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Introductions to Bible Books

These short video lessons provide valuable information on the background and contents of the books of the Bible. Use these videos to enhance your personal Bible reading and study.

Introduction to the Bible

See how each book contributes to the overall theme of the Bible—how the Kingdom by Christ Jesus will vindicate Jehovah’s name.

Introduction to Genesis

Genesis gives us important information about mankind’s origin as well as the origin of suffering and death.

Introduction to Exodus

God delivered the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and made them a nation dedicated to him.

Introduction to Leviticus

See how Leviticus describes God’s holiness and why being holy ourselves is so important.

Introduction to Numbers

See how vital it is to obey Jehovah and respect those appointed to take the lead among his people.

Introduction to Deuteronomy

See how Jehovah’s Law to Israel reflected his deep love for his people.

Introduction to Joshua

See how the Israelites conquer and apportion their God-given land.

Introduction to Judges

This action-packed book is named after courageous men of faith whom God used to deliver Israel from oppressors.

Introduction to Ruth

Ruth is about the self-sacrificing love of a young widow for her widowed mother-in-law and how Jehovah rewarded them both.

Introduction to 1 Samuel

See how Israel’s history moves from the period of the Judges to the era of rule by kings.

Introduction to 2 Samuel

See how David’s humility and faith made him one of the most beloved and well-known Bible characters.

Introduction to 1 Kings

Follow Israel through its days of glory and prosperity under King Solomon into the turbulent era of the two kingdoms of Israel and Judah.

Introduction to 2 Kings

See how apostasy blights the northern kingdom of Israel, while Jehovah blesses the few who serve him with a complete heart.

Introduction to 1 Chronicles

Follow the ancestry and the exciting life of God-fearing King David from his enthronement as king of Israel to his death.

Introduction to 2 Chronicles

See how this history of the kings of Judah highlights the value of loyalty to God.

Introduction to Ezra

Jehovah keeps his promises to free his people from exile in Babylon and to restore true worship in Jerusalem.

Introduction to Nehemiah

The Bible book of Nehemiah provides valuable lessons for all true worshippers today.

Introduction to Esther

The dramatic events of Esther’s day will strengthen your faith in Jehovah God’s ability to deliver his people out of trials today.

Introduction to Job

All those who love Jehovah will be tested. The account of Job gives us confidence that we can maintain our integrity and uphold Jehovah’s sovereignty.

Introduction to Psalms

The Psalms support Jehovah’s sovereignty, help and comfort those who love him, and show how the world will change by means of his Kingdom.

Introduction to Proverbs

Get divine guidance for virtually every aspect of your life—from business dealings to family matters.

Introduction to Ecclesiastes

King Solomon highlights the things that really matter in life and contrasts them with the things that conflict with godly wisdom.

Introduction to the Song of Solomon

The unfailing love of the Shulammite girl for a shepherd boy is described as “the flame of Jah.” Why?

Introduction to Isaiah

Isaiah is a book of unerring prophecy that can strengthen your confidence in Jehovah as the Fulfiller of promises and the God of our salvation.

Introduction to Jeremiah

Jeremiah faithfully stuck to his assignment as a prophet despite hardship. Think about what his example can mean for Christians today.

Introduction to Lamentations

Written by the prophet Jeremiah, the book expresses grief over Jerusalem’s destruction and shows how repentance leads to divine mercy.

Introduction to Ezekiel

Ezekiel humbly and courageously carried out any God-given assignment, no matter how difficult. His example is invaluable to us today.

Introduction to Daniel

Daniel and his companions remained faithful to Jehovah under all circumstances. Their example along with the fulfillment of prophecy can benefit us now, in the time of the end.

Introduction to Hosea

Hosea’s prophecy contains vital lessons for us today regarding Jehovah’s mercy toward repentant wrongdoers and the type of worship he requires.

Introduction to Joel

Joel prophesied about the approaching “day of Jehovah” and identified the key to survival. His prophecy takes on greater urgency today.

Introduction to Amos

Jehovah used this humble man for an important work. What valuable lessons can we learn from the example of Amos?

Introduction to Obadiah

It is the shortest book in the Hebrew Scriptures. The prophecy offers hope and promises the vindication of Jehovah’s kingship.

