15 Bible periods appear obvious as one opens, reads, and studies the Bible. I do not know who first came up with this categorization. However, I know that it has been a GREAT help to me in my own personal Bible study to use the 15 periods of Bible history.
I was first exposed to these 15 Bible periods when I entered preaching school at Brown Trail in 1980. As we studied the course, “Old Testament Survey,” we were required to memorize these periods. We also were to place the 66 Bible books into the appropriate period.
Others have divided Bible history into more or less than 15 periods. This is the arrangement that makes the most sense to me. During ALL of these periods God was dealing with mankind. He has given to us an amazing record to study. There are many lessons for our consideration. Through this study, we can derive tremendous benefits.
It really does help a LOT to know HOW these Bible events hook into the recorded history of the world through God’s written revelation! I am confident that the study and then memorization of these 15 Bible periods will enhance your Bible study efforts.
We have them available in a 2-page PDF here: 15BiblePeriods