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
I Kings – Composite of 17:1-23 (Vespers, Prophet Elias) 3 mins 3741
Proverbs 3:34-4:22 (2nd Monday of Lent) 2 mins 5611
Isaiah 3:1-15 (1st Friday of Lent) 2 mins 4400
Exodus 13:20-15:19 (Holy Saturday Vespers) 7 mins 4970
Genesis 2:20-3:20 (1st Friday of lent) 4 mins 8028
Psalm 4 (Great Compline, Lent) 1 min 5435
I Kings – Composite of 18, 19 (Vespers, Prophet Elias) 8 mins 4452
Proverbs 5:1-15 (2nd Tuesday of Lent) 1 min 5421
Genesis 3:21-4:7 (2nd Monday of Lent) 1 min 5773
Isaiah 4:2-5:7 (2nd Monday of Lent) 2 mins 4246
Exodus 14:15-18;21-23;27-29 (Eve of the Theophany) 1 min 4506
Psalm 5 (First Hour, First Royal Hour, Holy Friday, First Royal Hour, Nativity and Theophany) 1 min 6115
I Kings – Composite of – I Kings 19:19, 20, 21; II Kings 2:1,6-14 (Vespers, Prophet Elias) 2 mins 5178
Exodus 15:1-19 (Matins – Canticle One – The First Song of Moses) 2 mins 4123
Proverbs 5:15-6:4 (2nd Wednesday of Lent) 1 min 5422
Genesis 4:8-15 (2nd Tuesday of Lent) 1 min 5510
Isaiah 5:7-16 (2nd Tuesday of Lent) 1 min 5669
Psalm 6 (Great Compline, Lent) 1 min 5753
Proverbs 6:3-20 (2nd Thursday of Lent) 1 min 4199
Genesis 4:16-26 (2nd Wednesday of Lent) 1 min 4411
Isaiah 5:16-25 (2nd Wednesday of Lent) 1 min 6239
Exodus 15:22-27 (Eve of the Theophany) 1 min 5038
Psalm 7:7,1 (Sunday Matins Prokeimenon ) - 5306
Exodus 15:22-16:1 (Vespers – Exaltation of the Cross) 1 min 4644