Scripture Readings - Old Testament Readings

Old Testament
The Old Testament is the first part of the Bible, the books written before the coming of Christ. They are divided into four groups: 1. Books of the Law; 2. Historical Books; 3. Doctrinal and 4. Prophetical.
The Old Testament scripture begins with the five books of the Law called the Pentateuch, which means the five books; also called the Torah, which means the Law. Sometimes these books are also called the Books of Moses since they are centered on the exodus and the Mosaic laws.
In the Old Testament there are also books of the history of Israel; books called the Wisdom books such as the Psalms, Proverbs, and the Book of Job; and books of the prophecies which carry the names of the Old Testament prophets. A prophet is one who speaks the Word of God by direct divine inspiration. Only secondarily does the word prophet mean one who foretells the future.
The Orthodox Church also numbers among the genuine books of the Old Testament the so-called apocryphal books, meaning literally the secret or hidden writings. Other Christians put these books in a secondary place or reject completely their being of divine inspiration.

Reading Read Time Hit Count
Judges 6:2,7,11-24 (Bodiless Powers) 2 mins 5879
Jeremiah 2:2-12 (Vespers, Great Martyr Demetrios Myrovlitis of Thessalonika) 2 mins 2244
Samuel 2:1-10 (Matins – Canticle Three – The Prayer of Hannah the mother of Samuel the Prophet) 2 mins 3010
Malachi Composite of 3, 4 (Vespers, Forerunner) 2 mins 5012
Deuteronomy 1:8-11,15-17 (Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council – Vespers) 1 min 6528
Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9 (Vespers, 2nd Reading – saint) 1 min 7199
Numbers 8 (Vespers – Meeting of Our Lord) 3 mins 3586
Leviticus 12 (Vespers Meeting of Our Lord) 1 min 3972
I Kings 7:51, 8:1, 3-4, 6-7, 9-11 (Vespers – Entry of the Theotokos) 1 min 4584
Isaiah 1:1-20 (1st Monday of Lent) 3 mins 6898
Joel 2:12-26 (Wednesday before Lent 6th Hour) 2 mins 6423
Zechariah 8:7-17 (Friday before Lent 6th Hour) 2 mins 5149
Micah 4:2-3, 5; 5:2-5, 8 (Mid-Pentecost) 2 mins 3998
Zephaniah 3:8-15 (Holy Saturday Vespers) 1 min 5010
Jonah entire book (Holy Saturday Vespers) 7 mins 4413
Job 1:1-12 (Holy Monday Vespers) 2 mins 4454
Exodus 1:1-20 (Holy Monday Vespers) 2 mins 4321
Ezekiel 1:1-20 (Holy Monday Sixth Hour) 3 mins 4563
Psalms Chanted in the Services 7 mins 9406
Proverbs 1:1-20 (1st Monday of Lent) 2 mins 5879
II Kings 2:6-14 (Eve of the Theophany) 2 mins 4896
Joshua 3:7-8;15-17 (Eve of the Theophany) 1 min 6782
Daniel 2:31-36;44-45 (Eve of the Nativity) 1 min 5407
Genesis 1:1-13 (Eve of the Nativity) 1 min 5173