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Part 1: The Family, the Nation and the Law

The Beginning of Early Humanity

Date Subject and References Commentary
Jan
1
The Beginning–Adam and Eve
Gen 1:1–3:24
01_01
Jan
2
First Three Sons of Adam Eve; Descendants of Adam to Noah
Gen 4:1–5:32
01_02
Jan
3
Mankind’s Degeneration into Wickedness; Noah and the Flood & Human Condition Remains Sinful
Gen 6:1–9:29
01_03
Jan
4
Dispersion of the Human Family; Beginning of the Nations; Descendants from Shem to Abram
Gen 10:1–11:26
01_04


Period of the Patriarchs

Date Subject and References Commentary
Jan
5
The Call of Abram; Abram Dishonors Himself in Egypt; Separation of Abram and Lot; Defeat of the Kings
Gen 12:1–14:20
01_05
Jan
6
God’s Covenant with Abram; Brith of Ishmael through Hagar; Names and Circumcision as Signs of Covenant
Gen 15:1–17:27
01_06
Jan
7
Appearance of Heavenly Visitors; Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah; The Scheme of Lot’s Daughters
Gen 18:1–19:38
01_07
Jan
8
Abram Deceives Abimelech; Birth of Isaac; Abraham and Abimelech Settle Dispute; Explusion of Hagar and Ishmael
Gen 20:1–21:21
01_08
Jan
9
Abraham’s Ultimate Test of Faith; News Regarding Noahor’s Family; Sarah’s Death and Burial
Gen 22:1–23:20
01_09
Jan
10
Abraham Arranges Wife for Isaac
Gen 24:1-67
01_10
Jan
11
Abraham Marries Keturah; Death of Abraham; Last Account of Ishmael; Esau and Jacob; A Birthright is Sold; Isaac Follows in Abraham’s Footsteps
Gen 25:1–26:33
01_11
Jan
12
Trouble Between Jacob and Esau; Jacob Leaves for Haran
Gen 26:34–28:22
01_12
Jan
13
Jacob Marries and has Children; Laban and Jacob Outsmart Each Other
Gen 29:1–30:43
01_13
Jan
14
Jacob Leaves Laban; Jacob Returns to Canaan
Gen 31:1–33:20
01_14
Jan
15
Dinah and the Men of Shechem; Jacob’s Journey Continues
Gen 34:1–35:29
01_15
Jan
16
Record of the Edomites
Gen 36:1-43
01_16
Jan
17
Joseph’s Early Years; Judah and Tamar
Gen 37:1-36; 38:1-30
01_17
Jan
18
Joseph the Egyptian Ruler-1
Gen 39:1-23; 40:1-23; 41:1-57; 42:1-5
01_18
Jan
19
Joseph the Egyptian Ruler-2
Gen 42:6-38; 43:1-34; 44:1-34; 45:1-15
01_19
Jan
20
Joseph the Egyptian Ruler-3
Gen 43:16–47:28
01_20
Jan 21 Jacob and Joseph’s Last Days
Gen 47:29–50:26
01_21


Establishment of a Nation

Date Subject and References Commentary
Jan
22
Moses Emerges as a Leader
Ex 1:1–4:31; 6:14-27
01_22
Jan
23
Plagues on the Egyptians-1
Ex 5:1-13; 7:1–8:32
01_23
Jan
24
Plagues on the Egyptians-2
Ex 9:1–11:10
01_24
Jan
25
Passover and the Exodus-1
Ex 12:1–13:16
01_25
Jan
26
Passover and the Exodus-2
Ex 13:17–15:21
01_26
Jan
27
Journey to Sinai
Ex 15:22–18:27
01_27
Jan
28
The Israelites Covenant with God
Ex 19:1–20:26; 23:20–24:18
01_28
Jan
29
Instructions for the Tabernacle-1
Ex 25:1–28:43
01_29
Jan
30
Instructions for the Tabernacle-2
Ex 29:1–31:18
01_30
Jan
31
The Covenant Broken and Renewed
Ex 32:1–34:35
01_31
Feb
1
Construction of the Tabernacle-1
Ex 35:4-30; 36:1-38; 37:1-29; 38:1-31; 39:1
02_32
Feb
2
Construction of the Tabernacle-2
Ex 39:2-43; 40:1-35
02_33
Feb
3
Ordination of the Priests
Lev 8:1–10:20
02_34
Feb
4
The Levites Chosen for Service; Offerings from the Tribes
Num 3:1-13; 7:1-89; 8:1-22
02_35
Feb
5
A Nation Under Law; First Passover after Egypt; Number of the Israelites-1
Num 1:1-54; 2:1-34; 9:1-12
02_36
Feb
6
Number of the Israelites-2
Num 3:14-51; 4:1-49
02_37
Feb
7
The Journey Begins; Doubts and Murmurs
Num 9:15-23; 10:1-36; 11:1-35; Ex 40:36-38
02_38
Feb
8
Moses Rebuked by Miriam; The People Lack Courage
Num 12:1-16; 13:1-33; 14:1-45
02_39
Feb
9
Challenge to Leadership
Num 16:1-50; 17:1-13; 18:1-32
02_40
Feb
10
From Kadesh to Moab; Moses’ Journal of Israel’s Trek
Num 20:1-29; 21:1-35; 33:1-49
02_41
Feb
11
Blessings and Prophecy of Balaam
Num 22:1-41; 23:1-30; 24:1-25
02_42
Feb
12
Israel Sins in Moab; Destruction of the Midianites
Num 25:1-18; 31:1-54
02_43
Feb
13
Israel’s Second Numbering
Num 26:1-65
02_44
Feb
14
Joshua Named as Successor; Two-and-a-Half Tries East of the Jordan; Preparations for Conquest and Settlement
Num 27:15-23; 32:1-42; Deut 4:41-43
02_45
Feb
15
Moses Reviews History and Purpose
Num 26:1-65
02_46
Feb
16
The Lawgiver Urges Obedience-1
Deut 4:44-49; 5:1-5, 22-33; 6:1-25; 7:1-26; 8:1-20
02_47
Feb
17
The Lawgiver Urges Obedience-2
Deut 9:1–11:32
02_48


