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Books of the Bible in Chronological Order


The books of the Bible are primarily divided by the type of literature, such as, Genesis through Esther are primarily historical, Job through Song of Solomon are poetry, Isaiah through Malachi are prophecy, Matthew through Acts are historical, Romans through Jude are letters to the churches or individuals, and Revelation is prophecy. You will also find that each book tends to be books with in books.

The following is what most theologists think is the correct chronological order of the Bible.


Old Testament 


Genesis 1 - 22 
Job 
Genesis 23 - 50 
Exodus 
Psalm 90 
Leviticus 
Numbers 
Deuteronomy 
Psalm 91 
Joshua 
Judges 
Ruth 
I Samuel 1 - 16:13 
Psalm 23 
I Samuel 16:14 - 19:11 
Psalm 59 
I Samuel 19:12 - 21:15 
Psalms 34, 56 
I Samuel 22:1, 2 
Psalms 57, 142 
I Samuel 22:3-23 
Psalm 52 
I Samuel 23 
Psalms 54, 63 
I Samuel 24 - 31 
II Samuel 1 - 7 
Psalm 30 
II Samuel 8:1-14 
Psalm 60 
II Samuel 8:15 - 12:14 
Psalms 51, 32 
II Samuel 12:15 - 15:37 
Psalms 3, 69 
II Samuel 16 - 20 
Psalms 64, 70 
II Samuel 21, 22 
Psalm 18 
II Samuel 23, 24 
Psalms 4 - 9, 11 - 17, 19 - 22, 24 - 29, 31, 35 - 41, 53, 55, 58, 61, 62, 
Psalms 65, 68, 72, 86, 101, 103, 108 - 110, 138 - 141, 143 - 145 
I Kings 1 - 4 
Proverbs 
Song of Solomon 
I Kings 5 - 11 
Ecclesiastes 
I Kings 12 - 22 
II Kings 1 - 14:25 
Jonah 
II Kings 14:26-29 
Amos 
II Kings 15 - 25 
Psalms 1, 2, 10, 33, 43, 66, 67, 71, 89, 92 - 100, 
Psalms 102, 104 - 106, 111 - 125, 127 - 136, 146 - 150 
I Chronicles 1 - 16 
Psalms 42, 44 - 50, 73 - 85, 87, 88 
I Chronicles 17 - 29 
II Chronicles 1 - 21 
Obadiah 
II Chronicles 22 
Joel 
II Chronicles 23 - 26:8 
Isaiah 1 - 5 
II Chronicles 26:9 - 23 
Isaiah 6 
II Chronicles 27 - 32 
Isaiah 7 - 66 
Hosea 
Micah 
Nahum 
II Chronicles 33, 34 
Zephaniah 
II Chronicles 35 
Habakkuk 
Jeremiah 1 - 6, 11, 12, 26, 7 - 10, 14 - 20, 35, 36, 45, 25, 46 - 49, 
Jeremiah 13, 22 - 24, 27 - 29, 50, 51, 30 - 33, 21, 34, 37 - 39, 52, 40 - 44 
Lamentations 
II Chronicles 36:1 - 8 
Daniel 
II Chronicles 36:9 - 21 
Psalm 137 
Ezekiel 
II Chronicles 36:22, 23 
Ezra 1 - 5:1 
Haggai 
Zechariah 
Psalms 107, 126 
Ezra 5:2 - 6:22 
Esther 
Ezra 7 - 10 
Nehemiah 
Malachi
Psalm 119:105


New Testament


Matthew 
Mark 
Luke 
John 
Acts 1 - 14 
James 
Acts 15 
Galatians 
Acts 16 
Philippians 
Acts 17:1 - 10 
I Thessalonians 
II Thessalonians 
Acts 17:11 - 18:11 
I Corinthians 
II Corinthians 
Acts 18:12 - 20:1 
Ephesians 
Romans 
Acts 10:2 - 28:30 
Colossi ans 
Hebrews 
Titus 
Philemon 
I Timothy 
II Timothy 
I Peter 
II Peter 
I John 
II John 
III John 
Jude 
The Revelation 




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