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Trending Saints: St. Bibiana St. John Vianney St. Indeed, I would advise you keep a pad and pen handy and note particular verses you may want to come back to after you finish each day's section. Doing this with that verse or two you mark each day will let your Bible reading really be God's Word speaking to you. Now as to the book of Genesis, it is not a science book about the world's beginnings, but a book of faith: God is seen as the source of everything, and everything created by God is good.
Your Bible should tell you more about the date and origins of this book or you can go on line—see Bible site reference above—to find out such info , but as you read, what most calls out for your meditative attention? Note the ages especially of Methuselah and how they diminish as you read on. Who planted the first vineyard in the Bible? Why not get together with a few other Bible-reading friends to share your insights—and questions.
Come and See: Genesis (Come and See Catholic Bible Study)
Make this an enjoyable and profitable journey! When you finish reading Genesis, you will have read 1 1. Indeed, we're getting two of the biggest books read right off the bat: though you will have read only 2 of the 73 books 2.
- Rancune suivie de Les beignets de miss Jewell et Celui qui ne boit pas (French Edition).
- El espacio político de las diferencias, (un articulo de la Revista de Libros sobre El liberalismo político,de JOHN RAWLS ) (Spanish Edition).
- Genesis - Chapter 1 - Bible - Catholic Online.
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- Come and See: Genesis | Logos Bible Software?
- Lettres angloises, T. 2 (French Edition)?
Perhaps we will find a way out of what enslaves us as we read this book's pages. We will read about the plagues in Egypt , the escape through the Red Sea, the trek to Mount Sinai, the reception of the 10 Commandments on Mount Sinai , the burning bush, the ark of the Covenant, and God's loving presence among a sinful people. Note that the order of the 10 Commandments doesn't match our Catholic numbering of them in our catechism we use the order found in Deuteronomy 5.
What is Elim in Exodus ch. Also we get a description of the ordination rite ch. Be sure to jot down points for your own pondering to come back to for reflection. You'll find things you never realized were in the Bible. At 27 chapters, it's our shortest yet. Leviticus gets its name from the priests who served the liturgical needs of God's people as they dwelt for a year in the shadow of Mount Sinai in the early 13th Century B. The Levites were descendants of the tribe of Levi, one of the 12 sons of Jacob. One might say that all Levites had Levi's genes if one were to make an attempt at some Scriptural shtick.
You will read in its 27 chapters how all fat goes to God ch. The book also covers wizards, magicians, and cannibals. When you finish it, you will have read 3 4. Some of the people want to return to Egypt , and God assures that none of these will reach the Promised Land—thus, the 40 years of wandering in the desert until no one of that ilk remains.
Suffice it to say, it won't be a dull ride—though parts are a bit gruesome along the way. When you finish this book, you will have read 4 5. It concludes the 5-book section of the Old Testament known as the Pentateuch, which traces God's relationship with humanity from the story of creation all the way to their arrival at the Promised Land.
As we arrive at this 5th book, we are right on the doorstep to the Promised Land, but the people are not yet spiritually prepared to enter it. Moses here reviews for them what it means to be God's people. Lest you think this part of our biblical reading will have all the excitement of reading a law book, know that within these pages we will encounter not only a re-presentation of the Ten Commandments this text in chapter 5 is the source of our Catholic numbering of these 10 laws , but also the 2nd of the 2 Great Commandments of Jesus , the meeting of giants and the smashing of the commandments just received ch.
While parts of the book are rather graphic, one emerges with an understanding as to why the Law needed to be recounted a second time. When you finish this book, you will have read 5 6. The people had just finished wandering in the desert for 40 years, and now under Joshua, Moses' successor, they would cross into the Promised Land.
We will see a certain lack of faith on the part of the people as we read the chapters of this book. It is cause for us to reflect prayerfully on our own expectations of God and how we react when those may be met differently from how we had planned.
Within this book, we'll read about spies ch. When you finish this book, you will have read 6 8. As Timothy P. Though each of them is important in bringing about God's will among the people, not all of them are perfect. The period here goes from around 12 centuries before Christ until two centuries later.
In these chapters, we'll come across Megiddo remember the local Thurston Road community? Tabor where Jesus will be transfigured in the New Testament ch. When you finish this book, you will have read 7 9.
Stewardship in the Bible: What You Need to Know About Living Your Life for God
Ruth was the great-grandmother of King David. While that alone would merit mention in the Bible, it is her steadfast loyalty to both God and family that really makes the case for her getting her own book in Holy Writ. Naomi loses her two sons, and then encourages their wives her daughters-in law, Orpah and Ruth to go off on their own. Orpah does, but Ruth remains, utterly devoted to Naomi and her needs.
The familiar Song of Ruth comes to us from chapter 1 of this book.
Wherever you live so shall I live. Ruth proceeds to glean in the fields of Boaz ch. Boaz then marries Ruth ch. The Book of Ruth is read by Jewish people during their Feast of Weeks, which is a harvest festival 50 days after Passover. How fitting that this book be read this week, the first week of autumn which begins at A. When you finish this book, you will have read 8 The main character Samuel is priest, judge, and prophet all rolled into one. The other main character of this book is Saul whom Samuel will anoint as Israel 's first king.
David will also enter the picture before the end of the book, and all of this took place in the decades immediately preceding B. Along the way, we read about Hannah's prayer for a child ch. When you finish this book, you will have read 9 Though the book will recount the story of David's kingship, it like all the other books of the Bible is really about God's relationship with us, God's people: when we are faithful, things go best; when we forget about God's place in our scheme of things, we like David by the end of the book decline.
When you finish this book, you will have read 10 We move on here from King David to his son, King Solomon, and as we go through this book's pages, we will be bouncing back and forth between the Kingdom of Israel in the North and the Kingdom of Judah which contains Jerusalem in the South. In this book, we hear about Solomon being anointed king ch. When you finish this book, you will have read 11 If you survived I Kings, you'll do just fine here in part 2.
The kings, however ignore Elisha in the first 13 chapters. They shouldn't have done it, though, for the northern kingdom of Israel collapses in chapters and then the southern kingdom of Judah collapses in chapters We meet women who eat their children ch. We read of a dead man who, when his body is thrown into Elisha's grave, comes back to life ch. We hear of lions ch.
We'll encounter shadows that reverse their course ch. When you finish this book, you will have read 12 Indeed, the first several chapters are genealogies from Adam to David, and you'll feel like you're reading a register in the county clerk's office. But is IS part of our Bible, so read on nonetheless.
It was written around the middle of the 4th Century B. You'll read about the first mighty one on earth [his name begins with N] ch. When you finish this book, you will have read 13 This book picks up where I Chronicles left off, and we follow David's successors as they carry forward David's religious program. It concludes with an edict from Persia allowing the rebuilding of the Temple. In these pages, you'll read about Solomon's becoming king and asking not for wealth but for wisdom ch.
This is certainly a fitting book to read in the week following Election Day here in the United States. Ezra is mainly concerned with the rebuilding of the temple in the first 6 chapters, and the rebuilding of the tradition of God's people and their spirit in the last 4 chapters. His writing dates from the middle of the 5th century B.