Books of the Bible: Old and New Testaments

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Genesis Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHOR: Moses  DATE: 1450-1410 B.C.  Genesis means “origin” and thus is the perfect title for the book that records the origins of all human...

The Five Books of Moses

The Five Books of Moses make up the Pentateuch. The word Pentateuch comes from two Greek words that mean “five books” or “five scrolls. The books tell of history from the beginning of time, with the creation of the world, to the death of Moses. The...

Exodus Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHOR: Moses    DATE: 1450-1410 B.C. The Hebrew title of the book is “The Names,” taken from the first verse, “these are the names of…” The...

Leviticus Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHOR: Moses  DATE: 1450-1410 B.C.  The English title of this book means “pertaining to the Levites.” The book is records practices for the...

Numbers Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHOR: Moses DATE: 1450-1410 B.C. The Hebrew title of the book means “in the wilderness of.” Most of the book records the history of the...

Deuteronomy Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHOR: Moses DATE: 1410 B.C. The Hebrew title of this book is taken from the opening phrase Eleh ha-devarim, “These are the words…” The...

Joshua Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHOR: Joshua DATE: 1400-1370 B.C. While Joshua is identified as the author of this book (24:1-26), there are a few sections (15:13-17, 24:29-31) that...

Judges Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHOR: Anonymous DATE: 1050-1000 B.C. The events of this book cover the turbulent period in Israel’s history from the conquest of Palestine to the...

Ruth Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHOR: Uncertain DATE: ca. 1000 B.C. The author is unknown, though Samuel is suggested by some. The events of the book of Ruth took place during the...

1 Samuel Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHORS: Samuel and others DATE: 930 B.C. and later The two books of Samuel are named for the key figure of the early chapters, the prophet Samuel....

2 Samuel Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHORS: Samuel and others DATE: 930 B.C. and later In the Hebrew Bible, 1 and 2 Samuel are a single book. On matters of authorship, date, and background,...

1 Chronicles Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHOR: Ezra DATE: 450-425 B.C. The books of 1 and 2 Chronicles were originally one book until 180 B.C.  The Hebrew title for the books means “the...

2 Chronicles Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHOR: Ezra DATE: 450-425 B.C. The books of 1 and 2 Chronicles were originally one book until 180 B.C.  The Hebrew title for the books means “the...

1 Kings Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHOR: Jeremiah DATE: ca. 550 B.C. Originally one book, 1 and 2 Kings get their names from the fact that they present the history of the kings of Israel....

2 Kings Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHOR: Jeremiah DATE: ca. 550 B.C. Originally one book, 1 and 2 Kings get their names from the fact that they present the history of the kings of Israel....

Ezra Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHOR: Ezra DATE: 450-444 B.C. The book is named after its principal character, Ezra, although Ezra is not mentioned in the book as the author. It is,...

Nehemiah Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHOR: Nehemiah DATE 445-425 B.C. As cupbearer to King Artaxerxes I, Nehemiah’s position was one of great honor and responsibility. Significant...

Esther Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHOR: Uncertain DATE: 465 B.C. We do not know who wrote the book of Esther, but it is believed that the author was a Jew (Jewish nationalism is clear in...

Job Overview and Outline

Please help us share God's truths and hope in Christ. A donation of any amount is greatly needed and appreciated. AUTHOR: Unknown (perhaps Job himself, Elihu, Moses, or Solomon) DATE: Uncertain.  Thought to be the oldest book.  While we do not know who wrote this...