BIBLE DESK

BIBLE STATISTICS

(Subjects in this Section)

1-THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION
2-THE FIRST REFERENCE TO A TEMPLE
3-SOLOMON’S TEMPLE
4-ZERUBBABEL’S
TEMPLE
5-HEROD’S TEMPLE
6-SUMMARY OF ALL THE TEMPLES
7-TEMPLES YET TO COME
8-BIBLE STATISTICS
9-MOUNTAINS
10-MEASUREMENTS—DISTANCES
11-MONEY
12-WEIGHTS
13-LIQUID MEASUREMENTS
14-DRY MEASUREMENTS
15-STATISTICS REGARDING BIBLE PROPHECY
16-BIBLE STATISTICS AND INFORMATION:  BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
17-THE OLD TESTAMENT
18-THE NEW TESTAMENT

THE HISTORY OF PAST TEMPLES
 1-
THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION

The Lord said to Moses, LET THEM MAKE ME A SANCTUARY; THAT I MAY DWELL AMONG THEM.  ACCORDING TO ALL THAT I SHOW THEE, AFTER THE PATTERN OF THE TABERNACLE-Ex 25:8,9.  AND MOSES TOOK THE TABERNACLE, AND PITCHED IT WITHOUT THE CAMP, AFAR OFF FROM THE CAMP, AND CALLED IT THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION.  AND IT CAME TO PASS, THAT EVERY ONE WHICH SOUGHT THE LORD WENT OUT UNTO THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION, WHICH WAS WITHOUT THE CAMP-Ex 33:7.
   
The tabernacle in the wilderness is called the tabernacle of the congregation.  (For more information note-Ex 25:9; 27:21; 2 Chr 1:3 and many other verses.)

2-THE FIRST REFERENCE TO A TEMPLE

The first reference in the Bible using the word temple is in 1 Sam 1:9.  SO HANNAH ROSE UP AFTER THEY HAD EATEN IN SHILOH, AND AFTER THEY HAD DRUNK.  NOW ELI THE PRIEST SAT UPON A SEAT BY THE POST OF THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD.  The word “temple,” used here, denotes a large or impressive royal room or palace.  It was at Shiloh.  It is also written...THE WOMEN THAT ASSEMBLED AT THE DOOR OF THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION-1 Sam 2:22.  AND ERE THE LAMP OF GOD WENT OUT IN THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, WHERE THE ARK OF GOD WAS-1 Sam 3:3.  Note both words “temple” and “tabernacle” are mentioned here.

3-SOLOMON’S TEMPLE

Solomon was called of God to build a temple.  As it is written, AND, BEHOLD, I PURPOSE TO BUILD AN HOUSE UNTO THE NAME OF THE LORD MY GOD, AS THE LORD SPAKE UNTO DAVID MY FATHER, SAYING, THY SON, WHOM I WILL SET UPON THY THRONE IN THY ROOM, HE SHALL BUILD AN HOUSE UNTO MY NAME-1 Ki 5:5.
    Solomon was building the magnificent first temple, from approximately 982 B.C. (seven years) to 975 B.C.  AND IT CAME TO PASS IN THE FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTIETH YEAR AFTER THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WERE COME OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, IN THE FOURTH YEAR OF SOLOMON’S REIGN OVER ISRAEL, IN THE MONTH ZIF, WHICH IS THE SECOND MONTH, THAT HE BEGAN TO BUILD THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.  IN THE FOURTH YEAR WAS THE FOUNDATION OF THE HOUSE OF THE LORD LAID, IN THE MONTH ZIF-1 Ki 6:1,37.  THEN SOLOMON BEGAN TO BUILD THE HOUSE OF THE LORD AT JERUSALEM IN MOUNT MORIAH, WHERE THE LORD APPEARED UNTO DAVID HIS FATHER (David was Solomon’s father), IN THE PLACE THAT DAVID HAD PREPARED IN THE THRESHINGFLOOR OF ORNAN THE JEBUSITE.  AND HE BEGAN TO BUILD IN THE SECOND DAY OF THE SECOND MONTH, IN THE FOURTH YEAR OF HIS REIGN-2 Chr 3:1,2.
   There are also other reference verses on the temple: God’s promise to Solomon-1 Ki 6:11-13; dimensions of the temple-1 Ki 6:2 and 2 Chr 3:3; materials of the temple-1 Ki 6:7,9 and 2 Chr 3:5-7; the porch-1 Ki 6:3 and 2 Chr 3:4; windows-1 Ki 6:4; stories-1 Ki 6:5,6,8,10; Most Holy place-1 Ki 6:16-22 and 2 Chr 3:8,9; cherubim-1 Ki 6:23-28 and 2 Chr 3:10-13; the veil-2 Chr 3:14; the walls and floor-1 Ki 6:15,29,30; doors-1 Ki 6:31-35; completion of the temple building-1 Ki 6:14.
    When Israel was conquered by the Babylonians, the temple was destroyed, approximately 586 B.C.  AND IN THE FIFTH MONTH, OF THE SEVENTH DAY OF THE MONTH, WHICH IS IN THE NINETEENTH YEAR OF KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR KING OF BABYLON, CAME NEBUZARDAN, CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD, A SERVANT OF THE KING OF BABYLON, UNTO JERUSALEM: AND HE BURNT THE HOUSE OF THE LORD, AND THE KING’S HOUSE AND ALL THE HOUSES OF JERUSALEM, AND EVERY GREAT MAN’S HOUSE BURNT HE WITH FIRE-2 Ki 25:8,9.  Other references include, 2 Chr 36:19; Jere 39:8; 52:12-14.

4-ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

Another temple (a smaller one) was built by the Jews who returned from Babylon under Zerubbabel.  BUT IN THE FIRST YEAR OF CYRUS THE KING OF BABYLON THE SAME KING CYRUS MADE A DECREE TO BUILD THE HOUSE OF GOD-Ezra 5:13, approximately 539 B.C.  NOW IN THE SECOND YEAR OF THEIR COMING UNTO THE HOUSE OF GOD AT JERUSALEM, IN THE SECOND MONTH, BEGAN ZERUBBABEL...AND THE REMNANT OF THEIR BRETHREN...FROM TWENTY YEARS OLD AND UPWARD, TO SET FORWARD THE WORK OF THE HOUSE OF THE LORD-Ezra 3:8, approximately 535 B.C.  This remained until about 19 B.C., when it was taken apart to be replaced by the much larger temple built for the Jews by Herod the Great.
    The temple sacrifices were interrupted in approximately 168 B.C., by Antiochus 1, son of Antiochus the Great, who took Palestine from a weak king of Egypt.  Antiochus 1 desecrated the temple, abolished the worship of Jehovah, and set up pagan worship.  The Jews prepared to oppose these decrees.  By approximately 64 B.C., the Jews had cleansed and rededicated the temple.  The Pharisees and Sadducees split into definite parties.

