Events of Each Section

Major Events of Each Section

Section 1
1. Creation—Genesis 1:1-2:25
2. The Fall —Genesis 3:1-24
3. The Flood—Genesis 6:5-7:24
4. God’s Covenant with Noah—Genesis 8:1-9:17
5. Tower of Babel—Genesis 11:1-9
6. The Call of Abram—Genesis 12:1-20
7. God’s Covenant with Abram—Genesis 15:1-21
8. Isaac’s Birth and ‘Sacrifice’—Genesis 21:1-22:19
9. Jacob and Esau Compete—Genesis 27:1-28:22
10. Jacob and Esau Reconcile—Genesis 32:1-33:20
11. Joseph Sold Into Egyptian Slavery—Genesis 37:1-36
12. Prison and a Promotion—Genesis 39:1-41:57
13. Ten Brothers Go To Egypt—Genesis 42:1-38
14. The Brothers Return—Genesis 43:1-44:34
15. Joseph Reveals His Identity—Genesis 45:1-46:7
16. Birth of Moses—Exodus 1:1-2:25
17. Moses and the Burning Bush—Exodus 3:1-22
18. The Ten Plagues—Exodus 6:28-11:10
19. Passover and Exodus—Exodus 12:1-42
20. Crossing the Red Sea—Exodus 13:17-14:31
21. The Ten Commandments—Exodus 19:1-20:21
22. The Golden Calf—Exodus 32:1-34:35

Section 2
23. Joshua Succeeds Moses—Joshua 1:1-18
24. Crossing the Jordan—Joshua 3:1-4:24
25. The Fall of Jericho—Joshua 5:13-6:27
26. Israel’s Disobedience—Judges 2:6-3:6
27. Deborah Leads Israel—Judges 4:1-5:31
28. Gideon Defeats the Midianites—Judges 6:1-7:25
29. Samson Defeats the Philistines—Judges 13:1-16:31
30. The Story of Ruth—Ruth 1:1-4:22
31. Samuel Listens to God—1 Samuel 1:1-3:21
32. King Saul—1 Samuel 8:1-10:27
33. David and Goliath—1 Samuel 16:1-18:16
34. David and Saul—1 Samuel 23:7-24:22
35. David Becomes King—2 Samuel 5:1-7:29
36. David and Bathsheba—2 Samuel 11:1-12:25
37. King Solomon—1 Kings 2:1-3:28
38. Solomon’s Temple—1 Kings 8:1-9:9
39. Elijah and the Prophets of Baal—1 Kings 16:29-19:18
40. The Fall of Jerusalem—2 Kings 25:1-30

Section 3
41. A Psalm of David—Psalm 23:1-6
42. A Psalm of Repentance—Psalm 51:1-19
43. A Psalm of David—Psalm 103:1-22
44. Words on Wisdom—Proverbs 1:1-4:27
45. Proverbs of Solomon—Proverbs 16:1-18:24
46. The Suffering Servant—Isaiah 51:1-53:12

Section 4
47. Jeremiah the Prophet—Jeremiah 1:1-3:5
48. Daniel in the Den of Lions—Daniel 6:1-28
49. The Story of Jonah—Jonah 1:1-4:11
50. The Day of Judgment—Malachi 1:1-4:6

Section 5
51. The Word Became Flesh—John 1:1-18
52. Gabriel’s Messages—Luke 1:1-80
53. The Birth of Jesus—Luke 2:1-40
54. John the Baptist—Luke 3:1-20
55. Baptism and Temptation—Matthew 3:13-4:17
56. Sermon on the Mount-Part 1—Matthew 5:1-6:4
57. Sermon on the Mount-Part 2—Matthew 6:5-7:29
58. The Kingdom of Heaven—Matthew 13:1-58
59. The Parable of the Good Samaritan—Luke 10:25-37
60. Parables of the Lost—Luke 15:1-32
61. Feeding the Five Thousand—Luke 9:1-36
62. Walking on Water—Matthew 14:22-36
63. Jesus Heals a Blind Man—John 9:1-41
64. Jesus Restores a Demon-Possessed Man—Mark 5:1-20
65. Raising Lazarus from the Dead—John 11:1-57
66. The Last Supper—Luke 22:1-46
67. Arrest and Trial—John 18:1-40
68. The Crucifixion of Jesus—John 19:1-42
69. The Resurrection and Appearing to the Disciples—John 20:1-21:25

Section 6
70. Jesus Taken Up To Heaven—Acts 1:1-11
71. The Gift of the Holy Spirit—Acts 2:1-47
72. Peter’s Ministry—Acts 3:1-4:37
73. The Testimony of Stephen—Acts 6:8-8:8
74. Philip and the Ethiopian—Acts 8:26-40
75. Cornelius and Peter—Acts 10:1-11:18
76. Saul’s Conversion—Acts 9:1-31
77. Barnabus and Saul—Acts 13:1-14:28
78. The Council at Jerusalem—Acts 15:1-41
79. Paul’s Journey Continues—Acts 16:1-20:38
80. Paul’s Trial and Continued Journey—Acts 25:1-28:31

