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One-year NETS Bible Reading Plan

The reading plan below is intended for use with the <i>New English Translation
of the Septuagint</i>, edited by Albert Pietersma and Ben Wright for Oxford
University Press (available here), specifically for an Orthodox reader.

A few notes of explanation are in order. As the NETS is a scholarly translation
not designed for liturgical but for academic use, the plan below is necessarily
selective in the choice of texts in those instances when multiple text traditions
are translated in the NETS (e.g., the Old Greek and Alpha texts of Esther, or the
Alexandrinus and Vaticanus texts of Judges). In general, I have selected the text
which is considered traditional in Orthodox circles. This criterion is guided by the
long acceptance and use of the text of Codex Alexandrinus in the monastic
communities of Mount Athos, the Holy Mountain, the Garden of the Virgin. The
text of Daniel chosen is the Theodotionic text, which through whatever mechanism
became the dominant text of Sousanna/Daniel/Bel and the Dragon in the
Septuagint tradition. The sole exception to this rule is my preference for the longer
and demonstrably original GII text of Tobit, which is found in Sinaiticus and
elsewhere. The more familiar, shorter text is obviously an abridgement of the
richer text.

Like the NRSV reading plans I've put together, this one includes dates for daily
readings for years beginning on both 1 January and 1 September (which is the
beginning of the Orthodox ecclesiastical year). This NETS reading plan is based
directly upon the NRSV OT with Apocrypha plan devised by Esteban Vázquez,
which was itself a welcome refinement based upon my earlier plans.

I will be very grateful for any adjustments suggested by readers.