5-HEROD’S TEMPLE

     The temple that Herod built was partly to please the Jews and partly for his own glory.  THEN SAID THE JEWS, FORTY AND SIX YEARS WAS THIS TEMPLE IN BUILDING, AND WILT THOU REAR IT UP IN THREE DAYS?-Jn 2:20.
   
Jesus said, VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, ALL THESE THINGS SHALL COME UPON THIS GENERATION.  BEHOLD, YOUR HOUSE IS LEFT UNTO YOU DESOLATE-Mt 23:36,38.  AND JESUS WENT OUT, AND DEPARTED FROM THE TEMPLE: AND HIS DISCIPLES CAME TO HIM FOR TO SHOW HIM THE BUILDINGS OF THE TEMPLE.  AND JESUS SAID UNTO THEM, SEE YE NOT ALL THESE THINGS?  VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THERE SHALL NOT BE LEFT HERE ONE STONE UPON ANOTHER, THAT SHALL NOT BE THROWN DOWN-Mt 24:1,2.
      This prophecy did come to pass within “this generation.”  Within forty years of Jesus being crucified, the Temple and Jerusalem were destroyed and left desolate (“YOUR HOUSE”).  As Daniel prophesied, AND THE PEOPLE OF THE PRINCE THAT SHALL COME SHALL DESTROY THE CITY (Jerusalem) AND THE SANCTUARY (the temple)-Dan 9:26.
    The Dome of the Rock now stands on the Temple grounds.

6-SUMMARY OF ALL THE TEMPLES

  Built (app) Destroyed (app)
Solomon’s temple   982 B.C.-975 B.C.   586 B.C.
Zerubbabel’s temple    539 B.C.-516 B.C. 19 B.C.
Herod’s temple    19 B.C.         70 A.D.

7-TEMPLES YET TO COME

8-BIBLE STATISTICS

The Bible was written by about thirty-nine persons over a period dating from about 1700 B.C. to about 100 A.D.
   KNOWING THIS FIRST, THAT NO PROPHECY OF THE SCRIPTURE IS OF ANY PRIVATE INTERPRETATION.  FOR THE PROPHECY CAME NOT IN OLD TIME BY THE WILL OF MAN: BUT HOLY MEN OF GOD SPAKE AS THEY WERE MOVED BY THE HOLY GHOST-2 Pe 1:20,21.  ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, AND IS PROFITABLE FOR DOCTRINE, FOR REPROOF, FOR CORRECTION, FOR INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS-2 Tim 3:16.  BUT I CERTIFY YOU, BRETHREN, THAT THE GOSPEL WHICH WAS PREACHED OF ME IS NOT AFTER MAN.  FOR I NEITHER RECEIVED IT OF MAN, NEITHER WAS I TAUGHT IT, BUT BY THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST-Gal 1:11,12.
   
Beware, for there are people that may TROUBLE YOU, AND WOULD PERVERT THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST-Gal 1:7.  Beware, that you do not turn aside UNTO ANOTHER GOSPEL-Gal 1:6, for Paul tells us, FOR DO I NOW PERSUADE MEN, OR GOD?  OR DO I SEEK TO PLEASE MEN?  FOR IF I YET PLEASED MEN, I SHOULD NOT BE THE SERVANT OF CHRIST-Gal 1:10.
    BUT THOUGH WE, OR AN ANGEL FROM HEAVEN, PREACH ANY OTHER GOSPEL UNTO YOU (other) THAN THAT WHICH WE HAVE PREACHED UNTO YOU, LET HIM BE ACCURSED (or condemned)-Gal 1:8.
    Know, that a little false doctrine can cause great harm, as it is written, A LITTLE LEAVEN LEAVENETH THE WHOLE LUMP-Gal 5:9.

We are told it is the Word of God approximately 2,500 times.

The Wycliffe Bible was the first translation of the English Bible.  John Wycliffe was responsible for initiating the translation, which was finished by John Purvey in approximately 1388 A.D.
    In approximately 1228 A.D., the Bible was divided into chapters by Stephen Langton.
    In approximately 1448 A.D., the Old Testament was divided into verses by R. Nathan.
    In approximately 1551 A.D., the New Testament was divided into verses by Robert Stephanus.

(KJV)      Old Testament      New Testament    Total Bible
Number of books   39 27  66
Chapters  929 260  1,189
Verses  23,214   7,959 31,173
Words  592,439  181,253  773,692
Letters   2,728,100  838,380  3,566,480
                                                                                                              
Longest book of the Old Testament    Psalms
Longest book of the New Testament   Luke
Shortest book of the Old Testament     Obadiah
Shortest book of the New Testament   3 John
Middle book of the Old Testament    Proverbs
Middle book of the New Testament    2 Thessalonians
Middle chapter of the Old Testament       Job 29
Middle chapter of the New Testament   Romans 13
Shortest chapter in the Bible     Psalm 117
Longest chapter in the Bible   Psalm 119
Shortest verse in the Old Testament     1 Chronicles 1:25
Shortest verse in the New Testament     John 11:35
Longest verse in the Bible   Esther 8:9
God occurs    4,379 times
Lord occurs       7,738 times
Fear occurs     397 times
Hell occurs  53 times
Oldest man  969 years-Gen 5:27
Person that had a bed 13 1/2 ft long Deut 3:11
A man with twelve fingers and toes  2 Sam 21:20
A father that had eighty-eight children  2 Chr 11:21

9-MOUNTAINS

MOUNT MORIAH-Gen 22:2; 2 Chr 3:1.  Abraham was told to take Isaac and offer him there for a burnt offering.  Solomon built the house of the Lord at this location.

MOUNT OF OLIVES-Zech 14:4; Mt 21:1; 24:3; 26:30, and others.  It is just east of Jerusalem and provides a beautiful, panoramic view of the city.  When Jesus returns, His feet shall stand upon the Mount of Olives.  Jesus and His disciples sat upon the Mount of Olives when He gave the Olivet discourse (Mt 24; Mk 13; Lk 21).  The night Jesus was arrested, they went out into the Mount of Olives.

MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION-Mt 17:1,2; Mk 9:2; 2 Pe 1:18.  The place Jesus was transfigured.  Some consider that it is Mount Tabor.

MOUNT ZION-The southwestern high hill in Jerusalem.  It came to be applied to the whole of Jerusalem, including the temple.  It is written, FROM THE LORD OF HOSTS, WHICH DWELLETH IN MOUNT ZION-Isa 8:18.  THE MOUNT OF THE DAUGHTER OF ZION, THE HILL OF JERUSALEM-Isa 10:32.

About 98 percent of all people that say they believe in Jesus Christ have never read the Bible through once.
   90 percent of all pastors have never read the Bible through once.
   Many are students of religion, but they do not know the Author.

    Statistics are to the best of our knowledge.

10-MEASUREMENTS—DISTANCES

Acre

The amount of land a yoke of oxen could plow in one day.

Cubit 

The length of the arm from elbow to the end of the middle finger, or 18 inches.

Cubit and a  handbreadth

A cubit, plus 3 inches, or 21 inches.

Fathom 

The length of the outstretched arms, about 6 feet.