The Law of Moses

Date Subject and References Commentary
Feb
18
Religious and Ceremonial Laws
Ex 22:20; 23:13; 34:17; Lev 18:21; 19:4, 27-28; 20:1-5; 26:1; Deut 5:5-10; 12:1-15, 17-22, 26-31; 13:6-18; 14:1-2; 16:21-22; 17:2-7
02_49
Feb
19
Laws Against False Spiritualists; Laws Against Blasphemy; Laws Requiring Dedications; Laws Requiring Tithing; Special Instructions for Conquest; Law of the Sabbath
Ex 22:18, 22-30; 23:12,29; 31:12-17; 34:19-21, 26; 35:1-3; Lev 19:3, 23-26, 30-31; 20:6-8, 27; 23:1-3; 24:10-16, 23; 26:2, Num 15:32-36; Deut 5:11; 13:1-5; 14:22-29; 15:12-15, 19-23; 18:1-22; 26:1-15
02_50
Feb
20
The Special Feasts; Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread; Feast of Weeks (Harvest or Firstfruits); Feast of Trumpets; Day of Atonement; Feast of Tabernacles (Booths or Ingathering)
Ex 23:14-17; 34:18, 22-24; Lev 16:1-43; 23:4-32, 37-38, 44; Num 9:13-14; 28:16-31; 29:1-40; Deut 16:1-17
02_51
Feb
21
Sacrifices and Offerings; Burnt Offerings; Cereal Offerings
Lev 1:1-17; 2:1-16; 6:8-23; Num 15:1-21; 28:1-8
02_52
Feb
22
Sin Offerings
Lev 4:1-35; 5:1-13; 6:24-30; Num 15:22-31
02_53
Feb
23
Guilt Offerings; Special Offerings; Rules Pertaining to Offerings; Other Rituals
Ex 23:18; 34:35; Lev 5:14-19; 6:1-7; 7:1-10, 37-38; 22:17-30; 24:1-9; Num 6:22-27; 28:9-15; Deut 21:1-9
02_54
Feb
24
Rules for the Priests; The Sabbatical Year; Year of Jubilee
Lev 21:1-24; 22:1-16; 23:10-11; 25:1-34, 39-43, 47-55
02_55
Feb
25
Purification; After Childbirth; For Leprosy; For Discharges; Concerning Death
Lev 12:1-8, 14:1-32, 15:13-15, 28-30; Num 19:1-22
02_56
Feb
26
Persons Excluded from the Congregation; The Nazarite Vow; Vows of Dedication; Laws of Separation
Lev 19:1-2, 19; 27:1-34; Num 6:1-21; Deut 22:9-11; 23:1-8, 21-23
02_57
Feb
27
Laws of Government; Concerning a King; Respect for Rulers; The Judicial System; Establishment of Courts; Fairness and Justice; Witnesses; Punishment
Ex 22:28; 23:1-3, 6-8; Lev 19:15; Num; Deut 5:20; 16:18; 17:8-20; 19:15-21; 21:22-23; 24:16-20; 25:1-3
02_58
Feb
28
Laws of Special Crimes; Crimes Against a Person; Crimes Against Property
Ex 21:12-16, 18-27; 22:1-4; Lev 24:17; 24:19-21; Num 35:9-34; Deut 5:19; 19:1-15; 22:25-29; 24:7; 25:11-12
02_59
Mar
1
Personal Rights and Remedies; Restitution of Loss; Seduction; Injuries and Damages; Masters and Servants; Credit; Interest and Collateral; Contracts and Agreements; Weights and Measures; Inheritance; Right of Firstborn; Levirate Marriage; Case of Zelophehad’s Daughters
Ex 21:1-11, 26-36; 22:5-17, 22-25; Lev 19:11-13, 35-37, 24:18, 21; 25:44-46; Num 5:5-10, 27:1-11; 30:1-16; 36:1-13; Deut 15:1-18; 21:15-17; 22:8; 23:15-16, 19-20; 24:6, 10-15, 17; 25:5-10, 13-16
03_60
Mar
2
Marriage, Divorce and Sexual Relations; Marriage; Divorce; Sexual Violations; Separation of Sexes
Ex 22:19; Lev 18:1-20, 22-30; 19:20-22, 29; 20:10-24; Num 5:11-31; Deut 5:18, 21:10-14; 22:5, 13-14, 22-24, 30; 23:17-18; 24:1-5
03_61
Mar
3
Health and Dietary Laws; Leprosy; Discharges; Isolation
Lev 13:1-59; 14:33-57; 15:1-12, 16-27, 31-33; Num 5:1-4; Deut 24:8-9
03_62
Mar
4
Dietary Regulations; Clean and Unclean Creatures; Dead Animals; Killed Animals; Blood and Fat; Meat and Milk
Ex 22:31; 23:19; 34:26; Lev 7:22-27; 11:1-40, 41-47; 20:25-26; 17:10-16; 19:26; Deut 12:16, 23-25; 14:3-21
03_63
Mar
5
General Welfare Laws, Requirements for Benevolence; Duties of Respect and Support; Rules of Warfare; Preparation for Battles; Rules of Siege; Camp Regulations
Ex 21:17; 22:21-24; 23:4-5, 9; Lev 19:3, 9-10, 14, 16-18, 32-34; 20:9; 23:22; 24:22; Deut 5:16, 21; 20:1-20; 21:18-21; 22:1-4, 6-7; 23:9-14; 24-25; 24:19-22; 25:4, 35-38
03_64
Mar
6
Responsibilities Under the Law; Obedience Enjoined; Duties to Promulgate; Blessings for Obedience; Punishment for Disobedience
Lev 22:31-33; 26:3-46; Num 15:37-41; Deut 12:32; 22:12; 31:9-13
03_65


