Teach yourself, your children, and your students the order and organization of all 66 books of the Bible with these colorful books of the Bible printable posters for Old and New Testament. Perfect for hanging up in your classroom, the playroom, or using as a teaching chart.
While I know my Bible’s layout and have full books committed to memory, I will be the first to admit that I do not know the correct order of all 66 books. Perhaps I did at one point in my life (back in my Awana days), but somehow that knowledge did not manage to stick around in my long term memory!
Therefore, I decided to create this books of the Bible wall chart set to help both myself and my children memorize each book the Bible. These wall charts are organized by Old Testament books and New Testament books, with each category separated by different colors. You will find a description of each category below!
How to Use Your Printable Books of the Bible Posters
You will receive these two free books of the Bible printable posters for Old and New Testament as an instant digital download. Simply download the printable pdf and print out the full color posters at home or at a local print shop. Print on high quality cardstock for best results. You can then hang them up on your Sunday school classroom bulletin board, use them with your homeschool curriculum, or keep them for personal use. These would also be a great free resource to pass out at adult Bible studies or for a children’s Bible lesson!
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Free Books of the Bible Printable Poster for Old Testament
Increase your Bible skill with this Old Testament books of the Bible chart that includes all 39 books of the Old Testament. This informative books of the Bible poster includes color coding to help you learn not only the order of the books, but also the different types of books in the Old Testament. Organized in a 5-12-5-5-12 layout, the different categories are organized as follows:
Red: Books of the Law
The first five books of the Bible are often referred to as the Pentateuch and are mostly believed to be written by Moses. These books include Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. They are also often referred to as the the books of the law or Torah. While these books are often thought of as simply law, they provide a glimpse into God’s plan for redemption and set the scene for everything that will follow in Scripture.
Orange: Historical Books
This category of books discusses the history of Israel. You will find records of their victories, defeats, successes, and failures. The historical books include: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. It is amazing to read through these books of the Bible. We can see how God is always working behind the scenes to fulfill each of His promises.
Yellow: Poetic Books
The poetic books include Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. This category contains a much shorter list of books. However, it is full important biblical truth that points to God’s desire for Israel to worship and obey His commands.
Green: Major Prophets
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel all make up the books of the major prophets. The term “major prophets” does not mean they are more important than the other prophetic books. Rather, the term “major” simply refers to the fact that these books are longer. They also tend to cover broader content.
Blue: Minor Prophets
The last category in our Old Testament poster is the minor prophets. These books include Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Once again, the term “minor” does not mean these books are less important than the major prophets. Rather, it simply means that these books are generally shorter and the content has a narrower focus. The major and minor prophets can be more difficult to read, yet are still full of rich theological material. They are absolutely worth studying as they point to Christ and the holiness of our great God.
Free Books of the Bible Printable Poster for New Testament
This beautiful printable poster has bright color-coded columns to help you learn all 27 books of the New Testament. This will quickly become your favorite books of the Bible poster set. It is simple and easy to read and organizes each book of the Bible into a specific category.
Red: The Gospels
For this poster, the red category includes the first four books of the New Testament: The Gospels. The Gospels include Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and each tell the story of the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ from a slightly different perspective.
Once again, the orange category is for the historical books, which in this case only includes the book of Acts. The book of Acts is sometimes referred to as the Acts of the Apostles. Although it does not specify an author, we know that it was most likely written by Luke. This book is a great book to study to learn more about early church history.
Yellow: Letters of Paul
The largest category in the New Testament includes all of the Pauline epistles (the letters written by the apostle Paul). These books include one of my very favorite books (Romans), in addition to 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. Each of these letters are full of rich theology, in addition to Paul’s customary long winded sentences. Those of you who have memorized any of his books know exactly what I’m talking about! The shorter epistles would be a great place to start with memorization.
Green: General Epistles
This category includes all of the other New Testament letters that were not written by Paul. A slightly shorter list, it includes Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2, and 3 John, and Jude.
The final category in our books of the Bible posters is for the only prophetic book in the New Testament: Revelation. The book of Revelation was written by the apostle John and gives us a glimpse of things to come.
I hope you find these beautiful and high quality books of the Bible printable posters for Old and New Testament helpful. It is well worth the effort to increase your Bible knowledge and teach your children the order of the books the Bible. This will be a skill that they can treasure for the rest of their lives. Not only will they know the order of the books, but they will also understand the type of book they are reading.
These colorful posters should make for both easy memorization and easy identification for the 66 different books. No need to reference the table of contents every time you are looking for a particular book!
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I also wanted to suggest another resource for further study and memorization! I love using the Illuminated Scripture Journals for Scripture memory and in depth study. These journals include each book of the Bible in a beautiful bullet journal. Perfect for highlighting, memorization, and note taking! You can find each book separately or purchase them together as a full set.
Be sure to comment below with your favorite book of the Bible and if you have memorized any full books of the Bible!