Read the Old Testament in Two Years

If you haven’t read through the Old Testament and for any reason find it difficult, consider this plan which will take you through it in two years. It’s vitally important to read the whole letter that God has written for us.

Old Testament

I prefer to read it in a relatively short amount of time as far as reading through it for familiarity. Knowing how few Christians read the Bible daily, I can only imagine how few have read through the Old Testament. I hope this may help some people out.

I’m more amazed and get more out of it every time I read it.

10 Responses to “Read the Old Testament in Two Years”

  1. 1 Chuck

    The scripture reading schedule connected with the “Daily Texts” available from by email reads through the OT and NT in two years and Psalms annually 6 Days per week. The Lord’s Day readings are from the Common Lectionary. That’s a fairly easy pace.

  2. 2 Stan McCullars


    I also like listening to it in the car. When I’m studying a particular book of the Bible I like to listen to the book over and over again. It really helps me learn it.

    Thought for the day: For people to neglect to read the Old Testament (and the whole Bible for that matter) is to say to God “I have more important things to do with my time than to waste it on your word.”

  3. 3 Scripture Zealot

    I’ve read Proverbs and then James many times in a row and it was great.

    I’m rather taken aback when there are older Christians who don’t even know how to pronounce some of the names of the books of the OT. Most haven’t read the whole book they claim to live by.

  4. 4 Craig Bennett

    I have installed an audio Bible on my phone, which allows me to listen to the Bible while out and about. The best ways to learn to pronounce the difficult words is to hear someone else do it…though for many of the words, there is no consensus as to the right way to pronounce them.

  5. 5 Scripture Zealot

    Propitiation can be a tough one.

  6. 6 Aimee Byrd

    While we’re recommending, I am reading a great book right now by Dennis Johnson, Him We Proclaim. It is about preaching Christ in all of Scripture, particularly how everything in the OT points to Him. Very good for hermeneutics. I’m obviously not a preacher but am benefitting tremendously from the read. And although I have read through the OT, I’m still sounding pretty ridiculous pronouncing some of those names!

  7. 7 Scripture Zealot

    We had a pastor from England who said Eye – zeye (rhymes with eye) – ah, Jeremier, which always put that in my head.

    Sounds like a good book, maybe similar to Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament that I’m reading now. I’m very deficient in that area.

  8. 8 Scripture Zealot

    Propitiation can be a tough one.

    That would be NT of course.

  9. 9 Allan Inglewood

    Great plan. I am unfortunately someone who hasn’t read through the OT completely but am getting into my Bible more and more. Therefore this will be a great way for me to get through it.

  10. 10 Scripture Zealot

    That’s great. You’ll be glad you did.

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