Chronological Bible Reading Plan with a twist!

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Stephen DeKuyper | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Dec 22 2013 2:20 PM

I want to set up a new reading plan for 2014 and I would like to make it chronological, but with a twist. I don't want it to be sorted according to the events, but when the book was written. I would like to get a feel for what books an author might have had access to while writing his own book.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

 

Stephen

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 22 2013 5:48 PM

The Chronological Bible does exactly what you want, I believe.  Interestingly, Logos doesn't seem to have the resource (or, at least, I didn't see it in a cursory search).  You can, with a little work, use your Bible Timeline to achieve something close to the same result.... painfully...

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 22 2013 5:53 PM

Brother Mark:
The Chronological Bible does exactly what you want, I believe.

Errrrrhhh. excuse me but doesn't this put the events in historical sequence rather than the writing of the account? I suspect there is so much disagreement on when portions were written that this may be a difficult task.

one "first cut" from http://ichthys.com/mail-Bible%20chrono.htm

Response:  Here is a listing of the books of the Bible in the order in which they were written.

 Old Testament:  (n.b., this is a "higher chronology" than you will find elsewhere = dates are earlier than in many liberal sources; numbers in bold represent the traditional English order):

1440 - 1400 B.C. 

Genesis   #1
Exodus   #2
Leviticus   #3
Numbers   #4
Deuteronomy   #5

1400 - 1000

Joshua   #6
Judges   #7

1000 - 586 B.C. (pre-exile - mid-exile)

     Period of David and Solomon (ca. 1000 - 931):

Psalms   #19
Ruth   #8
1st Samuel   #9
2nd Samuel   #10
Job   #18
Proverbs   #20
Ecclesiastes   #21
Song of Solomon   #22
 

     Period of Rehoboam to Hezekiah (931 - 686):

Isaiah   #23
Hosea   #28
Joel   #29
Amos   #30
Obadiah   #31
Jonah   #32
Micah   #33
 

     Period of Hezekiah to the exile (686 - 586):

Nahum   #34
Habakkuk   #35
Zephaniah   #36

1st Kings   #11
2nd Kings   #12
1st Chronicles   #13
2nd Chronicles   #14

Jeremiah   #24
Lamentations   #25
Ezekiel   #26
Daniel   #27
 

516 - 400 B.C. (post-exilic)

Ezra   #15
Nehemiah   #16
Esther   #17

Haggai   #37
Zechariah   #38
Malachi   #39


New Testament
  (n.b., this is a "higher chronology" than you will find elsewhere = dates are earlier; numbers in bold represent the traditional New Testament English order; parenthetical bold numbers are the traditional order in the Bible overall):

40 - 45. A.D.

Matthew:   #1 (#40 )
 

45 - 50 A.D.

1st Thessalonians   #13 (#52)
2nd Thessalonians   #14 (#53)
1 Corinthians   #7 (#46)
2 Corinthians   #8 (#47)
Romans   #6 (#45)
Luke   #3 (#42)
 

50 - 55 A.D.

Galatians   #9 (#48)
Ephesians   #10 (#49)
Philippians   #11 (#50)
Colossians   #12 (#51)
Philemon   #18 (#57)
Acts   #5 (#44)

1st Timothy   #15 (#54)
2nd Timothy   #16 (#55)
Titus   #17 (#56)
Hebrews   #19 (#58)


55 - 60 A.D.

James   #20 (#59)
Jude   #26 (#65)
 

60 - 68 A.D.

1st Peter   #21 (#60)
2nd Peter   #22 (#61)
Mark   #2 (#41)

John   #4 (#43)
1st John   #23 (#62)
2nd John   #24 (#63)
3rd John   #25 (#64)
Revelation   #27 (#66)

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Stephen DeKuyper | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 23 2013 11:28 AM

Excellent. Thank you.

 

Stephen

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JRB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 30 2013 7:39 PM

Here is one other option I found that might work for you. 

http://www.mpseminars.com/blog/create-a-chronological-bible-reading-plan/

God bless

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 11 2014 11:49 AM

Just thought I'd list all these out for handy pasting for anyone who wants this plan:

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Psalms, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Matthew, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Romans, Luke, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, Acts, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Hebrews, James, Jude, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, Mark, John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Revelation

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 11 2014 12:25 PM

I'd also like to add another "twist" to this twist. I'd like to be able to make a reading plan that would place any Bible text that explicitly refereced other Bible text (that was written before it) immediatly after the text being referenced. So for example after the creation of Adam and Eve in Genesis we would have any NT references to this event in the plan in Genesis. This would be a great plan for witnessing how Scripture interprets itself in the immediate context of the original quote. I posted another thread for this, but would be interested if anyone here has any ideas on how to do this. 

Thanks!

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 11 2014 12:44 PM

Liam Walsh:
for anyone who wants this plan

For anyone? I can't resist teasing you with regards to the choice of canon ... I don't think there is any canon that will cover everyone/anyoneWink

Seriously, I'm not sure that there is sufficient consensus to do what you envision. Are you thinking of direct quotations only and/or including explicit references to prior events and/or a retelling of an event written at a different time? This is the type of thing that interests me, but I need a bit more clarity to come up with suggestions.

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 11 2014 1:01 PM

Thanks MJ! I'm thinking mostly just actual quotes, and not necessarily references to events. Although a retelling of an event I would like to include. Although I understand that there will be some tougher to interpret (maybe a quote, maybe not a quote) texts. I'm open as to the texts included in the final result if it's not exactly what I'm envisioning! 

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 4 2014 5:20 PM

Ok! I found out all the Scripture references! See this thread for them if you're interested in this plan!

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