This “Short Survey” of the beginning of God’s program with Israel will give you a basic and fundamental appreciation for the outworking of God’s program with Israel. Here you will discover some of the major chapters in God’s word that will enable you to properly handle God’s word and not get lost when reading your Bible. Having a framework of God’s program with Israel gives you a context in which to put every chapter and every book of the Old Testament, as well as the Gospels, the opening chapters of the book of Acts, and the books of Hebrews through the book of the Revelation. Major attention is given to the 26th chapter of Leviticus and the 5 courses of punishment, as well as the Balaam/Balak Incident in the book of Numbers. This survey basically deals with the Formation and Exodus stages of God’s program with Israel, as well as identifying the 5 courses of punishment and the 5 installments to the 5th course of punishment. With this basic framework, our hope is that you will enjoy your Bible all the more.