The Story of the Chosen People

by H. A. Guerber Author

(From Amazon): In this little volume the author has tried to give a consecutive story of the Jews, or Chosen People, as objectively as the Stories of the Greeks and of the Romans, with which it forms a series. The narrative has been written in the simplest style, so as to enable even the youngest child of the third or fourth reader grade to understand it. Not the least attempt has been made to dwell upon the strictly religious side of the subject, for, owing to the mixedpopulation in our large cities and schools, such an attempt would be impracticable. The sole aim of this very elementary work is to familiarize children, be they of Jewish, Protestant, Roman Catholic, or Freethinker parentage, with the outline of the story contained in the Old Testament, so that they can understand the allusions which appear even in juvenile literature, and can look with intelligent appreciation upon the reproductions of works of art which are now to be found in nearly all our books and magazines. I have found that, when told to young children, these historical narratives prove a source of much interest, and that the elementary knowledge then obtained remains so clear and vivid that even when they are grown up, and able to enter into the subject more thoroughly, the impression of the story as first heard is the one which is most permanent.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text.


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  • 1 The Creation
  • 2 The Forbidden Fruit
  • 3 The First Murder
  • 4 The Deluge
  • 5 Noah's Descendants
  • 6 The Tower of Babel
  • 7 The Birth of Ishmael
  • 8 The Birth of Isaac
  • 9 Abraham's Sacrifice
  • 10 The Mess of Pottage
  • 11 Jacob's Ladder
  • 12 Jacob's Return Home
  • 13 Joseph's Dreams
  • 14 Pharaoh's Dreams
  • 15 Jacob in Egypt
  • 16 The Story of Job
  • 17 The Ten Plagues
  • 18 The Crossing of the Red Sea
  • 19 The Golden Calf
  • 20 The Twelve Spies
  • 21 The Brazen Serpent
  • 22 The Death of Moses
  • 23 The Walls of Jericho
  • 24 The Conquest of the Promised Land
  • 25 The Death of Sisters
  • 26 Ruth and Naomi
  • 27 Gideon's Fleece
  • 28 Defeat of the Midianites
  • 29 Jephthah's Daughter
  • 30 Samson's Riddle
  • 31 The False Delilah
  • 32 The Ark Captured
  • 33 The Return of the Ark
  • 34 Saul, King of Israel
  • 35 The Anointing of David
  • 36 David and Goliath
  • 37 David's Flight
  • 38 David's Generosity
  • 39 David Made King
  • 40 The Ark Brought to Jerusalem
  • 41 The Repentance of David
  • 42 Absalom in Disgrace
  • 43 The Death of Absalom
  • 44 The Judgement of Solomon
  • 45 The Building of the Temple
  • 46 The Death of Solomon
  • 47 The Two Kingdoms
  • 48 The Seven Kings of Israel
  • 49 The Great Drought
  • 50 The Priests of Baal
  • 51 Naboth's Vineyard
  • 52 Seven Miracles
  • 53 The Chariot of Fire
  • 54 Naaman the Leper
  • 55 The Siege of Samaria
  • 56 Joash King of Judah
  • 57 The Story of Jonah
  • 58 The Captivity of Israel
  • 59 The Story of Tobit
  • 60 The Assyrian Host
  • 61 The Prophecies of Jeremiah
  • 62 The Captivity of Judah
  • 63 Nebuchandnezzar's Dreams
  • 64 The Feast of Belshazzar
  • 65 The Return from Captivity
  • 66 The Story of Esther
  • 67 The Jews Saved from Death
  • 68 Alexander and the High Priest
  • 69 The Beginning of the End
  • 70 The Destruction of Jerusalem

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