80 Books Or 66?

I have a question about the bible in print. The KJV Bible of 1611 contained many books that were removed before the 1625 reprint. I do under stand that some of the books may not have been from the Holy Spirit and pertained more to the time they were written as a history book would. I have been told that the Jews still follow some of these books today. As Christians are we to stay away from these books that were removed or is it OK to read them if we understand they may not have been from the Holy Spirit?

The earliest King James edition contained the so-called Books of the Apocrypha for a total of 80, instead of the 66 of today’s Bible. For various reasons these extra books were deemed not to have been inspired by the Holy Spirit and were removed from later editions. They do contain valuable historical information and are useful to supplement our understanding of Biblical times, but are not reliable in theological matters. There’s no harm in reading them, if one does so purely from an interest in their historical content.

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What Is the Chronological Order of the 66 Books of the Bible?

What Is the Chronological Order of the 66 Books of the Bible?

When I first started reading the Bible, I used to get confused at times, wondering why a book I was reading seemed like it came before another, even though in my mind, it should have come after.

I assumed the Bible was organized in chronological order, and it took a while for me to realize my error. For instance, the first five books of the Old Testament— Genesis through Deuteronomy—are in chronological order, but later, I found timelines began to weave together and overlap.

The Bible is indeed a well-organized collection of writings penned by more than two dozen authors spanning thousands of years. Instead of being organized chronologically, it is organized by literary genre. For example, books from the prophets are all together in one section, while books of history are in another.

What is the chronological order of the 66 books of the Bible? And is there a benefit to reading the Bible chronologically instead of its current order?

As with many things, the answer is yes and no.

Are the Books of the Bible in Order?

The books of the Bible are in order, but not chronologically. Rather, they are organized by the type of literature.

Of the 66 books total, the Bible is divided into the 39 books of the Old Testament (before Christ) and the 27 books of the New Testament (after Christ). Beyond that, the order is grouped by literary genre as follows:

Old Testament

- Books of law : Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

- Books of history : Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

- Books of poetry : Job, Psalms, Proverbs , Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon

- Major prophets : Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel

- Minor prophets : Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah , Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

New Testament

- History of the life of Jesus (Gospel accounts) : Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

- Church history : Acts of the Apostles

- Paul’s letters (epistles) to the churches : Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians

- Paul’s letters to individual people : 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon

- Letters by others : Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation

- (Some categorize Revelation not as a letter but as a book of prophecy)

Who Decided What Order the Books Would Go in, and Why?

Ultimately it was God — through His people — who decided what books would be included in His Holy Word, the Bible. Jewish rabbis and scholars selected the first books, and later the early Christians did. These books, called the “canon,” are all considered to have been divinely inspired by God and therefore, as the apostle Paul explained to his mentee, Timothy, “God-breathed” ( 2 Timothy 3:16 ).

The Old Testament had already been compiled before Jesus was born in human form. As for the New Testament, The Muratorian Canon, from around AD 200, is the earliest list of texts resembling the New Testament. Before that, there was no actual “New Testament” but rather a group of books considered to be of greater or lesser value than others. In the 5th century, however, all the different Christian churches came to a basic agreement, assembled by St. Jerome, on the biblical canon.

Most believe the Bible isn’t arranged in chronological order simply because the Bible wasn’t written in one sitting, from start to finish. Many different writers over many, many centuries contributed to the Bible, each one of them inspired by God.

Instead of the chronological grouping, those who compiled and arranged the first Bibles presumably decided a categorical grouping would be more practical or beneficial to God’s people.

What Is the Chronological Order of the 66 Books?

What follows is a rough sketch of the chronological order of the Bible’s 66 books:

There is much overlap, and some of the Gospel accounts about Jesus’s life were actually written years later, even though the events they describe occurred earlier.

Here is the basic chronological order of the New Testament:

- The Gospels : Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (about the life of Jesus, roughly 4 BC to AD 30 or 33)

- Acts and some epistles : Some letters from Paul and other apostles were written during the same time period that Acts (the history of the church) covers. But roughly, the order is Acts, then James, Galatians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Romans, Colossians, Philemon, Ephesians, and Philippians. The four latter books were written during Paul’s first Roman imprisonment.

- The “freedom” epistles : Next, during Paul’s time of freedom, come his 1 Timothy and Titus letters, as well as the apostle Peter’s 1 and 2 Peter letters.

- Paul’s second Roman imprisonment : The book 2 Timothy was written next, during Paul’s second Roman imprisonment, alongside the books of Hebrews and Jude.

- Last : The last books are the apostle John’s three epistles (1-3 John) and John’s prophetic vision, Revelation.

The Old Testament starts in chronological order, but then veers off chronologically. Here is the basic chronological order of the Old Testament:

- Genesis (concurrent with the Book of Job)

- Exodus and Leviticus

- Number and Deuteronomy

- Judges and Ruth

- 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel

- Concurrent with 1 and 2 Samuel are woven 1 Chronicles and Psalms, as well as the prophets Amos and Hosea

- Concurrent with some of 1 Chronicles and 2 Chronicles are Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon

- With 2 Chronicles are 1 and 2 Kings

- Concurrent with 1 Kings are Joel, Micah, Isaiah, Zephaniah, Habakuk, and Jeremiah

- Concurrent with 2 Kings are Lamentations, Jonah, Nahum, and Obadiah

- Then come Israel’s 70 years of exile to Babylon, and the books of Daniel and Ezekiel

- Then comes Ezra (and Esther, at the end of Ezra)

- Then Nehemiah

- Concurrent with Ezra and Nehemiah are the books Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi

Pros and Cons of Reading the Bible Chronologically

There are pros and cons of reading the Bible in chronological order. One good thing is that reading it chronologically can help with our historical understanding and context. We see how timelines and ancestral lineage play in, and the warnings and frustrations of the prophets and God Himself become clearer and more dire when we see how far the people had strayed from God and His Law.

However, the Bible is far more than a history book. The lessons we glean aren’t merely on how to act or to help us derive wisdom as we learn about the past mistakes or successes of God’s people. It’s a love letter, timeless and universal as the Lord Himself, and it gives us a deeper understanding of the nature of God. We aren’t meant to read it “in order,” as God’s order is far bigger than any of us can comprehend. Rather, we are meant to understand the entire canon as working together to help us start to grasp God’s beautiful, perfect, loving nature – a nature that transcends time.

