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Old May 26, '05, 9:31 pm
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Default Chronological arrangement of Scripture?

Somewhere I once saw a convenient arrangement of the Scriptures in chronological order. It did not keep all the books whole, for instance, one would read some Psalms, then some Samuel, then more Psalms, &c, or some of Acts, a letter of St. Paul, more Acts, &c. However, it was not an attempt to get every verse into chronological order and so did not mix up Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Most books were read whole even though they overlapped or repeated.

If someone could share a similar arrangement with me it would be appreciated.

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Old May 26, '05, 11:15 pm
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These are protestant sites. They're chronological(ish) but only have 66 books of course.

http://christianbeliefs.org/brs/biblereadingsch-00.html

http://www.backtothebible.org/devoti...int=&x=18&y=10

http://www.faithalone.org/resources/chron_bible.html

That third one is easy to print

Sorry they're not Catholic - I couldn't find one. Dozens of Protestant sites with chronological Bible reading schemes but no Catholic. Hope someone else can find some.
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I bought a NKJV chronological Bible at Walmart. It is just a paperback, & being a Protestant Bible, there is no deuterocanon, but it is set up this way. I like it a lot, because I can see what is happening around the times of the section I am reading....
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Old May 27, '05, 11:10 am
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Thank you, asteriod!
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Old Jun 2, '05, 7:21 am
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I made the following list from the third link asteroid gave. (I am not that interested in the links per-day suggestions, preferring my own pace.) I edited-in most of the deuterocanonical books but am not sure where to place Tobit. Suggestions would be appreciated.

Genesis 1-11
Job
Genesis 12-50
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers 1-15
Psalm 90
Numbers 16-36
Deuteronomy
Psalm 91
Joshua
Judges
Ruth
1 Samuel 1-17
Psalm 11
1 Samuel 18-20
Psalm 59
1 Samuel 21-24
Psalms 7,27,31,34,52,56,120,140-142
1 Samuel 25-27
Psalms 17,25,54,63
1 Chronicles 10
Psalm 18
1 Samuel 28-31
Psalms 121,123-125,128-130
2 Samuel 1-4
Psalms 6, 8-10, 14, 16, 19, 21
1 Chronicles 1-2
Psalms 43-45, 49, 84-85, 87
1 Chronicles 3-4
Psalms 73, 77-78
1 Chronicles 6
Psalms 81, 88, 92-93
1 Chronicles 7-10
Psalm 102-104
2 Samuel 5
1 Chronicles 11-12
Psalm 133, 106-107
2 Samuel 5:11-6:23
1 Chronicles 13-16
Psalms 1-2, 15, 22-24, 47, 68, 89, 96, 100, 101, 105, 132
2 Samuel 7
1 Chronicles 17
Psalms 25, 29, 33, 36, 39
2 Samuel 8-9
1 Chronicles 19
Psalm 20, 65-67, 69-70
2 Samuel 11-12
1 Chronicles 20
Psalms 32, 51, 86, 122
2 Samuel 13-15
Psalms 3-4, 12-13, 28, 55
2 Samuel 16-18
Psalms 26, 40, 58, 61-62, 64
2 Samuel 19-21
Psalms 5, 38, 41-42
2 Samuel 22-33
Psalms 57, 95, 97-99
1 Chronicles 21-22
2 Samuel 24
Psalms 30, 108-110
1 Chronicles 23-25
Psalms 131, 138-139, 143-145
1 Chronicles 26-29
Psalms 127, 111-118
1 Kings 1-2
Psalms 37, 71, 94, 119
2 Chronicles 1
1 Kings 3-4
Psalms 72, 119
Song of Songs 1-8
Proverbs 1-24
2 Chronicles 2-3
1 Kings 5-6
2 Chronicles 4
1 Kings 7
2 Chronicles 5
1 Kings 8
2 Chronicles 6-7
Psalms 136, 134, 146-150
2 Chronicles 8
1 Kings 9
Proverbs 25-29
Ecclesiastes 1-12
2 Chronicles 9
1 Kings 10-11
Proverbs 30-31
1 Kings 12-14
2 Chronicles 10-16
1 Kings 15-16
2 Chronicles 17
1 Kings 17-21
2 Chronicles 18
1 Kings 22
2 Chronicles 19-23
Obadiah
Psalms 82-23
2 Kings 1-13
2 Chronicles 24
2 Kings 14
2 Chronicles 25
Jonah
2 Kings 15
2 Chronicles 26
Isaiah 1-8
Amos
Isaiah 9-12
2 Chronicles 27
Micah
2 Kings 16-17
2 Chronicles 28
Isaiah 13-27
2 Kings 18
2 Chronicles 29-31
Psalm 48
Hosea 1-14
Isaiah 28-39
Psalm 76
Isaiah 40-48
2 Kings 18-19
Psalms 46, 80, 135
Isaiah 49-66
2 Kings 20-21
2 Chronicles 32-33
Nahum
2 Kings 22-23
Chronicles 34-35
Zephaniah
Jeremiah 1-40
Psalms 74, 79
2 Kings 24-25
2 Chronicles 36
Habakkuk
Judith
Jeremiah 41-52
Lamentations
Baruch
Ezekiel
Joel
Daniel
Ezra 1-6
Psalm 137
Haggai
Zechariah
Esther
Ezra 7-10
Nehemiah
Psalm 126
Malachi
1 Maccabees
2 Maccabees
Sirach
Wisdom
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts 1-14
James
Acts 15-16
Galatians
Acts 17-18:18
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
Acts 18:19-19:41
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Romans 1-3
Acts 20
Romans 4-16
Acts 21-28
Philemon
Colossians
Ephesians
Philippians
1 Timothy
Titus
1 Peter
Hebrews
2 Timothy
Jude
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Revelation
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I think Tobit should come after Ecclesiastes based on this link:
http://www.livius.org/be-bm/bible/bible_chronology.html
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Old Jan 6, '11, 2:53 pm
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Here is a plan to read the Bible in a year chronologically w/ CCC readings as well
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Old Jan 8, '11, 2:42 am
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I did some research and developed the following book chronology containing the dueterocannonical books.

