Anatomy of the Bible

First off, I want say that I do not feel qualified to share about the bible, scripture, or theology. But feeling qualified isn’t about God but my own pride, so I’m learning to get over that. If you didn’t know, I started taking some theology classes. I’m only on my third class but each class is about 5-15 weeks of information and work. There was clapping and a rhythm to say these numbers but I will never forget this now. And I think that it’s some very valuable information. Simple and informative.

Also what was informative is the reminder that the Bible isn’t arranged in chronological order. You can actually take poetry and prophet sections and dropped them into the history section to best align with time. These books are just written by other authors so they are separated. *The Bible is written by man, but inspired/led/influenced by God* 

  • Pentateuch // First 5 books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
  • History // Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Ester
  • Poetry // Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon
  • Major Prophets // Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel
  • Minor Prophets // Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi
    • Why some major prophets and some minor? Some books are bigger than others. 
  • Gospels // Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John
  • History // Acts
  • Letters // Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1-3 John, and Jude
    • Epistles = Letters 
  • Prophecy // Revelation

If you’d like to print this and add it to the table of contents in your bible (that’s what I did), just click the image for a PDF version. I pray this blesses you with a little more understanding and encourages you to spend some extra time truly digging into your bible and what God has for you there.  

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