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

April 18, 2021 - 11:00pm

As we continue to read about Saul's vanity and disobedience, Fr. Mike emphasizes the importance of the virtue of obedience in our relationship with God. He also points out how God chose David to be anointed as king because David was a man after God's own heart. Today's readings are 1 Samuel 15-16 and Psalm 61.

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.

April 17, 2021 - 11:00pm

Fr. Mike highlights Saul's brokenness vanity as he makes an unlawful sacrifice and a rash oath in order to save Israel in the midst of war. Today's readings are 1 Samuel 13-14, and Psalm 58.

For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

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

April 16, 2021 - 11:00pm

As we continue reading from 1 Samuel, Fr. Mike points out how God gave the people a king like they wanted, even though it was not part of his plan. This reveals to us that even when we choose things that God does not want for us, he is still with us. The readings are 1 Samuel 11-12 and Psalm 55.

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.

April 15, 2021 - 11:15pm

As we begin the Royal Kingdom period, we hear about the first king of Israel, Saul. We discover that though Saul looks like a fearless warrior, he has a major flaw. Fr. Mike also points out the significance of the readings from Proverbs. Today's readings are 1 Samuel 9-10 and Proverbs 6:23-35.

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.

April 15, 2021 - 11:00pm

Welcome to the Royal Kingdom period! Jeff Cavins joins Fr. Mike to set the scene for this time period. They review the major players, and why the people of Israel asked for a king.

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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