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31 Chronological segments of the Biblical Account

Updated: Jan 7, 2023

With a spirit to influence and improve bible literacy I have provided an chorological segmental of the Bible.

|-------------------------------- Genesis ------------------------------------|

From the creation of Adam, Genesis covers ~2,400 years, and hence I have segmented it into 7.

1. Creation and fall [God the creator, blesser, and the merciful] 2. Noah and flood [Noachide Covenant (Genesis 8:20 - 9:17)] 3. The tower of babel and genealogy up to Abraham 4. The call of Abraham [Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 17:1-21)] 5. Isaac and Rebecca 6. Jacob and Esau 7. Jacob and his sons |------------------------------------ Job --------------------------------------| 8. Job (Job) |---------- Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy -------------|

I segmented the rest of Pentateuch (apart from Genesis) into 4 segments.

9. Moses and the exodus (Exodus) [Mosaic Covenant (Exodus 19:3-6)] 10. The Tabernacle and the commandments (Exodus & Leviticus) 11. In the wilderness, rebellion, and battles (Numbers) 12. Repetition of the law for the new generation (Deuteronomy)

|------------------- Joshua, Judges, Ruth, & 1 Samuel -----------------|

From Joshua to King Saul there can be 2 segments. Remember Prophet Samuel was judge and a prophet.

13. Joshua and the conquest (Joshua) 14. Time of the judges (Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel) |--- 2 Samuel, Psalms, 1 Kings, 1 Chronicles, Proverbs, Songs of Solomon, Ecclesiastes ---|

These 2 segments across seven books can represent the United Kingdom of Israel under King David and King Solomon.

15. United Kingdom of Israel – [King David] [Davidic Covenant (2 Samuel 7:8-17)] 16. United Kingdom of Israel – [King Solomon] |------- 2 Kings 12+, 2 Chronicles 10+, Jonah, Amos, Isaiah, Hosea, Micah -------|

These 2 segments across seven books can represent the divided Kingdom of Israel and the powerful ministry of Elijah and Elisha. The other prophetic books were contemporaries of the Kings in the divided Kingdom.

17. The divided Kingdom 18. Elijah and Elisha |------ 2 Kings 21+, 2 Chronicles 30+, Jeremiah, Nahum, Zephaniah ------|

This 1 segments across five books can represent the fall of the divided Kingdom.

19. Fall of the divided Kingdom - The promise of the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-37) |----- 2 Kings 24+, Lamentation, Ezekiel, Daniel, Obadiah, Habakkuk ----|

This 1 segments across six books can represent the time of exile in Assyria and Babylon.

20. Exile – Assyrian and Babylonian |------- Esther, Nehemiah, Ezra, Zechariah, Haggai, Joel, Malachi ---------|

This last segments in the old testament across seven books can represent the restoration of Jerusalem after the exile.

21. Restoration of Jerusalem

The old testament can be divided into 21 segments, representing 67.7% of all the segments (21 out of 31) .

|------------ Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts 1:1-11 ------------|

22. Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ 23. Miracle of Jesus Christ 24. Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, & Luke) |---------------------------------- Acts ---------------------------------------|

25. Pentecost and the early church 26. Apostle Paul’s missionary journeys |--------- Thessalonians, Galatians, Corinthians, Romans ---------|

6 epistles written by Paul during his missionary journeys

27. Apostle Paul’s Journey Epistles |---------- Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon -----------|

4 epistles written by Paul from the prison

28. Apostle Paul’s Prison Epistles |---------------------------- Timothy, Titus ---------------------------------|

2 pastoral epistles written by Paul

29. Apostle Paul’s Pastoral Epistles |---------------- Peter, Jude, James, Hebrews, John ------------------|

8 general epistles written by various apostles

30. General Epistles |-------------------------------- Revelation ----------------------------------| 31. The Revelation of Jesus Christ

Comparing books of the old testament across - Protestant, Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and Tanak (Hebrew Bible) Bibles.

Share your thoughts and/or questions in the comments below. May the Lord richly bless you!

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