CHRONOLOGICAL EPICS - by events mentioned in the text of the book ex: Genesis says "In the beginnig"

Pentatuech (Creation and the Law)

** * Genesis
** * Job
** * Exodus
** * Leviticus
** * Numbers
** * Deuteronomy

Conquest - 360 yrs

** * Joshua
** * Judges
** * Ruth

Kingdom - 460 yrs

** *1 Samuel - aka 1 Kings
** *2 Samuel - aka 2 Kings

** * (Poetical Books)
** * * * *Psalms
** * * * *Proverbs
** * * * *The Wisdom of Solomon - aka Wisdom - dueterocannonical
** * * * *Ecclesiastes
** * * * *Song of Solomon * * * * *- aka Canticles of Canticles

** * 1 Chronicles - aka 1 Paralipomenon
** * 2 Chronicles - aka 2 Paralipomenon

** * (Kingdom Divided)
** * *1*Kings *- aka 3 Kings
** * *2 kings *- aka 4 Kings
** * *Tobit * * - aka Tobias - dueterocannonical

** * (Pre-Exilic Prophets)
** * *Isaiah. * * - aka Isaias
** * *Jeramiah *- aka Jeremias
** * *Baruch * * - dueterocannonical
** * *Lamentations
** * *Hosea * * *- aka Osee
** * *Joel
** * *Amos
** * *Obadiah * - aka Abdias
** * *Jonah * * *- aka Jonas
** * *Micah * * *- aka Michaes
** * *Nahum
** * *Habbakuk - aka Habacuc
** * *Zephania *- aka Sophonias

Babylonian Exile - *70 yrs

** * *Judith * * - deuterocannonical
** * *Esther
** * *Ezra * * * - aka 1 Esdras*
** * *Nehemiah - aka 2 Esdras

** * *(Exilic Prophets)
** * * Ezekiel - aka Ezechiel
** * * Daniel

Return from exile (Post-Exilic Prophets)

** * *Haggai * * - aka Aggeus
** * *Zachariah - aka Zacharias
** * *Malachi * *- aka Malachias


The Seleucids - 400 yrs

** * Sirach * * * * - aka Ecclesiasticus - dueterocannonical
** * 1 Maccabees - aka 1 Machabees - dueterocannonical
** * 2 Maccabees - aka 2 Machabees - dueterocannonical

