Hurlbut's Story of the Bible

by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut Author

(From Amazon): A book which stands in such honor as the Bible should be known by all. And the time when one can most readily obtain a familiarity with the Bible is in early life. Those who in childhood learn the Story of the Bible are fortunate, for they will never forget it. In this unabridged and unedited edition you will find all the principal stories of the Bible, each one complete in itself, while together combining to form a continuous narrative. With 168 stories from both the Old Testament and the New Testament, there is ample material for a full year of reading. Since the book is designed to lead the young reader to the Bible itself, and not away from it, the language of the Bible, or a language somewhat like that of the Bible, has been employed. The Bible stories are made plain with explanation of unfamiliar terms as they are introduced, but the stories themselves are not rewritten or changed. In avoiding doctrinal bias, the author hopes that all denominations of Christians may feel at home in the pages of this book.

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Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
1st - 4th
Yesterday's Classics


  • 1 The Story of a Beautiful Garden
  • 2 The First Baby in the World, and His Brother
  • 3 The Great Ship That Saved Eight People
  • 4 The Tower That Was Never Finished
  • 5 The Story of a Long Journey
  • 6 How Lot's Choice Brought Trouble and Abram's Choice Brought Blessing
  • 7 The Angel By the Well
  • 8 The Rain of Fire That Fell on a City
  • 9 The Boy Who Became an Archer
  • 10 How an Angel's Voice Saved a Boy's Life
  • 11 The Story of a Journey After a Wife
  • 12 How Jacob Stole His Brother's Blessing
  • 13 Jacob's Wonderful Dream
  • 14 A Midnight Wrestling Match
  • 15 The Rich Man's Son Who Was Sold as a Slave
  • 16 From the Prison to the Palace
  • 17 How Joseph's Dream Came True
  • 18 A Lost Brother Found
  • 19 From the Land of Famine to the Land of Plenty
  • 20 The Beautiful Baby Who Was Found in a River
  • 21 The Voice From the Burning Bush
  • 22 The River that Ran Blood
  • 23 The Night When a Nation Was Born
  • 24 How the Sea Became Dry Land and the Sky Rained Bread
  • 25 The Mountain that Smoked and the Words That Were Spoken From It
  • 26 How Aaron Made a Golden Calf, and What Became of It
  • 27 The Tent Where God Lived Among His People
  • 28 How They Worshiped God in the Tabernacle
  • 29 What Disobedience Brought to Aaron's Sons
  • 30 The Scapegoat in the Wilderness
  • 31 The Cluster of Grapes from the Land of Canaan
  • 32 How the Long Journey of the Israelites Came to an End
  • 33 What a Wise Man Learned From an Ass
  • 34 How Moses Looked Upon the Promised Land
  • 35 The Story of Job
  • 36 The Story of a Scarlet Cord
  • 37 How the River Jordan Became Dry, and the Walls of Jericho Fell Down
  • 38 The Story of a Wedge of Gold
  • 39 How Joshua Conquered the Land of Canaan
  • 40 The Old Man Who Fought Against the Giants
  • 41 The Avenger of Blood and the Cities of Refuge
  • 42 The Story of an Alter Beside the River
  • 43 The Present that Ehud Brought to King Eglon
  • 44 How a Women Won a Great Victory
  • 45 Gideon and His Brave Three Hundred
  • 46 Jephthah's Rash Promise and What Came From It
  • 47 The Strong Man: How He Lived and How He Died
  • 48 The Idol Temple at Dan, and Its Priest
  • 49 How Ruth Gleaned in the Field of Boaz
  • 50 The Little Boy with a Linen Coat
  • 51 How the Idol Fell Down Before the Ark
  • 52 The Last of the Judges
  • 55 The Tall Man Who Was Chosen King
  • 54 How Saul Saved the Eyes of the Men of Jabesh
  • 55 The Brave Young Prince
  • 56 Saul's Great Sin and His Great Loss
  • 57 The Shepherd Boy of Bethlehem
  • 58 The Shepherd Boy's Fight with the Giant
  • 59 The Little Boy Looking For the Arrows
  • 60 Where David Found the Giant's Sword
  • 61 How David Spared Saul's Life
  • 62 The Last Days of King Saul
  • 63 The Shepherd Boy Becomes a King
  • 64 The Sound in the Tree Tops
  • 65 The Cripple at the King's Table
  • 66 The Prophet's Story of the Little Lamb
  • 67 David's Handsome Son and How He Stole the Kingdom