Finger or digit

Equal to a man’s finger breadth, about three quarters of an inch

Furlong 

About 660 feet or one-eighth mile.

Handbreadth

The width of four fingers pressed together, about three inches

Measuring reed 

Ten and one-half feet.

Mile

Eight furlongs.

Pace

One step or three feet.

Span

Nine inches, from the end of the thumb to the little finger when spread.

Sabbath Day’s journey

Three-fifths of a mile.

11-MONEY

Bekah 

About one-half shekel, about eighty-eight cents if measured in silver

Didrachma 

A silver coin, equal to two drachmas, eighty-eight cents.

Drachma

A silver coin, one-half the value of the didrachma. Approximately forty-four cents.

Dram

A gold coin that weighed about 8,424 grams.  Valued at forty-eight dollars.

Farthing 

About four cents.

Kodrantes

About two cents.

Mina

New Testament.  Forty-nine dollars and fifty cents.

Mite

Less than one cent.

Piece of money or stater

About one dollar and seventy-six cents.

Penny

Forty-four cents.

Tetradrachma 

One dollar and seventy-six cents.

12-WEIGHTS

Gerah

One twentieth of a shekel.  If measured in silver, about nine cents.

Litra

About twelve ounces.

Pound

A weight used in the Old Testament, equal to about 1.6 pounds.  In gold, one thousand four hundred and eight dollars.

Shekel

Four shekel weights were used, from .36 - .72 ounces.  A shekel of silver was worth about one dollar and seventy-six cents.  A shekel of gold was worth about sixty-four dollars.

Talent

Its worth in silver is five thousand two hundred and eighty dollars.  In gold, it is one hundred and ninety-two thousand dollars.

13-LIQUID MEASUREMENTS 

Bath

About eight and one-half gallons.

Cab

Two quarts.

Firkin

Nearly nine gallons.

Hin

One and a half gallons.

Homer

Approximately eighty-five gallons.

Kor

Same capacity as an homer.

Log

Approximately one pint.

14-DRY MEASUREMENTS

Cab

About two quarts.

Choinix

Equals one and a half pints.

Ephah

74.93 pints, or app. 1.1 bushels, or app 8.5 gallons.

Homer

Equal to 11.1 bushels.

Lethech

About five and a half bushels.

Log

About one pint.

Omer

One-tenth of an ephah, about 7.48 pints.

Seah

About three and one third omers, or 24.94 pints.

Seat

Two and a half gallons.

15-STATISTICS REGARDING BIBLE PROPHECY
(Numbers are to the best of our understanding.)

Number of verses dealing with the resurrection and Rapture:
216

Number of verses dealing with the Tribulation:
700

Number of verses dealing with the Battle of Armageddon and 
return of Jesus Christ and related events:
481

Number of verses dealing with the Millennium:
1,233

Old Testament, number of prophecy verses:
1,773

Old Testament, number of possible prophecy help verses:
887

New Testament, number of prophecy verses:
1,102

New Testament, number of possible prophecy help verses:
231

Total number of prophecy verses:
2,875

Total number of possible prophecy help verses:
1,118

Total number of prophecy and possible help verses:
3,993

Total number of verses in the Bible:
31,173

This means approximately 12.8% of the Bible relates, directly or indirectly, to the times we are now living in or to the future.

16-BIBLE STATISTICS AND INFORMATION
BOOKS OF THE BIBLE

COMMENTS

THEME:

Perhaps without exception far more could be written than is written.

DATE WRITTEN:

There are different opinions when some of the books were written.  The dates given are the most probable, starting with the first.

DATES COVERED:

There are disagreements among scholars, in some cases, regarding the time span some books cover.  When this occurs, the most probable date is listed first.

STATISTICS:

Apply to the King James Version of the Bible.

17-THE OLD TESTAMENT

BOOK

1

BOOK NAME:

Genesis.  Origin; generation; source; begetting; the first book of Moses.

THEME:

    

BY: 

Moses

DATE WRITTEN:

1450 B.C.-1400 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

The beginning to 1620 B.C.; Chapter 12 to the end—1921 B.C.-1689 B.C.

FOR/TO:

A general record

WHERE WRITTEN:

In the wilderness

STATISTICS:

50 chapters, 1533 verses, 38,267 words

MISC:

From the Creation to Joseph.

   

    

BOOK

2

BOOK NAME:

Exodus. Departure, going out; the second book of Moses.

THEME:

Deliverance from Egypt

BY:

Moses

DATE WRITTEN:

1450 B.C.-1400 B.C., 1580 B.C.-1230 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

1677 B.C.-1461 B.C., 1530 B.C.-1450 B.C.

FOR/TO:

The Israelites

WHERE WRITTEN:

In the wilderness

STATISTICS:

40 chapters, 1213 verses, 32,692 words

MISC:

Joseph through the descendants of Jacob

          

The Exodus

          

Moses:  40 years thinking he was somebody

          

               40 years learning he was nobody

          

               40 years discovering what God can do with a nobody.

     

     

BOOK

3

BOOK NAME:

Leviticus.  He called; pertaining to the Levite, of the Levites; the book of atonement, the book of laws; the third book of Moses.

THEME:

Genesis-man ruined; Exodus-man redeemed; Leviticus-man worshipping

BY:

Moses (Ezra 6:18 refers to the book of Moses)

DATE WRITTEN:

1450 B.C.-1400 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

1462 B.C.-1461 B.C.

FOR/TO:

The Israelites

WHERE WRITTEN:

In the wilderness, Mt Sinai region

STATISTICS:

27 chapters, 859 verses, 24,546 words

MISC:

Without Leviticus, the powerful message of the cross is more difficult to understand—Holiness, sacrifice, atonement, and dedication.

    

    

BOOK  

4

BOOK NAME:

Numbers.  In the wilderness; the book of the march; the fourth book of Moses.

THEME: 

Walk, worship, service

BY: 

Moses named as the author more than 80 times

DATE WRITTEN:

1450 B.C.-1400 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

1461 B.C.-1423 B.C.

FOR/TO:

The Israelites

WHERE WRITTEN:

In the wilderness, Mt Sinai

STATISTICS:

36 chapters, 1288 verses, 32,902 or 32,092words

MISC:

Chapters 1-21 wilderness years; 26-36 new generation, covers about 39 years.

       

    

BOOK

5

BOOK NAME:

Deuteronomy.  These are the words; a copy of the Law; this second law; the second law giving; repetition of the Law; the fifth book of Moses. 

THEME:

Renewal of the Covenant; God is One

BY:

Moses (Deut 31:9, 24); also describes his death—34:5-12.

DATE WRITTEN:

1450 B.C.-1400 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

1423 B.C.-1422 B.C.

FOR/TO:

The Israelites

WHERE WRITTEN:

In the wilderness, on the banks of Jordan

STATISTICS:

34 chapters, 959 verses, 28,461 words

MISC:

More than 80 references to this book in the New Testament.

