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

January 24, 2021 - 11:00pm

Where is God in Job's suffering? Today, Fr. Mike dives deeper into Job's questions as he wrestles with his suffering. We learn that God always uses our suffering for a purpose although we may not understand it in the moment. Today's readings are Genesis 47-48, Job 39-40, and Psalm 16.

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

January 23, 2021 - 11:00pm

Fr. Mike takes a look at the dramatic moment when Jospeh makes himself known to his brothers and weeps out of joy. Today's readings are Genesis 45-46, Job 37-38, and Proverbs 4:20-27.

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

January 22, 2021 - 11:00pm

We continue reading today Genesis 43-44, Job 35-36, and Proverbs 4:10-19. Fr. Mike highlights the transformation of Judah's heart and how his change shows us that we too can change regardless of our past.

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

January 21, 2021 - 11:00pm

Fr. Mike shows us how the faithfulness of Joseph in the Old Testament foreshadows the faithfulness of St. Joseph, the husband of Mary, in the New Testament. Today's readings are Genesis 41-42; Job 33-34 and Proverbs 4:1-9.

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

January 20, 2021 - 11:00pm

Fr. Mike continues reading through Genesis 39-40, Job 31-32 and Proverbs 3:33-35 and reflects on Joseph's righteousness as he walked with God .

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

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