BIBLICAL BOOK / BIBLE BOOK SUMMARY
Summary of the books of the Bible
The Beginnings, describing the creation, the rebellion and sin of man and the early history of God’s people, through whom he introduces his plan of redemption.
The history of Israel’s departure from Egypt and the leadership of Moses; God’s covenant with Israel and the giving of the Law; the construction of the Tabernacle.
The laws by which God’s people can approach and maintain fellowship with their holy God.
The census of the people, and their wanderings in the wilderness, during which God prepares them for the Promised land.
Moses emphasizes the covenant and the Law to the people before his death.
The story of Israel’s conquest of Canaan and the division of the land among the tribes.
The continuing history of the Israelites as they learn that their turnings from God lead to oppression by enemies, which leads to repentance and deliverance through a judge.
The story of tragedy and love in the lives of ordinary people who become ancestors of David and of Jesus.
The history of Israel from the rule of Samuel, the last judge, to the reign of Saul.
The record of David’s reign.
1 & 2 KINGS
The last days of David’s reign, to Solomon’s reign and the division of the kingdom, after which the kings of both kingdoms are presented in historical order up to the release of Jehoiachin from prison in Babylonia about 561 B.C.
1 & 2 CHRONICLES
The official histories of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, including the genealogies and history from the reigns of David and Solomon to the captivity.
The story of the return of the Jews from the Babylonian captivity, and the rebuilding of the Temple.
A further account of the return from Exile; the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem, and the renewing of the covenant.
The story of a Jewess who becomes Queen of Persia and saves the Jewish people from destruction.
The story of the sufferings and faith of a man who learns to accept the sometimes baffling will of God.
Poems, prayers and praises written by David and others, expressing to God the emotion of personal experience.
The wise and practical sayings of Solomon and other wise men.
A book revealing how the search for happiness and satisfaction in earthly things apart from God always ends in vanity.
SONG OF SOLOMON
A love song presenting the courtship and marriage of man and woman, and illustrating the relationship between God and His people, and Christ and His Church.
Prophecies concerning Judah and Jerusalem, vivid messages of redemption for God’s people, and the hope for a Messiah.
Prophecies predicting the fall of Judah, the people’s sufferings and the final overthrow of their enemies.
A lament expressing grief over the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple.
Pronouncements of God’s judgment on the Jews, and messages of comfort in their captivity.
A story of some of the events of the captivity, and prophecies of Christ and the end times.
Hosea’s personal grief over his unfaithful wife illustrates God’s relationship with Israel.
Prophecies of God’s judgment of Judah, and the blessings that will follow repentance.
Predictions of judgment against Israel because of idolatry and oppressing the poor, and against surrounding nations, and glimpses of the Messiah’s kingdom.
Prophecies of the destruction of Edom and the deliverance which will be found in Zion.
The story of the prophet Jonah and of God’s concern and mercy towards nations who are willing to repent.
The pronouncement of judgment on Israel and Judah; the prediction of restoration and the Messiah’s reign.
Prediction of the downfall of Assyria.
A Prediction of the Babylonian invasion, the destruction of the Babylonians, and the restoration of God’s people.
A prediction of the overthrow of Judah because of idolatry, pride and materialism; and a foreshadowing of the ultimate deliverance and restoration of God’s people.
Prophecies and exhortations concerning the rebuilding of the Temple.
Prophecies relating to the rebuilding of the Temple and the coming of the Messiah and triumph of the kingdom of God.
Pronouncements of judgment for Israel’s sins and predictions of blessings for the repentant, and of the coming of Christ.
A history of the life of Christ, emphasising Jesus as the fulfillment of God’s covenant with Israel and the importance of Jesus’ teachings.
A history of the life of Christ, with special emphasis on the last week in Jerusalem, the crucifixion and resurrection.
The history of the life of Christ, emphasizing the person of Jesus and the people whose lives he touched.
The life of Christ, written to reveal that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.
The giving of the Holy Spirit, and the development and spread of Christianity in the Spirit’s power told in terms of people and places.
Paul’s explanation of the doctrine of justification through faith in Christ.
Paul’s letter to the church at Corinth, correcting their errors, rebuking their sins and exhorting them to practice Christ’s love.
Paul’s letter revealing his concern for the Corinthians and guiding them into lives of love and unity.
Paul’s proclamation of Christian liberty, firmly maintaining that man’s justification by God’s grace is through faith alone, not through works of the Law.
Paul’s treatise on the person of Christ and the Church, God’s household. Through which God’s wisdom and grace are revealed.
Paul’s love-letter, revealing the joy and beauty of the Christian life.
Paul combats errors and heresy by proclaiming the uniqueness and sufficiency of Jesus Christ as the only Saviour of all.
Paul’s concern for the people and an exhortation to faith, purity and holiness, waiting in hope for the Lord’s return.
Paul’s letter concerning the second coming of Christ.
1 & 2 TIMOTHY
Letters from Paul concerning the Church, and the qualifications and duties of church officers.
Paul’s letter to Titus, emphasising church order and sound doctrine.
Paul’s most personal letter, asking his friend to receive a runaway slave as a brother in Christ.
A defence of the Christian faith, emphasizing the sufficiency and finality of Christ, and the superiority of Christ’s priesthood, Christ’s covenant, and Christ’s sacrifice.
A letter concerning the practical aspects of the Christian faith, and emphasising that faith is shown to be alive and active by the work it produces.
A letter exhorting the people to a life of purity and spirituality, as God’s chosen, a royal priesthood.
A Reminder of the truth of Christ against heresies, and warnings to remain in this truth, looking towards the second coming of Christ.
The fundamentals of the Christian faith revealed in Jesus Christ.
The primary importance of love in Christian fellowship, and warnings against false teachers.
A letter concerning hospitality towards traveling Christian teachers.
Strong condemnation of false teachers, and admonitions to remain in the true faith of Christ.
A revelation stressing the lordship of Christ, the overruling sovereignty of God, and his final victory over all sin and evil.
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