Friday, October 5, 2012

Every Chapter of the Entire Bible in Chronological Order

It's a discovery that every student of Scripture makes eventually. What?! The Bible isn't in chronological order? No. Not even close. As a matter of fact, it is a pretty complicated puzzle to unravel and put back together all of the chapters in order from beginning to end.  

If you have ever had the desire  to read the Scriptures in chronological order, here is the whole of Scripture as the consensus of biblical scholars would order them in redemption history. (It is a given, of course, that many portions of Scripture--Job for instance--are very difficult to date).

Sources: This chart has been modified slightly and compressed from several sources including the following: esv.org/assets/pdfs/rp.chronological.pdfblueletterbible.org/dailyreading, biblestudytools.com/bible-reading-plan/chronological and backtothebible.org. 


OLD TESTAMENT IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER*
Gen 1-11
Job 1‐42
Gen 12‐50
Ex 1‐40
Lev 1‐27
Num 1‐36
Deut 1‐34
Ps 90, 91
Josh 1‐24
Judg 1‐21
Ruth 1‐4
1 Sam 1‐20
 Ps 11, Ps 59
1 Sam 21‐24
Ps 7, 27, 31, 34, 52, 56, 120, Ps. 140‐142
1 Sam 25‐27
Ps 17, Ps 35, Ps 54, Ps 63
1 Sam 28‐31, Ps 18
Ps 121, 123‐125, 128‐130
2 Sam 1‐4
Ps 6, 8‐10, 14, 16, 19, 21
1 Chr 1‐2
Ps 43‐45, 49, 84‐85, 87
1 Chr 3‐5
Ps 73, Ps 77‐78
1 Chr 6
Ps 81, Ps 88, Ps 92‐93
1 Chr 7‐10
Ps 102‐104
2 Sam 5, 1 Chr 11‐12
Ps 133
Ps 106‐107
2 Sam 6; 1 Chr 13‐16
Ps 1‐2, 15, 22‐24, 47, 68
Ps 89, Ps 96, Ps 100, Ps 101, Ps 105, 132
2 Sam 7; 1 Chr 17
Ps 25, 29, 33, 36, 39
2 Sam 8‐9, 1 Chr 18
Ps 50, 53, 60, 75, 76
2 Sam 10, 1 Chr 19, Ps 20
Ps 65‐67, Ps 69‐70
2 Sam 11‐12, 1 Chr 20
Ps 32, Ps 51, Ps 86, Ps 122
2 Sam 13‐15
Ps 3‐4, 12‐13, 28, 55
2 Sam 16‐18
Ps 26, 40, 58, 61‐62, 64
2 Sam 19‐21
Ps 5, Ps 38, Ps 41‐42
2 Sam 22‐23, Ps 57
Ps 95, Ps 97‐99
2 Sam 24, 1 Chr 21‐22, Ps 30
Ps 108‐110
1 Chr 23‐25
Ps 131, 138‐139, 143‐145
1 Chr 26‐29, Ps 127
Ps 111‐118
1 Kgs 1‐2,
Ps 37, 71, 94, 119
1 Kgs 3‐4, 2 Chr 1,
Ps 72
Sng 1‐8
Prov 1‐24
1 Kgs 5‐6, 2 Chr 2‐3
1 Kgs 7, 2 Chr 4
1 Kgs 8, 2 Chr 5
2 Chr 6‐7, Ps 136
Ps 134, Ps 146‐150
1 Kgs 9, 2 Chr 8
Prov 25‐29
Eccl 1‐12
1 Kgs 10‐11, 2 Chr 9
Prov 30‐31
1 Kgs 12‐14
2 Chr 10‐12
1 Kgs 15; 2 Chr 13‐16
1 Kgs 16; 2 Chr 17
1 Kgs 17‐22
2 Chr 18-23
Obad 1, Ps 82‐83
2 Kgs 1‐13
2 Chr 24
2 Kgs 14, 2 Chr 25
Jonah 1‐4
2 Kgs 15, 2 Chr 26
Isa 1‐8
Amos 1‐9
2 Chr 27,
Isa 9‐12
Mic 1‐7
2 Chr 28, 2 Kgs 16‐17
Isa 13‐27
2 Kgs 18:1‐8, 2 Chr 29‐31
Ps 48
Hos 1‐14
Isa 28‐48
2 Kgs 18-19
Ps 46, Ps 80, Ps 135
Isa 49‐66
2 Kgs 20‐21
2 Chr 32‐33
Nahum 1‐3
2 Kgs 22‐23, 2 Chr 34‐35
Zeph 1‐3
Jer 1‐40
Ps 74, Ps 79
2 Kgs 24‐25, 2 Chr 36
Hab 1‐3
Jer 41‐52
Lam 1-5
Ezek 1‐48
Joel 1‐3
Dan 1‐12
Ezra 1‐6
Ps 137
Hag 1‐2
Zech 1‐14
Est 1‐10
Ezra 7‐10
Neh 1‐13
Ps 126
Mal 1‐4

NEW TESTAMENT IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER*
Luke 1, John 1
Matt 1, Luke 2
Matt 2,
Matt 3, Mark 1, Luke 3
Matt 4, Luke 4‐5,
Mark 2
John 2-5
Matt 12; Mark 3,
Luke 6
Matt 5‐8
Luke 7
Matt 11
Luke 11
Matt 13, Luke 8
Mark 4‐5
Matt 9‐10
Matt 14, Mark 6,
Luke 9
John 6
Matt 15, Mark 7
Matt 16, Mark 8,
Matt 17, Mark 9,
Matt 18
John 7‐8
John 9-10
Luke 10‐16
John 11
Luke 17-18
Matt 19, Mark 10
Matt 20‐21
Luke 19
Mark 11, John 12
Matt 22, Mark 12
Matt 23, Luke 20‐21
Mark 13
Matt 24-26
Mark 14
Luke 22,
John 13‐17
Matt 27, Mark 15
Luke 23, John 18‐19
Matt 28, Mark 16
Luke 24, John 20‐21
Acts 1‐14
Jas 1‐5
Acts 15‐16
Gal 1‐6
Acts 17
1 Thes 1‐5
2 Thes 1‐3
Acts 18-19
1 Cor 1‐16
2 Cor 1‐13
Acts 20
Rom 1‐16
Acts 21-28
Col 1‐4,
Phm 1
Eph 1‐6
Phil 1‐4
1 Tim 1‐6
Titus 1‐3
1 Pet 1‐5
Heb 1‐13
2 Tim 1‐4
2 Pet 1‐3,
Jude 1
1 Jn 1‐5
2 Jn 1
3 Jn 1
Rev 1‐22

6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this!

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  2. I used this list to make a playlist for my audio bible that I listen to on my commute to work. Thank you very much!

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  3. thank you very much. that's what I am looking for...

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  4. I knew the books weren't in order but I didn't realize that specific chapters of books factored into the order. Thank you so much.

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  5. Luke 11 is repeated. I believe the one after Matt 11 should be deleted. This leaves the correct 1189 total chapters.

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  6. 2 Kings 18:1-8...2 Kings 18-19? Should the second part be 2 Kings 18:9-19?

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