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Readings 17-24 from The Books of the Bible (TBoTB)

We begin this section of readings with Job, as an Interlude into the story line between Deuteronomy and Joshua. Why? “It is the antithesis of the Covenant. Could it be that Job balances out the Covenant and began to answer the question of why do righteous people suffer?” God’s EPIC Adventure, 124).

An Interlude. Job

  • Reading 17: 1249-1265
  • Reading 18: 1265-1277
  • Reading 19: 1277-1287
  • Reading 20: 1287-1308

Thought To Contemplate

God is in control of his world. He sometimes gives the gift of suffering to his children to accomplish his purposes in the world. Surely not a popular concept, but a Biblical one nonetheless.


  • Reading 21: 282-296
  • Reading 22: 296-312

Thought To Contemplate

When God gives a promise he will surely deliver. It may not be in the specific time frame in which we wish it would occur. He continually acts in our history to fulfill his promises to us.

Judges | Ruth

  • Reading 23: 313-331
  • Reading 24: 331-351

Thought To Contemplate: Judges

One of the lessons that can be learned from Judges is that we will suffer the consequences of our choices, but we don’t have to live in a self-defeating pattern of life. We can break free from the pattern by making different choices.

Thought To Contemplate: Ruth

We can live a quiet and godly life in our community even when, by all appearances, the quality of life is on the decline.

Reading Guide

You can read using the following guide and take your readings a bit slower. To read at a 100 day pace, read the page numbers in the 100 Day column. To read at a 200 day pace, read the page numbers in the 200 Day column. To read at a 300 day pace, read the page numbers in the 300 Day column. You create the days of the week you want to read.

The days are color highlighted. As an example, if you are reading at the 100 Day level the first reading in Genesis would be pages 5-22 to read in one day. You read the same amount of text in the 200 Day reading, but your read it on two different days. The 300 Day reading offers pages to read in three days. Of course, the days you choose to read are up to you.

On average, the 100 day column is about forty-five minutes to an hour. The 200 Day column is about thirty minutes. The 300 day column is about fifteen-twenty minutes. Remember, some folks read faster and some folks read slower and the times above are built on an average of about 250-300 words a minute. Of course, this is pure reading time, not reading and stop-to-think time or meditating time, not reading and discussion time, and not reading and sharing in the Comments section below. It is just reading time!

Readings 17-24

100 Days 200 Days 300 Days
Job: An Interlude Job: An Interlude Job: An Interlude
1249-1211 1197-1206 1197-1202
x 1206-1211 1203-1206
x x 1206-1265
1265-1223 1211-1219 1211-1215
x 1219-1223 1215-1219
x x 1219-1277
1277-1237 1223-1232 1223-1226
x 1232-1237 1226-1232
x x 1232-1287
1287-1243 1238-1247 1238-1243
x 1247-1254 1243-1247
x x 1247-1308
Joshua Joshua Joshua
282-274 261-268 261-264
x 268-274 264-270
x x 270-296
296-289 274-283 274-279
x 283-289 279-285
x x 283-312
Judges | Ruth Judges | Ruth Judges | Ruth
313-302 291-298 291-294
x 298-302 294-298
x x 298-331
331-327 302-313 302-308
x 313-327 308-313
x x 343-351


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