By Ken Blue
Once we get the larger picture, the pieces begin to come together. This is so true of Scripture that every believer should learn these. There are 39 books in the Old Testament and these are divided into five logical sections. Learn the sections first, and then memorize the books in each section.
1. Geneses, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy=5. Law.
2. Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther.=12. History.
3. Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon. =5. Poetry.
4. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel. =5. Major Prophets.
5. Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi. =12. Minor Prophets.
You will notice that there are five divisions. These five consist of 5, 12, 5, 5, 12=39. It’s easy, just say to yourself, 5,12,5,5,12, and you will have it!
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.