     

     

BOOK

6

BOOK NAME: 

Joshua.  Jehovah is salvation

THEME:

Conquering the Land

BY:

Joshua, or perhaps Phinehas, Eleazar, Samuel,or Jeremiah

DATE WRITTEN:

1370 B.C.-1330 B.C., before 1200 B.C., 1235 B.C., 1410 B.C.-1390 B.C. 

DATES COVERED:

1422 B.C.-1362 B.C.

FOR/TO: 

The Israelites

WHERE WRITTEN:

Canaan

STATISTICS:

24 chapters, 685 verses, 18,858 words

MISC:

          

     

     

BOOK  

7

BOOK NAME:

Judges

THEME:

Compromise and confusion

BY:

Unknown, a contemporary of Samuel, Samuel, Phinehas, Hezekiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Ezra

DATE WRITTEN:

1050 B.C.-1000 B.C., 1390 B.C.-1350 B.C., 1300 B.C.-1050 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

1416 B.C.-1065 B.C.

FOR/TO:

The Israelites

WHERE WRITTEN:

Canaan

STATISTICS:

21 chapters, 618 verses, 18,976 words

MISC:

    

    

    

BOOK

  8

BOOK NAME

Ruth

THEME:

God working through the joys and tragedies of life,famine, death, loneliness, etc., to fulfill the purpose of God—the birth of Christ of which Ruth had part in the lineage; love, kinsman, redeemer.

BY:

Unknown, Samuel by tradition, Hezekiah, Ezra

DATE WRITTEN:

Unknown, 10th century B.C. to 400 B.C., 399 B.C.-300 B.C., 1100 B.C., about the time of David

DATES COVERED:

1261 B.C.-1251 B.C.

FOR/TO:

The Israelites

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown

STATISTICS:

4 chapters, 85 verses, 2,578 words

MISC:

Ruth was a Moabitess.

      

   

BOOK

9

BOOK NAME:

First Samuel

THEME:

Samuel, Saul, and David

BY:

Uncertain, Samuel and Abiathar, a son of the prophets, or possibly others

DATE WRITTEN:

1000 B.C.-950 B.C., 11th century B.C., 1070 B.C.-1011 B.C., 1000 B.C.-850 B.C.

DATES COVERED

1126 B.C.-1025 B.C.

FOR/TO:

The Israelites

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown

STATISTICS:

31 chapters, 810 verses, 25,061 words

MISC:

Parts occurred after Samuel’s death.  First and Second Samuel were one book.  Sometimes they were entitled First and Second Kings; and First and Second Kings were Third and Fourth Kings.

     

      

BOOK

10

BOOK NAME:

Second Samuel

THEME: 

Begins with the death of Saul and follows David’s reign

BY:

Uncertain, Samuel and Abiathar, a son of the prophets, or possibly others

DATE WRITTEN:

10th century B.C., 1011 B.C.-975 B.C., 1000 B.C.-850B.C.

DATES COVERED:

1025 B.C.-988 B.C.

FOR/TO:

The leaders of Israel

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown

STATISTICS:

24 chapters, 695 verses, 20,612 words

MISC:

First and Second Samuel were one book.  Sometimes they were entitled First and Second Kings; and First and Second Kings was Third and Fourth Kings.

    

    

BOOK

11

BOOK NAME:

First Kings

THEME:

A kingdom united, then divided  

BY:

Unknown, perhaps a Jewish captive; Jeremiah by tradition

DATE WRITTEN:

562 B.C.-536 B.C., over a period ending by the 6th century B.C., 971 B.C.-850 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

1025 B.C.-864 B.C.

FOR/TO:

The people of Israel

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown, perhaps in the area of Babylon

STATISTICS:

22 chapters, 816 verses, 24,524 words

MISC:

First and Second Kings originally known as Third and Fourth Kings.  Some think Jeremiah wrote it, as Jeremiah 52 and 2 Kings 24, 25 nearly identical.

      

      

BOOK

12

BOOK NAME:

Second Kings

THEME:

Exploits of the kings of Judah and Israel

BY:

Unknown, perhaps a Jewish captive;  Jeremiah by tradition; probably the same person that wrote 1st Kings 

DATE WRITTEN:

562 B.C.-536 B.C., over a period ending by the 6th  century B.C., 971 B.C.-850 B.C., 852 B.C.-586 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

870 B.C.-561 B.C.

FOR/TO:

The people of Israel

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown, perhaps in the area of Babylon

STATISTICS:

25 chapters, 719 verses, 23,532 words

MISC:

First and Second Kings originally known as Third and Fourth Kings.  Some think Jeremiah wrote it, as Jeremiah 52 and 2 Kings 24, 25 nearly identical.

    

      

BOOK

13

BOOK NAME:

First Chronicles.  The affairs of the days

THEME:

Genealogy and history of Israel

BY:

Ezra by tradition

DATE WRITTEN:

500 B.C.-450 B.C., written about 100 years after Kings, 5th century B.C., 360 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

1699 B.C.-444 B.C.

FOR/TO:

The people of Israel

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown

STATISTICS:

29 chapters, 942 verses, 20,369 words

MISC:

First and Second Chronicles were once one.  First and Second Chronicles and Ezra perhaps one history.            

    

     

BOOK

14

BOOK NAME:

Second Chronicles

THEME:

The greatness of Judah

BY: 

Ezra by tradition

DATE WRITTEN: 

500 B.C.-450 B.C., written about 100 years after Kings, 5th century B.C., 330 B.C., 971 B.C.-609 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

1015 B.C.-539 B.C.

FOR/TO:

The people of Israel

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown

STATISTICS:

36 chapters, 822 verses, 26,074 words

MISC: 

First and Second Chronicles were once one.  First and Second Chronicles and Ezra perhaps one history.

    

    

BOOK  

15

BOOK NAME:

Ezra

THEME:

The return and rebuilding

BY:

Probably Ezra

DATE WRITTEN:

456 B.C.-444 B.C., 444 B.C.-398 B.C., 538 B.C.-457 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

1723 B.C.-457 B.C.

FOR/TO:

The people of Israel

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown, perhaps Jerusalem

STATISTICS:

10 chapters, 280 verses, 7,441 words

MISC:

Spans about 80 years, beginning about 538 B.C.  Nehemiah, First and Second Chronicles, and Ezra considered a literary work (called Priestly History of Israel). 

    

     

BOOK

16

BOOK NAME:

Nehemiah.  Also called Second Ezra

THEME:

Rebuilding Jerusalem’s walls and problems

BY:

Nehemiah and later scribes

DATE WRITTEN:

420 B.C., 445 B.C.-432 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

536 B..C-432 B.C., 445 B.C.-425 B.C., about 20 years

FOR/TO:

The people of Israel

WHERE WRITTEN: 

Unknown, perhaps Jerusalem

STATISTICS:

13 chapters, 406 verses, 10,483 words

MISC:

Artaxerxes I, whom Nehemiah served as cupbearer, was the son of Ahasuerus (Xerxes), who took Esther to be his queen.

        

     

BOOK

17

BOOK NAME:

Esther.  The volume of Esther

THEME:

Divine providence of God.  

