Chapter 7 – Bible Background


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Identify major historical periods of the Bible.
  • Describe everyday life in Bible times.
  • Define Biblical archaeology.


Each part of the Bible occurred at a specific time in history and in a specific cultural context. Proper understanding of a passage often relates to these factors. This chapter gives a brief summary of the history of the Bible and explains details of everyday life in Bible days.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.