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This is the thirty-first study in the series, and we are looking for the last time at the book of Psalms. In our previous studies, I have pointed out the book of Psalms has been divided into five sub-books, often called the Five Books of Psalms.

Book 1: Psalms 1-41 (1 hr, 5 min to read)
• Total 41: David (37); Anonymous (4)
Book 2: Psalms 42-72 (51 min to read)
• Total 31: David (18); Asaph (1); Korah (7); Solomon (1); Anonymous (4)
Book 3: Psalms 73-89 (36 min to read)
• Total 17: David (1); Asaph (11); Korah (3); Ethan (1); Heman (1)
Book 4: Psalms 90-106 (31 min to read)
• Total 17: David (2); Moses (1); Anonymous (14)
Book 5: Psalms 107-150 (1 hr, 10 min to read)
• Total 44: David (15); Solomon (1); Anonymous (28)

For this study, we are looking at the fifth book of Psalms, beginning with Psalm 107 and ending with Psalm 150. It takes one hour and ten minutes to read in a single sitting. This is a total of forty-four Psalms, fifteen of which are ascribed to David, one to Solomon and twenty-eight are anonymous.

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This is the thirtieth study in the series, and we are looking once more at the book of Psalms. In our previous study, I pointed out the book of Psalms has been divided into five sub-books, often called the Five Books of Psalms.

Book 1: Psalms 1-41 (1 hr, 5 min to read)
• Total 41: David (37); Anonymous (4)
Book 2: Psalms 42-72 (51 min to read)
• Total 31: David (18); Asaph (1); Korah (7); Solomon (1); Anonymous (4)
Book 3: Psalms 73-89 (36 min to read)
• Total 17: David (1); Asaph (11); Korah (3); Ethan (1); Heman (1)
Book 4: Psalms 90-106 (31 min to read)
• Total 17: David (2); Moses (1); Anonymous (14)
Book 5: Psalms 107-150 (1 hr, 10 min to read)
• Total 44: David (15); Solomon (1); Anonymous (28)

For this study, we are looking at the fourth book of Psalms, beginning with Psalm 90 and ending with Psalm 106. It takes 31 minutes to read in a single sitting. This is a total of seventeen Psalms, two of which are ascribed to David, one to Moses and fourteen are anonymous.

In preparation for your reading of this fourth book, I would like to say three things about it.

First, the New Testament quotations.

Of the seventeen Psalms, the New Testament writers quote from…

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This is the twenty-ninth study in the series, and we are looking once more at the book of Psalms. In our previous study, I pointed out the book of Psalms has been divided into five sub-books, often called the Five Books of Psalms.

Book 1: Psalms 1-41 (1 hr, 5 min to read)
• Total 41: David (37); Anonymous (4)
Book 2: Psalms 42-72 (51 min to read)
• Total 31: David (18); Asaph (1); Korah (7); Solomon (1); Anonymous (4)
Book 3: Psalms 73-89 (36 min to read)
• Total 17: David (1); Asaph (11); Korah (3); Ethan (1); Heman (1)
Book 4: Psalms 90-106 (31 min to read)
• Total 17: David (2); Moses (1); Anonymous (14)
Book 5: Psalms 107-150 (1 hr, 10 min to read)
• Total 44: David (15); Solomon (1); Anonymous (28)

For this study, we are looking at the third book of Psalms, beginning with Psalm 73 and ending with Psalm 89. It takes 36 minutes to read in a single sitting. This is a total of seventeen Psalms, one of which is ascribed to David, eleven to Asaph, three to the sons of Korah, one to Ethan and one to Heman.

In preparation for your reading of this third book, I would like to say three things about it.

First, the New Testament quotations.

Of the seventeen Psalms in the Third Book, the New Testament writers quote from…

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A Transcript Of The Video Study

This is the twenty-eighth study in the series, and we are looking once again at the book of Psalms. In our previous study, I pointed out that the book of Psalms has been divided into five sub-books, often called the Five Books of Psalms.