BY:

Unknown, a Jew who lived in Persia; not Mordecai-10:2,3

DATE WRITTEN:

After 456 B.C., 5th century B.C., 486 B.C.-465 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

598 B.C.-473 B.C., 485 B.C.-473 B.C., 10 years

FOR/TO:

The people of Israel

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown

STATISTICS:

10 chapters, 167 verses, 5637 words

MISC:

Esther, a person whose name meant star, her Hebrew name was Hadassah-2:7.  Jerusalem, the temple of God, and the name of God are omitted.  This book fits in between the 6th and 7th chapters of Ezra. The deuterocanon adds 6 chapters to Esther that most Protestant Bibles do not contain.

     

      

BOOK

18

BOOK NAME:

Job

THEME:

Suffering and service

BY:

Unknown, perhaps Job, Moses, Elihu, Solomon, or Isaiah

DATE WRITTEN:

Unknown, perhaps during Solomon’s time, 900 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

1997 B.C.-1827 B.C., 2000 B.C., unknown

FOR/TO:

No specific people

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown

STATISTICS:

42 chapters, 1070 verses, 10,102 words

MISC:

Poetical, wisdom books—Job, Proverbs, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Song of Solomon.  Uz—perhaps in the area of Idumaea, unknown, perhaps southern Lebanon.  Some consider this to be the oldest book in the Bible.  Mentioned by Ezekiel 14:14,20. Job pleads for death, then mercy, but no response.  He wishes someone to resolve the quarrel between them; then finally faces problems with courage and asks God to bring him through painful trials (16:18-17:3) (19:25-27).

       

       

BOOK

19

BOOK NAME:

Psalms.  To the collection; praises; book of praises

THEME:

Conquest of fear by faith, praise, and trust

    

Book 1        1-41       Reflect Genesis

       

Book 2      41-72       Israel’s cry for deliverance to Israel’s king

    

Book 3      73-89       Sanctuary—dominant note, parallel Leviticus

     

Book 4      90-106     Corresponds to Numbers, the fourth book of Moses

    

Book 5    107-150     Linked with Deuteronomy, God’s Word
  

Selah—meaning unknown, many opinions—pause in the music accompanying a psalm or prayer;  suspension (of music) as a pause.

BY:

72 credited to David, but he may not be the author of some.  12 to Asaph, 12 to sons of Korah, 2 to Solomon (72 and 127), 1 to Ethan, and 1 to Moses.  All, but 34, bear some title as a superscription; about 50 anonymous.  Titles based on traditions.

DATE WRITTEN:

Unknown, some contain elements varying by more than a thousand years

DATES COVERED: 

1423 B.C.-444 B.C., unknown

FOR/TO:

The Jewish people

WHERE WRITTEN:

Many places

STATISTICS:

150 chapters, 2461 verses, 43,743 words

MISC:

                  

          

                 

BOOK

20

BOOK NAME:

Proverbs

THEME:

Moral and ethical principles; wisdom; the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom-Pv 9:10

BY:

Solomon—1 to 22:16; Agur and mother of King Lemuel latter portions of Pv 30, 31?  Solomon also credited with 25 to 29; author unknown—22:17 to 24:34 and 30:1 to 31:31 

DATE WRITTEN: 

10th century B.C., 970 B.C.-930 B.C., 900 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

982 B.C.-961 B.C.

FOR/TO:

Young people

WHERE WRITTEN:

Jerusalem

STATISTICS:

31 chapters, 915 verses, 15,043 words

MISC:

Chapters:
  1-9               Contrasts good and evil; wisdom calls the simple to forsake sin; the harlot calls him to  indulgence.

          

10:1-22:16     Treatment; through chapter 15 by contrast "but;"  wisdom and folly;  fool, scorner, slothful, froward.

          

22:17-24:22

          

24:23-24:34

          

25:1-29:27

          

30:1-31:31

          

Other breakdowns:

          

  1-10           Counsel for young men

          

11-20           Counsel for all men

          

21-31           Counsel for kings and rulers

          

31                Women’s rights (also called)

          

          

BOOK

21

BOOK NAME:

Ecclesiastes.  Assembly; one who assembles; one who collects; one who addresses an assembly; preacher; member of the assembly

THEME:

Earthly goals lead to emptiness; happiness through science, philosophy, pleasure, mirth, drinking, building, possessions, wealth, music, materialism—all are empty.  He tried fatalism, natural religion, wealth, morality—all are empty.

BY:

Unknown.  Solomon by tradition; however ,many believe it was someone else.

DATE WRITTEN:

Tenth century B.C., 962-922 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

947 B.C.

FOR/TO:

Young people

WHERE WRITTEN:

Jerusalem

STATISTICS:

12 chapters, 222 verses, 5,584 words

MISC:

Solomon used as the central character.  Vanity—emptiness or meaningless.  "Under the sun" may mean without God in the world. Remembering the Creator, means a young person must come to the recognition that he is not the Creator or the master of his own life. "Under the sun" occurs about 29 times.  God gives meaning to life—all else is vanity and meaningless.

            

          

BOOK

22

BOOK NAME:

Song of Solomon.  Song of songs; best of the songs

THEME:

God’s love

BY:

Perhaps Solomon by tradition

DATE WRITTEN:

Tenth century B.C., 962 B.C.-922 B.C., 1014 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

962 B.C.

FOR/TO:

To the bride

WHERE WRITTEN:

Jerusalem

STATISTICS:

8 chapters, 117 verses, 2661 words

MISC: 

The Jews regarded it as a song expressing the love relationship between God and His chosen people.  Also regarded as between Solomon and his wife.  Typical—Christ and the church, plus other views.

            

          

BOOK

23

BOOK NAME:

Isaiah.  Jehovah is salvation

THEME:

Messiah

BY:

Isaiah

DATE WRITTEN:

740 B.C.-698 B.C., 8th century B.C., 750 B.C.-680 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

From Lucifer fallen to 539 B.C.

FOR/TO:

Judah and the Jewish nation

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown, perhaps Jerusalem

STATISTICS:

66 chapters, 1292 verses, 37,044 words

MISC:

He was martyred by being sawn asunder-ref Heb 11:37, tradition says by king Manasseh.

            

          

BOOK

24

BOOK NAME:

Jeremiah.  The appointed one of the Lord

THEME:

Judgment is at hand

BY:

Jeremiah, recorded by his scribe Baruch

DATE WRITTEN:

640 B.C.-577 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

From the earth without form and void to 539 B.C., 7th century B.C.

FOR/TO:

Mainly Jews in Judah

WHERE WRITTEN:

Perhaps Jerusalem

STATISTICS:

52 chapters, 1364 verses, 42,659 words

MISC:

Some believe Jeremiah died in Egypt.  Tradition says that Jewish refugees stoned him to death in Egypt.

          

          

BOOK

25

BOOK NAME:

Lamentations.  Ah, howl, alas, cry aloud, or lament

THEME:

Mourning for Jerusalem shows there comes a time when prayers will not be answered, and whatsoever a man sows, he shall reap.

