Chapter 2 – The Books Of The Bible

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Identify the number of books in the Old Testament.
  • Identify the number of books in the New Testament.
  • Explain why it is important to have a systematic plan for reading the Bible.
  • List four suggestions for successful Bible reading.

INTRODUCTION

In the previous chapter you learned that the Bible is the written Word of God. You learned it is divided into two major sections called the Old Testament and the New Testament. You learned the four divisions of the Old Testament books:

Law
History
Poetry
Prophecy

You also learned the four divisions of the New Testament books:

Gospels
History
Letters
Prophecy

The following chart summarizes what you have learned about the Bible so far:

THE BIBLE

GOD’S WRITTEN WORD

66 BOOKS

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                                                     
   OLD TESTAMENT DIVISIONS   NEW TESTAMENT DIVISIONS   
                                    
Law                       Gospels
   History                   History    
Poetry                    Letters 
    Prophecy              Prophecy   

This chapter contains a summary of each of the 66 books of the Bible which make up the major divisions of the Old and New Testaments. It provides an introduction to the content of both testaments. Four suggestions for successful Bible reading are given and you will choose a systematic plan to start reading God’s Word.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.