Central church of Christ 

New Smyrna Beach, Fl 

Sunday Bible Study, 9am.    Sunday Worship, 10am & 5 pm.    Wednesday Bible Study, 7pm.

Overview Of The Bible

OLD TESTAMENT (39 Books)


Pentateuch (5 Books of Law)

Gen.      -Beginnings (life, marriage, sin, nations, languages, Jews)….Gen. 1:1. (1446—1406 BC)

Exo.      -Exit from Egypt / law of Moses….Exo. 15:11. (1446—1406 BC)

Lev.       -Jewish priesthood duties….Lev. 11:44; 17:11. (1446—1406 BC)

Num.     -2 censuses / wilderness wanderings begin….Num. 32:23b. (1446—1406 BC)

Deut.     -Moses repeats the law / obedience stressed / wanderings end….Deut. 8:3b. (1446—1406 BC)


History (12 books)

Josh.     -Conquest of Canaan….Josh. 24:15. (1300s BC)

Judg.     -Military leaders of Israel / sin, servitude, supplication, salvation….Judg. 17:6. (1400 —1000 BC)

Ruth      -Proselyte during Judges / Kg. David’s great-grandmother….Ruth 1:16. (1350—1000 BC)

I,II Sam. -Last Judge / Israel’s first (God — appointed) kings….I Sam. 3:9. (1100—931 BC)

I,II Kgs.  -Kings of Israel and Judah / origin of Samaritans….II Kgs. 17:22, 23-41. (561—539 BC)

I,II Chr.   -Kings of Judah / origin of instrumental music in worship….II Chron. 29:25f. (450—400 BC)

Ezra       -Restored Moses’ law after Babylonian captivity….Ezra 7:10. (400s BC)

Neh.       -Rebuilt Jerusalem’s walls after Babylonian captivity….Neh. 13:31b. (400s BC)

Esther   -Jewish queen of Persia who saved Jewish nation….Esth. 4:14. (400s BC)


Poetry or Wisdom (5 books)

Job        -Faithful in sufferings….Job 13:15 (Jas. 5:11). (Unknown)

Psa.       -The righteous are victorious….Psa. 1:1-2. (1000—450 BC)

Prov.     -Wisdom for living….Prov. 1:7; 3:5-6. (900s—700s BC)

Eccl       -How to enjoy life / life’s purpose….Eccl. 11:9; 12:13-14. (900s—500s BC)

S of S.   -What (a) true love is….Song of Sol. 2:4; 6:3; 8:7. (900s—500s BC)


Major Prophets

Isa.        -Messianic statesman (to Judah’s kings before B. captivity)….Isa. 7:14; 53. (701—681 BC)

Jer.        -40 yr. Plea for Judah’s repentance (arrival of B. Captivity)….Jer. 6:16. (626—582 BC)

Lam.      -Jeremiah’s lament over Judah’s fall to Babylon….Lam. 3:40. (586 BC)

Ezek.     -Explains to Judah her fall to Babylon….Ezek. 18:20. (593—571 BC)

Dan.       -Prophet to Babylon & Persian kings….Dan. 4:17. (605—535 BC)


Minor Prophets

Hosea    -Wed harlot to show Israel’s idolatry (before B. captivity)….Isa. 7:14; 53. (752—722 BC)

Joel        -Locust plague foretaste of judgment / Pentecost prophecy….Joel 3:14; 2:28f. (Unknown/ after 586 BC?)

Amos     -Foretells Israel’s fall to Assyria / ‘famine’ of God’s word….Amos 5:21-24. (760—753 BC)

Obad.     -Foretells Edom’s total destruction….Obad. 1:10-11, 16. (586 BC)

Jonah     -Preaches repentance to Nineveh….Jonah 4:2. (783—753 BC)

Micah     -Samaria & Jerusalem’s judgment / Messiah’s birthplace….Mic. 1:5; 5:2. (738—698 BC)

Nahum   -Nineveh’s doom...Nah. 1:14; 3:19. (663—612 BC)

Hab.        -Judah’s doom by wicked Chaldeans (Babylon)...Hab. 1:2-6; 2:4. (609—598 BC)

Zeph.      -Judah’s doom due to wicked reigns of Manasseh & Amon….Zeph. 3:1-2. (641—628 BC)

Hag.        -Exhorts to finish Temple rebuilding….Hag. 1:2-4; 2:9. (520 BC)

Zech.      -Exhorts to renew the Covenant / future king, priest, shepherd & salvation…Zech. 4:10; 9:9; 13:1

                (520—518 BC)   


Mal.        -Exhorts to keep Law till Messiah / John & Christ’s coming….Mal 4:4. (400s BC)





NEW TESTAMENT (27 Books)


Life of Christ (gospel—4 books)

Matt.         -Written for the Jews / Jesus is the Messiah….Matt. 1:1; 16:13-16. (60 AD)

Mark         -Written for the Romans / Jesus is the Son of God w/power….Mk. 1:1. (50s AD)

Luke         -Written for the Greeks / Jesus is man’s example/Savior….Lk. 19:10. (60—62 AD)

John         -Written for the World / Jesus is Deity….Jn. 1:1, 14; 20:30-31. (85—95 AD)

 


History (1 book)

 Acts          -First 30 yrs. Of the church (in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and then the world….Acts 1:8, 8:4. (60—62

                     AD)            

 


Paul’s Epistles (13 books)

Rom.         -The obedience of faith….Rom. 1:5, 16-17; 16:25-26. (57 AD)

I Cor.         -Local church problems….I Cor. 1:10-11. (55—56 AD)

II Cor.        -Solving local church problems….II Cor. 7:10; 13:5. (56 AD)

Gal.           -Salvation through gospel faith, not Moses’ law….Gal. 1:6-9; 5:4. (50 AD)

Eph.          -God’s eternal plan/purpose: the church….Eph. 1:8-10; 3:10-11, 21. (60—62 AD)

Phil.          -The Joy of Christianity….Phil 1:21; 4:4, 13. (60—62 AD)

Col.           -Christ: the world’s only hope for glory….Col. 1:28; 3:1-4. (60—62 AD) 

I,II Thes.   -The great apostasy and Christ’s return….I Thes. 4:13f; II Thes. 2:3. (50—54 AD)

I,II Tim.     -Local church duties/instructions (elders, deacons, preacher)….I Tim. 3:14-15; II Tim. 2:15. (64—68 AD)

Titus         -Elders/Preacher responsibilities...Titus 1:5-11; 2:1. (64—65 AD)

Phile.        -Converted runaway slave returns to his master….Phile.1:11-12. (60—62 AD) 


General Epistles (8 books)

 Heb.           -A better Covenant & High priest….Heb. 8:6. (60—69 AD) 

Jas.            -Christianity in practice….Jas. 2:24. (40s AD) 

I Pet.          -The hope worth suffering for….1 Pet. 4:16. (64—68 AD) 

II Pet.         -False teachers & the truth….II Pet. 3:16-17. (64—68 AD) 

I Jn.           -The Christian & sin….I Jn. 2:1; 3:9. (85—95 AD) 

II Jn.          -Treatment of false teachers….II Jn. 9-11. (85—95 AD) 

III Jn.         -Treatment of truth teachers…. III Jn. 8. (85—95 AD) 

Jude          -Contend for the faith….Jude 1:3. (60s—80s AD) 

 

Prophecy (1 book)

 Rev.           -The everlasting victory of Christians….Rev. 12:11. (90—96 AD)