The Roman Empire - The New Testament

** * (The Gospels)
** * * *Matthew
** * * *Mark
** * * *Luke
** * * *John
** * * *Acts
** **
** * (The Epistles)
** * * *James
** * * *Galatians
** * * *1 Thessalonians
** * * *2 Thessalonians
** * * *1 Corinthians
** * * *2 Corinthians
** * * *Romans
** * * *Colossians
** * * *Philemon
** * * *Ephesians*
** * * *Philippians*
** * * *1 Timothy
** * * *Titus
** * * *1 Peter
** * * *Hebrews
** * * *2 Timothy
***** **2 Peter
** * * *Jude
** * * *1 John
** * * *2 John
** * * *3 John
***** **
** *Revelation of John - aka The Apocalypse
** * * *
***** **
** * * *
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I did a little more research and applied a few amendments/corrections to my original list. I re-arranged the placement of chronicles,kings and judith and tobit based on further reaearch. Keep in mind that by trying to order this chronologically by book - not by verse- the order will not be perfect and there will be overlapping parts. But, if you want to read one book at a time, this is the best I can provide for now.

CHRONOLOGICAL EPICS - by events mentioned in the text of the book ex: Genesis says "In the beginning"

Pentatuech (Creation and the Law)

** * Genesis
** * Job
** * Exodus
** * Leviticus
** * Numbers
** * Deuteronomy

Conquest - 360 yrs

** * Joshua
** * Judges
** * Ruth

Kingdom - 460 yrs

** *1 Samuel - aka 1 Kings
** *2 Samuel - aka 2 Kings

** * (Poetical Books)
** * * * *Psalms
** * * * *Proverbs
** * * * *The Wisdom of Solomon - aka Wisdom - dueterocannonical
** * * * *Ecclesiastes
** * * * *Song of Solomon * * * * *- aka Canticles of Canticles

** * 1 Chronicles - aka 1 Paralipomenon
** * 1 Kings * * * - aka 3 Kings

** * (Kingdom Divided and Assyrian Captivity)
** * *2 Chronicles - aka 2 Paralipomenon
** * *2 kings * * * - aka 4 Kings
** * *Judith * * * * - deuterocannonical
** * *Tobit * * * * *- aka Tobias - dueterocannonical

** * (Pre-Exilic Prophets)
** * *Isaiah. * * - aka Isaias
** * *Jeremiah *- aka Jeremias
** * *Baruch * * - dueterocannonical
** * *Lamentations
** * *Hosea * * *- aka Osee
** * *Joel
** * *Amos
** * *Obadiah * - aka Abdias
** * *Jonah * * *- aka Jonas
** * *Micah * * *- aka Michaes
** * *Nahum
** * *Habbakuk - aka Habacuc
** * *Zephania *- aka Sophonias

Babylonian Exile - *70 yrs

** * *Esther
** * *Ezra * * * - aka 1 Esdras*
** * *Nehemiah - aka 2 Esdras

** * *(Exilic Prophets)
** * * Ezekiel - aka Ezechiel
** * * Daniel

Return from Babylonian Exile*

** * *(Post-Exilic Prophets)
** * *Haggai * * - aka Aggeus
** * *Zachariah - aka Zacharias
** * *Malachi * *- aka Malachias


The Seleucids - 400 yrs

** * Sirach * * * * - aka Ecclesiasticus - dueterocannonical
** * 1 Maccabees - aka 1 Machabees - dueterocannonical
** * 2 Maccabees - aka 2 Machabees - dueterocannonical

The Roman Empire - The New Testament

** * (The Gospels)
** * * *Matthew
** * * *Mark
** * * *Luke
** * * *John
** * * *Acts
** **
** * (The Epistles)
** * * *James
** * * *Galatians
** * * *1 Thessalonians
** * * *2 Thessalonians
** * * *1 Corinthians
** * * *2 Corinthians
** * * *Romans
** * * *Colossians
** * * *Philemon
** * * *Ephesians*
** * * *Philippians*
** * * *1 Timothy
** * * *Titus
** * * *1 Peter
** * * *Hebrews
** * * *2 Timothy
***** **2 Peter
** * * *Jude
** * * *1 John
** * * *2 John
** * * *3 John
***** **
** *Revelation of John - aka The Apocalypse
** * * *
***** **
** * * *
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I got the following from the Bible Timeline Chart by Jeff Cavins et al:
In a nutshell there are 14 books that provide the storyline. The Old and New Testaments do not read like novels obviously. But if you read these books in order, you'll get the storyline:
Genesis
Exodus
Numbers
Joshua
Judges
1 Samuel
2 Samuel
1 Kings
2 Kings
Ezra
Nehemiah
1 Maccabees
Luke
Acts
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Quote:
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Here is a plan to read the Bible in a year chronologically w/ CCC readings as well
Thank you very much! I came to this forum looking for exactly that!