1-Jan

1-Sep

Genesis 1-3

2-Jan

2-Sep

Genesis 4-6

3-Jan

3-Sep

Genesis 7-9

4-Jan

4-Sep

Genesis 10-12

5-Jan

5-Sep

Genesis 13-15

6-Jan

6-Sep

Genesis 16-18

7-Jan

7-Sep

Genesis 19-21

8-Jan

8-Sep

Genesis 22-24

9-Jan

9-Sep

Genesis 25-26

10-Jan

10-Sep

Genesis 27-28

11-Jan

11-Sep

Genesis 29-31

12-Jan

12-Sep

Genesis 32-34

13-Jan

13-Sep

Genesis 35-36

14-Jan

14-Sep

Genesis 37-39

15-Jan

15-Sep

Genesis 40-42

16-Jan

16-Sep

Genesis 43-45

17-Jan

17-Sep

Genesis 46-48

18-Jan

18-Sep

Genesis 49-50

19-Jan

19-Sep

Exodus 1-2

20-Jan

20-Sep

Exodus 3-4

21-Jan

21-Sep

Exodus 5-7.7

22-Jan

22-Sep

Exodus 7.8-10.29

23-Jan

23-Sep

Exodus 11-13

24-Jan

24-Sep

Exodus 14-15

25-Jan

25-Sep

Exodus 16-18

26-Jan

26-Sep

Exodus 19-21

27-Jan

27-Sep

Exodus 22-24

28-Jan

28-Sep

Exodus 25-27

29-Jan

29-Sep

Exodus 28-30

30-Jan

30-Sep

Exodus 31-33

31-Jan

1-Oct

Exodus 34-36

1-Feb

2-Oct

Exodus 37-38

2-Feb

3-Oct

Exodus 39-40

3-Feb

4-Oct

Leuitikon 1-3

4-Feb

5-Oct

Leuitikon 4-6.7

5-Feb

6-Oct

Leuitikon 6.8-8.36

6-Feb

7-Oct

Leuitikon 9-11

7-Feb

8-Oct

Leuitikon 12-14

8-Feb

9-Oct

Leuitikon 15-17

9-Feb

10-Oct

Leuitikon 18-20

10-Feb

11-Oct

Leuitikon 21-23

11-Feb

12-Oct

Leuitikon 24-25

12-Feb

13-Oct

Leuitikon 26-27

13-Feb

14-Oct

Numbers 1-3

14-Feb

15-Oct

Numbers 4-6

15-Feb

16-Oct

Numbers 7-9

16-Feb

17-Oct

Numbers 10-12

17-Feb

18-Oct

Numbers 13-15

18-Feb

19-Oct

Numbers 16-18

19-Feb

20-Oct

Numbers 19-21

20-Feb

21-Oct

Numbers 22-24

21-Feb

22-Oct

Numbers 25-27

22-Feb

23-Oct

Numbers 28-30

23-Feb

24-Oct

Numbers 31-32

24-Feb

25-Oct

Numbers 33-34

25-Feb

26-Oct

Numbers 35-36

26-Feb

27-Oct

Deuteronomion 1-3

27-Feb

28-Oct

Deuteronomion 4-6

28-Feb

29-Oct

Deuteronomion 7-9

1-Mar

30-Oct

Deuteronomion 10-11

2-Mar

31-Oct

Deuteronomion 12-14

3-Mar

1-Nov

Deuteronomion 15-17

4-Mar

2-Nov

Deuteronomion 18-19

5-Mar

3-Nov

Deuteronomion. 20-22

6-Mar

4-Nov

Deuteronomion. 23-25

7-Mar

5-Nov

Deuteronomion 26-28

8-Mar

6-Nov

Deuteronomion 29-30

9-Mar

7-Nov

Deuteronomion 31-32

10-Mar

8-Nov

Deuteronomion 33-34

11-Mar

9-Nov

Iesous 1-3

12-Mar

10-Nov

Iesous 4-6

13-Mar

11-Nov

Iesous 7-9

14-Mar

12-Nov

Iesous 10-12

15-Mar

13-Nov

Iesous 13-15

16-Mar

14-Nov

Iesous 16-17

17-Mar

15-Nov

Iesous 18-20

18-Mar

16-Nov

Iesous 21-22

19-Mar

17-Nov

Iesous 23-24

20-Mar

18-Nov

Judges A 1-3

21-Mar

19-Nov

Judges A 4-5

22-Mar

20-Nov

Judges A 6-8

23-Mar

21-Nov

Judges A 9-10.5

24-Mar

22-Nov

Judges A 10.6-12.15

25-Mar

23-Nov

Judges A 13-14

26-Mar

24-Nov

Judges A 15-16

27-Mar

25-Nov

Judges A 17-19

28-Mar

26-Nov

Judges A 20-21

29-Mar

27-Nov

Routh 1-2

30-Mar

28-Nov

Routh 3-4

31-Mar

29-Nov

1Reigns 1-3

1-Apr

30-Nov

1Reigns 4-5

2-Apr

