52- Week Bible Challenge

I’ve accepted a Facebook challenge to blog through the Bible in 2016. Here’s the challenge:

I have been thinking of an idea for some time and want to make an offer/suggestion.
Many of my friends know that there are 27 books in the New Testament and 39 books in the OT. However, in the Ta’anach – the Hebrew Bible – there are 24 books. Using the Ta’anach order, that makes 51 books.
I invite my Bible-studying and -inspired friends to write a post each week of 2016 focusing on ONE passage or theme on a Bible book. You would then have an extra week for a theme of your choice.
You don’t HAVE to go in order; you could break the order for Easter or special occasions or a significant future event as yet unknown. But the goal is to touch all 51 books.
Of course, that means that Jude and 2 Thessalonians get exactly one week, as do Isaiah and John and Genesis. And the Book of the 12 gets only one week.
The “Torah” – 5 books; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
The Early and Later Prophets (the “Nevi’im” – 8 books); Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, The Twelve (minor prophets)
The “Ketuvim” (Writings – 11 books)
Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra/Nehemiah, Chronicles
A little background in some cases would be enjoyable and helpful, i.e., why Joshua and Judges are in the Nevi’im but Daniel is not or why Ezra/Nehemiah is one book in the Ta’anach.
Or just post a favorite or meaningful passage.
So – you are invited. The gauntlet is thrown.

Author: joantheexpatriatebaptist

Retired high school science teacher and guidance counselor. Sci-fi, fantasy, and theology geek who also enjoys music and gardening.

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