Today I’m inspired to do things a little differently. I’m feeling more in the teaching mode rather than being my usual armchair conversationalist.
Today we’re going to review the books of the bible. There are 66 total books. They are divided into the Old and New Testaments. Old being before Christ or B.C. and new being After Death or A.D. There are 39 Old Testament books and 27 New Testament books. They are broken into categories according to their central theme. Laws are grouped together as are the prophets and the gospels and so on.
Here are all 66 books listed for you chronologically.
The Old Testament (39 books)
(The Pentateuch, The Law of Moses) Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy (History) Joshua Judges Ruth 1 Samuel 2 Samuel 1 Kings 2 Kings 1 Chronicles 2 Chronicles Ezra Nehemiah Esther (Poetry) Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Solomon (Major Prophets) Isaiah Jeremiah Lamentations Ezekiel Daniel (Minor Prophets) Hosea Joel Amos Obediah Jonah Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggar Zechariah Malachi
The New Testament(27 books)
(Gospels) Matthew Mark Luke John (Church History) Acts (of the Apostles) (Paul’s Letters to Church) Romans 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians 1 Thessalonians 2 Thessolonians (Paul’s Letters to Friends) 1 Timothy 2 Timothy Titus Philemon (General Letters) Hebrews James 1 Peter 2 Peter 1 John 2 John 3 John Jude (Prophesy)Revelation
Do you know your books of the bible? Can you list all 66 of them in chronological order?
That is an area where I definitely could stand improvement. I’ve got the gospels down. And most of the New Testament, but the Old Testament has always intimidated me. With all its big names and long genealogy. And laws.
The more familiar we become with God’s Word, and the better we understand the big picture of its’ story, the better equipped we will be to keep our own lives on track within God’s will, and the better equipped we will be to share it with others.
Jesus was known to have quoted from 24 different books of the Old Testament approximately 180 times while He walked this earth. How about you? How about me?
I challenge each of you, and myself included, to delve deeper into our bibles.
If you are a stock broker, you are familiar with reading the Dow. If you are a doctor, you know how to read an x-ray. If you are an attorney, you are familiar with reading contracts. As a Christian, we all should be familiar with reading our bibles.
The next time you are tempted to pick up a book for mere entertainment, why not pick up The Book instead? You just might learn something.
All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Love and laughter,