If you find yourself confused while reading the Bible and realizing how much ancient history you don’t know, remember: Reading the Bible isn’t meant to be a cerebral exercise but a balm to the soul. The Bible is more than a history — it is a love letter from God to His people, the greatest love story ever.

Whether you read the Bible cover to cover as-is or prefer to bounce around, or whether you decide to follow a chronological reading plan, remember: the Holy Spirit gives us the sort of true understanding we need.

Just ask God for wisdom and understanding, and He will provide all you need.

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All 66 Books of the Bible

News flash: the Bible is huge : about 611,000 words long, all divvied up across 66 smaller documents called the “books” of the Bible.

That’s because the Bible is a collection of writings from different authors writing at different times. In some ways, that makes it easier to approach the Bible: we can read it in “chunks” rather than needing to read the whole Bible at once.

But it also makes it a bit confusing. The Bible itself is a book. In fact, the word “bible” comes from the Latin and Greek words for “book” ( biblia and  biblos , respectively). But it’s a book of books. That means if you want to know the Bible better, you’ll need to get acquainted with the 66 documents it comprises.

That can take a while, so . . .

Here’s a snapshot of every book of the Bible

I’ve written a one-sentence overview of every book of the Bible. They’re listed in the order they show up in the Protestant Bible. If you want more, I’ve linked to quick, 3-minute guides to every book of the Bible, too.

This is a lot to take in, so if you want to start with baby steps,  check out this list of the shortest books of the Bible .

Old Testament books of the Bible

The Old Testament includes 39 books which were written long before Jesus was born.

1.  Genesis  

Genesis answers two big questions: “How did God’s relationship with the world begin?” and “Where did the nation of Israel come from?”

Author:  Traditionally Moses , but the stories are much older.

Fun fact:  Most of the famous Bible stories you’ve heard about are probably found in the book of Genesis. This is where the stories of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Ark, the Tower of Babel, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob’s ladder, and Joseph’s coat of many colors are recorded.

God saves Israel from slavery in Egypt, and then enters into a special relationship with them.

Author:  Traditionally Moses

3.  Leviticus

God gives Israel instructions for how to worship Him.

Author:  traditionally Moses

4.  Numbers

Israel fails to trust and obey God, and wanders in the wilderness for 40 years.

5.  Deuteronomy

Moses gives Israel instructions (in some ways, a recap of the laws in Exodus–Numbers) for how to love and obey God in the Promised Land.

Joshua (Israel’s new leader) leads Israel to conquer the Promised land, then parcels out territories to the twelve tribes of Israel.

Author:  Nobody knows

Fun fact:  You’ve probably heard of a few fantastic stories from this book (the Battle of Jericho and the day the sun stood still), but most of the action happens in the first half of this book. The last half is pretty much all about divvying up the real estate.

Israel enters a cycle of turning from God, falling captive to oppressive nations, calling out to God, and being rescued by leaders God sends their way (called “judges”).

Two widows lose everything, and find hope in Israel—which leads to the birth of the future King David .

9.  1 Samuel

Israel demands a king, who turns out to be quite a disappointment.

10.  2 Samuel

David, a man after God’s own heart, becomes king of Israel.

11.  1 Kings

The kingdom of Israel has a time of peace and prosperity under King Solomon , but afterward splits, and the two lines of kings turn away from God.

12.  2 Kings

Both kingdoms ignore God and his prophets, until they both fall captive to other world empires.

13.  1 Chronicles

This is a brief history of Israel from Adam to David, culminating with David commissioning the temple of God in Jerusalem.

Author:  Traditionally Ezra

14.  2 Chronicles

David’s son Solomon builds the temple, but after centuries of rejecting God, the Babylonians take the southern Israelites captive and destroy the temple.

The Israelites rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, and a scribe named Ezra teaches the people to once again obey God’s laws.

Author: Ezra

16.  Nehemiah

The city of Jerusalem is in bad shape, so Nehemiah rebuilds the wall around the city.

Author:  Nehemiah

17.  Esther

Someone hatches a genocidal plot to bring about Israel’s extinction, and Esther must face the emperor to ask for help.

Books of Poetry in the Old Testament

Satan attacks a righteous man named Job, and Job and his friends argue about why terrible things are happening to him.

19.  Psalms

A collection of 150 songs that Israel sang to God (and to each other)—kind of like a hymnal for the ancient Israelites.

Author:  So many authors— meet them all here !

20.  Proverbs

A collection of sayings written to help people make wise decisions that bring about justice.

Author: Solomon and other wise men

21.  Ecclesiastes

A philosophical exploration of the meaning of life—with a surprisingly nihilistic tone for the Bible.

Author:  Traditionally Solomon

22.  Song of Solomon (Song of Songs)

A love song (or collection of love songs) celebrating love, desire, and marriage.

Author:  Traditionally Solomon (but it could have been written about Solomon, or in the style of Solomon)

Books of prophecy in the Old Testament

23.  Isaiah

God sends the prophet Isaiah to warn Israel of future judgment—but also to tell them about a coming king and servant who will “bear the sins of many.”

Author:  Isaiah (and maybe some of his followers)

24.  Jeremiah

God sends a prophet to warn Israel about the coming Babylonian captivity, but the people don’t take the news very well.

Author:  Jeremiah

25.  Lamentations  

A collection of dirges lamenting the fall of Jerusalem after the Babylonian attacks.

Author:  Traditionally Jeremiah

26.  Ezekiel

God chooses a man to speak for Him to Israel, to tell them the error of their ways and teach them justice: Ezekiel.

Author:  Ezekiel

27.  Daniel

Daniel becomes a high-ranking wise man in the Babylonian and Persian empires, and has prophetic visions concerning Israel’s future.

Author:  Daniel (with other contributors)

Hosea is told to marry a prostitute who leaves him, and he must bring her back: a picture of God’s relationship with Israel.

Author:  Hosea

God sends a plague of locusts to Judge Israel, but his judgment on the surrounding nations is coming, too.

Author:  Joel

A shepherd named Amos preaches against the injustice of the Northern Kingdom of Israel.