1-Dec

1Reigns 6-7

3-Apr

2-Dec

1Reigns 8-10

4-Apr

3-Dec

1Reigns 11-12

5-Apr

4-Dec

1Reigns 13-15

6-Apr

5-Dec

1Reigns 16-18

7-Apr

6-Dec

1Reigns 19-20

8-Apr

7-Dec

1Reigns 21-22

9-Apr

8-Dec

1Reigns 23-25

10-Apr

9-Dec

1Reigns 26-28

11-Apr

10-Dec

1Reigns 29-31

12-Apr

11-Dec

2Reigns 1-3

13-Apr

12-Dec

2Reigns 4-6

14-Apr

13-Dec

2Reigns 7-9

15-Apr

14-Dec

2Reigns 10-12

16-Apr

15-Dec

2Reigns 13-14

17-Apr

16-Dec

2Reigns 15-16

18-Apr

17-Dec

2Reigns 17-18

19-Apr

18-Dec

2Reigns 19-21

20-Apr

19-Dec

2Reigns 22-24

21-Apr

20-Dec

3Reigns 1-2

22-Apr

21-Dec

3Reigns 3-5

23-Apr

22-Dec

3Reigns 6-7

24-Apr

23-Dec

3Reigns 8-10

25-Apr

24-Dec

3Reigns 11-14

26-Apr

25-Dec

3Reigns 15-17

27-Apr

26-Dec

3Reigns 18-20

28-Apr

27-Dec

3Reigns 22-4Reigns 1

29-Apr

28-Dec

4Reigns 2-4

30-Apr

29-Dec

4Reigns 5-7

1-May

30-Dec

4Reigns 8-10

2-May

31-Dec

4Reigns 11-13

3-May

1-Jan

4Reigns 14-16

4-May

2-Jan

4Reigns 17-19

5-May

3-Jan

4Reigns 20-21

6-May

4-Jan

4Reigns 22-23.30

7-May

5-Jan

4Reigns 23.31-25.30

8-May

6-Jan

1Supplements 1-3

9-May

7-Jan

1Supplements 4-6

10-May

8-Jan

1Supplements 7-9

11-May

9-Jan

1Supplements 10-12

12-May

10-Jan

1Supplements 13-14

13-May

11-Jan

1Supplements 15-16

14-May

12-Jan

1Supplements 17-19

15-May

13-Jan

1Supplements 20-22

16-May

14-Jan

1Supplements 23-25

17-May

15-Jan

1Supplements 26-27

18-May

16-Jan

1Supplements 28-29

19-May

17-Jan

2Supplements 1-2

20-May

18-Jan

2Supplements 3-5

21-May

19-Jan

2Supplements 6-7

22-May

20-Jan

2Supplements 8-9

23-May

21-Jan

2Supplements 10-12

24-May

22-Jan

2Supplements 13-15

25-May

23-Jan

2Supplements 16-18

26-May

24-Jan

2Supplements 19-21

27-May

25-Jan

2Supplements 22-24

28-May

26-Jan

2Supplements 25-27

29-May

27-Jan

2Supplements 28-29

30-May

28-Jan

2Supplements 30-32

31-May

29-Jan

2Supplements 33-34

1-Jun

30-Jan

2Supplements 35-36

2-Jun

31-Jan

1Esdras 1-2

3-Jun

1-Feb

1Esdras 3-5

4-Jun

2-Feb

1Esdras 6-7

5-Jun

3-Feb

1Esdras 8-9

6-Jun

4-Feb

2Esdras 1-3

7-Jun

5-Feb

2Esdras 4-6

8-Jun

6-Feb

2Esdras 7-10

9-Jun

7-Feb

2Esdras 11-13

10-Jun

8-Feb

2Esdras 14-16

11-Jun

9-Feb

2Esdras 17-19

12-Jun

10-Feb

2Esdras 20-21

13-Jun

11-Feb

2Esdras 22-23

14-Jun

12-Feb

Tobit G2 1-3

15-Jun

13-Feb

Tobit G2 4-6

16-Jun

14-Feb

Tobit G2 7-9

17-Jun

15-Feb

Tobit G210-11

18-Jun

16-Feb

Tobit G2 12-14

19-Jun

17-Feb

Ioudith 1-3

20-Jun

18-Feb

Ioudith 4-6

21-Jun

19-Feb

Ioudith 7-9

22-Jun

20-Feb

Ioudith 10-12

23-Jun

21-Feb

Ioudith 13-14

24-Jun

22-Feb

Ioudith 15-16

25-Jun

23-Feb

Esther OG A-2

26-Jun

24-Feb

Esther OG 3-4

27-Jun

25-Feb

Esther OG D-6

28-Jun

26-Feb

Esther OG 7-8.17

29-Jun

27-Feb

Esther OG 9-F

30-Jun

28-Feb

1Makkabees 1-3

1-Jul

