The Apple Of God's Eye

February 26, 2011

Subject Content of Biblical Books

Filed under: Bible,Bible Summaries — melchia @ 10:09 pm

This list of Biblical books is not an exhaustive subject overview, but it represents a good beginning. I will be adding to it from time to time to complete it.



Genesis 1, 2 – Re-Creation, Creation

Genesis 6 – Noah’s Ark

Genesis 7,8 – Flood

Genesis 10 – Table of Nations

Genesis 11 – Tower of Babel

Genesis 12 – Call of Abraham

Genesis 12, 17 – God’s Covenant with Abraham

Genesis 14 – Melchisedek (O.T.)

Genesis 19 – Sodom & Gomorrah

Genesis 22 – Abraham Offers Isaac

Genesis 25 – Esau Sells His Birthright

Genesis 27 – Jacob Gains Birthright Blessings Through Deceit

Genesis 32 – Conversion of Jacob

Genesis 48 – Birthright Blessings Given To Ephraim & Manasseh

Genesis 49 – Blessings of Jacob’s Sons



Exodus 3 – God Calls Moses

Exodus 12 – First Passover

Exodus 14 – Miracle of Red Sea

Exodus 15 – Healing Covenant

Exodus 16 – Manna & The Sabbath

Exodus 20 – 10 Commandments

Exodus 31 – Sabbath As a Sign

Exodus 32 – The Golden Calf



Leviticus 11 – Clean/Unclean Meats

Leviticus 16 – Atonement

Leviticus 23 – Holy Days Chapter

Leviticus 26 – Blessings and Cursings

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March 10, 2009

Who Are The Authors Of The Old Testament Books Of The Bible?

The first five books, Genesis through Deuteronomy, were written by Moses during the 40 years of wandering. Joshua is the logical author of the book of Joshua. Judges was written by the prophet Samuel, according to Jewish tradition. Samuel also wrote I Samuel 1-24 (I Sam. 10:25; 25:1). The remainder of I Samuel and all of II Samuel was written by Nathan the prophet and Gad (I Chron. 29:29). I and II Kings were probably written by Jeremiah, compiling older records made by prophets contemporary with the events.

Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi were all prophets of God who wrote the books bearing their names.

The Psalms had various authors. David wrote about half of them; other authors include Asaph or his descendants, the sons of Korah, and Moses. Proverbs 1 through 29 belong mostly to Solomon. Chapters 30 and 31 are respectively ascribed to Agur and Lemuel.

The author of the book of Job is not definite, though it was most likely Job himself. The Song of Solomon was written by Solomon. Jewish tradition attributes the book of Ruth to Samuel. Lamentations was undoubtedly written by Jeremiah. Ecclesiastes was written by Solomon. Esther was probably written by Mordecai.

Daniel, Ezra,and Nehemiah wrote the books which bear their names. I and II Chronicles were written by Ezra.

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