Section 7
81. Life Through the Spirit—Romans 8:1-39
82. Fruit of the Spirit—Galatians 5:16-6:10
83. The Armor of God—Ephesians 6:10-20
84. Rejoice In The Lord—Philippians 4:4-9
85. The Supremacy of Christ—Colossians 1:1-23
86. Instructions from Paul—1 Timothy 3:1-16
87. Final Instructions to Timothy—1 Timothy 6:3-21
88. Good Soldiers of Christ—2 Timothy 2:1-26
89. All Scripture is God-breathed—2 Timothy 3:10-4:8
90. The Day of the Lord—1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11
91. Love—1 Corinthians 13:1-13
92. Treasures in Jars of Clay—2 Corinthians 4:1-6:2
93. A Chosen People—1 Peter 1:1-2:12
94. James on Trials and Temptations—James 1:1-2:26
95. John on Love—1 John 3:11-4:21

Section 8
96. John’s Vision of Christ—Revelation 1:1-20
97. Words to the Seven Churches—Revelation 2:1-3:22
98. The Throne in Heaven—Revelation 4:1-7:17
99. The Defeat of Satan—Revelation 19:1-20:15
100. A New Heaven and a New Earth—Revelation 21:1-22:21


Eight Sections

 The 66 Books easily separate into 8 sections.

39 Old Testament Books

Section 1: Books of Moses
Old Testament Books 1-5
Moses, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, wrote the first five books of the Bible, –Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
The first eleven chapters of Genesis cover the history of early mankind, narrating the events of the creation, the fall, and the flood. When the people on earth abandoned God, He brought the flood to wipe out all people except Noah and his family.
Beginning with Genesis 12, the Bible begins reporting God’s choice of one man. The man was Abraham, and his descendants, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph, were the Jewish people. The rest of the Old Testament traces the history of this one family, and what God has done through them. The second section concerns the lives of the patriarchs, 400 years of slavery in Egypt, Exodus from Egypt, 40 years of wandering in the desert, and finally Moses death.
Eventually, Noah’s descendants also abandon and neglect God. Instead of destroying the world this time, he chooses Abraham and his descendants become his chosen people on earth. God made an agreement (a covenant) with Abraham that if he follows God’s instructions and continues to have faith in him, Abraham’s descendants will one day become a great nation and inherit the land of Canaan (The Promised Land).

Section 2: Historical Books of God’s Chosen People, the Israelites
Old Testament Books 6-17
The Historical Books detail the history of God’s chosen people, their troubles and their triumphs. They record the history of Israel, beginning with the conquest of the land of Canaan (Promised Land) and ending with the return of God’s people from foreign captivity.
The Historical Books tell the story of the rise and fall of Israel, covering a large swath of history. These books tell of ancient Israel’s formation, rise to prominence, collapse into moral and physical defeat, and restoration.

Section 3:Wisdom Books
Old Testament Books 18-22
Referred to as “wisdom literature,” these books deal  with our human struggles and real-life experiences.
The Book of Psalms served as the ancient Israelites’ prayer & song book. The Psalms praise God for his mighty acts, appeal for God’s help in overcoming trials, and some even predict the coming of the Christ.

Section 4: Books of the Prophets
Old Testament Books 23-39
God spoke to his people through preachers called prophets. According to the Bible, God warned his people many times that their bad behavior would hurt them and what it would cost them. The message of the prophets was basically, “judgment is coming, but blessings will follow for those who heed the warning to repent”.
The main period of prophecy was during the later years of the divided kingdoms of Judah and Israel, throughout the time of exile, and into the years of Israel’s return from exile.
God warned Israel and Judah over and over again through the prophets. The people forsook God, worshipped idols, did injustice, and loved evil. But God  forewarned them of coming judgments because of sin.

27 New Testament Books

The New Testament is made up of 27 books, covering a time span of only 60 to 70 years. These books tell the stories of Jesus’ life and the establishment of the Christian church. The New Testament deals with Jesus Christ’s birth, life, death, and resurrection, the beginning of the Christian church, and instruction about how to live as a follower of Jesus Christ.
The New Testament is the fulfillment and culmination of the Old Testament. The New Testament tells the story of Christ’s coming to earth as a man, his life and ministry, his mission, message, and miracles, his death, burial, and resurrection, and the promise of his return.

Section 5: Gospels
New Testament Books 1-4
The four Gospels recount the story of Jesus Christ, each book giving us a unique perspective on his life.

Section 6: Acts
New Testament Book 5
The book of Acts, written by Luke, provides a detailed, eyewitness account of the birth and growth of the early church and the spread of the gospel immediately after the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Christian message was spread on earth starting with the apostles. This laid the foundation for the Christian Church.

Section 7: Epistles
New Testament Books 6-26
The Epistles are letters written to the churches and individual believers in the earliest days of Christianity.

