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The Chronological Order of Scripture



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The Old Testament in Historical order:
This Bible reading will take you through the entire Old Testament in an historical linier timeline order with the first events first to the last. The events have been arranged in order of when they were written.

CREATION

God Creates the Universe: Gen 1:1-2:4a
God Creates Adam and Eve: Gen 2:4b-25
Fall
Forbidden Fruit: Gen 3:1-24
The Murder: Gen 4:1-15
The First Families: Gen. 4:16- 5:32
Flood
The Daughters of Men: Gen 6:1-8
Building the Ark: Gen 6:9-8:22
Noah Commences the Human race again: Gen 9:1-28
The progeny of Noah: Gen 10:1-32
Babel/Nations
Mans pride forms separatism and the nations while loosing a unifying language: Gen 11:1-9

THE PATRIARCHS   (Job 1:1-42:17; Genesis 12:1-50:26)

The Suffering of Job: Job 1:1-2:13
Job's Opening Speech: Job 3:1-26
Job's Friends: Job 4:1-27:23
Wisdom: Job 28:1-28
Final Summary: Job 29:1-37:24
Job's Closing Speech: Job 38:1-42:6
Job's Suffering Reversed: Job 42:7-17
Abraham: (the Promise of a Son): Genesis 11:27-20:18
The Sojourn to Canaan (Promise of Descendents and Land): Gen 11:27-32
The first Great Commission and Promised Blessings: Gen 12:1-20
Abraham and Lot: Gen 13:1-14:24
The Promise of God to Abraham: Gen 15:1-21
Hagar and Ishmael: Gen 16:1-16
God's Covenant with Abraham and Circumcision instituted Gen 17:1-27
The Promise of God for a Son: Gen 18:1-15
Abraham, Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah: Gen 18:16-19:38
Abraham and Abimelech: Gen 20:1-18
Isaac (strife between Brothers): Genesis 21:1-27:40
The Birth of Isaac: Gen 21:1-7
Hagar and Ishmael: Gen 21:8-21
Abraham Offers Isaac to God: Gen 22:1-19
Sarah's Death: Gen 23:1-20
Isaac and Rebekah: Gen 24:1-67
Abraham Dies: Gen 25:1-10
Jacob and Esau's Birth: Gen 25:19-34
Conflict over Abraham's Water rights: Gen 26:1-33
God Chooses Jacob over Esau: Gen 27:1-40
Jacob: (Exile and God's Blessing and Protection): Genesis 27:41-37:1
Jacob Flees to Laban: Gen 27:41-28:9
Jacob's Dream at Bethel: Gen 28:10-22
Jacob's Marriage: Gen 29:1-30:24
Jacob's First Scheme: Gen 30:25-43
Jacob and Laban: Gen 31:1-55
Jacob Prepares to Meet Esau, wrestles with God, meets Esau: Gen 32:1-33:20
Dinah and the Shechemites: Gen 34:1-31
Returning to Bethel: Gen 35:1-15
The Death of Rachel and Isaac: Gen 35:16-29
Joseph (Loss and Restoration/Relationship with Brothers): Genesis 37:2-50:26
Joseph's Coat and Dreams leads to his enslavement): Gen 37:2-36
Judah and Tamar: Gen 38:1-30
The Wife of Potiphar: Gen 39:1-23
Joseph Interprets Dreams: Gen 40:1-41:57
The Brother's Journey to Egypt: Gen 42:1-47:12
Joseph Rise in Egypt: Gen 47:13-31
Manasseh, Ephraim: Gen 48:1-22
Jacob Blesses his Sons and Dies: Gen 49:1-50:14
Joseph Reassures his brothers and dies: Gen 50:15-26

EXODUS   (Exodus 1:1-19:2)

Exodus from Egypt: 1:1-13:16
The Oppression of Israel and the Birth of the Rescuer and Lawgiver Moses: Ex 1:1-2:10
Moses Flees Israel: Ex 2:11-25
Moses Encounters God: Ex 3:1-4:17
Moses Returns to Egypt: Ex 4:18-31
Moses and Pharaoh: Ex 5:1-7:13
Plagues in Egypt: Ex 7:14-11:10
The Passover and Redemption: Ex 12:1-13:16
Journey into the Wilderness: 13:17-19:2
Departure from Egypt: Ex 13:17-15:27
Water, Manna, and Quail: Ex 15:22-17:7
Amalekites and Arrival: 18:1-19:2

COVENANT   (Exodus 19:3-Deuteronomy 34:12)

God's Treaty (Exodus 19:3-Numbers 10:10
This section of the Pentateuch describes some of God's Law and requirements that Israel needed to survive before entering the promise land: Mt: Sinai (Exodus 19:3) and their departure (Numbers 10:10): Most scholars believe the time period is around one year:

Theophany on Sinai: 19:3-20:21 (10 commandments 20:1-17)
God is: 20:22-24:11 (judicial laws: 21:1-23:33)
Directions for building the Tabernacle: 24:12-18-34:28 (laws given: 25:2-31:17
Tabernacle building: 34:29-40:28 (laws followed 35:1-40:33)
Regulations about Worship and Sacrifices: Leviticus 1-10
Regulations about Purity: 11-18
Sacrificial laws and dedication: Lev: 1-10 (laws of sacrifice (1:2-9:24; purity laws 11-18)
Deployment orders and Holiness laws: Lev: 19:1-Num: 10:10 Lev 19:4-Num 9:14; Num: 9:15-10:10

O.T. Chronological Order Continued



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