I like to study through whole books at a time. I highlight key points of interest and follow up on them in commentaries, other versions, study notes, and language study tools for word studies. When I’m done with a book I put a mark beside it in the table of contents. Hopefully one day I’ll have marks beside all of the books in all of the translations I have.

I like to begin a study through the whole bible by starting off with the historical spine of the bible in chronological order and then branching out from there.

Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, Judges, 1&2 Samuel, 1&2 Kings, Ezra, Nehemiah, Luke, Acts.

Those 13 books form the chronological historical spine of the bible and all other books were written during the approximate timeline of one of those books. So it’s good to then go back and read the, law, literature, prophets, and epistles while referencing the historical time frame and circumstances they were written under while the story is fresh in your mind.

–David

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