Author:  Amos

31.  Obadiah

Obadiah warns the neighboring nation of Edom that they will be judged for plundering Jerusalem.

Author:  Obadiah

A disobedient prophet runs from God, is swallowed by a great fish, and then preaches God’s message to the city of Nineveh.

Author: Traditionally Jonah

Micah confronts the leaders of Israel and Judah regarding their injustice, and prophecies that one day the Lord himself will rule in perfect justice.

Author:  Micah

Nahum foretells of God’s judgment on Nineveh, the capital of Assyria.

Author:  Nahum

35.  Habakkuk

Habakkuk pleads with God to stop the injustice and violence in Judah, but is surprised to find that God will use the even more violent Babylonians to do so.

Author:  Habakkuk

36.  Zephaniah

God warns that he will judge Israel and the surrounding nations, but also that he will restore them in peace and justice.

Author:  Zephaniah

37.  Haggai

The people have abandoned the work of restoring God’s temple in Jerusalem, and so Haggai takes them to task.

Author:  Haggai

38.  Zechariah

The prophet Zechariah calls Israel to return to God, and records prophetic visions that show what’s happening behind the scenes.

39.  Malachi

God has been faithful to Israel, but they continue to live disconnected from him—so God sends Malachi to call them out.

New Testament books of the Bible

40. The Gospel of  Matthew

This is an account of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, focusing on Jesus’ role as the true king of the Jews.

Author:  Matthew

41. The Gospel of  Mark

This brief account of Jesus’ earthly ministry highlights Jesus’ authority and servanthood.

Author:  John Mark

42. The Gospel of  Luke

Luke writes the most thorough account of Jesus’ life, pulling together eyewitness testimonies to tell the full story of Jesus.

Author:  Luke

43. The Gospel of  John

John lists stories of signs and miracles with the hope that readers will believe in Jesus.

Author:  John

Jesus returns to the Father, the Holy Spirit comes to the church, and the gospel of Jesus spreads throughout the world.

Paul’s epistles

45.  Romans

Paul summarizes how the gospel of Jesus works in a letter to the churches at Rome, where he plans to visit.

Author:  Paul

46.  1 Corinthians

Paul writes a disciplinary letter to a fractured church in Corinth, and answers some questions that they’ve had about how Christians should behave.

47.  2 Corinthians

Paul writes a letter of reconciliation to the church at Corinth, and clears up some concerns that they have.

48.  Galatians

Paul hears that the Galatian churches have been lead to think that salvation comes from the law of Moses, and writes a (rather heated) letter telling them where the false teachers have it wrong.

49.  Ephesians

Paul writes to the church at Ephesus about how to walk in grace, peace, and love.

50.  Philippians

An encouraging letter to the church of Philippi from Paul, telling them how to have joy in Christ.

51.  Colossians

Paul writes the church at Colossae a letter about who they are in Christ, and how to walk in Christ.

52.  1 Thessalonians

Paul has heard a good report on the church at Thessalonica, and encourages them to “excel still more” in faith, hope, and love.

53.  2 Thessalonians

Paul instructs the Thessalonians on how to stand firm until the coming of Jesus.

54.  1 Timothy

Paul gives his protegé Timothy instruction on how to lead a church with sound teaching and a godly example.

55.  2 Timothy

Paul is nearing the end of his life, and encourages Timothy to continue preaching the word.

Paul advises Titus on how to lead orderly, counter-cultural churches on the island of Crete.

57.  Philemon

Paul strongly recommends that Philemon accept his runaway slave as a brother, not a slave.

The general, or Catholic, epistles

58.  Hebrews

A letter encouraging Christians to cling to Christ despite persecution, because he is greater.

A letter telling Christians to live in ways that demonstrate their faith in action.

Author: James (likely the brother of Jesus)

60.  1 Peter

Peter writes to Christians who are being persecuted, encouraging them to testify to the truth and live accordingly.

Author:  Peter

61.  2 Peter

Peter writes a letter reminding Christians about the truth of Jesus, and warning them that false teachers will come.

62.  1 John

John writes a letter to Christians about keeping Jesus’ commands, loving one another, and important things they should know.

63.  2 John

A very brief letter about walking in truth, love, and obedience.

Author: John

64.  3 John

An even shorter letter about Christian fellowship.

A letter encouraging Christians to contend for the faith, even though ungodly persons have crept in unnoticed.

Author:  Jude

66.  Revelation

John sees visions of things that have been, things that are, and things that are yet to come.

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How Many Books Are in the Bible?

The current English Bible consists of 66 books with two distinct sections: The Old Testament and the New Testament. The two sections are arranged this way to highlight the birth of Jesus, with the Old Testament sharing the emerging prophecies of the Messiah.

How Many Books Are in the Bible?

Written with the divine guidance of the Holy Spirit by shepherds, prophets, nobility, and more, the Bible has inspired laws, influenced culture, and uplifted billions in faith over three millennia.

The Bible is the most-read book of all time, surpassing favorites such as The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter ,  and even classics like The Diary of Anne Frank  and To Kill a Mockingbird.  Business Insider records   that the Bible has sold 3.9 billion copies over the last 50 years, while the Harry Potter series  has sold 400 million copies.

What about the Bible has made it the book to “turn to” for the last half-century? It is a book with various translations and even different representations among the Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant faiths. The Book of Hebrews states it best when explaining why the Word of God is something everyone is drawn to:

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart, ( Hebrews 4:12 ).

Let’s journey through the origins of the Bible, learning how the Bible has affected countless people's lives and has become the foundational building blocks for the leading faiths in our world today.

The modern Protestant Bible consists of 66 books with two distinct sections: The Old Testament (39 books) and the New Testament (27 books) . The two sections are arranged this way to highlight the birth of Jesus, with the Old Testament sharing the emerging prophecies of the Messiah and Jesus’ actual birth, death, and resurrection taking place at the start of the New Testament with the Four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John).

The Old Testament canon of Scripture is that of the Septuagint , which was the Bible of the Apostles. Other Christian communions through the years have deviated somewhat from this apostolic canon which the Orthodox Church  still uses. The canon of the New Testament was developed over the early centuries of the Church, and the first known listing in its final form is the Paschal Letter of Athanasius of Alexandria in A.D. 367.

