Books of the Bible

GENESIS

  Book of  “Beginnings”

Key Verse:  Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

Creation – Chapters 1-2

Adam & Eve – Chapters 2-3

Cain & Abel – Chapter 4

Noah – Chapters 6-10

Tower of Babel – Chapter 11

Abraham – Chapters 12-25

Jacob – Chapters 25-36

Joseph – Chapters 37-50

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EXODUS

Book of  “Going Out”

                       Key Verse:  Exodus 20:2, “I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee            out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.”

Moses’ Birth – Chapters 1-2

Burning Bush – Chapters 3–4

Confrontations with Pharoah – Chapters 5-7

Plagues in Egypt – Chapters 8-11

Deliverance from Egypt – Chapters 12-19

10 Commandments – Chapter 20

Law is Given – Chapters 21-32

Wilderness Wanderings – Chapters 33-40

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LEVITICUS

Book of “The Law”

Key Verse:  Leviticus 19:2, “Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.”

Offerings – Chapters 1-7

Aaron & Sons Appointed Priests – Chapters 8-10

Clean & Unclean – Chapter 11-12,15

Leprosy – Chapters 13-14

Day of Atonement – Chapter 16

Sacrifices – Chapter 17

Moral Laws – Chapter 18

Civil Laws – Chapters 19-20

Ceremonial Laws – Chapters 21-22

Feasts – Chapter 23

Administering the Law – Chapters 24-27

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NUMBERS

Book of “Numbering”

       Key Verse(s):  Numbers 6:24-26, “The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:  the LORD make His face shine upon thee… and give thee peace.”

Numbering of the Tribes – Chapter 1

Order of Encampment – Chapter 2

Levite’s Service – Chapters 3-4

God’s Instructions – Chapters 5-10

Murmuring in the Wilderness – Chapters 11-12

Spies in Promised Land – Chapters 13-14

40 Years in the Wilderness – Chapters 15-25

New Generation Numbered – Chapter 26

Prepare to Enter Promised Land – Chapters 27-36

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DEUTERONOMY

Book of “Second Giving of The Law”

Key Verse(s):  Deuteronomy 6:4-5, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:  And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”

Review of Wilderness Wanderings – Chapters 1-4,8

Ten Commandments Restated – Chapters 5-6, 9

Chosen Because of Love – Chapter 7

Warnings – Chapters 10-11

Conditions of Blessing – Chapters 12-26

Instructions Living in Promised Land – Chapters 27-30

Book of Law in Ark of Covenant – Chapter 31

Moses’ Encouragement, Last Words – Chapters 31-33

Moses’ Death – Chapter 34

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JOSHUA

Book of  “Jesus”/”Saviour”

       Key Verse:  Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid…                                                for the LORD thy God is with thee.”

Joshua Takes Command – Chapter 1

Rahab and the Spies – Chapter 2

Crossing Over Jordan – Chapters 3-5

Battle of Jericho – Chapter 6

Conquest of Ai – Chapters 7-8

Victories in the Land – Chapters 9-11

Dividing the Promised Land – Chapters 12-22

Tabernacle Set-up in Shiloh – Chapter 18

Last Words of Joshua – Chapters 23-24

Joshua’s Death – Chapter 24

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JUDGES

Book of “Thirteen Judges of Israel”

Key Verse:  Judges 17:6, “In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”

Conquest of Land by Tribes – Chapter 1

God Appoints Judges – Chapters 2-12

Gideon Battles the Midianites – Chapters 6-7

Samson, the 13th Judge – Chapters 13-15

Samson & Delilah – Chapter 16

Confusion & Sin in the Land – Chapters 17-21

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RUTH

Book of “The Kinsman Redeemer”

Key Verse:   Ruth 1:16, “And Ruth said… whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.”