1-Mar

1Makkabees 4-6

2-Jul

2-Mar

1Makkabees 7-9

3-Jul

3-Mar

1Makkabees 10-12

4-Jul

4-Mar

1Makkabees 13-14

5-Jul

5-Mar

1Makkabees 15-16

6-Jul

6-Mar

2Makkabees 1-3

7-Jul

7-Mar

2Makkabees 4-6

8-Jul

8-Mar

2Makkabees 7-9

9-Jul

9-Mar

2Makkabees 10-12

10-Jul

10-Mar

2Makkabees 13-15

11-Jul

11-Mar

3Makkabees 1-3

12-Jul

12-Mar

3Makkabees 4-5

13-Jul

13-Mar

3Makkabees 6-7

14-Jul

14-Mar

4Makkabees 1-3

15-Jul

15-Mar

4Makkabees 4-6

16-Jul

16-Mar

4Makkabees 7-9

17-Jul

17-Mar

4Makkabees 10-12

18-Jul

18-Mar

4Makkabees 13-15

19-Jul

19-Mar

4Makkabees 16-18

20-Jul

20-Mar

Psalm 151; Prayer of Manasses

21-Jul

21-Mar

Iob 1-3

22-Jul

22-Mar

Iob 4-7

23-Jul

23-Mar

Iob 8-10

24-Jul

24-Mar

Iob 11-14

25-Jul

25-Mar

Iob 15-17

26-Jul

26-Mar

Iob 18-21

27-Jul

27-Mar

Iob 22-24

28-Jul

28-Mar

Iob 25-28

29-Jul

29-Mar

Iob 29-31

30-Jul

30-Mar

Iob 32-34

31-Jul

31-Mar

Iob 35-37

1-Aug

1-Apr

Iob 38-39

2-Aug

2-Apr

Iob 40-42

3-Aug

3-Apr

Proverbs 1-2

4-Aug

4-Apr

Proverbs 3-4

5-Aug

5-Apr

Proverbs 5-6

6-Aug

6-Apr

Proverbs 7-8

7-Aug

7-Apr

Proverbs 9-10

8-Aug

8-Apr

Proverbs 11-12

9-Aug

9-Apr

Proverbs 13-14

10-Aug

10-Apr

Proverbs 15-16

11-Aug

11-Apr

Proverbs 17

12-Aug

12-Apr

Proverbs 18

13-Aug

13-Apr

Proverbs 19

14-Aug

14-Apr

Proverbs 20-21

15-Aug

15-Apr

Proverbs 22-23

16-Aug

16-Apr

Proverbs 24.1-30.14

17-Aug

17-Apr

Proverbs 24.23-30.33

18-Aug

18-Apr

Proverbs 31.1-25.28

19-Aug

19-Apr

Proverbs 26-27

20-Aug

20-Apr

Proverbs 28-29

21-Aug

21-Apr

Proverbs 31.10-31

22-Aug

22-Apr

Ecclesiast 1-3

23-Aug

23-Apr

Ecclesiast 4-6

24-Aug

24-Apr

Ecclesiast 7-9

25-Aug

25-Apr

Ecclesiast 10-12

26-Aug

26-Apr

Song of Songs 1-3

27-Aug

27-Apr

Song of Songs 4-6

28-Aug

28-Apr

Song of Songs 7-8

29-Aug

29-Apr

Wisdom of Salomon 1-2

30-Aug

30-Apr

Wisdom of Salomon 3-5

31-Aug

1-May

Wisdom of Salomon 6-7

1-Sep

2-May

Wisdom of Salomon 8-9

2-Sep

3-May

Wisdom of Salomon 10-12

3-Sep

4-May

Wisdom of Salomon 13-14

4-Sep

5-May

Wisdom of Salomon 15-16

5-Sep

6-May

Wisdom of Salomon 17-19

6-Sep

7-May

Sirach pro-3

7-Sep

8-May

Sirach 4-6

8-Sep

9-May

Sirach 7-9

9-Sep

10-May

Sirach 10-12

10-Sep

11-May

Sirach 13-15

11-Sep

12-May

Sirach 12-14

12-Sep

13-May

Sirach 16-18

13-Sep

14-May

Sirach 19-21

14-Sep

15-May

Sirach 22-24

15-Sep

16-May

Sirach 25-27

16-Sep

17-May

Sirach 28-30

17-Sep

18-May

Sirach 31-33

18-Sep

19-May

Sirach 34-36

19-Sep

20-May

Sirach 37-39

20-Sep

21-May

Sirach 40-42

21-Sep

22-May

Sirach 43-45

22-Sep

23-May

Sirach 46-47

23-Sep

24-May

Sirach 48-49

24-Sep

25-May

Sirach 50-51

25-Sep

26-May

Hosee 1-2

26-Sep

27-May

Hosee 3-5

27-Sep

28-May

Hosee 6-8

28-Sep

29-May

Hosee 9-11

29-Sep

30-May

Hosee 12-14

