It has been many years now since I have read the Bible through in its canonical order from Genesis to Revelation. Instead, I have kept track of what I have read each year to make sure I read all the books by the end of the year in whatever order I end up reading them.
This morning, I decided to chart my reading order for 2022. Beginning on January 1, I finished the Bible on August 26 and finished reading the books in the following order:
|Book No.||Name||Chapters||Date Completed||Book No.||Name||Chapters||Date Completed|
|10||2 Sam||24||314||60||1 Pet||5||724|
|13||1 Chron||29||407||62||1 John||5||726|
1. I have been reading the Bible through each year for many years now in a similar fashion and approach reading it through in whatever order I want to read the books instead of reading them through in consecutive canonical order.
2. Instead of using the traditional date notation, I came up with the idea of multiplying the number of the month by 100 and then adding to it the number of the day of the month.
For example, 701 means July 1 because July 1 is the first day of the 7th month (7*100 + 1 = 701). I devised and used this system because it makes working with and sorting the dates easier in Excel.
3. Because I often have been reading multiple books at the same time, the completion dates for the various books do not necessarily signify that I read the entirety of a book before beginning the next book that I have listed as completed after it.
For example, here’s what I read during the first ten days of the year:
101 Gen. 1-3
102 Gen. 4-11; Ps. 1-12
103 Ps. 13-29; 30-36; 37-40; 41-50
104 Ps. 51-67; 68-76
105 Ps. 77-84
106 Ps. 85-101
107 Ps. 102-110
108 Ps. 116-150
109 Ps. 135-150; Prov. 1
110 Gen. 12-14; Prov. 2-9; etc.
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