Bible Story Resources: 17 Periods of Bible History


Hey there! Get ready for an exciting journey through the Bible as we explore the 17 Periods of Bible History. So, grab a cup of coffee, get cozy, and let’s dive into this amazing adventure! I’m thrilled to share two fresh Bible Story resources based on the 17 periods of history. And guess what? One of them is available in our brand new Freebie Library!

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The Whole Bible Story

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Understanding the entire Bible doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. In fact, from the Old Testament to the New Testament, it can be as simple as breaking it down into manageable chunks. That’s where the 17 Periods of Bible History come in handy. These periods, as outlined by Bob and Sandra Waldron, provide a wonderful way to share the story of Christ Jesus, even with the youngest minds. How awesome is that? We’ve shared the Story of the Bible Review Set that uses the 17 Periods to tell the story of Jesus with engaging illustrations. I use it in almost every single Bible class. We also have a video sharing the story of Jesus using these visuals! Check these resources out if you haven’t already!

But hey, if you’re more of a bookworm and prefer some good reads to guide you through God’s word, I’ve got a fantastic recommendation for you. Check out Bob Waldron’s Lamp to My Feet Series. This is a unique system that guides us through Biblical history, and trust me, it’s worth every page!

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What are the 17 Periods of the Bible?

  1. Before the Flood: The early days of humanity, leading up to the catastrophic event of the Great Flood.
  2. The Flood: The worldwide flood that cleansed the earth and preserved Noah and his family.
  3. Scattering of the People: The confusion of languages and dispersion of humanity across the whole world after the Tower of Babel.
  4. Patriarchs: The period of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the forefathers of the Israelite nation.
  5. Exodus: The story of how the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.
  6. Wandering in the Wilderness: The Israelites’ journey through the wilderness after their departure from Egypt.
  7. Invasion and Conquest: The conquest of the Promised Land by the Israelites under Joshua’s leadership.
  8. Judges: The era of judges who ruled over the people of Israel after Joshua’s death.
  9. United Kingdom: The united kingdom of Israel under kings Saul, David, and Solomon.
  10. Divided Kingdom: The division of the kingdom into the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah.
  11. Judah Alone: The period when the southern kingdom of Judah stood alone after the northern kingdom fell to Assyria.
  12. Captivity: The exile of the people of Judah to Babylonian captivity.
  13. Return from Captivity: The return of the exiles to Jerusalem and the rebuilding of the temple.
  14. Years of Silence: A period of silence and no recorded prophetic activity between the Old and New Testaments.
  15. Life of Christ: The earthly ministry, teachings, and miracles of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
  16. Early Church: The establishment and growth of the early Christian church after the death of Christ and His resurrection.
  17. Letters to the Christians: Epistles written by apostles and early Christian leaders to various churches, providing guidance and instruction.

Phew! That was quite a whirlwind, wasn’t it? But we’re not done yet! If you’re up for some interactive fun, we’ve got some awesome resources for you. Check out our Story of the Bible Worksheets and Activity Wheel. They’re perfect for classes, homeschooling, or just some quality family time. Plus, they make learning about each time period a breeze!

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17 Periods Worksheets

First up! The Bible Story Worksheet set. This visual tool includes colorful illustrations and cut-and-paste fill-in-the-blank answer choices for each worksheet. Interactive and engaging, it’s designed to make learning a truly enjoyable experience for students of all ages.These print-and-go worksheets are perfect for classes or for use at home. This resource summarizes the 17 periods, and it can be used with the Story of the Bible Review Set or separately!

What is included in the Bible Story Worksheets set?

  1. 17 Bible period review worksheets
  2. 17 colorful graphics
  3. Cut and paste fill-in-the-blank answer choices for each worksheet

Freebie Library

Finally, we are excited to announce our latest addition – the Teach Me Thy Way Freebie Library! We couldn’t be more excited to invite you all to join and be a part of this ever-growing community of Bible teachers and enthusiasts. We believe in equipping and empowering you with all the resources you need to excel in your mission of spreading the good news. The first gem we’ve added to the library is none other than the Story of the Bible Activity Wheel!

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Free 17 Periods Activity Wheel

Hold your horses, because this is not just any activity wheel. It’s a Free Story of the Bible Activity Wheel, available in both color and black and white versions. Not only is it a fun-filled activity that keeps the kiddos engaged, but it also offers a fun spin on practicing memorization of the 17 Periods of the Bible. So, what are you waiting for? Join the Freebie Library now!

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Here’s how it works: Once you’ve confirmed your subscription through email (trust us, it’s just a quick step!), you’ll gain access to the Freebie Library page. Enter the password, and voilà! You’re in! And the best part is that we’ll continue to add more free resources periodically, ensuring that you’ll never run out of exciting ways to engage your students.

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So, my friend, I hope you found this blog post informative, engaging, and maybe even a little inspiring. The Bible is full of the most valuable lessons, wisdom, and the hope of eternal life. Whether you’re a Bible scholar or just dipping your toes into its vast waters, there’s always something to discover.

I hope you find these resources as exciting and valuable as we do! Our mission is to make Bible learning a joyful and immersive experience for all. So, whether you’re a teacher, a parent, or a curious learner yourself, we’ve got something special for you. For even more Bible resources and tools to elevate your teaching game, don’t forget to visit our shop

Let’s embark on this wonderful journey of exploring the Bible together. Join us in the Freebie Library and let’s make learning an unforgettable adventure for the young minds you are teaching! Thank you for being a part of our community, and we can’t wait to see you flourish as a passionate Bible teacher. If you ever have any questions or need assistance, remember that we’re just a click away.

Here’s to a rewarding and enriching Bible learning experience! May your Bible studies be blessed with wisdom, joy, and tons of inspiration.

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