When I read the Bible using a one-year chronological plan, why does it jump from Genesis to Job and then back to Genesis again?


Clarify Share Report Asked November 16 2013 Mini Anonymous

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

Open uri20130622 23898 8dsex Kelli Hamann Supporter Minister, Mother, Grandmother, Teacher, Musician
The idea of the chronological reading plan is that you read the books of the Bible in what is believed to be the chronological order of events rather than how they are ordered in the Bible. The story of Job occurred in a parallel timeframe to Genesis, so the readings in Job appear in the chronological plan at the point at which Job is believed to have been alive. 

You'll find as you continue reading that often the reading plan will jump back and forth between books, out of the usual order of the books of the Bible. For example, the psalms were written by various authors and often as a response to what the authors were experiencing; therefore, you'll find psalms interspersed with many of the other books, especially as you read about David.

Enjoy the plan! It's one of my favorite ways to read the Bible, and I believe it enriches the understanding of the reader to read chronologically.

November 16 2013 3 responses Vote Up Share Report

Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
  1. 4000 characters remaining