Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Olcott. Bible Stories to Read and Tell

Today's free book is Bible Stories to Read and Tell: 150 Stories From the Old Testament, With References to the Old and New Testaments, by Frances Jenkins Olcott and illustrations by Willy Pogany. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Hathi Trust and Internet Archive.


In the Beginning
The Creation of the Heaven and the Earth
The Creation of Man
The Garden of Eden
God speaks
A Song of Creation

The Lost Paradise
The Subtil Serpent
The First Murderer
The Ark of Gopher Wood
The Flood of Great Waters
The Raven and the Dove
The First Rainbow
The Tower of Babel

Abraham, the Friend of God
"I will make of thee a Great Nation"
The Battle of the Four Kings with Five
The Priest of the Most High God
Abraham's Exceeding Great Reward
"Nay, but thou didst laugh"
The Curse of Sodom and Gomorrah
Why Lot's Wife became a Pillar of Salt
God will provide Himself a Lamb
The Search for Isaac's Bride

Jacob and Esau, Isaac's Sons
How Esau the Elder Brother despised his  Birthright
The Stolen Blessing
The Vision of Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Twelve Sons
Joseph's Dreams
How Joseph was sold into Egypt
How Pharaoh's Butler, and Pharaoh's Baker dreamed Dreams
How Pharaoh dreamed a Dream
The Mighty Ruler of Egypt
His Brethren bow down to Joseph
The Strange Money in the Mouths of the Sacks
How Benjamin went down into Egypt
The Silver Cup in the Corn
"I am Joseph your Brother whom you sold  into Egypt"

In Egyptian Bondage
The House of Bondage
Moses in the Ark of Bulrushes
Moses and the Burning Bush
The Rod that became a Serpent
Bricks without Straw
God tells His Name to Moses

The Ten Plagues of Egypt
The Rods of the Egyptian Magicians
The First Plague — The River of Blood
The Second Plague — The Scourge of Frogs
The Third Plague — The Lice
The Fourth Plague — The Swarms of Flies
The Fifth Plague — The Grievous Murrain
The Sixth Plague — The Boils on Man and Beast
The Seventh Plague — The Hail and Fire
The Eighth Plague — The Locusts that covered the Land
The Ninth Plague — Darkness that might be  felt
The Blood of the Lamb that was slain
The Tenth Plague — The Death of the First-born
The Pillar of Cloud, and the Pillar of Fire
How Pharaoh's Horses and Chariots were cast  into the Red Sea
The Song of Triumph

Forty Years in the Wilderness
The Angels' Food
Written with the Finger of God
The Ten Commandments
A Few of the Many Laws God gave Israel
The Golden Calf
The Grapesof Eshcol
The Giants, the Sons of Anak
How the People reproached God and were  punished
How Moses disobeyed God
The Fiery Serpents
Balaam's Ass that spoke
Some of the Words Moses spake to the Children of Israel
The Burial of Moses

The Promised Land
The Scarlet Thread in the Window
Why the Walls of Jericho fell down flat
The Crafty Gibeonites
Joshua's Farewell

In the Days of the Judges
And Israel worshipped Idols
Gideon's Fleece
The Sword of the Lord and of Gideon
Jephthah's Daughter
Samson's Riddle
"With the Jawbone of an Ass, Heaps upon  Heaps!"
Samson the Mighty and the Gate of Gaza
"The Philistines be upon thee, Samson!"
The Gentile Daughter
How Ruth gleaned in the Field of Boaz
The Child Samuel

The Three Great Kings
"Nay, but we will have a King over us!"
Goliath, the Giant
David's Battle with Goliath
Jonathan, King Saul's Son
The Jealous King
The Message of the Three Arrows
How Saul was delivered into David's Hand
The Witch of Endor
Saul's Last Battle
The Taking of the Castle of Zion
How are the Mighty fallen!
The Three Mightiest
King David's Grievous Sin
"Thou art the Man!"
Absalom, King David's Son
The Punishment of Absalom
The House of the Lord God of Israel
King Solomon's Choice
The Judgment of Solomon
The Treasures of King Solomon
The Queen of Sheba
King Solomon's Sin

The Kingdom of the Ten Tribes
The New Garment rent in Twelve Pieces
How the Ten Tribes rebelled, and made a Kingdom of their own
The Wicked Jeroboam who made Israel to Sin
King Ahab the Wicked
The Ravens that Fed Elijah
Elijah and the Widow's Son
Baal's Prophets
A Still Small Voice
Naboth's Vineyard
The Chariot of Fire
The Wicked Lads
Death in the Pot
Naainan the Leper and the Little Maid of Israel
The Punishment of Gehazi
The Driving of Jehu, the Son of Nimshi
And God prepared a Great Fish
The Doom of Nineveh
The Gourd and God's Pity
The Ten Tribes carried away

The Kingdom of the Tribe of Judah
The Evil Reign of Rehoboam
The Little Hidden King
How the Angel of the Lord smote the Assyrians by Night
To whom will ye liken God?
The Abominations of Manasseh
The Boy King of Judah
How the Boy King broke down the Idols' Groves
How the Lord intended to punish Judah for Idolatry
How the People of Judah were carried Captives to Babylon

The Babylonian Captivity
The Four Wise Youths
The Great and Terrible Image
The Burning Fiery Furnace
The Proud King, whose Heart was lifted up
Belshazzar's Feast
Daniel in the Lions' Den
The Return from the Captivity

Stories of Some Who Did Not Return
How Queen Vashti would not
Esther the Beautiful
The Plot of that Wicked Haman
"And if I perish, I perish!"
The Golden Sceptre
The Gallows Fifty Cubits High
The Man whom the King delighted to honour
Queen Esther's Feast

Hear O Ye Nations

The Messiah
The Promise
The Messenger
His Birth
His Message
His Sacrifice
The Resurrection
His Ascension
His Eternal Kingdom

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