Here is a detailed list of the protestant accepted books:

http://www.biblegateway.com/resource...onological.php


sample:

book of Ruth
1 Samuel 7-10, 12 King Saul
1 Samuel 15-20, 28, and 31 King Saul
2 Samuel 5-8, 1 Chronicles 15-17 King David
2 Samuel 11-13, 15, and 18 King David
1 Chronicles 21-22, and 28-29 King David
Psalms 1, 8, 19, 23, 51, 100, 103 and 139 Psalms of King David
1 Kings 3, 6-12 King Solomon
2 Chronicles 5-10 King Solomon
Ecclesiastes 1-5 and 12 King Solomon
Song of Songs 1-2, Proverbs 1-3 King Solomon
2 Chronicles 14-16 King Asa

When you read them in the order they took place so much more wisdom is revealed it is amazing. You gain a far better understanding of how they relate to one another and the reasons that things were done - because you see the context of WHEN it happened with what happened before.

I have not yet found a chronological Bible officially endorsed by the Roman Ctholic church, so I'll just have to use one of the lists like the excellent one above and flip pages to get to the right reading for chronological order. If anyone does find a chronological printing of the Bible including all the books please let me know.

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Mike
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Old Jun 28, '11, 12:23 pm
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Here's something I've been working on for a long time. I organized the Bible in chronological order. Be sure to open it with Word.

https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B-w...xMzhm&hl=en_US

NB This is in a quasi-traditional sequential order, not a strictly historical order (ex. Even though the book of Wisdom was written in the 1st century BC, I placed it so it would seem that Solomon had written it.)
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If you want to read the Gospels in Chronological Order you can get a parallel Gospel. I have one at home.

None on the list seems to have John 1:1 being read anywhere near Gen 1:1
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There are at least two different ways to approach the chronological arrangement of the bible:

1. *When the particular book or section was actually written. *This arrangement is found through scholars and historians and so forth who do biblical research to try to determine about what time a particular section of the bible was written down in history. *Using this kind of research it has been determined that the book of psalms and deuteronomy were probably written down before the book of genisis. *This order is usually never used when trying to make a list of readings that attempts to turn the the bible into a long chronologically coherent narrative. Occassionally this type of order can be confused with the other type of order - I guess maybe because some people persist in believing that such things as *Genesis was written first because it addresses the beginning of everything.

2. Arranged by the apparent time period mentioned in the actual book or section. *This is the order most lists attempt. *This is an attemp to make the passages read like a sequential account of chronological *occurrences. *Thus, this arrangement places genesis chapter 1 at the beginning since the book talks about the beginning of everything. *Psalms gets placed around the time of the first temple and may be attributed to Solomon. *

So I guess a point to be made here is that when we read somewhere of how a section should be ordered *, we have to consider which arrangement type is in use.

I believe scholars have determined that the book of Tobit was written many years after the author claims he had written the book. *This may present a problem for many fundamentalist protestants who may believe that every word of the bible is true (including historically accurate). * Catholics , on the other hand, believe that the bible is inspired by God and more for telling us about God's relationship to people and not necessarily about history.

It is still helpful for Catholics to read the bible from a chronological perspective since this may help us better understand each book in its supposed chronological context. *It is also very helpful to read a good book about bible history.*
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I know this thread is a year old, but I'm so glad I came across it. When I first chose to follow the call to Catholicism (November '11) I couldn't find many Catholic Bible reading plans and I was used to the plethora available for Protestants.

I read the Protestant Bible chronologically one year and really loved it...it was so much easier for me to keep track of what was going on, especially in the Old Testament. Looking forward to starting a chronological plan with my Catholic Bible.

Thanks to everyone on this post that put in time and effort to figure it out.
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