Different Canons of the Bible

Protestant Canon : 66 Bible Books

Catholic Canon : 73 Bible Books

O rthodox Canon : 81 Bible Books (See the Septuagint Bible with Apocrypha )

About 50 versions of the English Bible are in circulation, with revised versions well into the hundreds. The most popular Bible translation is that of the King James Version , which is also public domain and doesn’t require obtaining permission to reprint Scripture verses in published books. Bible Study Tools even has a list of the best-known versions and translations of the Bible for readers to peruse, with a brief explanation of each version.

Old and New Testament Books of the Bible

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  • Deuteronomy
  • 1 Chronicles
  • 2 Chronicles
  • Ecclesiastes
  • Song of Solomon
  • Lamentations
  • Matthew (Beginning of New Testament)
  • 1 Corinthians
  • 2 Corinthians
  • Philippians
  • 1 Thessalonians
  • 2 Thessalonians

Difference Between the Hebrew and Protestant Bible

How the Bible was established to include what it does of stories and parables is part of the canonization process, which is, initially, a Christian communion performed by the Roman Catholic Church (as well as the Eastern Orthodox Church) to appoint selected deceased members of the church into the determined canon, or list, to be considered a saint in the church.

The same process was applied to determine what books of the Bible would be included, whether the Spirit inspired them or not, to be the authorized Word of God. It comes from the Greek word “ kanon ,” which means reed or measurement.

The Hebrew Bible consists of 24 books, believed to be determined by the councils of Jamnia in AD 90 and 118 as the list of books to be part of the Bible. There is still debate over what all the council selected to be canonized as the Bible, as this council has only been mentioned in ancient Hebrew writings. No confirmation has been found that this council existed or what they canonized. It is believed the Hebrew Bible was written between 1200 to 100 BC and has been in its current form since the second century BC.

The believed criteria used to determine what books were canonized as the Word of God may have included prophetic authorship (text written by an apostle or prophet), inner witnesses of the Holy Spirit, eyewitness testimonies, and the final acceptance of the book by the people. Since Jesus’ disciples were eyewitnesses to Jesus’ actions and words, they were the ones to give authorization for the New Testament and whether something was divinely inspired.

The Hebrew Bible and the Protestant Bible have the same content in the Old Testament, but the organization is different, such as, for example, the Hebrew Bible has one book of Samuel while the Protestant Bible has two. Primarily for those of Jewish faith, especially Messianic Jews, the first five books of the Bible are the Torah (or Pentateuch ) and the main asset of the Bible, detailing how God chose Abraham to be the father of many nations and established the Law (Ten Commandments) as the way to live for God.

Difference Between the Protestant and Catholic Bible

The Protestant Bible comprises much of the Hebrew Bible but organizes the stories into a larger collection than its Jewish predecessor. While the Hebrew Bible was formed entirely from ancient scrolls (24 for each book), the Protestant Bible combines the Hebrew Bible with the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible written in the third and second century BC.

The Eastern/Greek Orthodox Church may use the New King James Version or other translations that allow more of the Greek translation to be used, coupled with their belief that the Bible’s New Testament, with the story of Jesus, is precedent over the Old Testament. The Catholic Bible consists of 46 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament (which is the same NT as the Protestant Bible).

The additional Old Testament sections in the Catholic Bible are Tobit, Judith, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus (Sirach), Baruch (includes Letters of Jeremiah), I and II Maccabees, and additional sections for the books of Daniel and Esther. Those of the Catholic faith believe what is in their Bible was canonized by the Synod of Rome council and the early church in AD 382.

It was decided several years later, during the Reformation, by Protestants to follow more of the Greek translations of the Bible instead of the entire Hebrew Bible, which had been canonized and accepted in the original King James Bible by the Catholic Church.

Thus, the Apocrypha is present in the Catholic Bible as a collection of books not found in the Protestant Bible. They can be found in the original 1611 King James Bible but were pulled from the Bible in 1885 and named “deuterocanonical books.”

Other Bible Translations for Other Faiths

Jehovah’s Witnesses use their own version of the Bible, the New World Translation of Holy Scriptures,  which they believe is more accurate, clearer, and has God’s name listed as they believe it should in the text. Before this version, Jehovah’s Witnesses heavily consorted to the King James Bible .

For Mormons , there are four books they hold as the Word of God: The Book of Mormon : Another Testament of Jesus Christ  (which have believed records of how God interacted with people of America from 2000 BC to 400 AD), the King James Bible, the Doctrine and Covenants  (collection of declarations about the formation and regulation of the Church of Jesus Christ in the last days), and The Pearl of Great Price  (writings from Mormon church founder Joseph Smith).

What Does This Mean?

The debate over using canonized Scripture or more Greek translation-infused Scripture will continue as more people gravitate to reading and studying the Bible and the truth of the Holy Trinity.

What is hoped is readers find a translation that allows their relationship with God to bloom and strengthen their awareness that Jesus lived and died for us so that we would be united with God for eternity.

Here are 15 Bible Verses Every Christian Should Know By Heart for you to download and share with loved ones!

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it's okay to have doubts and struggles; it's all a part of the human experience. But please remember that even in these moments of uncertainty, you are not alone. When you're feeling lost or distant from your faith, take a moment to reflect on the reasons that initially brought you closer to God. Lean on his strength in this time. Remember that God's love is unconditional, and He is patient with us, even when we're struggling.

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I would like to know that you have enough Bibles for everyone who needs one. I’m not in a position to do much, but I can point you to others who can. Are you still part of the Church of the Nazarene, and on the Guateng District? I grew up Nazarene, attended a Nazarene college, and have good relationships with Nazarenes around the world. The first person I would suggest you contact is your District Superintendent.

If you’re no longer affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, there may be other groups who can help. If your people can get online, they can request a personal copy of the Bible from Lesea .

If you can’t find any help from these people, let me know. I would be happy to continue searching for Bibles for you. Have a great day!

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Ok sir, am from Nigeria(Benue state) and i will b greatfull to have one sir.

I’m sorry, Kwaghbo…I don’t have Bibles to give away (or sell). There are some online who give away Bibles. You may search for them and make your request there.

Thank you very much sir.

