How is the Bible organized?

bible_200x133The Bible is divided into two parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament. God’s greatest saving acts are central to each of these parts: in the Old the deliverance of the Israelites from Egyptian bondage through the Exodus, and in the New the deliverance of all humankind from sin through the cross and resurrection of Christ.

Both testaments are arranged in roughly chronological order, though the books are grouped according to genre, such as history, poetry, and prophecy for the Old; and biography, history, epistles, and prophecy for the New. Take a closer look at the organization of the Old Testament and the New Testament.