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
Joshua 5:13-15 (Bodiless Powers) 1 min 4963
Judges – composite of 13:2-8, 13-14, 17-18, 21 (Vespers, Nativity of Baptist John) 1 min 5833
Daniel 3: 26-56 – (Matins – Seventh Ode – A prayer of the holy three children.) 4 mins 3819
Deuteronomy 32:1-43 (Matins – Canticle Two – The Second Song of Moses) 5 mins 5081
Wisdom of Solomon 5:15-6:3 (Vespers, 1st Reading – saint) 1 min 10057
Job 2:1-10 (Holy Wednesday – Vespers) 1 min 4096
Exodus 2:11-22 (Holy Wednesday – Vespers) 2 mins 3808
Isaiah 1:19-2:4 (1st Tuesday of Lent) 2 mins 5972
II Kings 4:8-37 (Holy Saturday Vespers) 4 mins 4947
Zechariah 11:10-13 (Holy Friday Royal Hours – First Hour) 1 min 4734
Jeremiah 31:31-34 (Holy Saturday Vespers) 1 min 4777
Ezekiel 2:3-3:3 (Holy Wednesday Sixth Hour) 2 mins 4127
Psalms in Communion Hymns - 9646
Proverbs 2:1-22 (1st Wednesday of Lent) 1 min 5569
Genesis 1:1-13 (1st Monday of Lent) 2 mins 8526
Numbers 24:2-3; 5-9;17-18 (Eve of the Nativity) 1 min 5032
Micah 5:2-4 (Eve of the Nativity) 1 min 5034
Exodus 3:1-8 (Vespers – Theotokos) 1 min 4130
Daniel 3: 57-88 – (Matins – Eighth Ode – The Hymn of the Holy Three Children) 3 mins 3319
Wisdom of Solomon Composite of 4, 5 (Vespers, Forerunner) 1 min 5328
Ezekiel 36:24-28 (Pentecost Vespers) 1 min 4647
Joel 2:28-32 (Vespers, Wednesday before lent) 1 min 4808
Zechariah 14:1, 4, 8-11 (Ascension Thursday Vespers) 1 min 5960
Isaiah 2:2-3 (Ascension Thursday Vespers) 1 min 4604