KNOW YOUR BIBLE
One year study cycle
EIGHTH ANNUAL CYCLE
Starting 25 Tishri 5774 / 29 September 2013
Ending on Simchat Torah 22 Tishri 5775 / 16 October 2014

Did you know that by reading 2 chapters every day, you can complete the entire Bible in one year?

Take part in AZAMRA's Internet Bible-in-a-Year Study Cycle and get acquainted with the world's greatest Book of eternal wisdom – for an investment that could be no more than 10-15 minutes a day.

To take part all you need is a Bible in Hebrew, English or any other preferred language. Read 2 chapters each day at any time convenient to you. Study with a friend or with family...

HOW THE SCHEDULE WORKS
Online Bible:
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Click here to download checklist of Bible chapters to keep track of what you have studied (thanks to Shai Sptegang)

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Participation is open to all interested Jews and Gentiles of all backgrounds and beliefs, because AZAMRA believes that deeper knowledge and understanding of the Bible can benefit the entire world.

Widespread ignorance of the Jewish national heritage is exemplified in the story of a prominent Rabbi who was seated on a plane next to a non-Jewish missionary and was put to shame by the missionary's ability to cite Bible chapter and verse. This convinced the Rabbi that he needed an urgent crash course in his own religious literature.

The Talmudic definition of a Torah scholar is one familiar with all 24 books of the Bible, yet in most yeshivas today there is little or no study of the Bible, leaving the majority of students in almost complete ignorance of the very source and foundation of our religion. During the past 200 years some rabbis have even discouraged Bible study because of the danger of 'enlightened' modern biblical interpretations that fly in the face of traditional understanding. Yet not to teach Bible at all because some have distorted its meaning is like throwing out the baby with the bathwater. It would be better to teach Bible with the traditional interpretation – for students deprived of any exposure to their authentic national tradition are far more at risk from bad influences.

  • The Bible is fascinating and inspiring.
  • The Bible is the foundation of world civilization and the soul of the Jewish people.
  • The Bible explains the eternal connection of the Jewish people with the land of Israel . This connection is now under dire threat.
  • The Bible is the foundation of all later Jewish religious practice and literature – Talmud, Midrash, Halachah, Faith and Worldview, Kabbalah…
  • The Bible contains the deepest wisdom for life in this world and to eternity.

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Complete
Bible Archive

Joshua 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Judges 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Samuel I 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Samuel II 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Kings I 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Kings II 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Isaiah 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66

Jeremiah 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52

Ezekiel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48

Daniel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Ezra 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Nehemiah 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Twelve Prophets:
Hosea 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Joel 1 2 3 4

Amos 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Obadiah 1

Jonah 1 2 3 4

Micah 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Nahum 1 2 3

Habakuk 1 2 3

Tzephaniah 1 2 3

Haggai 1 2

Zechariah 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Malachi 1 2 3

Proverbs 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Job 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42

Song of Songs 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Ruth 1 2 3 4

Lamentations 1 2 3 4 5

Ecclesiastes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Esther 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Chronicles I 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

Chronicles II 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

ADVICE FROM THE SAGES
ON HOW TO STUDY TORAH

Try to go through all our holy books in the course of your lifetime, so that you will have visited every place in the Torah. Wealthy people constantly travel from place to place, spending enormous sums in order to be able to boast about where they have been. In the same way, in this life you should visit all the holy places in the Torah. Then in your future life you will be able to take pride in having visited every place in our holy literature. For in the world to come you will remember everything you have ever learned.

Rabbi Nachman, Sichot Haran #28

When a fool comes into the study hall and sees everyone busy learning, he asks, "How does a person start learning Torah?" They tell him: "First he learns to read. Then he studies the Five Books of Moses, then the Prophets, then the rest of the written Torah, then he goes on to the Oral Torah, the Talmud, the laws and the aggada…" The fool says, "When will I ever learn all this?" and he runs away. But the wise man studies a chapter a day… until he completes the entire Torah.

Midrash Rabba Devarim 8:3

A person must divide his learning into three: one third should be devoted to the Written Torah (Bible), one third to the Oral Torah (Mishnah) and one third to Talmud – depth-understanding.

Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh Deah 246:4; Rambam Hilchos Talmud Torah 1:11; Kiddushin 30a

When a person is confronted by many details but lacks understanding of how they relate to one another or fit into a general system, it is intellectually unsatisfying and highly burdensome…The opposite is true when a person understands something in relation to its context. Seeing it in its wider framework, he can go on to grasp other associated concepts, and his success will bring him pleasure and elation… One's goal should be to attain knowledge of general principles. In its very nature each general principle includes many details, so that when a person grasps a general principle, he automatically grasps a large number of details.

Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (Ramchal), Derech Hashem, Introduction