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We can't begin a study on the divisions of the books of the Bible without first clarifying the term canon . The canon of Scripture refers to the list of books that are officially accepted as " divinely inspired " and thus rightfully belonging in the Bible. Only the canonical books are considered the authoritative Word of God. The process of determining the biblical canon was begun by Jewish scholars and rabbis and later finalized by the early Christian church toward the end of the fourth century.

More than 40 authors in three languages during a period of 1,500 years contributed to the books and letters which make up the biblical canon of Scripture.

66 Books of the Bible

The Bible is divided into two sections: the Old Testament and the New Testament. Testament refers to a covenant between God and his people.

  • Jews and Protestant Christians recognize 39 inspired books of the Old Testament.
  • Protestant Christians recognize 27 inspired books of the New Testament.
  • Roman Catholic and a few Orthodox translations contain additional books, recognizing a portion of the Apocrypha.

The Apocrypha

Both Jews and early church fathers agreed on 39 divinely inspired books as comprising the Old Testament canon of Scripture. Augustine (400 A.D.), however, included the books of the Apocrypha. A large portion of the Apocrypha was officially recognized by the Roman Catholic Church as part of the biblical canon at the Council of Trent in A.D. 1546. Today, Coptic , Greek, and Russian Orthodox churches also accept these books as divinely inspired by God. The word Apocrypha means "hidden." The books of the Apocrypha are not considered authoritative in Judaism and Protestant Christian churches.

Old Testament Books of the Bible

The 39 books of the Old Testament were written over a period of approximately 1,000 years, beginning with Moses (around 1450 B.C.) until the time when the Jewish people returned to Judah from exile (538-400 B.C.) during the Persian Empire. The English Bible follows the order of the Greek translation of the Old Testament (the Septuagint)​ and thus differs in order from the Hebrew Bible. For the sake of this study, we will consider the divisions of Greek and English Bibles only. Many English Bible readers may not realize that the books are ordered and grouped according to style or type of writing, and not chronologically.

The Pentateuch

Written more than 3,000 years ago, the first five books of the Bible are called the Pentateuch. The word Pentateuch means "five vessels," "five containers," or "five-volumed book." For the most part, both Jewish and Christian tradition credit Moses with primary authorship of the Pentateuch. These five books form the theological foundation of the Bible.

The Historical Books of the Bible

The next division of the Old Testament contains the Historical Books. These 12 books record the events of Israel's history, beginning with the book of Joshua and the nation's entry into the Promised Land until the time of its return from exile some 1,000 years later. As we read these pages of the Bible, we relive incredible stories and meet fascinating leaders, prophets, heroes, and villains.​

The Poetry and Wisdom Books of the Bible

The writing of the Poetry and Wisdom Books spanned from the time of Abraham through the end of the Old Testament. Possibly the oldest of the books, Job , is of unknown authorship. The Psalms have many different writers, King David being the most notable and others remaining anonymous. Proverbs , Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs are primarily attributed to Solomon . Also referred to as "wisdom literature," these books deal precisely with our human struggles and real-life experiences.

The Prophetic Books of the Bible

There have been prophets throughout every era of God's relationship with mankind, but the books of the prophets address the "classical" period of prophecy—during the later years of the divided kingdoms of Judah and Israel, throughout the time of exile, and into the years of Israel's return from exile. The Prophetic Books were written from the days of Elijah (874-853 B.C.) until the time of Malachi (400 B.C.). They are further divided by Major and Minor Prophets.

Major Prophets

  • Lamentations - Scholarship favors Jeremiah as the author of Lamentations. The book, a poetic work , is placed here with the Major Prophets in English Bibles because of its authorship.
  • Daniel - In English and Greek Bible translations, Daniel is considered one of the Major Prophets; however, in the Hebrew canon it is part of "The Writings."

Minor Prophets

New Testament Books of the Bible

For Christians, the New Testament is the fulfillment and culmination of the Old Testament. What the prophets of old longed to see, Jesus Christ fulfilled as Israel's Messiah and the Savior of the World. The New Testament tells the story of Christ's coming to earth as a man, his life and ministry, his mission, message, and miracles, his death, burial, and resurrection, and the promise of his return.

The Gospels

The four Gospels recount the story of Jesus Christ , each book giving us a unique perspective on his life. They were written between A.D. 55-65, with the exception of John's Gospel, which was written around A.D. 85-95.

The Book of Acts

The book of Acts, written by Luke, provides a detailed, eyewitness account of the birth and growth of the early church and the spread of the gospel immediately after the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is considered a New Testament history book about the early church. The book of Acts supplies a bridge connecting the life and ministry of Jesus to the life of the church and the witness of the earliest believers. The work also constructs a link between the Gospels and the Epistles.

The Epistles

The Epistles are letters written to the fledgling churches and individual believers in the earliest days of Christianity. The Apostle Paul wrote the first 13 of these letters, each addressing a specific situation or problem. Paul's writings constitute about one-fourth of the entire New Testament.

  • The Epistles of Paul
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  • Ephesians - Prison Epistle
  • Philippians - Prison Epistle
  • Colossians - Prison Epistle
  • 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians
  • 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy - Pastoral Epistles
  • Titus - Pastoral Epistle
  • Philemon - Prison Epistle
  • The General Epistles
  • 1 Peter and 2 Peter
  • 1 John , 2 John and 3 John

The Book of Revelation

This final book of the Bible, the book of Revelation, is sometimes called "The Revelation of Jesus Christ" or "The Revelation to John." The author is John, the son of Zebedee, who also wrote the Gospel of John . He penned this dramatic book while living in exile on the Island of Patmos, around A.D. 95-96. At the time, the early Christian church in Asia faced an intense period of persecution .

The book of Revelation contains symbolism and imagery that challenge the imagination and bewilder the understanding. It is believed to be a culmination of end times prophecies. The interpretation of the book has posed a problem for Bible students and scholars throughout the ages.

Although a difficult and strange book, no doubt, the book of Revelation is certainly worthy of study. The hope-filled message of salvation in Jesus Christ, the promise of blessing for his followers, and God's ultimate victory and supreme power are the prevailing themes of the book.