Section 8: Revelation
New Testament Book 27
The last book of the Bible is Revelation, which talks about the “end times.” Some people refer to Revelation as the Apocalypse.
John penned this book while living in exile on the island of Patmos, around A.D. 90-95. At the time, the early Christian church in Asia faced an intense period of persecution.
The book of Revelation is believed to be a culmination of end times prophecies. The hope-filled message of salvation in Jesus Christ, the promise of blessing for his followers, and God’s ultimate victory and supreme power are the prevailing themes of the book.

66 Books of the Bible


The Bible is a collection of 66 books written by different authors.

There are 39 Old Testament books and 27 New Testament books.

The 66 books easily separate into 8 sections.

The Bible tells one essential story of the creation, the fall, the election of Israel, the promise of a coming Savior, the birth of Jesus, his supernatural ministry, his redeeming death, his victorious resurrection, his establishing of God’s kingdom, and his glorious return.

39 Old Testament Books

Section 1 Books of Moses

1 Genesis Creation –  The Flood – Patriarchs – 400 years Slavery in Egypt
2 Exodus Exodus from Egypt – Forty Years in Wilderness
3 Leviticus Laws given during Forty Years in Wilderness
4 Numbers Laws given during Forty Years in Wilderness
5 Deuteronomy Laws given during Forty Years in Wilderness – Moses Dies

Section 2 History of Israel

6 Joshua  Joshua led the Israelites to Promised Land of Canaan
7 Judges  Judges Rule the Israelites
8 Ruth Woman’s faithfulness to her mother-in-law
9 Samuel 1 Samuel’s tenure as judge of Israel and the reign of King Saul
10 Samuel 2 King David’s rule
11 Kings 1 King Solomon’s reign, the division of the kingdom
12 Kings 2 Fall of Samaria and Jerusalem
13 Chronicles 1  Divided Kingdom
14 Chronicles 2 Divided Kingdom
15 Ezra Israelites in Exile for 70 Years
16 Nehemiah Rebuilding of Jerusalem’s wall after Exile
17 Esther Jewish Queen Saves her People

Section 3 Literature and Poetry of the Hebrew Nation

18 Job Explores the Question of Human Suffering
19 Psalms Ancient Israelites’ Prayer and Song Book
20 Proverbs Wisdom of Solomon
21 Ecclesiastes Futility of Human Efforts to Create Meaning
22 Song of Solomon Love Poems

Section 4   Prophets

23 Isaiah Isaiah prophesied about the coming of Jesus
24 Jeremiah
25 Lamentations Short collection of poems lamenting the fall of Jerusalem.
26 Ezekiel
27 Daniel visions of the end times
28 Hosea
29 Joel Promising that God’s spirit will be poured out on all flesh.
30 Amos condemning Israel’s oppression of the poor and calling for justice
31 Obadiah A prophecy against Edom for the injustices against Israel.
32 Jonah Swallowed by a whale, moved the people of Nineveh to repent.
33 Micah Foretells the fall of Jerusalem
34 Nahum Foretelling the destruction of Nineveh and the overthrow of Assyria.
35 Habakkuk
37 Haggai Urging those who returned from exile to rebuild the Temple.
38 Zechariah Post-exilic prophecies concerning the restoration of Israel
39 Malachi condemns corrupt priests

27 New Testament Books

Section 5 Gospels

1 Matthew Tells about Jesus’ life on earth
2 Mark Tells about Jesus’ life on earth
3 Luke Tells about Jesus’ life on earth
4 John Tells about Jesus’ life on earth

Section 6 Acts

5 Acts Story of the Early Church and the spread of Christianity

Section 7 Epistles 

6 Romans Letter sent to the Christians at Rome
7 1 Corinthians Letter sent to the Christians at Corinth
8 2 Corinthians
9 Galatians Letter to Galatians – Fruit of Spirit
10 Ephesians
11 Philippians
12 Colossians letter to the church at Colossae
13 1 Thessalonians 
14 2 Thessalonians
15 1 Timothy urging the godly to “fight the good fight of faith.”
16 2 Timothy
17 Titus Summarizing the qualities of good elders
18 Philemon
19 Hebrews
20 James be doers of the word and not merely hearers
21 1Peter 
22 2 Peter 
23 1 John those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also.
24 2 John
25 3 John support missionaries
26 Jude warning against false teachers

Section 8 Revelation

27 Revelation  of end-times.

Storyline of Old Testament

Storyline of Old Testament

The main storyline of the Old Testament develops over the course of 11 time periods.
1. Creation/Fall of Man
2. The Flood
3. The Patriarchs/History of Israel
4. Exodus from Egypt
5. Wilderness Period – 40 years
6. Conquest of Promised Land/Canaan – 7 years
7. Era of Judges – 350 Years
8. United Kingdom /Era of Kings – 110 Years
9. Divided Kingdom and Prophets – 350 years
10. Exile in Babylon – 70 years
11. Return and rebuilding the land – 140 years