BY:

Jeremiah-2 Chr 35:25

DATE WRITTEN:

Perhaps 640 B.C.-586 B.C., about 586 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

586 B.C.

FOR/TO:

Exiles in Babylon

WHERE WRITTEN:

Jerusalem

STATISTICS:

5 chapters, 154 verses, 3415 words

MISC:

Five poems—one for each chapter.  The first four each have 22 stanzas.  The fifth also has 22, but not alphabetical as the first 4.  The fifth one is more of a prayer.  

          

          

BOOK

26

BOOK NAME:

Ezekiel.  God strengthens

THEME:

Judgment and glory

BY:

Ezekiel

DATE WRITTEN:

6th century B.C., 593 B.C.-570 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

Thou hast been in Eden to 571 B.C.

FOR/TO:

Exiles in Babylon

WHERE WRITTEN:

Babylon

STATISTICS:

48 chapters, 1273 verses, 39,407 words

MISC:

          

          

          

BOOK

27

BOOK NAME:

Daniel

THEME:

Rise and fall of kingdoms

BY:

Daniel

DATE WRITTEN:

Perhaps 605 B.C.-536 B.C., 6th century B.C. 

DATES COVERED:

605 B.C.-537 B.C.

FOR/TO:

Exiles in Babylon

WHERE WRITTEN:

Babylon

STATISTICS:

12 chapters, 357 verses, 11,606 words

MISC:

Daniel lived under three rulers:

          

1.    Nebuchadnezzar-Babylon

          

2.    Darius the Mede (Median)

          

3.    Cyrus (Persian)

          

          

BOOK

28

BOOK NAME:

Hosea

THEME:

Redeeming love

BY: 

Hosea

DATE WRITTEN:

755 B.C.-715 B.C., about 760 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

770 B.C.-723 B.C.

FOR/TO:

Northern ten tribes

WHERE WRITTEN:

Northern kingdom of Israel

STATISTICS:

14 chapters, 197 verses, 5175 words

MISC:

Prophesied to the northern kingdom about the time of Isaiah.  Hosea called the prophet with the broken heart—Hosea’s marriage.  Likewise, Israel’s unfaithfulness to the Lord is depicted as a wife who has turned her back on a faithful husband in order to follow evil lovers.

            

          

BOOK

29

BOOK NAME:

Joel.  Jehovah is God

THEME:

The day of the Lord is coming.  The attitude of a man’s heart and life before the Lord will determine his reaction to that day.

BY:

Joel

DATE WRITTEN:

About 837 B.C.-795 B.C., about 400 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

Unable to determine accurately, perhaps 836 B.C.-828 B.C.

FOR/TO:

Two southern tribes

WHERE WRITTEN:

Southern kingdom

STATISTICS:

3 chapters, 73 verses, 2034 words 

MISC:

Scholars disagree when Joel lived.  Some believe he lived around 830 B.C., others believe about 400 B.C.

          

          

BOOK

30

BOOK NAME:

Amos.  Burden-bearer

THEME:

Judgment on sin

BY:

Amos

DATE WRITTEN: 

Middle of the 8th century B.C., 765 B.C.-750 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

764 B.C.

FOR/TO:

Israel

WHERE WRITTEN:

New Jerusalem

STATISTICS: 

9 chapters, 146 verses, 4217 words

MISC:

Prophesied in the northern kingdom and aroused antagonism.  He returned to Judah.  Because Israel will not repent, there is nothing left but destruction.  The prophet of God often comes into conflict with the religious institutions of his day.  Man’s understanding of God and His purpose will always be distorted by his own sin and selfish interests.  People do not recognize just how sinful and self-centered one really is and how deceitful the heart can be.

            

          

BOOK

31

BOOK NAME:

Obadiah.  Servant of the Lord; worshipper of the Lord

THEME:

The doom of Edom

BY:

Obadiah

DATE WRITTEN:

About 586 B.C., 6th century B.C., 848 B.C.-841 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

864 B.C.

FOR/TO:

The Edomites

WHERE WRITTEN:

Judah

STATISTICS:

1 chapter, 21 verses, 670 words

MISC:

Shortest Old Testament book

          

          

BOOK

32

BOOK NAME:

Jonah

THEME:

The mercy of God

BY:

Jonah (2 Ki 14:25) (Mt 12:39-42)

DATE WRITTEN:

8th century B.C., 790 B.C.-749 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

767 B.C.

FOR/TO:

Israel

WHERE WRITTEN: 

Israel

STATISTICS:

4 chapters, 48 verses, 1321 words

MISC:

          

            

          

BOOK

33

BOOK NAME:

Micah.  Who is like Yahweh?

THEME:

Judgment and pardon

BY:

Micah

DATE WRITTEN:

740 B.C.-687 B.C., 8th century B.C.

DATES COVERED:

744 B.C.-704 B.C.

FOR/TO:

Judah and Israel

WHERE WRITTEN:

Judah

STATISTICS:

7 chapters, 105 verses, 3153 words

MISC:                           

Lived and prophesied in the southern kingdom.  He condemned the sins of the northern kingdom.  One of the greatest passages in the Bible is Micah’s summary of true religion: Micah 6:8-What doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

            

          

BOOK

34

BOOK NAME:

Nahum.  Consolation; consoler; burden

THEME:

The burden of Nineveh

BY:

Nahum

DATE WRITTEN:

Before 612 B.C., 630 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

635 B.C.

FOR/TO:

Nineveh

WHERE WRITTEN:

Possibly Judah

STATISTICS:

3 chapters, 47 verses, 1285 words

MISC:

          

          

          

BOOK

35

BOOK NAME:

Habakkuk.  To embrace; the embracer; one who embraces

THEME:

The righteous shall live by faith

BY:

Habakkuk

DATE WRITTEN:

Unknown, perhaps 640 B.C. to 598 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

Uncertain, possibly  606 B.C.

FOR/TO:

Judah

WHERE WRITTEN:

Judah

STATISTICS:

3 chapters, 56 verses, 1474 words

MISC:

Faith is: repentance and humble trust in God.  It is faithfulness, steadfast obedience to God.  Faith is a whole way of life, a daily dependence upon God.  When everything has gone wrong, and all possessions have been lost, and there is not anything to eat, faith will still rejoice in the God of his salvation.  Faith says that God alone is enough.

          

          

BOOK

36

BOOK NAME: 

Zephaniah.  The Lord hides; whom Jehovah hides or shelters

THEME:

The day of the Lord

BY:

Zephaniah

DATE WRITTEN:

App 627 B.C.-607 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

624 B.C.

FOR/TO:

Judah

WHERE WRITTEN:

Judah

STATISTICS:

3 chapters, 53 verses, 1617 words

MISC:

          

          

          

BOOK

37

BOOK NAME:

Haggai

THEME:

Rebuilding the temple

BY:

Haggai

DATE WRITTEN:

520 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

521 B.C.

FOR/TO:

Restored Israel

WHERE WRITTEN:

Jerusalem

STATISTICS:

2 chapters, 38 verses, 1131 words

MISC:

          

            

          

BOOK

38

BOOK NAME:

Zechariah.  The Lord remembers

THEME:

The coming of Messiah

BY:

Zechariah

DATE WRITTEN:

520 B.C.-487 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

521 B.C.-494 B.C.

FOR/TO:

Restored Israel

WHERE WRITTEN:

Jerusalem

STATISTICS:

14 chapters, 211 verses, 6444 words

MISC:

1-8       Call to repentance

          

9-14     The future of Israel and God’s people

          

(8 visions of Zechariah)

          

          

BOOK  

39

BOOK NAME:

Malachi.  The messenger of Jehovah; the messenger of the Lord

THEME:

Rebuke

BY:

Malachi

DATE WRITTEN:

Unknown, perhaps 433 B.C.-400 B.C.

