The Poetical Books

Having seen the order of the Historical Books, we now come to the poetical books,  forming a third division of the Bible. This consists of the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon, and these books are written in Hebrew poetry in which God intends to teach some lessons.

The Historical Books

Having seen the order of the first five books of the Bible, we now begin with the historical books – a second division in the Bible. First, we had a background about the beginning of the earth (Genesis). Then there was the redemption of the children of Israel (Exodus). Then followed God’s holiness and HisContinue reading “The Historical Books”

Outline of Joel

“And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.” Joel 2:25. This is a verse that we often quote as Christians when we get astray from the Lord and backslide, we do not experience anyContinue reading “Outline of Joel”

Outline of Hosea

“Out of Egypt have I called my son” – Matthew 2:15. This amazing well-known verse at the start of the gospels in the New Testament, is in fact, in the book of Hosea (chapter 11:1). Here God is speaking about the nation of Israel as He brought them out of bondage in Egypt and espousedContinue reading “Outline of Hosea”

Outline of Ezekiel

The book of Ezekiel is a very interesting book among the prophetical books section in our Bible. Ezekiel was from a priestly family, so he was, in fact, a priest (chapter 1:3). Both Ezekiel and Jeremiah had similar ministries and both books present some prophetical types and point to Israel’s future restoration.

Outline of Jeremiah

Having set before us the book of Isaiah as the beginning of the prophetical books, we come to this interesting book. There are different opinions as to the authorship of Jeremiah, some say that it was Jeremiah himself, and others are of the view that Baruch wrote the book of Jeremiah. The book begins withContinue reading “Outline of Jeremiah”

Outline of Isaiah

Perhaps most Christians are thinking, or asking the question, why should I read the book of Isaiah? This book is just a prophecy about Israel and judgement for their disobedience, so it has nothing to do with me as a Christian. Dear reader, if you treat this book as part of the divine word ofContinue reading “Outline of Isaiah”

Outline of the Song of Solomon

This amazing and interesting book states at the very beginning that it is the ‘song of songs, which is Solomon’s’. This is one of the most difficult books in the Bible, and there are no quotations directly from this book in the New Testament. The book is written in Hebrew poetry and is known asContinue reading “Outline of the Song of Solomon”

Outline of Ecclesiastes

The book of Ecclesiastes is a very interesting and unique book in the Bible found in the poetical books section, so it is written in Hebrew poetry. If you are reading this book for the first time, you might ask several questions, for instance, why is this even in the Bible? What do we getContinue reading “Outline of Ecclesiastes”

Taking things out of Context

Many readers of the Word of God stumble across passages and parts of the Bible that seem to speak about strange things, like a believer can lose his/her salvation, or that Jesus was a created being and not God Himself, or that believers will go through the great tribulation, or that the Lord Jesus wentContinue reading “Taking things out of Context”