The Bible Project

The Bible Project is a year-long challenge to read the Bible - from a literary perspective. Since this is a literary blog (and not a theological one) I am focusing on the Bible as a piece of religious literary work, and analyzing it as such.
The Bible is on my Classics Club list, and I'm sure it's on a few others, so join me as we tackle the most-read book in the history of the world.

You can participate for the entire thing, or jump in for your favorite parts. Read just one testament, just one book, or even just one chapter - it's your call. I'll have a post with my comments/ramblings/attempt at analysis every Sunday (it just seemed right to do it then). I'm using the New American Standard Version, but I'm sure there can't be too much discrepancy, except - The above version is a Catholic Bible, so if you are using a Protestant Bible, you may be missing a few books, namely: Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Sirach, Baruch, and 3 St. John. Also, Solomon may be replaced by Song of Songs and Wisdom.

If you choose to participate at any point, I just ask that you grab the button above... and if you write your own post(s) - share a link in the comments! 
Here's my schedule. I tried to split it up sort of evenly, but some weeks will definitely have more reading than others. The dates are when the posts will go up, which I'll link to here when they're available.

Week 1: Jan 5: Gen 1-15
Week 2: Jan 12: Gen 16-34
Week 3: Jan 19: Gen 35-50
Week 4: Jan 26: Ex 1-24
Week 5: Feb 2: Ex 25-40
Week 6: Feb 9: Leviticus
Week 7: Feb 16: Num 1-17
Week 8: Feb 23: Num 18-36
Week 9: Mar 2: Deut 1-16
Week 10: Mar 9: Deut 17-34
Week 11: Mar 16: Joshua
Week 12: Mar 23: Judges
Week 13: Mar 29: Ruth; 1Sam 1-12
Week 14: Apr 6: 1Sam 13-31
Week 15: Apr 13: 2 Samuel
Week 16: Apr 20: 1 Kings
Week 17: Apr 27: 2 Kings
Week 18: May 4: 1Chron 1-11
Week 19: May 11: 1Chron 12-29
Week 20: May 18: 2Chron 1-27
Week 21: May 25: 2Chron 28-36; Ezra
Week 22: June 1: Nehemiah; Tobit;
Week 23: June 8: Judith; Esther;
Week 24: June 15: 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees
Week 25: June 22: Job
Week 26: June 29: Ps 1-50
Week 27: Jul 6: Ps 50-100
Week 28: Jul 13: Ps 100-150
Week 29: Jul 20: Prov 1-21
Week 30: Jul 27: Prov 22-31; Ecclesiastes
Week 31: Aug 3: Song of Songs; Wisdom; Sirach;
Week 32: Aug 10: Isaiah

UPDATE: Because this has sadly ground to a halt in the last few months due to school, I'm making some new dates and new goals: The ideas is to finish the Old Testament by the New Year, and finish the New Testament by the end of March. Here is the new schedule:

Week 33/34/35/36/37: Dec 21: Jeremiah; Lamentations; Baruch; Ezekiel; Daniel
Week 38/39/40: Dec 28: Hosea; Joel; Amos; Obediah; Jonah; Micah; Nahum; Habakkuk; Zephaniah; Haggai; Zechariah; Malachi
Week 41: Jan 4: Matthew
Week 42: Jan 11: Mark
Week 43: Jan 18: Luke
Week 44: Jan 25: John
Week 45: Feb 1: Acts 1-15
Week 46: Feb 8: Acts 16-28
Week 47: Feb 15: Romans
Week 48: Feb 22: 1 Corinthians; 2 Corinthians
Week 49: March 1: Galatians; Ephesians
Week 50: March 8: Philippians; Colossians; 1 Thessalonians; 2 Thessalonians; 1 Timothy; 2 Timothy; Titus; Philemon (these are all short too...)
Week 51: March 15: Hebrews; James; 1 Peter; 2 Peter; 1 John; 2 John; 3 John;
Week 52: March 22: Jude; Revalation

1 comment:

  1. I got as far as the book of genesis. After reading that I decided that the bible was so messed up, it wasn't even worth reading the rest!


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