Jacob sees the ladder to Heaven. Joseph pictures Christ’s suffering, rejection, and elevation to the throne.
Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Isaac foreshadows Christ on the Cross. Jacob deceives and reaps what he sows.
Nehemiah leads the Jews in building the walls and gates of Jerusalem. Malachi foretells the arrival of a messenger to prepare the way for the Lord. John the Baptist is born. Mary conceives through the Holy Spirit. The Word was made flesh.
Zerubbabel and Ezra restore the altar and build the foundation of the temple. Enemies try to stop the work on the temple. God moves King Darius to support the work on the temple. Ezra restores the spiritual life of Israel.
Esther becomes queen. Haman plots to destroy the Jews. The king honors Mordecai. The Jews establish the feast of Purim.
Daniel eats vegetables, gets dream interpretations from God, and faces lions in their den. Daniel’s friends face the fiery furnace.
Jeremiah faithfully brings God’s message to the people of Israel and Judah. Israel’s lack of faith breaks Jeremiah’s heart.
Hezekiah leads the people back to God. Manasseh returns the people to idolatry. Josiah responds deeply to God’s Word and makes sure the people hear it.
Jonah runs from God, prays, preaches, and pouts. Isaiah and John see the throne room. Jesus talks to a Samaritan woman.