30-Sep

31-May

Amos 1-3

1-Oct

1-Jun

Amos 4-6

2-Oct

2-Jun

Amos 7-9

3-Oct

3-Jun

Michaias 1-3

4-Oct

4-Jun

Michaias 4-5

5-Oct

5-Jun

Michaias 6-7

6-Oct

6-Jun

Ioel 1-3

7-Oct

7-Jun

Abdias 1

8-Oct

8-Jun

Ionas 1-2

9-Oct

9-Jun

Ionas 3-4

10-Oct

10-Jun

Naoum 1-3

11-Oct

11-Jun

Hab 1-3

12-Oct

12-Jun

Sophonias 1-3

13-Oct

13-Jun

Haggaios 1-2

14-Oct

14-Jun

Zacharias 1-3

15-Oct

15-Jun

Zacharias 4-6

16-Oct

16-Jun

Zacharias 7-9

17-Oct

17-Jun

Zacharias 10-12

18-Oct

18-Jun

Zacharias 13-14

19-Oct

19-Jun

Malachias 1-2.16

20-Oct

20-Jun

Malachias 2.17-4.6

21-Oct

21-Jun

Esaias 1-4.1

22-Oct

22-Jun

Esaias 4.2-6.13

23-Oct

23-Jun

Esaias 7-10.4

24-Oct

24-Jun

Esaias 10.5-12

25-Oct

25-Jun

Esaias 13-14

26-Oct

26-Jun

Esaias 15-17

27-Oct

27-Jun

Esaias 18-20

28-Oct

28-Jun

Esaias 21-23

29-Oct

29-Jun

Esaias 24-26

30-Oct

30-Jun

Esaias 27-39

31-Oct

1-Jul

Esaias 30-32

1-Nov

2-Jul

Esaias 33-35

2-Nov

3-Jul

Esaias 36-37

3-Nov

4-Jul

Esaias 38-39

4-Nov

5-Jul

Esaias 40-42

5-Nov

6-Jul

Esaias 43-45

6-Nov

7-Jul

Esaias 46-48

7-Nov

8-Jul

Esaias 49-50

8-Nov

9-Jul

Esaias 51-53

9-Nov

10-Jul

Esaias 54-55

10-Nov

11-Jul

Esaias 56-58

11-Nov

12-Jul

Esaias 59-61

12-Nov

13-Jul

Esaias 62-64

13-Nov

14-Jul

Esaias 65-66

14-Nov

15-Jul

Ieremias 1-4.4

15-Nov

16-Jul

Ieremias 4.5-6.30

16-Nov

17-Jul

Ieremias 7-9

17-Nov

18-Jul

Ieremias 10-12

18-Nov

19-Jul

Ieremias 13-15

19-Nov

20-Jul

Ieremias 16-17

20-Nov

21-Jul

Ieremias 18-20

21-Nov

22-Jul

Ieremias 21-23

22-Nov

23-Jul

Ieremias 24-26

23-Nov

24-Jul

Ieremias 27-29

24-Nov

25-Jul

Ieremias 30-32

25-Nov

26-Jul

Ieremias 33-35

26-Nov

27-Jul

Ieremias 36-38

27-Nov

28-Jul

Ieremias 39-41

28-Nov

29-Jul

Ieremias 42-44

29-Nov

30-Jul

Ieremias 45-47

30-Nov

31-Jul

Ieremias 48-49

1-Dec

1-Aug

Ieremias 50-52

2-Dec

2-Aug

Barouch 1-3

3-Dec

3-Aug

Barouch 4-5

4-Dec

4-Aug

Lamentations 1-3

5-Dec

5-Aug

Lamentations 4-5

6-Dec

6-Aug

Letter of Ieremias

7-Dec

7-Aug

Iezekiel 1-3

8-Dec

8-Aug

Iezekiel 4-6

9-Dec

9-Aug

Iezekiel 7-9

10-Dec

10-Aug

Iezekiel 10-12

11-Dec

11-Aug

Iezekiel 13-15

12-Dec

12-Aug

Iezekiel 16-18

13-Dec

13-Aug

Iezekiel 19-20

14-Dec

14-Aug

Iezekiel 21-22

15-Dec

15-Aug

Iezekiel 23-25

16-Dec

16-Aug

Iezekiel 26-28

17-Dec

17-Aug

Iezekiel 29-30

18-Dec

18-Aug

Iezekiel 31-32

19-Dec

19-Aug

Iezekiel 33-35

20-Dec

20-Aug

Iezekiel 36-37

21-Dec

21-Aug

Iezekiel 38-39

22-Dec

22-Aug

Iezekiel 40-42

23-Dec

23-Aug

Iezekiel 43-46

24-Dec

24-Aug

Iezekiel 47-48

25-Dec

25-Aug

Sousanna Th

26-Dec

26-Aug

Daniel Th 1-2

27-Dec

27-Aug

Daniel Th 3-5

28-Dec

28-Aug

Daniel Th 6-8

29-Dec

29-Aug

Daniel Th 9-11

30-Dec

30-Aug

Daniel Th 12

31-Dec

31-Aug

Bel and the Dragon Th