In-depth plan

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Genesis - records the creation of everything, the rebellion of our first parents, followed by growing wickedness. The rest of the book looks at the early history of the Jewish people.

Exodus to Deuteronomy - the early development of the Jewish nation and the Law given to them by God.

Joshua to Ruth - further development of the Jewish nation.

Samuel to Chronicles - the period when the Jews had kings ruling over them.

Ezra to Esther - events after the Kingdom of Israel had been overthrown.

Job to Ecclesiastes - poetic books looking at various aspects of life.

Isaiah to Malachi - Jewish prophets who received messages from God. They gave warnings about disobedience and promises of assurance that God's plan involving a special person would eventually be completed.

Matthew to John - details of the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, the special person promised by God to the Jewish prophets.

Romans to Jude - letters to various individuals and groups of believers in the first century giving instruction, warnings and encouragement.

Revelation - messages from Jesus to early believers followed by symbolic visions about the future the believers would have to face.