Introduction: Biblical Overviews of the Books of the Bible
The Bible is a book of books. Sixty-six books make up the one Book. Considered with reference to the unity of the one book the separate books may be regarded as chapters. But that is but one side of the truth, for each of the sixty-six books is complete in itself, and has its own theme and analysis.
Five great divisions
The books of the Bible fall into groups. Speaking broadly there are five great divisions in the Scriptures, and these may be con- veniently fixed in the memory by five key-words, Christ being the one theme (Luke 24:25-27).
Old Testament, which is in four well defined groups. Over these may be written as memory aids:
• 1,2 Samuel
• 1,2 Kings
• 1,2 Chronicles
• Song of Solomon