 Move to Bethlehem – Chapter 1

Gleans in the Fields – Chapters 2-3

Redeemed by Boaz – Chapter 4

Great-Grandmother of King David – Chapter 4

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1 SAMUEL

Book of  “Prophet, Priest, & King”

Key Verse: 1 Samuel 16:7, “For the LORD seeth not as man seeth; For man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”

 Birth of Samuel – Chapter 1

Eli’s Evil Sons – Chapter 2

God Calls Samuel at Night – Chapter 3

Ark of the Covenant Taken – Chapters 4-6

Ark Returned to Israel – Chapter 7

Israel Demands a King – Chapter 8

Saul Becomes King – Chapter 9-15

David Chosen by God to be King – Chapter 16

David & Goliath – Chapter 17

Jonathan & David Best Friends – Chapter 18

King Saul Tries to Kill David – Chapters 19-20

David Flees from Saul’s Presence – Chapters 21-23

King Saul Chases David – Chapters 24-30

Samuel’s Death – Chapter 25

Death of Saul – Chapter 31

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2 SAMUEL

Book of  “David on the Throne”

Key Verse:  2 Samuel 5:4, “David was thirty years old when he  began to reign, and             he forty reigned years.”

David Mourns Saul & Jonathan’s DeathChapter 1

David Becomes KingChapter 2

War Between House of David & House of SaulChapters 3-5

David Brings Ark of the Covenant to JerusalemChapter 6

David Desires to Build House for God – Chapter 7

Establishment of David’s Kingdom – Chapters 8-10

David’s Great Sin – Chapter 11

David Repents – Chapter 12

Sin in David’s House – Chapters 13-14

Absalom Takes the Kingdom – Chapters 15-18

Absalom Dies – Chapter 18

David Returns as King to Jerusalem – Chapter 19

Trouble in the Land – Chapters 20-21

David’s Song – Chapter 22

Last Words of David – Chapter 23

David’s Buys Threshing Floor – Chapter 24

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1 KINGS 

Book of  “Israel Divides”

Key Verse:  1 Kings 3:9, “Give therefore Thy servant an understanding heart to judge Thy people, that I may discern between the good and bad.”

Solomon Becomes King – Chapter 1

David’s Death – Chapter 2

Solomon’s Prayer for Wisdom – Chapters 3-4

Solomon Builds the Temple – Chapters 5-7

Ark of Covenant Brought to Temple – Chapter 8

Solomon’s Greatness – Chapters 9-10

Solomon’s Death – Chapter 11

Kingdom Divided – Chapters 12-16

Elijah on Mt. Carmel – Chapters 17-18

Evil King Ahab – Chapters 19-22

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2 Kings

Book of  “The Divided Kingdom”

Key Verse: 2 Kings 17:7, “For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt.”

Judah & Israel’s Kings – Chapters 1, 3, 9-16

Elijah Taken Up in Chariot – Chapter 2

Elisha & the Widow’s Increase of Oil – Chapter 4

Healing of Naaman the Leper – Chapter 5

Elisha’s Ministry – Chapters 6-8

Israel Taken into Captivity – Chapter 17

Judah’s Kings Continue to Reign – Chapter 18

King Hezekiah Sends for Isaiah – Chapter 19

Hezekiah’s Sickness & Recovery – Chapter 20

Judah’s Final Kings – Chapters 21-23

Judah & Jerusalem Rebel – Chapter 24

Seige & Taking of Jerusalem into Captivity – Chapter 25

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1 Chronicles

Book of  “Preparing to Build the Temple”

Key Verse:   I Chronicles 29:11, “Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is Thine.”

Adam to David Family Trees – Chapters 1-8

Priests & Levites to Serve in the Temple – Chapter 9

King Saul & His Family – Chapters 9-10

King David’s Reign – Chapters 11-23

Aaron’s Sons to Serve in the Temple – Chapters24-26

Captains, Rulers & Overseers of David’s Reign – Chapter 27

David’s Instructions & Plans for the Temple – Chapter 28

David Praises God – Chapter 29

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2 Chronicles

Book of  “The Temple’s Rise & Fall”

Key Verse:   2 Chronicles 6:14, “O LORD God of Israel, there is no God like Thee in the heaven,  nor in the earth;  which keepeth covenant, and sheweth mercy unto Thy servants that walk before Thee  with all their hearts.”

