I. The Five Books of the Law

The story of creation; the temptation and fall of man; Cain and Abel; the Flood; God's covenant with Noah; the Tower of Babel; the stories of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.
The bondage of the Israelites in Egypt; the birth, early life, and call of Moses; the plagues, the Exodus, and the crossing of the Red Sea; the journey to Mount Sinai; the giving of the Law and the making of the covenant; various laws, the preparation of the Tabernacle, and the priestly garments.
Laws of sacrifice, purification, and atonement; the law of holiness; the five annual feasts; the sabbatical year; the year of jubilee; vows and tithes.
The camp at Sinai, and the numbering and organization of the tribes; the journey from Sinai and the failure at Kadesh-barnea; the 40 years of wilderness wanderings; the brazen serpent; Balaam; sundry laws; the cities of refuge appointed; around Edom to Moab.
Three addresses of Moses in the plains of Moab, restating the law of Sinai and exhorting the people to obedience; the vision and death of Moses.

II. The Twelve Books of History

The crossing of the Jordan; the conquest of Canaan and division of the land; the cities of refuge established; the renewal of the covenant at Shechem; death of Joshua.
Stories of Israel's repeated apostasies, oppression by enemies, return to God, and deliverance by the judges.
A story of famine in the land of Israel, emigration and return, village life and marriage in the time of the judges.
I Samuel:
A period of transition; the lives of Samuel and Saul and the early life of David.
II Samuel:
The reign of King David.
I Kings:
The last days of David; the reign of Solomon and the building of the Temple, the division of the kingdom, and the history of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah to the death of Ahab; the story of Elijah.
II Kings:
The story of Elisha and remaining history of the two kingdoms to the time of the Babylonian exile.
I Chronicles:
A retelling of the history of Judah from the beginning, with special emphasis on the genealogies, to the death of David.
II Chronicles:
A continuation of the history of Judah with special references to the Temple and priestly organization, from Solomon to the Exile.
The return of the first exiles from Babylon under Zerubbabel; the rebuilding of the Temple; the return of the second group under Ezra and his reforms at Jerusalem.
The rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem and the reforms carried out by Nehemiah as governor.
Esther's elevation to be queen; Mordecai and Haman; Esther's feast and the death of Haman; the institution of the Feast of Purim and the exaltation of Mordecai.

III. The Five Poetical and Wisdom Books

A dramatic poem, with prose introduction and conclusion, dealing with the problem of divine justice in view of the suffering of the righteous; Job's sufferings, the efforts of his friends to convince him that he is a sinner, his strong denials, and God's reply in the whirlwind, confirming Job's innocence but convicting him of ignorant presumption in questioning the justice of God; Job's repentance and prayers for his friends; his wealth restored.
The Hebrew hymnbook; five collections of 150 hymns or poems, expressing the spiritual experience and aspirations of God's people.
The "words of the wise," a collection of moral and religious maxims presenting the wisdom of long experience in the affairs of life.
Reflections and observations of "the Preacher" in conflict with the problems of life, who finally finds the highest good in the fear of God.
Song of Solomon:
A collection of love songs, allegorized to represent God and His people, and Christ and the Church.

IV. The Five Major Prophets

Condemnation of the sins of Judah; predictions of judgement by and on the Assyrians, leading up to the captivity of Judah; visions of the ideal kingdom of the future; predictions, warnings, and promises referring to events beyond the Captivity and reaching on down through the Christian dispensation.
Sermons and graphic stories of Jeremiah, the weeping prophet, in the last days of the kingdom of Judah; God's judgments on the nations; the broken covenant and the New Covenant.
A sequel to the Book of Jeremiah; five dirges in the form of an acrostic, expressing the mourning and repentance of the exiles in Babylon.
Messages of judgment on Israel and the nations, and visions of the restoration to Palestine and rebuilding of the Temple.
Stories of the wise and devout Hebrew captive Daniel at the Babylonian court; his visions of the world empires, and the ultimate kingdom of God.

V. The Twelve Minor Prophets

Expressions of God's suffering love for His unfaithful bride, Israel, and predictions of her punishment and final redemption; a prophecy of love and mercy.
Visions of a locust plague, a drought, and the invasion by enemies, the future outpourings of God's Spirit; and the judgment of the nations.
A Judean shepherd proclaims God's justice, His demand for social justice among men, and the consequent condemnations and coming doom of Isreal.
A brief prophecy against Edom.
A story about a prophet; Jonah's mission to Nineveh.
Condemnation of corruption and social injustice in Judah; regeneration of the nation through suffering; a coming Davidic King, evangelization of the nations by Israel.
Prophecy on the destruction of Nineveh.
The problem of the punishment of God's people by the more wicked Chaldeans, and the response of faith.
The coming day of wrath and final redemption.
Exhortations to the people to rebuild the Temple.
A series of eight symbolic visions concerning the rebuilding of the Temple, and the restoration of Judah; later visions of the future redemption of the nations.
Condemnation of corrupt worship and life, and the promise of the messenger to precede the Lord's coming in judgment.