These outlines are a result of my efforts to provide Bible students with a simple skeleton of the books of the Old Testament. Over the years, I have discovered that outlines help students gain a better understanding of not only the various books of the Bible, but also its various subsections, genres, and background materials. These outlines are designed for the use of college and seminary professors, Sunday school teachers, or anyone who is interested in teaching or learning about the Old Testament in a straightforward, orderly manner. I hope both teachers and learners will find these outlines useful. They can easily be developed more fully, re-arranged according to theme, or separated for the study of individual books.