 Solomon’s Kingdom Established – Chapter 1

 Solomon Prepares to Build the Temple – Chapter 2

 Solomon Builds the Temple – Chapters 3-4

Ark Brought to the Temple – Chapter 5

 Solomon Dedicates Temple – Chapter 6

 God Accepts the Temple – Chapter 7

 Solomon’s Fame Spreads – Chapters 8-9

 Kingdom Divides into Judah & Israel – Chapters 10-12

 Southern Kingdom’s Loyalty to Temple – Chapters 13-36

 People of Judah Taken Captive to Babylon – Chapter 36

 Cyrus’ Decree to Rebuild the Temple – Chapter 36

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EZRA

Book of  “The Return to Jerusalem”

Key Verse:  Ezra, 7:10, “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.” 

Cyrus’ Decree to Rebuild the Temple – Chapter 1

People Return to Jerusalem – Chapter 2

Altar Set-Up & Worship Restored – Chapter 3

Work on the Temple Stopped – Chapter 4

Work on the Temple Begins Again – Chapter 5

Temple is Finished – Chapter 6

Ezra Sent to Jerusalem – Chapter 7

Those Who Returned with Ezra – Chapter 8

The People Sin; Ezra Prays – Chapter 9

The People Repent & Return to God – Chapter 10

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NEHEMIAH

Book of  “Rebuilding The Wall”

Key Verse: Nehemiah 1:3-4, “The wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.  And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept.”

 Nehemiah Told of Jerusalem’s Condition – Chapter 1

 King Sends Nehemiah to Jerusalem – Chapter 2

 Wall Begins to be Rebuilt – Chapter 3

 Enemies Try to Stop the Work – Chapters 4-5

 Wall is Finished – Chapter 6

 Genealogy of Those Who Returned – Chapter 7

 Law of Moses Read to People – Chapter 8

 People Repent – Chapter 9

 Renewed Covenant with God – Chapter 10

 Those Who Would Live in Jerusalem – Chapter 11

 Dedication of the Wall – Chapter 12

 Law Restored in Society – Chapter 13

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ESTHER

Book of  “God Protects His People”

                        Key Verse:  Esther 4:14, “Who knoweth whether thou                                                        art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Queen Vashti Disobeys the King – Chapter 1

Esther Made Queen – Chapter 2

Haman’s Plan to Kill the Jews – Chapter 3

Mordecai Tells Esther of the Plan – Chapter 4

Esther Goes Before the King – Chapter 5

King Honors Mordecai – Chapter 6

Haman Hanged – Chapter 7

Jews Allowed to Defend Themselves – Chapter 8

Jewish Victory – Chapter 9

Mordecai’s Greatness – Chapter 10

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 JOB

Book of  “Suffering”

Key Verse:  Job 1:21, “The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away;                                          blessed be the name of the LORD.”

Job’s Loss of Children and Health – Chapters 1-2

Job Laments His Birth – Chapter 3

Counsel of Job’s Friends – Chapters 4-37

The LORD Answers Job – Chapters 38-41

Job’s Family and Health Restored – Chapter 42

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PSALMS 

Book of  “Prayer and Praise”

Key Verse:  Psalm 23:1, “The LORD is my Shepherd;  I shall not want.”

Plea for Deliverance – Psalms 1-41

Forgiveness – Psalms 42-72

The Righteous Judge – Psalms 73-89

God’s Sovereignty – Psalm 90-106

Praise & Worship – Psalm 107-150

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PROVERBS

Book of  “Wisdom”

Key Verse:  Proverbs 9:10, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.”

Solomon’s Wise Words to Sons – Chapters 1-7

Wisdom Better Than Rubies – Chapters 8-9

Folly of Sin – Chapters 10-19

Warnings and Instruction – Chapters 20-29

God’s Word is Pure – Chapter 30

Virtuous Woman – Chapter 31

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ECCLESIASTES

Book of  “Man Under the Sun”

Key Verse:  Ecclesiastes 3:1, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every                purpose under the heaven.”

All is Vanity – Chapters 1-2

Seasons of Life – Chapters 3-10

Conclusion of the Matter – Chapter 11-12