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Important Chapters in the Old Testament

Some of the Most Important Chapters in the Old Testament

These chapters are milestones in understanding the Old Testament.  There are other important chapters but a study of these will give us a broad knowledge of God’s plan for the ages.  They are each linked to BibleGateway – click on the chapter.

Genesis
1. Chapter 1 – Creation
2. Chapter 3 – Fall of man
3. Chapter 6 – The flood
4. Chapter 11 – Tower of Babel
5. Chapter 12 – Call of Abraham
6. Chapter 15 – Confirmation of Abrahamic covenant

Exodus
1. Chapter 3 – Call of Moses
2. Chapter 12 – Passover
3. Chapter 14 – Red Sea crossing
4. Chapter 16 – Giving of the Sabbath
5. Chapter 20 – The giving of the law
6. Chapter 40 – Completion of the tabernacle

Leviticus
1. Chapter 8 – Anointing of Aaron
2. Chapter 23 – Feasts of Israel

Numbers
1. Chapter 14 – Rebellion at Kedash Barnea
2. Chapter 21 – Serpent of brass

Deuteronomy
1. Chapter 28 –  30:10 – Israel’s future predicted

Joshua
1. Chapter 4 – Israel entered the promised land

Ruth
1. Chapter 4 – The marriage of Boaz and Ruth

I Samual
1. Chapter 9 – Anointing of Saul
2. Chapter 16 – Anointing of David

II Samual
1. Chapter 6 – Jerusalem becomes center of worship.
2. Chapter 7 – Davidic covenant

I Kings
1. Chapter 8 – Dedication of the temple
2. Chapter 12 – Kingdom divided.

II Kings
1. Chapter 17 – Capture of the Northern Kingdom
2. Chapter 19 – Saving of Jerusalem
3. Chapter 25 – Capture of Southern Kingdom

Ezra
1. Chapter 1 – Decree of Cyrus

Job
1 Chapter 1 – God and Satan

Psalms
1. Chapter 22 – A portrait of Calvary
2. Chapter 23 – Good shepherd
3. Chapter 51 – Sin and repent
4. Chapter 119 – Word of God

Isaiah
1. Chapter 7 – Virgin birth
2. Chapter 9 – Reign of the Prince of Peace
3. Chapter 11 – Millennium Kingdom
4. Chapter 14 – Satan
5. Chapter 35 – Millennium Kingdom
6. Chapter 53 – Suffering of Christ

Jeremiah

1. Chapter 31 – The promise of the New Covenant

Ezekiel
1. Chapter 10 – The departure of the glory cloud
2. Chapter 28 – The pre-historical life of Satan
3. Chapter 37 – The dry bone vision
4. Chapter 38 – The future Russian invasion of Palestine
3. Chapter 40 – The future millennium temple

Daniel
1. Chapter 2 – Vision of the destruction of the Gentile Kingdoms.
2. Chapter 9 – Daniel prayer and the Seventy Weeks time table.

Jonah
1. Chapter 2 – Jonah prayer

Zechariah
1.    Chapter 12 – Israel receives Jesus as their Savior
2.    Chapter 14 – Second Coming of Christ