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
Baruch 3:36-4:4 (Eve of the Nativity) 1 min 5903
Leviticus – Composite Ch. 26 (Vespers, Indiction) 2 mins 4145
Jonah 2:2-9 – (Matins – Canticle Six – The Prayer of Jonah) 1 min 2719
Joel 2:23-32 (Pentecost Vespers) 2 mins 4728
Numbers 11:16-17,24-29 (Pentecost Vespers) 1 min 4591
I Kings 8:22-23, 27-30 (Vespers, Saints) 1 min 4428
Deuteronomy 10:14-21 (Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council -Vespers) 1 min 6473
Wisdom of Solomon 4:7-15 (Vespers, 3rd Reading – saint) 1 min 9914
Job 1:13-22 (Holy Tuesday – Vespers) 1 min 4207
Zechariah 8:19-23 (Friday before Lent Vespers) 1 min 4936
Joshua 5:10-15 (Holy Saturday Vespers) 1 min 4741
Jeremiah 11:18-12:5;9-11;14-15 (Holy Thursday First Hour) 2 mins 4852
Ezekiel 1:21-2:1 (Holy Tuesday Sixth Hour) 2 mins 4042
Psalms in Antiphons 1 min 11686
Daniel 3:1-23 with Song of the Three Holy Children (Great and Holy Saturday) 11 mins 8913
Proverbs 1:20-33 (1st Tuesday of Lent) 1 min 5599
II Kings 2:19-22 (Eve of the Theophany) 1 min 4953
Judges 6:36-40 (Eve of the Theophany) 1 min 4896
Exodus 2:5-10 (Eve of the Theophany) 1 min 5206
Genesis 1:1-13 (Eve of the Theophany) 1 min 5270
Isaiah 1:16-20 (Eve of the Theophany) 1 min 5118
Micah 4:6-7; 5:2-4 (Eve of the Nativity) 1 min 5345
Joel 2:28-32 (Vespers, Saint John of Kronstadt) 1 min 3804
I Kings 17:1-23 (Vespers, 1st Reading – Elijah) 3 mins 4384