The LDS Inverse Old Testament Scriptures

The LDS Inverse Old Testament Scriptures

See the first post for a fuller explanation, but these are the scriptures that your average LDS Sunday School, and thus your average Latter-day Saint as most do not read the Hebrew Bible (often called the Old Testament by Christians) if they don't have to, is not going to read and discuss. If for some reason you brought a Hebrew Bible to an LDS Sunday School that only contained the following scriptures you'd never be able to be called on to read aloud. Conversely, the inverse of this collection is the greatly shortened and abridged Hebrew Bible composed only of scriptures encountered during the weekly Sunday SChool class.

* = [this passage is covered technically by the manuals but in such a way that I'd still argue it will almost certainly not be read or discussed.]

Moses

Abraham

Genesis

Exodus

Leviticus

Numbers

Deuteronomy

Joshua

Judges

Ruth

  • (None of Ruth)

1 Samuel

2 Samuel

From the manual, summarizing 1 Samuel 25 to 2 Samuel 10:

Soon after David spared Saul’s life, Saul sought David’s life one more time. Again David had the opportunity to kill the king, but he refused to do so. Battles continued between the people of Judah and the surrounding nations, and Saul and Jonathan were killed in one of those battles. David succeeded Saul as king and became one of the greatest kings in the history of Israel. He united the tribes into one nation, secured possession of the land that had been promised to his people, and set up a government based on God’s law. However, the last 20 years of his life were marred by the sinful decisions that are discussed in this lesson.

1 Kings

2 Kings

1 Chronicles

(Due to the overlaps between Samuel/Kings and Chronicles not every chapter present here indicates a lack of attention and knowledge to what Chronicles depicts)

2 Chronicles

Ezra

Nehemiah

Esther

  • (None of Esther)

Job

Psalms

(The entire book of Psalms has probably been read by most LDS as with the Book of Isaiah)

Proverbs

(Proverbs contains a great deal of famous sayings and possibly is familiar to many LDS)

Ecclesiastes

Song of Solomon

Isaiah

(Much of Isaiah is quoted, with some changes, in the Book of Mormon, so I will be explicitly skipping those chapters as they almost certainly have been read, even if they're not usually understood, by most active members.)

Jeremiah

(I am surprised that chapter 16 is absent as the hunters and fishers being missionaries is laughably incorrect in context, but it's actually covered in the Sunday School manual as such.)

Lamentations

Ezekiel

Daniel

Hosea

Joel

Amos

Obadiah

Jonah

(None of Jonah)

Micah

Nahum

Habakkuk

Zephaniah

Haggai

Zechariah

Malachi

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