I am such a visual person!!! I am sure you have figured that out by now :-)
This past week I was drawing in Nehemiah (see below) and once again I ran across the age old question...where does this fall in the overall time line???? Because you do know that the Old Testament jumps ALL OVER THE PLACE! And it doesn't help that I tend to jump all over the place too. Case in point... I just decided to start working in Nehemiah...no good reason, none. Anyway, the Israelites were constantly messing up and every time the Lord would let their enemies concur them, and I wanted to see which time this was. I have a need to know when things are happening, and even though there are lots of timelines out there, I learn better if I do things myself. Sooooo, I stopped everything and started building this chart:
OH! I should say that I didn't come up with all the details on my own, that would have taken me F-O-R-E-V-E-R! A few months ago a good friend of mine gave me the BEST ever study Bible! It is called "The Wayfinding Bible". I LOVE IT because it is full of pictures, maps, timelines and all kinds of quick facts. I think the big sell is that is also includes three different reading paths that you can choose from..
"FLYOVER"- In 54 readings you'll gain a chronological overview of the events of the Bible
"DIRECT" - In 215 readings you gain a full perspective of the entire Bible and how it fits together, in less than a year.
"SCENIC"- In 386 readings you'll discover the depth and richness of God's Word as you wind your way through well-known and not so well know passages.
I guess all that is nice but holds little interest for me... its all the extras that I love so much...
Here is an example of the page before every book of the Bible... see the timeline? That's what I entered into a spreadsheet to get the above chart ...Love!
And, here is where I am so far with Nehemiah... some of these are finished, some not.... and I want to add more... cause ya know I love illustrating what I read :-)
OH! and I ordered new colored pencils (used in the above) because someone on YouTube recommended them, because the are made to erase... Prismacolor Col-Erase