Book 1: Psalms 1-41 (1 hr, 5 min to read)
• Total 41: David (37); Anonymous (4)
Book 2: Psalms 42-72 (51 min to read)
• Total 31: David (18); Asaph (1); Korah (7); Solomon (1); Anonymous (4)
Book 3: Psalms 73-89 (36 min to read)
• Total 17: David (1); Asaph (11); Korah (3); Ethan (1); Heman (1)
Book 4: Psalms 90-106 (31 min to read)
• Total 17: David (2); Moses (1); Anonymous (14)
Book 5: Psalms 107-150 (1 hr, 10 min to read)
• Total 44: David (15); Solomon (1); Anonymous (28)

For this study, we are looking at the second book of Psalms, beginning with Psalm 42 and ending with Psalm 72. It takes 51 minutes to read these Psalms in a single sitting. This is a total of 31 Psalms, eighteen of which are ascribed to David, one to Asaph, seven to the sons of Korah, one to Solomon and four are anonymous.

In preparation for your reading of the second book of Psalms, I would like to say three things about it.

First, the New Testament quotations.

Of the thirty-one Psalms in the second book, the New Testament writers quote from five of them.

Psalm 44—Psalm 44:22 (Romans 8:36)
Psalm 45—Psalm 45:7,8 (Hebrews 1:8,9)
Psalm 51—Psalm 51:6 (Romans 3:4)
Psalm 68—Psalm 68:19 (Ephesians 4:8)
Psalm 69—Psalm 69:10 (Romans 15:3); Psalm 69:10 (John 2:17); Psalm 69:10 (Romans 11:9,10); Psalm 69:26 (Acts 1:20)

The reason I highlight these quotations is because I want you to remember, as you read through the book of Psalms, it is a gospel book. That is why the New Testament writers frequently quote from the…

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This is the twenty-seventh study in the series, and we are looking at the book of Psalms. As I have pointed out in the previous studies, the last thirty books of the Old Testament fit into one of three sections of history—the United Kingdom of Israel, the Divided Kingdom of Israel and the Exile/Return of Judah. The book of Psalms fits within the first of these time periods, and is the twelfth book to appear along the timeline.

The book of Psalms is the longest book of the Bible, made up of 150 separate compositions, taking approximately 4 hours and 10 minutes to read in a single sitting. The name of the book—“Psalms”—is taken from the Greek, which refers to a piece of literature designed to be sung with musical instruments. According to the Hebrew language, the book goes by the name of “Praise-Songs” or the “Book of Praises”. In other words, the book of Psalms is the inspired hymn book of the Bible.

And, on the point of inspiration, I must point out as I do with every book of the Bible, the book of Psalms is a divinely inspired book. That is, God breathed out His words through…

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This is the twenty-six study in the series, and we are looking at the book of 2 Samuel. As you know, the remaining thirty books of the Old Testament fit into one of three sections of history—the United Kingdom of Israel, the Divided Kingdom of Israel and the Exile/Return of Judah. The book of 2 Samuel belongs to the first of these time periods, and is the eleventh book to appear on the timeline.

The time period covered by the book is around 40 years. There are 24 chapters, and it takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to read in a single sitting.

According to 1 Chronicles 29:29,30, we have reason to believe the book was written by two prophets—Nathan and Gad. As you may remember, these men also wrote the last chapters (25-31) of 1 Samuel, so it stands to reason, since originally 1 and 2 Samuel were one book, that Nathan and Gad are the authors also of 2 Samuel.

Apart from the human authorship, 2 Samuel is a divinely inspired book, meaning God breathed out His words through…

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In our previous study, I pointed out the remaining thirty books of the Old Testament fit into one of three sections of history—the United Kingdom of Israel, the Divided Kingdom of Israel and the Exile/Return of Judah. The book of 1 Samuel belongs to the first of these time periods, and is the tenth book to appear on the timeline.

The time period covered by the book of 1 Samuel is around 115 years. There are 31 chapters, and it takes approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes to read in a single sitting.

We believe there are three authors of the book—Samuel, who wrote chapters 1-24; Nathan and Gad, who wrote chapters 25-31. We read in 1 Samuel 10:25, ”Then Samuel told the people the manner of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, and laid it up before the LORD.” The death of Samuel is recorded in the twenty-fifth chapter, which means the last seven chapters must have been written by someone else. According to 1 Chronicles 29:29,30, these last seven chapters were most likely written by Nathan and Gad. We read, “Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the seer, and in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer…”. Henceforth, we have good reason to conclude the book of 1 Samuel was written by these three men—Samuel, Nathan and Gad.

Now, as interesting as the human authorship may be, I must hasten to point out that 1 Samuel is a divinely inspired book, meaning God breathed out His words through Samuel, Nathan and Gad. The words of this book, therefore, are the…

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In our previous study, we reviewed the first nine books of the Old Testament. They cover a total of 2,850 years, which means the remaining thirty books cover only 750 years. The main bulk of this history is recorded in three sets of double books —1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings and 1 and 2 Chronicles.

