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Bible Book Introductions Historical Backgrounds, Summaries, Interpretation Hints, Timelines, Main Themes, Outlines and much more...

Welcome to our main Bible Book Introductions Page.  This section contains concise background information, summaries, interpretation principles and practical applications for each section and book of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.   See the OT at a Glance and NT at a Glance pages for a brief one or two sentence overview of each book.

For an overview of each Bible Book, including background information and interpretation rules, see our Bible Study Guide.

Click on the Section or Book for the writings.  If a link is not active, the corresponding book intro has yet to be uploaded.  We're steadily working to complete the remaining books.

Hebrew Scriptures
(Old Testament)

Pentateuch (Books of the Law / Moses)

Historical Books

Books of Wisdom

  • Job
  • Psalms
  • Proverbs
  • Ecclesiastes
  • Song of Solomon

Major Prophets

  • The Prophets
  • Isaiah
  • Jeremiah
  • Lamentations
  • Ezekiel
  • Daniel

Minor Prophets

  • The Book of the Twelve
  • Hosea
  • Joel
  • Amos
  • Obadiah
  • Jonah
  • Micah
  • Nahum
  • Habakkuk
  • Zephaniah
  • Haggai
  • Zechariah
  • Malachi

New Testament

Gospel & Historical

Letters of Paul

General Epistles

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