DATES COVERED:

Unknown 

FOR/TO:

Israel

WHERE WRITTEN:

Judah

STATISTICS:

4 chapters, 55 verses, 1782 words

MISC: 

          

18-THE NEW TESTAMENT

BOOK

40

BOOK NAME:

Matthew.   Gift of God

THEME:

Emphasis seems to be on the fact that Jesus is Israel’s promised Messiah—the One that would establish the Kingdom.  Emphasis placed on the fact that He is the Son of David—of royal descent.

BY:

The apostle Matthew (a tax collector)

DATE WRITTEN:

Approximately A.D. 37 to 50 

DATES COVERED:

From Abraham to just before Jesus ascended to heaven

FOR/TO:

   

WHERE WRITTEN:

Perhaps written in Judea, perhaps Jerusalem

STATISTICS:

28 chapters, 1071 verses, 23,684 words

MISC:

There are approximately 93 Old Testament quotes or allusions

          

          

BOOK

41

BOOK NAME:

Mark

THEME:

Emphasis seems to be on Jesus being the Son of God and discipleship.  Jesus is revealed as the Son of God and suffering, obedient servant of God the Father, Who gave up His life as a ransom for the sin of others in submission to God’s will.

BY:

Mark.  The name of  Yochanan (John) is the original Hebrew name.  The name of Mark (the Latin name) (or Roman prefix which was later added) means “Polite Shining”.  He is believed to be the same one mentioned in the New Testament in Acts 12:12, 25; 13:5, 13; 15:37, 39; Col 4:10; 2 Tim 4:11; Phile. 24; 1 Pe 5:13.  He was a Jewish believer, and his home was in Jerusalem.  He was the son of Mary who lived in Jerusalem, whose house Peter came to after he was delivered from prison.  He was a travel companion of Peter, Paul, and Barnabas.

DATE WRITTEN:

Approximately A.D. 65 to 70.  Some believe A.D. 60.

DATES COVERED:

From John the Baptist to after the ascension of Jesus into heaven

FOR/TO:

  

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown

STATISTICS:  

16 chapters, 678 verses, 15,171 words

MISC:                            

Approximately 49 Old Testament quotes

           

          

BOOK

42

BOOK NAME:

Luke 

THEME:

Emphasis seems to be on the humanity of Christ.  He is the Son of Man that had been rejected by Israel.  As a result, Jesus was preached to the Gentiles also.  Jesus is presented as the universal Savior—the Savior of the poor and rich, male and female, Jew and Gentile, slave and free.

BY:

Luke (the physician).  At a later time, he also wrote Acts as a sequel to the Gospel of Luke. 

DATE WRITTEN:

Approximately A.D. 58 to 60

DATES COVERED:

From Adam to after Jesus ascended to heaven

FOR/TO:

Addressed to Theophilus, perhaps a community leader, or government or Roman official.  

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown, some believe possibly Caesarea or Rome

STATISTICS:

24 chapters, 1151 verses, 25,944 words

MISC:

Approximately 80 quotes from the Old Testament

          

          

BOOK

43

BOOK NAME:

John

THEME:

Emphasis seems to be on showing the full deity of Jesus.  Jesus is revealed as the Word that was made flesh in chapter one.  Near the end of the Gospel in 20:28, Thomas said, My Lord and my God.”  Jesus is clearly presented as the Christ (or Messiah), the Son of God through many miracles.

BY:

The apostle John

DATE WRITTEN:

Approximately A.D. 85-90

DATES COVERED:

From “In the beginning” to just prior to Jesus ascending to be with His Father

FOR/TO:

 

WHERE WRITTEN:

Probably at Ephesus

STATISTICS:

21 chapters, 878 verses, 19,099 words

MISC:

Approximately 30 quotes from the Old Testament.  To record Jesus’ signs (20:30,31) so readers would believe in Jesus-ref 20:31.

          

          

BOOK

 44

BOOK NAME:

Acts of the Apostles

THEME:

Primarily the acts of Peter and Paul

BY:

Luke (the physician).  He also wrote the Gospel of Luke at an earlier time.

DATE WRITTEN:

About A.D. 62

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

Theophilus (a Gentile convert)

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown

STATISTICS:

28 chapters, 1007 verses, 24,250 words

MISC:

Luke and Acts are as 2 volumes of the same work. 

          

          

BOOK

45

BOOK NAME:

Romans

THEME:

          

BY:

Paul

DATE WRITTEN:

A.D. 55-59

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

To the believers in Rome

WHERE WRITTEN:

On 3rd missionary trip, Corinth in Greece, or Philippi in Greece

STATISTICS:

16 chapters, 433 verses, 9447 words

MISC:

          

           

          

BOOK

46

BOOK NAME:

First Corinthians

THEME:

          

BY:

Paul

DATE WRITTEN:

A.D. 53-56

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

The Corinthian church

WHERE WRITTEN:

Ephesus-1 Cor 16:8; some say Philippi

STATISTICS:

16 chapters, 437 verses, 9489 words

MISC: 

Much opposition to Paul’s preaching

          

          

BOOK

47

BOOK NAME:

Second Corinthians

THEME:

          

BY:

Paul

DATE WRITTEN:

A.D. 54-57; about 1 year after First Corinthians

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

The Corinthian church

WHERE WRITTEN:

Probably Philippi or Macedonia

STATISTICS:

13 chapters, 257 verses, 6092 words

MISC:

Much about Paul in this epistle.  Paul thought he would meet Titus at Troas.  He was troubled Titus was not there.  He went to Macedonia and found him.

          

          

BOOK

48

BOOK NAME:

Galatians

THEME:

          

BY:

Paul

DATE WRITTEN:

Various opinions ranging from as early as A.D. 48 to as late as A.D. 62, with perhaps A.D. 53 to 56 the most probable.

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

The Galatians

WHERE WRITTEN:

Ephesus or Macedonia; alternate views are Antioch, Rome, or Corinth

STATISTICS:

6 chapters, 149 verses, 3098 words

MISC:

Paul upset about certain Jewish believers trying to impose circumcision and the Mosaic law on the Galatians.  

           

          

BOOK

49

BOOK NAME:

Ephesians

THEME:

          

BY:

Paul

DATE WRITTEN:

A.D. 60-62

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

The church at Ephesus

WHERE WRITTEN:

From Rome

STATISTICS:

6 chapters, 155 verses, 3039 words

MISC:

Colossians, Philemon, and Philippians called prison epistles.  Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon believed to be all dispatched at the same time.  Eph 1-3 tells believers what they are in Christ, 4-6 what they should do because they are in Christ.  Some consider Ephesians offers the greatest insight in all the Bible.

