Salvation History and the Bible 

 

The  Bible can seem intimidating to just pick and read from beginning to the end.  However, there are fourteen narrative books of the Bible that tell the "story" of Salvation.

Book of Bible (USCCB link)           

Salvation History Period          

Genesis

Early World

Patriarchs

Exodus

Egypt & Exodus

Numbers

Desert Wanderings

Joshua

Conquest & Judges

Judges

Conquest & Judges

1 Samuel

Conquest & Judges

Royal Kingdom

2 Samuel

Royal Kingdom

1 Kings

Royal Kingdom

Divided Kingdom

2 Kings

Divided Kingdom

Exile

Ezra

Return

Nehemiah

Return

1 Maccabees

Macabean Revolt

(Or Lost Years)

Luke

Messianic Fullfillments

Acts

The Church

Based on Ascension Press Bible Timeline Chart 

The Official 365 Day Reading Plan for The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Bible Study Essentials, Resources for Adults and Children

Salvation History Timeline

Theme: The Color of the earth viewed from spaceImage 10 7 20 At 5.44 Pm

Timeline Books:

Genesis

Other Books of the Bible during this timeline:

Job

Introduction to the Early World (with Jeff Cavins)

Audio-The Creation of the World - 1hr 19 min

Audio-The Early World - 1hr 14 min

Audio content from Understanding the Scripture Podcast

Image 10 7 20 At 5.44 Pm 1Theme: God’s Blood covenant with Abraham

Timeline Books: 

Genesis

Other Books of the Bible during this timeline:

Job

Audio-Abraham, Our Father - 1hr 18 min

Audio-The Patriarchs - 1hr 12 min

Introduction to the Patriarchs (with Jeff Cavins)

Audio content from Understanding the Scripture Podcast

Image 10 7 20 At 5.45 PmTheme: The Red Sea

Timeline Books: 

Exodus

Other Books of the Bible during this timeline: 

Leviticus

 

Audio-The Exodus 1hr 19 min

Audio-The Law 1hr 16 min

Audio content from Understanding the Scripture Podcast

Image 10 7 20 At 5.45 Pm 1Theme: The Color of the Desert

Timeline Books: 

Numbers

Other Books of the Bible during this timeline: 

Deuteronomy 

Audio-The Law 1hr 16 min

Audio content from Understanding the Scripture Podcast

Image 10 7 20 At 5.45 Pm 2Theme: The green hills of Canaan

Timeline Books: 

JoshuaJudges and 1 Samuel

Other Books of the Bible during this timeline: 

Ruth

Audio-The Rise of the Kingdom 1hr 18min

Audio content from Understanding the Scripture Podcast

Image 10 7 20 At 5.45 Pm 4Theme: Israel’s darkest period

Timeline Books:

1 Kings
2 Kings

Other Books of the Bible during this timeline:

2 Chronicles
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Song of Solomon 
Tobit

Audio-The Divided Kingdom 1hr 17min

Audio content from Understanding the Scripture Podcast

Image 10 7 20 At 5.46 PmTheme: Judah “singing the blues” in Bablyon

Timeline Books:

2 Kings

Other Books of the Bible during this timeline:

Tobit
During the 70 year Exile
Ezekiel
Daniel
Baruch
Judith

Audio-Conquest and Exile 1hr 16min

Audio content from Understanding the Scripture Podcast

Image 10 7 20 At 5.46 Pm 1Theme: Judah returning home to brighter days

Timeline Books:

Ezra
Nehemiah

Other Books of the Bible during this timeline:

Haggai
Zechariah
Esther
Malachi

Audio-A Remnant Returns 1hr 18min

Audio content from Understanding the Scripture Podcast

Image 10 7 20 At 5.46 Pm 2Theme: Fire in the oil lamps in the purified Temple

100 years between Old and New Testements
Timeline Books:

1 Maccabees 

Other Books of the Bible during this timeline:

2 Maccabees
Sirach
Wisdom of Solomon

Audio-Revolt of the Maccabees 1hr 14min

Audio content from Understanding the Scripture Podcast

Bible in a Year podcast

July 28, 2021 - 11:00pm

Fr. Mike compares the messages of Isaiah and Ezekiel, one coming from a pre-exile time and the other from a post-exile time. Even though they are coming from two very different points in salvation history, they both are persistent in speaking the Word of God, and sharing his consolation with the people of Israel. Today's readings are Isaiah 41-42, Ezekiel 2-3, and Proverbs 12:1-4.

For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

July 27, 2021 - 11:00pm

Fr. Mike brings us into the book of Consolation as we continue through Isaiah, and learn about how God never fails to comfort his people, even in the worst of times. He also introduces us to the Prophet Ezekiel, as we read about God accompanying his people into exile, even after their unfaithfulness.Today's readings are Isaiah 39-40, Ezekiel 1, and Proverbs 11:29-31.

For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

July 26, 2021 - 11:00pm

Fr. Mike explains the three ways the people are tempted to turn away from God while in exile: by not worshipping God the way He has asked, by worshipping false idols, and by being superstitious and fearful of false gods. Today's reading are Isaiah 37-38, Baruch 5-6, and Proverbs 11:25-28.

For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

July 25, 2021 - 11:00pm

Fr. Mike points out the passages that highlight the coming of God, and asks us to reflect on whether our response is hope and excitement, or fear and dread. Today's readings are Isaiah 34-36, Baruch 3-4, and Proverbs 11:21-24.

For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

July 24, 2021 - 11:00pm

Fr. Mike explains the context of the book of Baruch, and also highlights Isaiah's warning against complacency and how God's justice applies to everyone, even those who don't believe in Him. The readings are Isaiah 32-33, Baruch 1-2, and Proverbs 11:17-20.

For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

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