Now, let me remind you, when I drew up this chronological chart of Bible books, it had to fit on an A4 sheet of paper. For that reason, the timeline zigzags on the page. Beginning with Genesis, the books follow a straight line to 2 Kings, under which we have the book of Psalms, Song of Solomon, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. But then, the timeline continues at the top of the page, following the divided kingdom of Israel and the prophets. Then the timeline continues with the exile and return of Judah.

Henceforth, this section of history may be divided into three parts: First, the United Kingdom of Israel; Second, the Divided Kingdom of Israel; Third, the Exile and Regathering Of Judah. Let’s begin with:

First, the United Kingdom of Israel.

The United Kingdom of Israel began in 1095 BC and ended in 975 BC, a total span of 120 years. The historic narrative of this time period is recorded in 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 Kings and…

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This is the 23rd study in the series, and it is my purpose to review with you what we have covered so far in our reading of the first nine books of the Old Testament. As I have just mentioned, we have completed the first nine books of the Old Testament. Now, when I say the first nine books, I am referring to their chronological order. We have read the books of Genesis, Job, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges and Ruth. This happens to be a combined total of 278 chapters, and they have taken approximately 16 hours to read. In other words, we have read just over 20% of the Bible. This is a milestone. You should feel a real sense of…

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According to the Chronological Chart Of Bible Books, Ruth is the ninth book to appear on the timeline. We believe it was written by Samuel, but the exact time is unknown. It is a divinely inspired book, meaning God breathed out His words through Samuel. The words of this book, therefore, are the words of God. They are able to make us wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. They are profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that we might be matured in the faith, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Tim 3:15-17)

The name “Ruth” is derived from one of the leading characters of the book. In fact, there are only two books of the Old Testament which are called by the name of a woman—Ruth and Esther. And, there is an interesting contrast between them. For instance, Ruth was a Gentile woman who was…

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According to the Chronological Chart Of Bible Books, Judges is the eighth book which appears on the timeline. We believe portions of it was written by a number of unknown authors, but that it was completed and compiled by Samuel, sometime after Saul had been appointed king of Israel, around the year 1095 BC. Nevertheless, this is a divinely inspired book, meaning God breathed out His words through those who wrote the book. The words of this book, therefore, are the words of God. They are able to make us wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. They are profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that we might be matured in the faith, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Tim 3:15-17)

The book receives its name from a period in Israel’s history which was marked by various men and women appointed by God to serve as “Judges” of the people at different stages in the nation’s development. Allow me to give a historic backdrop to the book.

The time of the Judges extends from the death of Joshua to the…

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According to the Chronological Chart Of Bible Books, Joshua is the seventh book which appears on the timeline. We believe it was written by Joshua, probably around the year 1427 BC, not long before his death. It is a divinely inspired book, meaning God breathed out His words through Joshua. The words of this book, therefore, are the words of God. They are able to make us wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. They are profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that we might be matured in the faith, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Tim 3:15-17)

The name ‘Joshua’ identifies the leading figure of the book—after the death of Moses, he became the new leader of the nation of Israel. However, the content of the book is much larger than that of a single person. It chronicles the children of Israel conquering the land of Canaan, and, its…

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According to the Chronological Chart Of Bible Books, Deuteronomy is the sixth book which appears on the timeline. We believe it was written by Moses, just prior to his death in the year 1451 BC. It is a divinely inspired book, meaning God breathed out His words through Moses. The words of this book, therefore, are the words of God. They are able to make the Lord’s people wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. They are profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the Lord’s people might be mature in the faith, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Tim 3:15-17)

The Greek translators called this book “Deuteronomy”, meaning the “second law”. In essence, the book is a restatement and explanation of the Mosaic Law given to the new generation which would enter the land of Canaan. The Hebrews called this book “Haddeb-harm”, which means “the words”. This is taken from the…

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For the latter notes of the onscreen presentation, the book of Numbers is mistakenly labeled “Leviticus”.

