Order and Arrangement of the Holy Bible

Bible TabsThe Bible is written and arranged into 66 Books by 40 Authors and according to literature type.

The Old Testament period ended approximately 400 years prior to the time of the New Testament writings, however the books within each occurred at a varying times. For example, the events of Ezra and Nehemiah took place near the end of the Old Testament period, yet the books are listed before Job which is believed to be the oldest book in the bible in terms of when it was actually penned, and the events of which took place long before those in Ezra and Nehemiah.

 

Another important note, is that within each section of writing most books are in basic chronological order. For example, in the Old Testament prophets, Isaiah lived before Jeremiah. In the Books of Moses, Genesis took place first and Deuteronomy took place last.

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Bible Timeline

Old Testament Timeline

Endtimes


Old Testament

the order include 39 books arranged as follows :

  • the Books of Moses (Genesis to Deuteronomy)
  • the Books of History (Joshua to 2 Chronicles)
  • the Books of Wisdom (Job to Song of Songs),
  • and the Prophets both Major and Minor (Isaiah to Malachi).

Order of the Writings

Job—Unknown
Genesis—1445-1405 BC
Exodus —1445-1405 BC
Leviticus —1445-1405 BC
Numbers—1445-1405 BC
Deuteronomy—1445-1405 BC
Psalms—1410-450 BC
Joshua—1405-1385 BC
Judges—ca. 1043 BC
Ruth—ca. 1030-1010 BC
Song of Solomon—971-965 BC
Proverbs—ca. 971-686 BC
Ecclesiastes—940-931 BC
1 Samuel—931-722 BC
2 Samuel—931-722 BC
Obadiah—850-840 BC
Joel—835-796 BC
Jonah—ca. 775 BC
Amos—ca. 750 BC
Hosea—750-710 BC
Micah—735-710 BC
Isaiah—700-681 BC
Nahum—ca. 650 BC
Zephaniah—635-625 BC
Habakkuk—615-605 BC
Ezekiel—590-570 BC
Lamentations—586 BC
Jeremiah—586-570 BC
1 Kings—561-538 BC
2 Kings—561-538 BC
Daniel 536-530BC
Haggai—ca. 520 BC
Zechariah—480-470 BC
Ezra—457-444 BC
1 Chronicles—450-430 BC
2 Chronicles—450-430 BC
Esther—450-331 BC
Malachi—433-424 BC
Nehemiah—424-400 BC

 

Order of Chronology

Genesis 1 – 22
Job
Genesis 23 – 50
Exodus
Psalm 90
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
Psalm 91
Joshua
Judges
Ruth
I Samuel 1 – 16:13
Psalm 23
I Samuel 16:14 – 19:11
Psalm 59
I Samuel 19:12 – 21:15
Psalms 34, 56
I Samuel 22:1, 2
Psalms 57, 142
I Samuel 22:3-23
Psalm 52
I Samuel 23
Psalms 54, 63
I Samuel 24 – 31
II Samuel 1 – 7
Psalm 30
II Samuel 8:1-14
Psalm 60
II Samuel 8:15 – 12:14
Psalms 51, 32
II Samuel 12:15 – 15:37
Psalms 3, 69
II Samuel 16 – 20
Psalms 64, 70
II Samuel 21, 22
Psalm 18
II Samuel 23, 24
Psalms 4 – 9, 11 – 17, 19 – 22, 24 – 29, 31, 35 – 41, 53, 55, 58, 61, 62,
Psalms 65, 68, 72, 86, 101, 103, 108 – 110, 138 – 141, 143 – 145
I Kings 1 – 4
Proverbs
Song of Solomon
I Kings 5 – 11
Ecclesiastes
I Kings 12 – 22
II Kings 1 – 14:25
Jonah
II Kings 14:26-29
Amos
II Kings 15 – 25
Psalms 1, 2, 10, 33, 43, 66, 67, 71, 89, 92 – 100,
Psalms 102, 104 – 106, 111 – 125, 127 – 136, 146 – 150
I Chronicles 1 – 16
Psalms 42, 44 – 50, 73 – 85, 87, 88
I Chronicles 17 – 29
II Chronicles 1 – 21
Obadiah
II Chronicles 22
Joel
II Chronicles 23 – 26:8
Isaiah 1 – 5
II Chronicles 26:9 – 23
Isaiah 6
II Chronicles 27 – 32
Isaiah 7 – 66
Hosea
Micah
Nahum
II Chronicles 33, 34
Zephaniah
II Chronicles 35
Habakkuk
Jeremiah 1 – 6, 11, 12, 26, 7 – 10, 14 – 20, 35, 36, 45, 25, 46 – 49,
Jeremiah 13, 22 – 24, 27 – 29, 50, 51, 30 – 33, 21, 34, 37 – 39, 52, 40 – 44
Lamentations
II Chronicles 36:1 – 8
Daniel
II Chronicles 36:9 – 21
Psalm 137
Ezekiel
II Chronicles 36:22, 23
Ezra 1 – 5:1
Haggai
Zechariah
Psalms 107, 126
Ezra 5:2 – 6:22
Esther
Ezra 7 – 10
Nehemiah
Malachi

New Testament

the 27 books of the New Testament include:
  • four Gospels (Matthew to John),
  • one book of history (Acts)
  • the Epistles or Letters (Romans to Jude)
  • one book of prophecy (Revelation).

Order of the Writings

James—AD 44-49
Galatians—AD 49-50
Matthew—AD 50-60
Mark—AD 50-60
1 Thessalonians—AD 51
2 Thessalonians—AD 51-52
1 Corinthians—AD 55
2 Corinthians—AD 55-56
Romans— AD 56
Luke—AD 60-61
Ephesians—AD 60-62
Philippians—AD 60-62
Philemon—AD 60-62
Colossians—AD 60-62
Acts—AD 62
1 Timothy—AD 62-64
Titus—AD 62-64
1 Peter—AD 64-65
2 Timothy—AD 66-67
2 Peter—AD 67-68
Hebrews—AD 67-69
Jude—AD 68-70
John—AD 80-90
1 John—AD 90-95
2 John—AD 90-95
3 John—AD 90-95
Revelation—AD 94-96

 

Order of Chronology

Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts 1 – 14
James
Acts 15
Galatians
Acts 16
Philippians
Acts 17:1 – 10
I Thessalonians
II Thessalonians
Acts 17:11 – 18:11
I Corinthians
II Corinthians
Acts 18:12 – 20:1
Ephesians
Romans
Acts 10:2 – 28:30
Colossians
Hebrews
Titus
Philemon
I Timothy
II Timothy
I Peter
II Peter
I John
II John
III John
Jude
Revelation