An Example of a Students Bible Overview (Female year 10 student 2011)

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In the beginning God created the Earth, The stars and the heavens in all of their worth.:

In the beginning God created the Earth, The stars and the heavens in all of their worth.

He created man, doomed to fall And cast him from Eden for the apple he stole.:

He created man, doomed to fall And cast him from Eden for the apple he stole.

The humans became wicked, tainted by Satan’s dark mark, And so God told Noah to build the ark:

The humans became wicked, tainted by Satan’s dark mark, And so God told Noah to build the ark

At the sight of the rainbow God’s promise unfurled, Never again would he flood the entire world:

At the sight of the rainbow God’s promise unfurled, Never again would he flood the entire world

Men created a spire, and with it gods they would feign, But alas, God touched their tongues and their work was in vain.:

Men created a spire, and with it gods they would feign, But alas, God touched their tongues and their work was in vain.

‘Abraham’ God called, ‘I have set apart land for you, Go to it and may your descendants never be few.’:

‘Abraham’ God called, ‘I have set apart land for you, Go to it and may your descendants never be few.’

And although Abraham and his wife were nigh 100 years old, They had a child, Isaac, just as God had foretold.:

And although Abraham and his wife were nigh 100 years old, They had a child, Isaac, just as God had foretold.

Isaac had two sons, one no greater than the other, But Jacob was favored both by God and his mother.:

Isaac had two sons, one no greater than the other, But Jacob was favored both by God and his mother.

Joseph, prince of dreams, was envied by his kin, His brothers’ hatred for him grew until it led them to sin.:

Joseph, prince of dreams, was envied by his kin, His brothers’ hatred for him grew until it led them to sin.

Pharaoh sent the Israelites to slavers, who they would grow to hate, And so they did, until God sent someone to relieve them of their cruel fate.:

Pharaoh sent the Israelites to slavers, who they would grow to hate, And so they did, until God sent someone to relieve them of their cruel fate.

Moses was but a babe when the decree fell, ‘Send all young Jewish boys to the depths of hell!’:

Moses was but a babe when the decree fell, ‘Send all young Jewish boys to the depths of hell!’

When Moses fled Egypt a burning bush he did find, From it God told him to save his race from the chains that bind.:

When Moses fled Egypt a burning bush he did find, From it God told him to save his race from the chains that bind.

The people readied themselves to leave, for freedom awaited, God sent his angel of death to those whom they had once hated.:

The people readied themselves to leave, for freedom awaited, God sent his angel of death to those whom they had once hated.

When the Israelites went to find their new home, God made with them a covenant, and set it in stone.:

When the Israelites went to find their new home, God made with them a covenant, and set it in stone.

God’s people made a tabernacle in which he dwelt, In this place God’s presence was easily felt.:

God’s people made a tabernacle in which he dwelt, In this place God’s presence was easily felt.

But the Israelites were unhappy, their hearts grew cold, So from their earrings and bracelets they made a god of gold.:

But the Israelites were unhappy, their hearts grew cold, So from their earrings and bracelets they made a god of gold.

The punishment for this sin God did not take long to ponder, Forty years in the desert would they have to wander.:

The punishment for this sin God did not take long to ponder, Forty years in the desert would they have to wander.

In the fortieth year they were at last shown the way, and God renewed their covenant on that same day.:

In the fortieth year they were at last shown the way, and God renewed their covenant on that same day.

Israel entered the promised land at last, With a cry and a shout and from Joshua’s horn, a blast.:

Israel entered the promised land at last, With a cry and a shout and from Joshua’s horn, a blast.

The Judges ruled the land of Israel for a time, But a king was what the people really had in mind.:

The Judges ruled the land of Israel for a time, But a king was what the people really had in mind.

So God gave them Saul, their first king appointed, But another during his lifetime would be anointed.:

So God gave them Saul, their first king appointed, But another during his lifetime would be anointed.

God made a covenant with David, the man after his own heart, Pure even though he stumbled right from the start.:

God made a covenant with David, the man after his own heart, Pure even though he stumbled right from the start.

Solomon the Wise built the temple of the Lord, And in it the Ark of the Covenant was stored.:

Solomon the Wise built the temple of the Lord, And in it the Ark of the Covenant was stored.

God grew angry with Solomon, who from his sinful ways had not righted, So he swore that the nation would soon be divided.:

God grew angry with Solomon, who from his sinful ways had not righted, So he swore that the nation would soon be divided.

The prophet Elijah was brought forth by God’s calling, Sent to deliver the Israelites who were falling.:

The prophet Elijah was brought forth by God’s calling, Sent to deliver the Israelites who were falling.

The Assyrians came and with them much grief, They tore northern Israel from their lands and belief.:

The Assyrians came and with them much grief, They tore northern Israel from their lands and belief.

After them came Babylon, the terror and madness, The rest of God’s people driven from their land in sadness.:

After them came Babylon, the terror and madness, The rest of God’s people driven from their land in sadness.

Seventy years later they returned, with joy and laughter, To rebuild the city they had once looked after.:

Seventy years later they returned, with joy and laughter, To rebuild the city they had once looked after.

God rescued the world when he sent down a savior, To be born of a virgin and tucked into a manger.:

God rescued the world when he sent down a savior, To be born of a virgin and tucked into a manger.

The works Jesus did on Earth were too many to write down, But they had the religious leaders looking on with a frown.:

The works Jesus did on Earth were too many to write down, But they had the religious leaders looking on with a frown.

With his final breath he cried out; “It is finished!”, And when he left the light of the world must have diminished.:

With his final breath he cried out; “It is finished!”, And when he left the light of the world must have diminished.

But yet on the third day he arose, linen folded neat, And when they saw him his followers fell at his feet.:

But yet on the third day he arose, linen folded neat, And when they saw him his followers fell at his feet.

Before Christ the Son left he spoke of the gift of the Spirit, And good news to all who had ears to hear it.:

Before Christ the Son left he spoke of the gift of the Spirit, And good news to all who had ears to hear it.

His disciples carried on with the task at hand, Spreading the church through the land.:

His disciples carried on with the task at hand, Spreading the church through the land.

Saul’s heart was taken and by the Lord recreated, And from there Paul dedicated his life to those he once hated.:

Saul’s heart was taken and by the Lord recreated, And from there Paul dedicated his life to those he once hated.

Jesus will come again, when sin is at it’s prime, But none save God know the place nor the time.:

Jesus will come again, when sin is at it’s prime, But none save God know the place nor the time.

When all this has passed a new world God shall make, One where we shall all live without sadness or hate. :

When all this has passed a new world God shall make, One where we shall all live without sadness or hate.

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.”- Seneca:

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.”- Seneca

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