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According to the Chronological Chart Of Bible Books, Numbers is the fifth book which appears on the timeline. We believe it was written by Moses, sometime around the year 1451 BC, just prior to his death. It is a divinely inspired book, meaning God breathed out His words through Moses. The words of this book, therefore, are the words of God. They are able to make the Lord’s people wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. They are profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the Lord’s people might be mature in the faith, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Tim 3:15-17)

The name ‘Numbers’ is derived from the Latin word “numeri”, which is the translation of the Greek word “arithmoi”, from which we get the word ‘arithmetic’. The name was given to the book by the seventy Alexandrian Jews, who in the third century B.C., translated the Old Testament into Greek. No doubt, the Greek translators were impressed by the two numberings God commanded Moses to make of the children of Israel, and that is why they called the book, “Numbers”. However, the Hebrew name for this book is…

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According to the Chronological Chart Of Bible Books, Leviticus is the fourth book to appear on the timeline. We believe it was written by Moses, probably around the year 1490 BC, sometime after the events recorded in the book. It is a divinely inspired book, meaning God breathed out His words through Moses. The words of this book, therefore, are the words of God. They are able to make the Lord’s people wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. They are profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that we might be matured in the faith, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Tim 3:15-17)

The name ‘Leviticus’ is derived from the tribe of Levi, and refers to those things pertaining to the Levitical priesthood. Levi was one of the twelve sons of Jacob, and his descendants became one of the twelve tribes of Israel, and it was that tribe—the Tribe of Levi—God set apart to serve as priests among the people. And so, the book of Leviticus picks up where the book of Exodus leaves off. It is all about the ceremonial law, with special reference to the

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According to the Chronological Chart Of Bible Books, Exodus is the third book to appear on the timeline. We believe it was written by Moses, sometime after the events recorded in the book, which would have been after the year 1491 BC. It is a divinely inspired book. That is, God breathed out His words through Moses, which means the words of this book are the words of God. They are able to make the Lord’s people wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. They are profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the Lord’s people might be mature in the faith, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Tim 3:15-17)

The Greek translators labeled this book ‘Exodus’, which means “departure, going out (exit)”. It is a record of the children of Israel’s exodus, or exit, from Egypt.

The book has been divided into 40 chapters, and it takes approximately…

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According to the Chronological Chart Of Bible Books, Job is the next book to appear along the timeline. We are not certain who wrote the book, nor when it was written, but it was included among the sacred writings of the Old Testament and is considered without question a divinely inspired piece of literature. This means, of course, that the words of this book are the words of God, and they are able to make the Lord’s people wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. My dear friends, the book of Job is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that you might be built up in the faith, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Tim 3:15-17)

You will notice from the chart, the book is divided into 42 chapters and it takes approximately one hour and forty minutes to read it in a single sitting. The date at the bottom, 1650 BC, indicates the approximate time the…

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According to the Chronological Chart Of Bible Books, Genesis is the first book which appears on the timeline. We believe it was written by Moses, probably around the year 1491 BC, either during or just after he met with the Lord on Mount Sinai. It is a divinely inspired book, meaning God breathed out His words through Moses. The words of this book, therefore, are the words of God. They are able to make the Lord’s people wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. They are profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the Lord’s people might be mature in the faith, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Tim 3:15-17) Yes, my friends, that is what the book of Genesis is abel to do for you! If you are numbered among God’s elect people, the book of Genesis is able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus! The book of Genesis is able to mature you in the faith, furnishing you unto all good works!

The name ‘Genesis’ means “origin”. The book is given this name because in it the…

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Having completed the preliminary studies for Bible Reading, we are set to begin with the book of Genesis. However, before jumping immediately into the first book of the Bible, I recommend we take a break for a couple of weeks. Between now and then, there are three things I would like for you to do.

First, be sure to download and/or purchase the recommended navigational tools.

To be clear what these are, there is first,

1. The Chronological Charts Of Bible Books, Jared Smith

2. The Framework Of Sovereign Grace, Jared Smith

3. The Synchronological Map Of World History, Sebastian Adams

4. The Key To The Synchronological Map Of…

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In our previous study, I suggested The Chronological Chart Of Bible Books should be used as a navigational tool as you journey through the books of the Bible. For this study, I would like to explain how the chart works, so that you can proficiently use it as a guide. There are two charts—one for the Old Testament and another for the New Testament. Let’s begin with the Old Testament books.

1. The Old Testament Books.

Allow me to give an explanation of the color coding scheme, which will help you more easily identify the information on the chart. The color purple highlights the books of the Bible; the color blue highlights the number of chapters for each book, along with any Bible texts that are referenced; the color green highlights the length of time it takes to read the book in a single sitting; the color orange highlights the time period covered by each book; the color yellow highlights explanatory notes for the chart.

Now, notice, at the bottom of the chart is a timeline, or time-box, beginning with the…

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