           

          

BOOK

50

BOOK NAME:

Philippians

THEME:

          

BY:

Paul

DATE WRITTEN:

Between A.D. 54 to 62

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

The saints at Philippi

WHERE WRITTEN:

Probably in prison at Rome, but others think in prison in Ephesus

STATISTICS:

4 chapters, 104 verses, 2002 words

MISC:

          

          

          

BOOK

51

BOOK NAME:

Colossians

THEME:

          

BY:

Paul

DATE WRITTEN:

Between A.D. 55 to 63

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

The saints at Colosse

WHERE WRITTEN:

From prison at Rome

STATISTICS:

4 chapters, 95 verses, 1998 words

MISC:

          

           

          

BOOK

52

BOOK NAME:

First Thessalonians

THEME:

          

BY:

Paul

DATE WRITTEN:

A.D. 50-52

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

The church of the Thessalonians

WHERE WRITTEN:

Corinth (Athens, Greece)

STATISTICS:

5 chapters, 89 verses, 1857 words

MISC:

          

           

          

BOOK

53

BOOK NAME:

Second Thessalonians

THEME:

          

BY:

Paul

DATE WRITTEN:

A.D. 50-52; a few months after First Thessalonians

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

The church of the Thessalonians

WHERE WRITTEN:

Corinth (Athens, Greece)

STATISTICS:

3 chapters, 47 verses, 1042 words

MISC:

           

           

          

BOOK  

54

BOOK NAME:

First Timothy

THEME:

          

BY:

Paul

DATE WRITTEN:

A.D. 61-65

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

Timothy

WHERE WRITTEN:

Rome or during travels; some say from Laodicea, the chief city of Phrygia 

STATISTICS:

6 chapters, 113 verses, 2269 words

MISC:

          

           

          

BOOK  

55

BOOK NAME:

Second Timothy

THEME:

          

BY:

Paul

DATE WRITTEN:

Considered to be the last epistle he wrote before his death, perhaps A.D. 64-68

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

Timothy

WHERE WRITTEN:

Rome during imprisonment

STATISTICS:

4 chapters, 83 verses, 1703 words

MISC:

          

          

          

BOOK

56

BOOK NAME:

Titus

THEME:

          

BY:

Paul

DATE WRITTEN:

A.D. 61-65

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

Titus

WHERE WRITTEN:

In Rome during imprisonment; alternate view is Macedonia

STATISTICS:

3 chapters, 46 verses, 921 words

MISC:

          

          

          

BOOK

57

BOOK NAME:

Philemon

THEME:

          

BY:

Paul

DATE WRITTEN:

Views range from A.D. 55 to 63

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

Philemon, Apphia, Archippus, and the church in thy house

WHERE WRITTEN:

Several views including prison at Rome, prison at Caesarea, or prison at Ephesus

STATISTICS:

1 chapter, 25 verses, 445 words

MISC:

Four prison epistles: Colossians, Ephesians, Philippians, Philemon

           

          

BOOK

58

BOOK NAME:

Hebrews

THEME:

          

BY:

Unknown, possibly Paul,  Apollos, Barnabas, Luke, Timothy, Aquila and Priscilla, Silas, Aristion, or Philip

DATE WRITTEN:

From A.D. 65-80

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

Jewish believers

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown; some think from Italy by Timothy

STATISTICS:

13 chapters, 303 verses, 6913 words

MISC:

Some Jewish believers were in danger of going back from Christ to Moses (from Grace to the Law).  This was an immediate danger-2:1, based on unbelief-3:12, conduct-5:13,14, neglect of public worship-10:25, weakness in prayer-12:12, instability in doctrine-13:9, refusal to teach others-5:12 and neglect of the Scriptures-2:1.  Thought(?)—if following Christ brought persecution and Jewish practice did not, why not return to Judaism and be free from persecution?

          

          

BOOK

59

BOOK NAME:

James

THEME:

          

BY:

James, the brother of Christ (unlikely to be James, the son of Zebedee, as was martyred about A.D. 44)

DATE WRITTEN:

Dates vary from A.D. 45-62

DATES COVERED:

             

FOR/TO:

Jewish believers throughout the Roman Empire

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown

STATISTICS:

5 chapters, 108 verses, 2309 words

MISC:

               

          

          

BOOK

60

BOOK NAME:

First Peter

THEME:

          

BY:

Peter

DATE WRITTEN:

A.D. 64-66

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

Jewish believers scattered throughout Asia Minor

WHERE WRITTEN:

Babylon, perhaps Rome

STATISTICS:

5 chapters, 105 verses, 2482 words

MISC:

          

          

          

BOOK

61

BOOK NAME:

Second Peter

THEME:

          

BY:

Peter

DATE WRITTEN:

A.D. 66

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

To all Christians

WHERE WRITTEN:

Perhaps Rome

STATISTICS:

3 chapters, 61 verses, 1559 words

MISC:

          

           

          

BOOK

62

BOOK NAME:

First John

THEME:

          

BY:

John the apostle 

DATE WRITTEN:

A.D. 85-95

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

Churches in Asia Minor

WHERE WRITTEN:

Ephesus

STATISTICS:

5 chapters, 105 verses, 2523 words

MISC:

          

          

          

BOOK

63

BOOK NAME:

Second John

THEME:

          

BY:

John the apostle

DATE WRITTEN:

Unknown, perhaps A.D. 96-97

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

The elect lady and her children

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown, perhaps Ephesus

STATISTICS:

1 chapter, 13 verses, 303 words

MISC:

          

          

          

BOOK

64

BOOK NAME:

Third John

THEME:

          

BY:

John the apostle

DATE WRITTEN:

Unknown, perhaps A.D. 97

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO: 

Gaius of Derby, Acts 20:4; Gaius mentioned several times in the New Testament

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown

STATISTICS:

1 chapter, 14 verses, 299 words

MISC:

          

          

          

BOOK

65

BOOK NAME:

Jude

THEME:

          

BY:

Jude, the brother of James and Jesus, Mt 13:55; Mk 6:3 Judas (or  Jude) and James

DATE WRITTEN:

Latter part of the first century.  Estimates range from as early as A.D. 67 to as late as 125

DATES COVERED:

          

FOR/TO:

To the saints

WHERE WRITTEN:

Unknown

STATISTICS:

1 chapter, 25 verses, 613 words

MISC:

          

          

          

BOOK

66

BOOK NAME:

The Revelation

THEME:

Prophecy

BY:

John the apostle 

DATE WRITTEN:

A.D. 95-96

DATES COVERED:

From the first church to New Jerusalem

FOR/TO:

To the seven churches, all saints

WHERE WRITTEN:

Island of Patmos

STATISTICS:

22 chapters, 404 verses, 12,000 words

MISC: 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.  Amen-Rev 22:21.