  • 68 Absalom in the Wood; David on the Throne
  • 69 The Angel with the Drawn Sword on Mount Moriah
  • 70 Solomon on David's Throne
  • 71 The Wise Young King
  • 72 The House of God on Mount Moriah
  • 73 The Last Days of Solomon's Reign
  • 74 The Breaking up of a Great Kingdom
  • 75 The King Who Led Israel to Sin, and the Prophet Who Was Slain by a Lion
  • 76 The Prophet Whose Prayer Raised a Boy to Life
  • 77 The Prayer that was Answered in Fire
  • 78 The Voice that Spoke to Elijah in the Mount
  • 79 The Wounded Prophet and His Story
  • 80 What Ahab Paid for His Vinyard
  • 81 The Arrow That Killed a King
  • 82 Elijah's Chariot of Fire
  • 83 A Spring Sweetened by Salt; and Water That Looked Like Blood
  • 84 The Pot of Oil and the Pot of Poison
  • 85 The Little Boy at Shunem
  • 86 How a Little Girl Helped to Cure a Leper
  • 87 The Chariots of Fire Around Elisha
  • 88 What the Lepers Found in the Camp
  • 89 Jehu, the Furious Driver of His Chariot
  • 90 Elisha and the Bow; Jonah and Nineveh
  • 91 How the Ten Tribes Were Lost
  • 92 The First Four Kings of Judah
  • 93 The Little Boy Who Was Crowned King
  • 94 Three Kings and a Great Prophet
  • 95 The Good King Hezekiah
  • 96 The Lost Book Found in the Temple
  • 97 The Last Four Kings of Judah and the Weeping Prophet
  • 98 What Ezekiel Saw in the Valley
  • 99 The Jewish Captives in the Court of the King
  • 100 The Golden Image and the Fiery Furnace
  • 101 The Tree That Was Cut Down and Grew Again
  • 102 The Writing Upon the Wall
  • 103 Daniel in the Den of Lions
  • 104 The Story of a Joyous Journey
  • 105 The New Temple on Mount Moriah
  • 106 The Beautiful Queen of Persia
  • 107 The Scribe Who Wrote the Old Testament
  • 108 The Nobleman Who Built the Wall of Jerusalem
  • 109 Ezra's Great Bible Class in Jerusalem
  • 110 The Angel by the Alter
  • 111 The Manger of Bethlehem
  • 112 The Star and the Wise Men
  • 113 The Boy in His Father's House
  • 114 The Prophet in the Wilderness
  • 115 Jesus in the Desert and Beside the River
  • 116 The Water Jars at the Wedding Feast
  • 117 The Stranger at the Well
  • 118 The Story of a Boy in Capernaum and of a Riot in Nazareth
  • 119 A Net Full of Fishes
  • 120 The Leper, and the Man Let Down Through the Roof
  • 121 The Cripple at the Pool, and the Withered Hand in the Synagogue
  • 122 The Twelve Disciples and the Sermon on the Mount
  • 123 The Captain's Servant, the Widow's Son, and the Woman Who Was a Sinner
  • 124 Some Stories That Jesus Told By the Sea
  • 125 "Peace, Be Still"
  • 126 The Little Girl Who Was Raised to Life
  • 127 A Dancing Girl and What Was Given Her
  • 128 The Feast Beside the Sea and What Followed It
  • 129 The Answer to a Mother's Prayer
  • 130 The Glory of Jesus on the Mountain
  • 131 The Little Child in the Arms of Jesus
  • 132 At the Feast of Tabernacles
  • 133 The Man With Clay on His Face
  • 134 The Good Shepherd and the Good Samaritan
  • 135 Lazerus Raised to Life
  • 136 Some Parables in Perea
  • 137 The Poor Rich Man and the Rich Poor Man
  • 138 Jesus at Jericho
  • 139 Palm Sunday
  • 140 The Last Visits of Jesus to the Temple
  • 141 The Parables on the Mount of Olives
  • 142 The Last Supper
  • 143 The Olive Orchard and the High Priest's Hall
  • 144 The Crown of Thorns
  • 145 The Darkest Day of All the World
  • 146 The Brightest Day of All the World
  • 147 The Stranger on the Shore
  • 148 The Church of the First Days
  • 149 The Man at the Beautiful Gate
  • 150 The Right Way to Give, and the Wrong Way
  • 151 Stephen With the Shining Face
  • 152 The Man Reading in the Chariot
  • 153 The Voice that Spoke to Saul
  • 154 What Peter Saw by the Sea
  • 155 How the Iron Gate Was Opened
  • 156 The Earliest Missionaries
  • 157 The Song in the Prison
  • 158 Paul's Speech on the Hill
  • 159 Paul at Corinth
  • 160 Paul at Ephesus
  • 161 Paul's Last Journey to Jerusalem
  • 162 The Speech on the Stairs
  • 163 Two Years in Prison
  • 164 The Story That Paul Told to the King
  • 165 Paul in the Storm
  • 166 How Paul Came to Rome and How He Lived There
  • 167 The Throne of God
  • 168 The City of God

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