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  • Introduction to the Minor Prophets
  • Introduction to the Book of Ezekiel

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As Orthodox Essenes, we believe that all of the Biblical Apocrypha books are divinely inspired Scripture, and are equal to the authority of the Canonical Books of the Bible. That being said, we believe that the Biblical Apocrypha were always intended by God to be shared secretly rather than publicly, and it is for this reason we consider these books to be Apocrypha Books, and we thus do not include them in the Canonical Bible. Instead, we include them in the Apocryphal Bible. The way we view and receive the two different Bibles is similar to how the Ethiopian Orthodox Church views and receives their two Bible canons, those being the Narrower Canon, and the Broader Canon. We make the same distinction in our Bible Canon: the books of the canonical Bible of the Essenes constitute the Narrower Canon of the Essenes, and the Books of the apocryphal Bible of the Essenes constitute the Broader Canon of the Essenes. To simplify it, we simply refer to the Books of our Narrower Canon as The Canonical Books of the Bible, and we refer to the Books of our Broader Canon as The Apocryphal Books of the Bible. And so, using such language, we can rightly say that we do not consider any of the Apocrypha Books to be part of the Canon, and they should not be included in the Canonical Bible or in the Canon of the Bible. We differ from the other Churches existing today in our enumeration of the Books of the Canon of the Bible and the Books of the Apocrypha of the Bible. Below is a list of the 80 Books of the Canon of the Essene Bible (we divide the 80 Books of the Canon of the Bible into Old Testament and New Testament, 40 books for each Testament):

Canonical Books of the Orthodox Essene Jewish Bible:

Old Covenant: 1.Book of the Origins of the Law (“Reworked” Pentateuch Book of Genesis; DSS fragments fragments found) 2.Book of the Covenant of the Law (“Reworked” Pentateuch Book of Exodus; DSS fragments found) 3.Book of the Priesthood of the Law (“Reworked” Pentateuch Book of Leviticus; DSS fragments found) 4.Book of the Calculations of the Law (“Reworked” Pentateuch Book of Numbers; DSS fragments found) 5.Book of the Representation of the Law (Temple Scroll; DSS fragments found) 6.Book of the Wisdom of Job (Job; Targum of Job and other DSS fragments found) 7.Book of the Five Books of the Psalms of David (Psalms; Psalms Scroll and other DSS fragments found) 8.Book of the Song of the Songs of Solomon (Song of Solomon; DSS fragments found) 9.Book of the Two Books of the Proverbs of Solomon (LXX Proverbs; DSS fragments found) 10.Book of the Words of Solomon (Ecclesiastes; DSS fragments found) 11.Book of the Words of Isaiah (Isaiah; Isaiah Scroll and other DSS fragments found) 12.Book of the Chronicles of Joshua (Joshua; DSS fragments found) 13.Book of the Chronicles of the Judges of Israel  (Judges; DSS fragments found) 14.Book of the Words of Ruth (Ruth; DSS fragments found) 15.Book of the Chronicles of David (LXX 1+2 Samuel; Samuel Scroll and other DSS fragments found) 16.Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel and Judah (LXX 1+2 Kings; DSS fragments found) 17.Book of the Chronicles of Judah (1+2 Chronicles; DSS fragments found) 18.Book of the Words of Amos (Amos; DSS fragments found) 19.Book of the Words of Obadiah (Obadiah; DSS fragments found) 20.Book of the Words of Hosea (Hosea; DSS fragments found) 21.Book of the Words of Joel (Joel; DSS fragments found) 22.Book of the Words of Jonah (Jonah; DSS fragments found) 23.Book of the Words of Micah (Micah; DSS fragments found) 24.Book of the Words of Nahum (Nahum; DSS fragments found) 25.Book of the Words of Habakkuk (Habakkuk; DSS fragments found) 26.Book of the Words of Zephaniah (Zephaniah; DSS fragments found) 27.Book of the Words of Haggai (Haggai; DSS fragments found) 28.Book of the Words of Zechariah (Zechariah; DSS fragments found) 29.Book of the Words of Malachi (Malachi; DSS fragments found) 30.Book of the Words of Jeremiah (Jeremiah, 1 Baruch, and Letter of Jeremiah; DSS fragments found of Jeremiah and Letter of Jeremiah) 31.Book of the Lamentations of Jeremiah (Lamentations; DSS fragments) 32.Book of the Words of Ezekiel (Ezekiel; DSS fragments found) 33.Book of the Words of Daniel (LXX Daniel; DSS fragments found) 34.Book of the Words of Ezra and Nehemiah (LXX 1 Esdras; DSS fragments found) 35.Book of the Words of Esther (LXX Esther) 36.Book of the Words of Judith (Judith) 37.Book of the Words of the Maccabees (3 Maccabees) 38.Letter of the Jews Dwelling in the Land of Judah About the Maccabees to the Jews Dwelling in the Land of Egypt (2 Maccabees) 39.Book of the Chronicles of the Maccabees (1 Maccabees) 40.Book of the Wisdom of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus; DSS fragments found)

