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Top 3 Practical Reasons to Read the Bible ‘Out of Order’

Others would say “in order” means reading the Bible from cover to cover, from Genesis to Revelation.

No matter which Christian you ask, what happens when you shake up this order? Should we read Esther one week and Ephesians the next? Should we stick to either reading the Bible from cover-to-cover or chronologically? Do Christians have good reasons for the order in which they read their Bibles? 

In this article, we’ll dive into the organization of the Bible, exploring why our modern Bibles seem to have the consecutive books out of their chronological order. We’ll lightly touch on the benefits of reading the Bible from cover to cover, or in chronological order. Then we’ll discuss some reasons to shake it up and read the Bible out of order.

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Why Is the Bible Organized the Way it Is?

If you check the dates of when scholars believe each book to be written you’d know that not every book between Genesis and Revelation falls under the same linear timeline. For instance, scholars argue as to which Gospel came first: Matthew or Mark

Also the timelines from the Kings books and Chronicles appear to overlap in several places.

So why would scholars organize the Bible in such a way, if timelines don’t align or books appear out of order, historically speaking?

As illustrated in this article, the canon of the Bible is organized by genre. The first five books: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy make up something known as the Pentateuch or Torah, the books of the law. 

We have several other genres such as books of history, Wisdom literature (or books of poetry), major and minor prophets, etc. The New Testament also follows a genre pattern. We have the Gospels, History (Acts), Epistles, General letters, and then the Apocalyptic visions of John in Revelation.

Although many books in a genre would have been composed roughly around the same time—for instance, David and Solomon wrote most of the Wisdom literature—timelines do get a bit wonky.

What Are the Benefits and Downsides of Reading the Bible in Order?

Many people, when they go to read the Bible, will do so from cover to cover. Unless they have purchased a devotional book that instructs them to read a certain passage, a self-guided quiet time tends to follow this pattern.

The benefits of reading the Bible in cover-to-cover order include seeing the whole story of God’s salvation unfold from Creation through Revelation. Reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation can help us to stay organized and on task. If we know we’ve read 34 books and have 32 to go, we can be encouraged in our progress. Not to mention, we won’t experience a whiplash effect of reading the Epistles one day and books of History the next.

Downsides of cover-to-cover reading might include that if someone reads the Bible from cover to cover consistently, they may get bored with the process. Certain stories become blasé if read too many times. Plus, for those who have not read the Bible from cover to cover, you’ll notice how Leviticus and Numbers don’t always provide the most dynamic reading experiences. People may give up and then only read Genesis and Exodus, and not progress further.

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What Are the Benefits and Downsides of Reading the Bible Chronologically?

This ushers in the proponents for reading the Bible in chronological order, in the order in which the books were written, as outlined here.

If you follow this order, one day you may read Genesis 8-11, and the next Job 1-5, as Job 1 occurred before Genesis 12

Benefits of chronological Bible reading begin with understanding the Bible in a new light. After all, we can follow Scripture’s timeline throughout history. This also helps us to avoid the Leviticus/Numbers slump that often happens when we read the Bible from cover to cover. This method can also help us to avoid gaps in the historical timeline that occur when one reads the Bible straight through instead of in chronological order. 

Downsides of reading the Bible chronologically include the whiplash effect when trying to flip back and forth between passages of the Bible, because the texts overlap. Plus, not all scholars agree precisely when certain books are written, so we may never know if we have truly nailed down the correct timeline.

Furthermore, if we follow a plan similar to the Bible Study Tools one linked above, we may grow weary of the process. After all, it doesn’t have the same thrill as knowing you’ve read 54 books and only have 12 to go. Because passages are spliced in the timeline, there’s a lot of back and forth.

3 Practical Reasons to Read the Bible Out of Order

So what happens when we decide to follow a Bible-reading plan based on a theme? Or perhaps we choose to read Scripture at random. Are there benefits to doing so? Let’s look at three:

1. It Breaks Up the Monotony

Have you ever noticed, when you read the same passage again and again that your eyes tend to skip over parts? We fail to engage with Scripture if we read the Bible in the same way. By mixing up the order, we allow our brains to see the text in new ways. Even if we’ve read the same passage a dozen times, if the passage comes after having read a different book, we may see the verses in a new light.

2. Several Out-of-Order Plans Already Exist 

We may worry that we’ve chosen the wrong passage to read for today or that we’ll miss out on another great lesson in Scripture if we have to create the plan on our own.

Luckily for us, several plans exist on how to read the Bible in an atypical order. Some of these include reading passages based on a theme. Others include a devotionals written by a Christian that instruct us to read a certain passage (or number of passages) each day.

3. Many Christian Traditions Follow This Pattern in Church

If you grew up in a Lutheran church, you may have noticed how the pastor read a passage from the Old Testament, from the Gospel, and from the Epistles (and often from a Wisdom book such as Psalms). 

They do this for a number of reasons. It allows Christians to be immersed into every genre in Scripture, every period of history in which the Bible takes place, and helps remind them of the bigger picture. If we only read from the Law for several months or only from the minor prophets, we may lose sight of that overall picture. 

But reading the Bible out of order helps us to grasp the overarching narrative of God’s plan for our salvation.

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Conclusion 

There’s no “right way” to read the Bible. Many believers read Scripture from cover to cover, others do so chronologically, and others mix it up on occasion. Reading the Bible out of order allows us to pull ourselves out of the monotonous slump that causes us to glaze over certain passages.

It can also help us to overcome that information overload that happens in Leviticus through Numbers. However you find that the Bible comes alive for you, explore that—and enjoy being in God’s presence.

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For he that findeth me shall find life, and shall receive mercy from the Lord. But he that sinneth against me, harmeth his own soul; All those who hate me love death.’ Proverb. 8:35-36 But God shows his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 He committed no sin, nor was any guile found in his mouth; He did not rebuke in return; He did not threaten when he suffered, but committed himself to the righteous judge. He Himself bore our sins in His own body on the cross, that we might die to sins and live to righteousness; By His stripes you were healed. 1 st. Proverb. 8:35-36 Nor is salvation in any other; For there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 Jesus said to him: “I am the way, the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, even those who despise him; And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him. So be it! Amen! Revelation 1:7 And he was clothed in blood; And his name is called ‘Word of God’. Revelation 19:13 “And behold, I come quickly; And I have my reward to give to every man according to his work. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Revelation 22:12-13 Note: Today people don’t even have time to go to heaven. Believe in Jesus Christ and you will receive forgiveness of sins, salvation and eternal life.

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