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Chronological Reading Tools

By chronological reading we mean reading the books of the scriptures in their historical context in the order that they originally occurred. Chronological reading will help the reader gain many insights into the context of the inspired words and will help readers put together events historically that they had previously missed. It is quite exciting to begin to see how all the stories and events tie together as Father tries to lead us all home. Previously obscure verses will suddenly make much more sense and people will take on greater depth as the world they lived in becomes unfolded to the reader.

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Check out our Chronological Reading Tools: * Our WRI Timelines will allow you to dynamically move through time accessing chapter groups on important people, empires, events, and time periods. Check out our Demo we have created for the coders that are building the project. If you want to help us finish it up please consider making a donation. * We have created some basic lists on the Chronological order of each of the major books of the Canon: Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants. * We have broken the history of the scriptures into some basic Time Periods and created a simple page listing the books and chapters you can read to learn about each.

For the curious we have also written a simple page on the organization of each of the books of the canon including notes on some of the reasons they were organized in this manner: Chronological Organization of the Canon.

Ezekiel and Daniel were both Jewish refugees deported by Nebuchadnezzar to different areas of Mesopotamia (see Ezekiel 1:1 and Daniel 1:1-6). Attempting to put their stories in a single narrative does not make as much sense as having separate books to deal with the prophecies and events of each individual location.

The Old Testament is organized into four major groups. The first, Genesis through Esther, deals primarily with the historical narrative. The second, Job through Song of Solomon, is primarily poetic and philosophical in nature. The third group is called the Major Prophets and contains Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel. The final group is called the Minor Prophets and is a collection of smaller books of prophecy. Putting these books into the historical narrative would make the storyline very hard to follow and would confuse their far reaching prophetic nature, as many of the prophecies are regarding events hundreds and even thousands of years in the future.