New Covenant: 1.Book of the Proclamation of Mark (Mark) 2.Book of the Proclamation of Matthew (Matthew) 3.Book of the Proclamation of Luke (Luke) 4.Book of the Proclamation of John (John) 5.First Letter of Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy to the Church of Thessalonica Abiding in the Father and in the Messiah (1 Thessalonians) 6.Second Letter of Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy to the Church of Thessalonica Abiding in the Father and in the Messiah (2 Thessalonians) 7.Letter of Paul and Sosthenes to the Church of the Corinthians Sanctified and Called Saints (1 Corinthians) 8.Letter of Paul and Timothy to the Church of the Corinthians Accompanying the Saints of Achaia (2 Corinthians) 9.Letter of Paul and the Brethren with him to the Churches of the Galatians (Galatians) 10.Letter of Paul to the Beloved of God Called Saints Dwelling in Rome (Romans) 11.Letter of Paul to the Faithful Saints Dwelling in Ephesus (Ephesians) 12.Letter of Paul and Timothy to the Saints Accompanying the Bishops and Deacons in Philippi (Philippians) 13.Letter of Paul to the Brethren Dwelling in Laodicea (Laodiceans) 14.Letter of Paul and Timothy to the Saints and Faithful Brethren Dwelling in Colosse (Colossians) 15.Letter of Paul and Timothy to Philemon, Apphia, Archippus, and their House Church (Philemon) 16.Letter of Paul to Titus (Titus) 17.First Letter of Paul to Timothy (1 Timothy) 18.Second Letter of Paul to Timothy (2 Timothy) 19.Letter of James to the Dispersed Twelve Tribes of Israel (James) 20.Letter of Jude to those who are Called, Sanctified by God, and Preserved in the Messiah (Jude) 21.Letter of Peter to the Elect Pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia (1 Peter) 22.Letter of Peter to the Receivers of Faith by the Righteousness of the Messiah (2 Peter) 23.Letter of John to Those Who Have Ceased From Willful Sins (1 John) 24.Letter of John to Kuria and Her Children (2 John) 25.Letter of John to Gaius (3 John) 26.Letter of the Church Dwelling in Rome to the Church Dwelling in Corinth who are Called and Sanctified by the Will of God (1 Clement) 27.Letter of Clement to the Church of Corinth (2 Clement) 28.Book of the Chronicles of the Apostles (Codex Bezae Acts) 29.Letter of Barnabas to the Churches of the Hebrews (Hebrews) 30.Letter of Barnabas to the Gentiles (Epistle of Barnabas) 31.Letter of Ignatius to the Church Blessed by God Dwelling At Ephesus (Ig. Ephesians) 32.Letter of Ignatius to the Church Blessed in God’s Grace Dwelling At Magnesia (Magnesians) 33.Letter of Ignatius to the Holy Church Dwelling At Tralles (Trallians) 34.Letter of ignatius to the Sanctified Church Dwelling At Rome (Ig. Romans) 35.Letter of Ignatius to the Church Dwelling At Philadelphia Established in the Harmony of God (Philadelphians) 36.Letter of Ignatius to the Church Dwelling At Smyrna Adorned with Holiness (Smyrnaeans) 37.Letter of Ignatius to Polycarp (Polycarp) 38.Letter of Polycarp and the Presbyters Accompanying Him to the Church Dwelling At Philippi (Poly. Philippians) 39.Book of the Visions of Hermas (Shepherd of Hermas) 40.Book of the Visions of John (Revelation)

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Genesis 1 Comment... "Okay. Thank You."     View & Reply

Genesis 1 Comment... "Hello, Dgjot, Glad to hear from you. Most say that Moses wrote Genesis-Deuteronomy. He was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write not only what he experienced in his lifetime, but also Genesis. Did the Holy Spirit give him direct revelation concerning Genesis, especially about creation or did the Holy Spirit help him recall what had been passed down from generation to generation? I really cannot say. If it is the latter, then i feel that I must assume that God preserved the truth of what occurred as it was passed from generation to generation."     View & Reply

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Deuteronomy 1 Comment... "Chapter 1 Pt. 2 verses 9-18-Moses explains how he set judges from every tribe to govern the tribes during their journey. This practice of appointing judges continued after they had conquered the land under Joshua. (Book of Judges). The judges were commanded to hear the cases among their tribes and to judge justly without partiality, judging the small as well as the great, not fearing man (as to be bribed or threatened) because the judgment that is just is of God, though it comes through men appointed as judges-just as God gave His law and spoke to the Israelites through a man, Moses. Having the responsibility of making judgements for others is very serious and one must be careful to follow the instructions given by God here. We are "judges" when we train up our children, or have a position of "elder" or "pastor". May we be faithful in making godly judgments in our God appointed calling. Verses 19-46. The rest of the chapter is a re-telling of the account of the 12 spies, the response of the people, and the reason why God lead the nation in the pillar in 38 years of wandering from Kadesh-barnea and the mountains of the Amorites and to the Red Sea at Eliat and back again in a sort of circuit. Even after the Lord told them they would wander in the wilderness and die there, the people still did not heed God's voice concerning taking on the Amorites. God told them not to do it, but they did anyway and suffered great loss. They thought that since they had not obeyed God at first to take on the Amorites, now that they had confessed their sins and repented, they could then go and obey God's command to fight the Amorites. But upon seeking God's counsel, he said "No", but they did anyway and then returned from battle weeping, confessing that they had not listened and obeyed him. So after that defeat, Israel camped a while at Kaesh-barnea. Here the chapter ends. Obedience is important. God's blessing is shown to those who obey Him in the present."     View & Reply

Deuteronomy 1 Comment... "Chapter 1: It is the 40th year since the nation of Israel left Egypt and the slavery they were under there. They were delivered by the mighty merciful hand of God. The journey from Egypt to Mt. Sinai (Horeb) took 3 months. After camping at Mt. Sinai for 2 years, they were led by God to the very edge of the land of Canaan. From Mt. Sinai to Kadesh-barnea took only 11 days. But because of the bad report by the spies and that the nation believed the spies instead of God, the adults of that generation would die in the wilderness and not enter the land promised. God had them wander for 40 years until all adults of that generation had died except for Moses, Joshua, and Caleb. How costly their unbelief had been to them. They believed the wrong persons and sinned against God by doing so in a big way. How important it is to know what God has revealed in His Word so that we can place our faith rightly in Him in Christ. We also should bot be easily discouraged when times are hard and it may appear like God is not going to fulfill His word to us, but He will, and we should not lose hope nor faith in Him. In this chapter Moses begins the first of many sermons to the Israelites who would indeed go into the promised land and possess it. He has much to say, and here He begins by reviewing how the nation got to where they were at present. He emphasized how mighty and faithful God was to the nation. The Israelite army had already slew the kings of the east side of the Jordan, Sihon of the Amorites and Og of Bashan. The nation was dwelling in peace on the plains of Moab. Moses begins by telling when God said that the nation had dwelt long enough at Horeb and instructed them to go to the mountain of the Amorites (perhaps referring to the mountain range that is basically north to south along the eastern side of the Arabah (fertile valley south of the Dead Sea). The Amorites controlled most of the lands south and east of the Dead Sea-the lands of Edom, Ammon, and Moab."     View & Reply

