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Tour of the Bible, part 2: the Historical Books

Earlier this month, we began a tour of the different sections of the Bible, starting with the books of Moses. Today, we’re continuing our tour with the next section of the Bible: the Historical Books.

The twelve books that comprise the “historical books” cover a large swath of history and contain some of the most important segments of the entire Bible narrative. Taken together, these books tell the story of ancient Israel’s formation, rise to prominence, collapse into moral and physical defeat, and restoration. Many of the most famous characters in the Bible—people like David, Elijah, Solomon, Ahab, Esther, and many others—make their appearance in this section, so even if you’re utterly unfamiliar with the Old Testament, chances are you’ve heard at least snippets from some of their stories.

Here are the historical books in order, along with a link to a famous story from each book:

If you want a vivid glimpse at some of the most compelling storytelling in the Bible, you could do a lot worse than to start here.

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