Chronologically, the Old Testament ends with the book of Nehemiah. Every book coming after it can be placed somewhere in the framework of events covered from Genesis through Nehemiah.

  1. Creation and Early Civilization (Genesis 1–5).
  2. Noah and the Flood (Genesis 6–11).
  3. Lives of the Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph) (Genesis 12–50). (The Book of Job belongs here.)
  4. Israelites in Egypt and the Wilderness (Exodus–Deuteronomy).
  5. Israelites Enter the Land of Canaan (Joshua).
  6. Israelites Ruled by Judges (Judges; 1 Samuel 1–8; Ruth).
  7. Israelites Form a United Kingdom under Saul, David, and Solomon (1 Samuel 9–2 Samuel 24; 1 Kings 1–11; 1 Chronicles 1–2 Chronicles 9). (Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon belong here.)
  8. Israelites Divide into Southern/Northern Kingdoms (1 Kings 12–2 Kings 25; 2 Chronicles 10–36). (Obadiah, Joel, Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Jeremiah, Lamentations belong here.)
  9. Israelites in Captivity (Ezekiel; Daniel).
  10. Judah Returns from Babylon to Canaan (Ezra; Nehemiah; Esther). (Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi belong here.)
  11. The 430 Years between the Old and New Testaments.
  12. The Earthly Life and Ministry of Christ (Matthew; Mark; Luke; John).
  13. Beginning and Growth of the Church (Acts).
  14. Christianity Applied: Individually and Congregationally (Romans–Jude).
  15. The Ultimate Victory of the Church (Revelation). —Hugh Fulford
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