Read Scripture – Old Testament


The Hebrew canon, or Old Testament, refers to the collection of Hebrew (and some Aramaic) books that were recognized as Scripture in ancient Israel. The traditional order we're talking about is referred to as “TaNaK.” The TaNaK is an acronym for the names of the three large subcollections of the Hebrew Bible: Torah, Nevi’im, and Ketuvim. See how the whole order of the Old Testament is actually much different than you may think, and is the same order Jesus would have read them in.

Explained with illustration videos from The Bible Project. Watch the Read Scripture videos, which break down the literary design of the books of the Old Testament and their flow of thought. These 41 Read Scripture videos dedicated to the Old Testament, aim to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.

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