Proverbs

Detailed outline of the Book of Proverbs

Prologue: Purpose and Theme (1:1–7) The Superiority of the Way of Wisdom (1:8—9:18) Appeals and Warnings Confronting Youth (1:8–33) Enticements to secure happiness by violence (1:8–19) Warnings against rejecting wisdom (1:20–33) Commendation of Wisdom (chs. 2–4) Benefits of accepting wisdom’s instructions (ch. 2) Wisdom bestows well-being (3:1–20) Wisdom’s instructions and…
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Ecclesiastes

Detailed outline of the Book of Ecclesiastes – two discourses on life and death

Author (1:1) Theme: The meaninglessness of human efforts on earth apart from God (1:2) Introduction: The profitlessness of human toil to accumulate things in order to achieve happiness (1:3–11) Discourse, Part 1: In spite of life’s apparent enigmas and meaninglessness, it is to be enjoyed as a gift from God…
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Isaiah

Detailed outline of the Book of Isaiah – prophecies, judgement, woes

Messages of Rebuke and Promise (chs. 1–6) Introduction: Charges against Judah for Breaking the Covenant (ch. 1) The Future Discipline and Glory of Judah and Jerusalem (chs. 2–4) Jerusalem’s future blessings (2:1–5) The Lord’s discipline of Judah (2:6—4:1) The restoration of Zion (4:2–6) The Nation’s Judgment and Exile (ch. 5)…
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Jeremiah

Detailed outline of the book of Jeremiah – Exhortations to Judah, fall of Jerusalem, judgment against nations

Call of the Prophet (ch. 1) Warnings and Exhortations to Judah (chs. 2–35) Earliest Discourses (chs. 2–6) Temple Message (chs. 7–10) Covenant and Conspiracy (chs. 11–13) Messages concerning the Drought (chs. 14–15) Disaster and Comfort (16:1—17:18) Command to Keep the Sabbath Holy (17:19–27) Lessons from the Potter (chs. 18–20) Condemnation…
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Ezekiel

Detailed outline of the book of Ezekiel – oracles of judgment against nations, judgment and consolation for Israel

The name "Ezekiel" means "God strengthens".  From the book, we know that Ezekiel was the son of a man named Buzi and that he was a priest taken captive to Babylon in 597 BC.  He lived in a home near the river Chebar, an irrigation canal that channeled the Euphrates…
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Daniel

Detailed outline of the Book of Daniel

Prologue: The Setting (ch. 1; in Hebrew) Historical Introduction (1:1–2) Daniel and His Friends Are Taken Captive (1:3–7) The Young Men Are Faithful (1:8–16) The Young Men Are Elevated to High Positions (1:17–21) The Destinies of the Nations of the World (chs. 2–7; in Aramaic, beginning at 2:4b) Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream…
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Hosea

Detailed outline of the Book of Hosea

Superscription (1:1) The Unfaithful Wife and the Faithful Husband (1:2—3:5) The Children as Signs (1:2—2:1) The Unfaithful Wife (2:2–23) The Lord’s judgment of Israel (2:2–13) The Lord’s restoration of Israel (2:14–23) The Faithful Husband (ch. 3) The Unfaithful Nation and the Faithful God (chs. 4–14) Israel’s Unfaithfulness (4:1—6:3) The general…
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