The Books of the Bible

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  1. preachinjesus

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    I recently was given a copy of the International Bible Society's The Books of the Bible. It is a pretty impressive work that removes the chapter and verse from the various books (while keeping the books unique and separate) and then locates them in their appropriate genre and era.

    In other words, it doesn't follow the traditional format of the Bible. (note the list below)

    One other unique addition is that the text puts the book and passages in their appopriate literary format. If the text is a narrative the format of the text is in paragraph form. If the text is poetry it is in stanza format. Pretty interesting way to approach the text. There is just one column per page and no notes in the text.

    Finally, the translation used is the TNIV which makes for a more contemporarily worded group.

    For more info check: http://www.thebooksofthebible.info/main.php

    So what do you think? Is it a resource you'd enjoy? I like it but am also interested in other input. :)

    The structure of the books is this: (a book-book means they view it as one complete text)
    The First Testament (they don't call it old)
    Books of Covenant History
    Genesis
    Exodus
    Leviticus
    Numbers
    Deuteronomy
    Joshua
    Judges
    Ruth
    Samuel - Kings

    Books of the Prophets
    Jonah
    Amos
    Hosea
    Micah
    Isaiah
    Zephaniah
    Nahum
    Habakkuk
    Jeremiah
    Obadiah
    Ezekiel
    Haggai
    Zechariah
    Joel
    Malachi

    The Books of the writings
    Psalms
    Lamentations
    Song of Songs
    Provbers
    Ecclesiastes
    Job
    Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah
    Esther
    Daniel

    The New Testament
    Luke-Acts
    1 Thessalonians
    2 Thessalonians
    1 Corinthians
    2 Corinthians
    Galatians
    Romans
    Colossians
    Ephesians
    Philemon
    Philippians
    1 Timothy
    Titus
    2 Timothy
    Matthew
    1 Peter
    2 Peter
    Jude
    John
    1 John
    2 John
    3 John
    Revelation

    Anyhoo, thought is would be interesting! :D
     
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  2. franklinmonroe

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    Slight omission above: Hebrews, James, and Mark follow Matthew (before 1 Peter).
     
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    I ordered my copy the day it hit the market and have not regretted it yet.
     
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    What's the rationale for the order in the New Testament? Is that the order they believe the books were written in?
     
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    just curious where is Mark
     
  6. preachinjesus

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    Okay, let's try this again. Maybe this time my eyes won't skip around like a bouncy-ball...

    The First Testament (they don't call it old)
    Books of Covenant History
    Genesis
    Exodus
    Leviticus
    Numbers
    Deuteronomy
    Joshua
    Judges
    Ruth
    Samuel - Kings

    Books of the Prophets
    Jonah
    Amos
    Hosea
    Micah
    Isaiah

    Zephaniah
    Nahum
    Habakkuk

    Jeremiah
    Obadiah
    Ezekiel

    Haggai
    Zechariah
    Joel
    Malachi

    The Books of the writings
    Psalms
    Lamentations
    Song of Songs

    Provbers
    Ecclesiastes
    Job

    Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah
    Esther

    Daniel

    The New Testament
    Luke-Acts
    1 Thessalonians
    2 Thessalonians
    1 Corinthians
    2 Corinthians
    Galatians
    Romans
    Colossians
    Ephesians
    Philemon
    Philippians
    1 Timothy
    Titus
    2 Timothy

    Matthew
    Hebrews
    James

    Mark
    1 Peter
    2 Peter
    Jude

    John
    1 John
    2 John
    3 John

    Revelation
     

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