Chronologically, the Old Testament ends with the book of Nehemiah. Every book coming after it can be placed somewhere in the framework of events covered from Genesis through Nehemiah.
- Creation and Early Civilization (Genesis 1–5).
- Noah and the Flood (Genesis 6–11).
- Lives of the Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph) (Genesis 12–50). (The Book of Job belongs here.)
- Israelites in Egypt and the Wilderness (Exodus–Deuteronomy).
- Israelites Enter the Land of Canaan (Joshua).
- Israelites Ruled by Judges (Judges; 1 Samuel 1–8; Ruth).
- Israelites Form a United Kingdom under Saul, David, and Solomon (1 Samuel 9–2 Samuel 24; 1 Kings 1–11; 1 Chronicles 1–2 Chronicles 9). (Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon belong here.)
- Israelites Divide into Southern/Northern Kingdoms (1 Kings 12–2 Kings 25; 2 Chronicles 10–36). (Obadiah, Joel, Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Jeremiah, Lamentations belong here.)
- Israelites in Captivity (Ezekiel; Daniel).
- Judah Returns from Babylon to Canaan (Ezra; Nehemiah; Esther). (Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi belong here.)
- The 430 Years between the Old and New Testaments.
- The Earthly Life and Ministry of Christ (Matthew; Mark; Luke; John).
- Beginning and Growth of the Church (Acts).
- Christianity Applied: Individually and Congregationally (Romans–Jude).
- The Ultimate Victory of the Church (Revelation). —Hugh Fulford
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