One-year NETS LXX Bible Reading Plan

The reading plan below is intended for use with the New English Translation of the Septuagint, 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