Introduction to Jonah

The prophet accepted correction, fulfilled his assignment, and was taught a vital lesson about God’s loyal love and mercy. His experiences will speak to your heart.

Introduction to Micah

This divinely inspired prophecy can strengthen our confidence that Jehovah asks of us only what is reasonable and beneficial.

Introduction to Nahum

The prophecy gives us confidence that Jehovah always fulfills his word and that he provides comfort for all who seek peace and salvation under his Kingdom.

Introduction to Habakkuk

We can have confidence that Jehovah always knows the best time and the best way to save his people.

Introduction to Zephaniah

Why should we guard against thinking that Jehovah’s day of judgment will not arrive?

Introduction to Haggai

The prophecy highlights the importance of putting God’s worship ahead of personal interests.

Introduction to Zechariah

Numerous inspired visions and prophecies strengthened God’s people in the past. These same prophecies continue to assure us of Jehovah’s support today.

Introduction to Malachi

It is a prophecy about Jehovah’s unchanging principles, mercy, and love. The prophecy also provides vital lessons to situations in our day.

Introduction to Matthew

Enjoy learning basic facts about this Bible book, the first of the four Gospels.

Introduction to Mark

The shortest of the Gospels, Mark’s account provides a glimpse of Jesus’ future rulership as King of God’s Kingdom.

Introduction to Luke

What information does the Gospel of Luke contain that is unique?

Introduction to John

John’s account highlights Jesus’ love for mankind, his example of humility, and his identity as the Messiah​—the future King of God’s Kingdom.

Introduction to Acts of Apostles

Early Christians worked hard to make disciples of people of all nations. The Bible book of Acts can increase your zeal and enthusiasm for the ministry.

Introduction to Romans

Inspired direction regarding Jehovah’s impartiality and the importance of exercising faith in Jesus Christ.

Introduction to 1 Corinthians

Paul’s letter includes inspired counsel about unity, moral cleanness, love, and belief in the resurrection.

Introduction to 2 Corinthians

Jehovah, “the God of all comfort,” strengthens and sustains his servants.

Introduction to Galatians

Paul’s letter to the Galatians is just as applicable today as it was when first written. It can help all true Christians remain faithful.

Introduction to Ephesians

This inspired letter highlights God’s purpose to bring about peace and unity through Jesus Christ.

Introduction to Philippians

When we are steadfast under trial, we can encourage others to stand firm.

Introduction to Colossians

We can please Jehovah by applying what we learn, by forgiving one another freely, and by recognizing Jesus’ position and authority.

Introduction to 1 Thessalonians

We need to stay awake spiritually, “make sure of all things,” “pray constantly,” and encourage one another.

Introduction to 2 Thessalonians

Paul corrects an erroneous viewpoint about the arrival of Jehovah’s day, and he encourages the brothers to stand firm in the faith.

Introduction to 1 Timothy

Paul wrote 1 Timothy to set out organizational procedures in the congregation and to warn against false teachings and the love of money.

Introduction to 2 Timothy

Paul encourages Timothy to accomplish his ministry fully.

Introduction to Titus

Paul’s letter to Titus addresses problems in the Cretan congregations and sets out the spiritual qualifications for elders.

Introduction to Philemon

This short but powerful letter has practical lessons about humility, kindness, and forgiveness.

Introduction to Hebrews

Christian worship is based on much greater things than physical temples and animal sacrifices.

Introduction to James

James uses vivid word pictures to teach important Christian principles.

Introduction to 1 Peter

Peter’s first letter encourages us to be active and to throw all our anxieties on God.

Introduction to 2 Peter

Peter’s second letter encourages us to be faithful as we await the new heavens and new earth.

Introduction to 1 John

John’s letter warns us against antichrists and helps us to see what we should and should not love.

Introduction to 2 John

John’s second letter reminds us to keep walking in the truth and to guard against deceivers.

Introduction to 3 John

John’s third letter teaches a beautiful lesson in Christian hospitality.

Introduction to Jude

Jude exposes the devious ways of those who try to deceive and corrupt Christians.

Introduction to Revelation

The dramatic visions in Revelation indicate how God’s Kingdom will fulfill God’s purpose for mankind and the earth.

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