Esther lived years after Jeremiah. Why is her story placed before Jeremiah's prophecies?
What is the logic behind the order in which the Old Testament writings appear?
As this animated graphic makes clear, the Old Testament writings are arranged by subject rather than chronology (although there is considerable chronological order within the groupings).
Three main groups: Seven sub-groups
Static version of this graphic
The Old Testament: The questions it raises and answers
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