Bible Summary


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Note: You'll find the New Testament summaries pretty complete,
while I'm working through the Old Testament ones.

Outline

Old Testament Books

BOOKS OF LAW

Genesis . . . The Beginning
Exodus . . . Deliverance Of Israel
Leviticus . . . Ceremonial Law
Numbers . . . Census Of Israel
Deuteronomy . . . Renewal Of The Law

BOOKS OF HISTORY

Joshua . . . Conquest Of Canaan
Judges . . . Israel Before The Kings
Ruth . . . Biography Of David's Great Grandmother
First Samuel . . . Reign Of Saul
Second Samuel . . . Reign Of David
First Kings . . . Reigns Of Solomon To Jehoshaphat
Second Kings . . . Reign Of Jehoram To Captivity
First Chronicles . . . History Of Judah Through David
Second Chronicles . . . History Of Judah Since David
Ezra . . . Beginning Of Jerusalem's Restoration
Nehemiah . . . Completion Of Jerusalem's Restoration
Esther . . . God's Care During Judah's Captivity

BOOKS OF POETRY

Job . . . Endurance Through Suffering
Psalms . . . Songs Of Praise To God
Proverbs . . . Wisdom From God
Ecclesiastes . . . Futility Of Life Without God
Song Of Solomon . . . Beauty Of Married Love

BOOKS OF PROPHECY

Isaiah . . . The Coming Messiah
Jeremiah . . . The Fall Of Judah
Lamenations . . . Sorrow For Jerusalem
Ezekiel . . . Warning Against Rebellion
Daniel . . . Faithfulness During Persecution
Hosea . . . Condemnation For Unfaithfulness
Joel . . . The Day Of The Lord
Amos . . . God's Unavoidable Punishment
Obadiah . . . The Fall Of Edom
Jonah . . . Salvation Through Repentance
Micah . . . Salvation From God
Nahum . . . The Fall Of Nineveh
Habakkuk . . . God's Compassion Even In Anger
Zephaniah . . . Judgment And Restoration Of Jerusalem
Haggai . . . Encouragement To Rebuild Jerusalem
Zechariah . . . Peace And Prosperity To Come
Malachi . . . Book Of Remembrance

New Testament Books

BOOKS OF HISTORY

Matthew . . . Good News For Jews
Mark . . . Good News For Romans
Luke . . . Good News For Greeks
John . . . Good News For All
Acts . . . Growth Of The Church

BOOKS OF INSTRUCTION

Romans . . . The Gospel According To Paul
First Corinthians . . . Unity Through Following Christ
Second Corinthians . . . Autobiography Of Paul
Galatians . . . Freedom In Christ
Ephesians . . . Pictures Of The Church
Philippians . . . Joy Of Life In Christ
Colossians . . . Supremecy Of Christ
First Thessalonians . . . Persistence In The Faith
Second Thessalonians . . . Preparation For The Second Coming
First Timothy . . . Sound Teaching
Second Timothy . . . The Work Of An Evangelist
Titus . . . The Faithful Word
Philemon . . . Freedom For Onesimus
Hebrews . . . A Better Covenant
James . . . Testing Of Faith
First Peter . . . Everlasting Inheritance
Second Peter . . . Assurance Of Salvation
First John . . . Living In Love
Second John . . . Walking In Truth
Third John . . . Acting In Faith
Jude . . . Defense Of The Cause

BOOK OF PROPHECY

Revelation . . . Triumph Of The Cause


Explanation Of Format Used

The Theme is my own idea, gathered from reading the book. It could change next time I read it.
The Key Verse is likewise.
The Author is often stated in the text; where it is not I show the best guess, from internal and external evidence.
The Date is also the best guess, from internal and external evidence.
The Quotable Quote is a verse or sequence of verses that either further illustrates the theme, states an important biblical principle, or for any other reason seems worth remembering.
The Chapter Summary consists of single sentences that simplify the remembering of the contents of the book, chapter by chapter. Where the book consists of a single chapter (i.e. is not divided into chapters), the null symbol ( ) is used in place of a chapter number.

The translation used is the New American Standard Bible, with the exception that I have replaced archaic pronouns (e.g. Thou), used only when referring to God, with their modern equivalents (e.g. You).
Quotation marks are only used when the words are being spoken by someone other than the author of the book.
When the word "LORD" or the word "GOD" appears in small caps in Old Testament quotes, it indicates that the original Hebrew contains the "tetragrammaton", i.e. the personal name of God.
When words appear in variable font, it indicates that these words do not appear in the original Hebrew or Greek, but were considered by the translators to be necessary for the text to make sense in English.


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