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Old Testament Books of the Bible

This Bible study resource provides an introduction to the Old Testament books of the Bible, including vital statistics to help you better understanding God's purpose in each book of the Bible and also gain a more complete and unified perspective on the entire Bible.

Genesis | Exodus | Leviticus | Numbers | Deuteronomy | Joshua | Judges | Ruth | 1 Samuel | 2 Samuel | 1 Kings | 2 Kings | 1 Chronicles | 2 Chronicles | Ezra | Nehemiah | Esther | Job | Psalms | Proverbs | Ecclesiastes | Song of Songs | Isaiah | Jeremiah | Lamentations | Ezekiel | Daniel | Hosea | Joel | Amos | Obadiah | Jonah | Micah | Nahum | Habakkuk | Zephaniah | Haggai | Zechariah | Malachi

Genesis
Introduction to the book of Genesis.

Genesis "Not So Trivial" Bible Quiz
Test your Genesis Bible trivia knowledge with this "Not So Trivial" Bible quiz on the book of Genesis.

Exodus
Introduction to the book of Exodus.

Leviticus
Introduction to the book of Leviticus.

Numbers
Introduction to the book of Numbers.

Deuteronomy
Introduction to the book of Deuteronomy.

Joshua
Introduction to the book of Joshua.

Judges
Introduction to the book of Judges.

Ruth
Introduction to the book of Ruth.

1 Samuel
Introduction to the book of 1 Samuel.

2 Samuel
The book of 2 Samuel provides hope, through God's covenant with David's royal line. Discover how a sinful man became an ancestor of Jesus Christ.

1 Kings
The book of 1 Kings symbolizes every person's struggle to remain true to God. Learn the terrible consequences of the sin of idolatry.


The book of Esther records the origins of the Feast of Lots, or Purim, an ancient Jewish festival dating back to approximately B.C. 470. It is one of only two books in the Bible named for women. Esther, the brave young heroine, is chosen as queen, but even more importantly, raised up by God to save her people from destruction.

2 Kings
The book of 2 Kings tells what happens to countries that turn away from God and worship idols. Discover the frightening similarities to what is happening in today's world.

1 Chronicles
The book of 1 Chronicles includes a sacred covenant between God and King David. Learn why you are going to benefit from that 3,000 year-old promise.

2 Chronicles
The kings and people of Israel documented in 2 Chronicles suffered catastrophe because they turned away from God. See how to avoid their mistakes and receive blessings instead.

Job
Introduction to the book of Job.

Psalms
Introduction to the book of Psalms.

Proverbs
Introduction to the book of Proverbs.

Ecclesiastes
Introduction to the book of Ecclesiastes.

Isaiah
Introduction to the book of Isaiah.

Jonah
Introduction to the book of Jonah.

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