Reading Schedule for the Poetical Books or “Writings”

In 2016 we will read what some call the poetical books; Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, and Lamentations.

The Hebrew Scriptures are divided into three parts, the Law, the Prophets and the Writings. Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon and Lamentations are part of the Writings, along with Ruth, Esther, Daniel, Ezra-Nehemiah, and 1 and 2 Chronicles.( We read Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles as part of the historical books and Ruth, Esther and Daniel with the prophets.)

The Psalms are divided into five parts in honor of the five books of Torah. We will read a part of the Psalms between the other books this year. For a introduction to reading the poetical books, see here.

Week of:

Jan 3         Psalms 1-6

Jan 10        Psalm 7-11

Jan 17       Psalm 12-16

Jan 24       Psalm 17-21

Jan 31       Psalm 22-26

Feb 7        Psalm 27-31

Feb 14      Psalm 32-36

Feb 21      Psalm 37-41

Feb 28     Job 1-5

March 6   Job 6-10

March 13   Job 11-14

March 20  Job 15-18

March 27  Job 19-22

April 3      Job 23-26

April 10    Job 27-31

April 17    Job 32- 37

April 24   Job  38 -39

May 1     Job 40-42

May 8     Psalm 42-46

May 15    Psalm 47-51

May 22   Psalm 52-56

May 29   Psalm 57-61

June 5    Psalm 62-66

June 12   Psalm 67-72

June 19   Proverbs 1-5

June 26   Proverbs 6-10

July 3      Proverbs 11-15

July 10    Proverbs 16-20

July 17    Proverbs 21-25

July 24    Proverbs 26-31

July 31    Psalms 73-76

August 7  Psalms 77-80

August 14 Psalm 81-84

August 21 Psalm 85-89

August 28  Ecclesiastes 1-4

Sept   4     Ecclesiastes 5-8

Sept 11     Ecclesiastes 9-12

Sept 18     Psalm 90-93

Sept 25    Psalm 94-97

Oct  2      Psalm 98-101

Oct  9     Psalm 102-106

Oct 16    Song of Solomon 1-4

Oct 23    Song of Solomon 5-8

Oct 30    Lamentations 1-5

Nov 6     Psalm 107-112

Nov 13   Psalm 113-117

Nov 20   Psalm 118-119

Nov 27   Psalm 120-126

Dec 4     Psalm 127-134

Dec 11    Psalm 135-139

Dec 18    Psalm 140-144

Dec 25    Psalm 145-150

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