Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy
Joshua Judges Ruth
I Samuel II Samuel I Kings II Kings I Chronicles II Chronicles
Ezra Nehemiah Tobit Judith Esther I Maccabees II Maccabees
Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Songs Wisdom Sirach
Isaiah Jeremiah Lamentations Baruch Ezekiel Daniel
Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi
Matthew Mark Luke John
Acts of the Apostles
Romans I Corinthians II Corinthians Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians I Thessalonians II Thessalonians I Timothy II Timothy Titus Philemon Hebrews
James I Peter II Peter I John II John III John Jude
There are several good reasons to know the Order of the Books of the Bible.
The first and most important reason is to reduce the amount of time you spend looking for various scripture passages, so that you can spend more time actually reading them and getting to know them.
A second reason is that, once you get to know the Bible through reading it, you will want to share it with your friends. Finding a passage that you want to show your friend is made much easier if you know where, approximately, to start looking for it.
Related to this, sometimes you will encounter strangers who want to discuss the Bible with you. If you decide that you would like to do this, the ability to find passages quickly, either in your own Bible or in a Bible that they lend to you, will make you seem more like a knowledgeable person. They will respect what you have to say more easily, if you are not fumbling around, say, in the Pentateuch looking for something that's actually in the Gospels.
Of course, knowing why you're looking in the Bible is also important. Read the Bible frequently, and get to know what it has to say.
Here are some places to start:
These are just a sampling of Bible stories that will get you started. As you page through the Scriptures to find these stories, you will also encounter other great stories of the Bible that will also help to enrich your faith in God and provide you with many hours of inspiration.
When you have questions about what a particular passage of Scripture means, remember to write them down and bring them to class, or ask your parents and your priest. Parents, priests, and Religion teachers are always more than happy to help you understand your faith!
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