of love in the lives of ordinary people, who become ancestors of David and of Jesus. 1 SAMUEL The history of Israel from the rule of Samuel, the last judge, to the reign of Saul, the first king. 2 SAMUEL The story of King David’s reign over Israel. 1 and 2 KINGS The last days of King David’s reign through King Solomon. The Kingdom of Israel is divided. The story of the rulers of both kingdoms (Judah and Israel) through the release of King Jehoiachin from prison in Babylonia, about 561 bc. 1 and 2 CHRONICLES The history of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel. Genealogies and history from the reigns of David and Solomon through the captivity of the Jewish people in Babylonia. EZRA The story of the return of the Jews from captivity in Babylon. The rebuilding of the Jerusalem Temple. NEHEMIAH Another version of the return from exile. The walls of Jerusalem are rebuilt and the covenant is renewed. ESTHER The story of a Jewish woman who became Queen of Persia and saved her people from destruction. GENESIS A book of beginnings. Creation, Adam and Eve disobey God, Noah and the great flood. The early story of God’s people and his plans to save humankind. EXODUS The story of the Israelites’ escape from Egypt and their leader, Moses. God’s agreement (covenant) with the people of Israel. God gives the Law at Mount Sinai. The Tabernacle is constructed. LEVITICUS The laws which God’s people should keep to please and worship their holy God. NUMBERS The people of Israel wander for years in the desert. God prepares them for the Promised Land. DEUTERONOMY Before he dies, Moses underlines to the Israelites the importance of the covenant and the Law. JOSHUA The story of the Israelites’ conquest of the land of Canaan. They divide the land among their tribes. Noah releases a dove from the ark. Moses and his brother Aaron deliver God’s message to Pharaoh: “Let my people go!” 45 44 had never been written down. In order to write their translation, the brothers invented an alphabet, which later became known as the “Cyrillic” alphabet (named after Cyril), still used today in Russia and south-east Europe. Waldo’s versions About 1175, Peter Waldo, a rich merchant living in Lyons, France, took some of Jesus’ words literally and gave away all his possessions. His followers, called “Waldensians”, translated the Bible into the Provençal language and probably also into Italian, German, Piedmontese (northern Italian) and Catalan, spoken in north-east Spain. John Wyclif John Wyclif (1329–84) longed for the Bible to be translated into English so that ordinary people could understand it. After his death, some of his followers translated the entire Bible into English, finishing their work in 1384. This “Wyclif Bible” was officially banned in 1408, but hundreds of copies were made secretly. John Hus In 15th century Prague (now capital of the Czech Republic) a man named John Hus (1374–1415) was influenced by Wyclif’s teachings. After his death, his followers began to translate the Bible into the Czech language. They published a Czech New Testament in 1475. Wyclif’s followers journeyed around England, preaching from the new translation of the Bible. John Hus, the Czech reformer. His followers translated parts of the Bible into the Czech language. In the Middle Ages most Bibles – however beautiful – were still written in Latin. But most people couldn’t understand this ancient language. Some Christians became determined to change this, by translating the Bible into everyday language. A book for the Goths In the 4th century ad, no one had yet written down the language of the Germanic Ostrogoths. So around ad 350 Bishop Ulfilas translated the Bible into their language and put it into writing. A famous handwritten copy of this translation is called the Silver Codex (“Codex Argenteus”), which is kept in Uppsala, Sweden. Anglo Saxon Bishop Aldhelm of Sherborne, south-west England, was the first to translate any part of the Bible into Anglo-Saxon, around ad 700. He made an Anglo-Saxon version of the Psalms. Abbot Bede (the “Venerable Bede”) of Jarrow, north-east England, translated part of John’s Gospel into Anglo-Saxon, before he died in 735. An alphabet for Russia In the 9th century, Cyril and Methodius, two brothers from Thessalonica, Greece, took the Christian message to the Slavic people living in Eastern Europe. To help in this task, they translated the Bible into the Old Slavonic language. This language Into Everyday Words John Wyclif and his followers translated the Bible into everyday English.