Conquering a Land

Date Subject and References Commentary
Mar
7
Renewal of the Covenant
Deut 26:16-19; 27:1-26; 28:1-68; 19:1-29; 30:1-20
03_66
Mar
8
Transfer of Leadership to Joshua; A Song of Unfaithfulness
Deut 31:1-8, 14-30; 31:1-47
03_67
Mar
9
Moses Bless the Tribes; Moses’ Death and Burial
Num 27:12-14; Deut 32:48-52; 33:1-29; 34:1-12
03_68
Mar
10
Preparation for Conquest
Josh 1:1–5:15
03_69
Mar
11
The Taking of Jericho and Ai
Josh 6:1–8:33
03_70
Mar
12
General Conquest of Canaan
Josh 9:1–12:24
03_71
Mar
13
Division of the Promised Land-1
Josh 13:1–17:18
03_72
Mar
14
Division of the Promised Land-2
Josh 18:1–21:45
03_73
Mar
15
Joshua’s Farewell Addresses
Josh 22:1–24:28; Judg 2:6
03_74
Mar
16
Three Burials; Additional Conquests; Failure to Complete Conquests
Josh 2:8-9; 13:13; 15:13-19, 63; 16:10; 17:11-13; 24:29-33; Judg 1:1-36; 2:1-5
03_75
Mar
17
Apostasy and the Judges; Othniel, Ehud and Shamgar
Judg 2:7, 10-23; 3:1-31
03_76
Mar
18
Deborah and Barak
Judg 4:1–5:31
03_77
Mar
19
Gideon and His Son-1
Judg 6:1–8:3
03_78
Mar
20
Gideon and His Son-2
Judg 8:4–9:57
03_79
Mar
21
Jephthah and Five Others
Judg 10:1–12:15
03_80
Mar
22
The Story of Ruth
Ruth 1:1–4:22
03_81
Mar
23
Samson the Strong Man
Judg 13:1–16:31
03_82
Mar
24
Micah and the Danites
Judg 17:1–18:31
03_83
Mar
25
Civil War with Benjamin; Period of Judges Summarized
Judg 19:1–21:25
03_84