Zechariah 2 Comment... "Zechariah 2:1-2 state: I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand. Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof. These verses seem similar to Revelation 11:1-2 but in this case the city itself is being measured; not just the Temple. Verses 3-5 state: And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him, And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein: For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her. This wall of fire seems to indicate conditions during the Millennium; but there are also some parallels to the conditions before the battle of Gog and Magog as Ezekiel 38:11 states "And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates..." Some question if this is one event or also is indicative of the event at the END of the Millennium in Revelation 20 (or perhaps both). Verse 6 through 8 state: Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the Lord: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the Lord. Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon. For thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. This parallels verses such as Isaiah 49:12 "Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim." Starting in verse 9 of that chapter we see captives being released; again likely an event after the Tribulation."     View & Reply

Deuteronomy 1 Comment... "Now I embark on the last book of the Torah=Deuteronomy. The Israelites are camped east of the Jordan on the plains of Moab. Over the next 40 days, Moses will teach this new generation how God had brought them out of Egypt with mighty miracles, how God spoke to Moses on Mt. Sinai, commissioning Moses to deliver His Law and the terms of the covenant God will make with the nation, how the nation rebelled at the border of the promised land and thus spent 40 years wandering in the desert until all who came out of Egypt over the age of 20 died. This is a new generation, the oldest being below the age of 40 with the exception of Moses, Joshua, and Caleb. Most did not personally experience the miraculous exodus from Egypt nor the events at Sinai. It was important for this generation to receive instruction as to the covenant and law given to the nation, be reminded about the promises God had made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to learn from Moses how to live in relationship to God. Moses knew that His life was almost at its end. God had said so. He must give over this people he has led for 40 years to Joshua and Caleb and Eleazar. But ultimately, he gives them over in submission to God. He knew that there was much to relay to this nation and so most likely he wanted to be sure to put first things first in what he delivered to the people. He needed to follow the lead of God in all of this and not seek his own way."     View & Reply

Numbers 36 Comment... "This the last chapter in Numbers speaks again of the daughters of Zelphehad. The leaders of their tribe came to Moses to see if the Lord deemed it best for these daughters to marry within their tribe so that the inheritance will not pass to another tribe through marriage. When they marry, their husband will be the inheritor of their inheritance. The concern was by such intermarriage with other tribes the tribal land allotment of some tribes could be much increased or decreased depending on how much cross tribal marriage there was. Also, it seems that within one tribes alottment, the inheritance of a woman without brothers would go to her husband and thus resulting in another tribe inheriting this land within the wife's tribe. This intermarrying would certainly blur the lines of the tribal allotment. This came up as a suggestion from the tribe of Manasseh rather than God telling Moses to speak about this possible situation. But when Moses spoke this out as new commandment, it says in verse 5 that it was the command of the Lord. If so, then God wanted the tribes to remain genetically separate from one another. There would be specific tribal physical characteristics passed on within tribes distinguishing one tribal ancestry. I can understand the concerns of the tribe of Manasseh (specifically the family of Gideon) of how intermarriage would alter the allotments of land that were decided by lots (by the change that God chose). I am not sure how long this commandment was followed after the tribes settled but perhaps the story of Ruth is an example of this with Boaz being a kinsmen redeemer from the tribe of Naomi and thus able to redeem the inheritance of Naomi's sons through Ruth's marriage to Boaz. I believe that this commandment concerning marriage was important for the time of the settling of the land of Canaan, but I don't think it is necessarily a ban on intermarriage of people from different cultures or races. It does shadow the recommendation of Paul."     View & Reply

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Books of the Bible: Old Testament Books in Order

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As a religious canon or collection of scriptures for the Christian faithful, the books of the Bible are important. The Old Testament and Hebrew Scriptures explore a wide period of human history, from what some individuals believe is the creation of man to the trials of the Jews at the hands of their enemies.

And while the New Testament focuses on Jesus Christ and his ministries to the Romans, Jews, and others, the Old Testament books of the Bible are an essential foundation for the contents of such later Biblical works. The Old Testament books are also split into five main categories: the Pentateuch, the historical books, the wisdom books, the prophets, and the poetic books.

If you've ever wondered about the order of the books of the Old Testament in the Bible, you're not alone. Whether for study or interest, read on to discover a full list of Bible books in order, what it means to have the books of the Bible in chronological order, and a brief overview of their contents and importance.

What Are the 46 Books of the Old Testament in Order?

The Old Testament of the Bible consists of 39 books, but the Catholic and Orthodox churches include additional books, called the Apocrypha, bringing the total to 46. These books were written over a period of more than 1,000 years.

Over millennia, scholars and theologians have studied and debated these texts to unlock their hidden wisdom. Understanding how all 46 books fit together can provide a deeper understanding of Christianity's most sacred text.

An Overview of the Old Testament Books and Their Categories

The Old Testament is a collection of books that are considered sacred by Jews and Christians. These books were written over a period of approximately 1,000 years and are divided into several categories, each one with its unique purpose, message, and style. Together, they tell the story of God's relationship with humanity, offering insights into the nature of God, the meaning of life, and the human condition.

The Five Books of the Law: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy

The first five books of the Old Testament, also known as the Pentateuch or the Five Books of the Law, were written by Moses and are considered the foundation of the Jewish faith and the Hebrew bible. They provide a historical account of the creation of the world, the early history of humanity, and the establishment of the covenant between God and the Israelites.

Genesis is the first book of the Old Testament and tells the story of creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah's Ark, and the patriarchs, including Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It lays the foundation for the rest of the Bible, introducing themes of sin, redemption, and the promise of a savior.

Exodus recounts the story of Moses and the Israelites' escape from slavery in Egypt. It includes the Ten Commandments and the establishment of the covenant between God and the Israelites. It also introduces the concept of sacrifice and the importance of the law in the Israelite religion.

Leviticus contains laws and regulations regarding worship and sacrifice in the Israelite religion. It emphasizes the importance of holiness and purity, and the need for atonement for sin.

Numbers tells the story of the Israelites' journey to the Promised Land and includes the census of the Israelites in the desert. It also highlights the Israelites' disobedience and lack of faith, which resulted in their prolonged wandering in the wilderness.

Deuteronomy contains the final speeches of Moses and a summary of the laws given to the Israelites. It emphasizes the importance of obedience and faithfulness to God, and the consequences of disobedience.

Fun Fact: The Pentateuch is also known as the Torah, which means "instruction" or "law" in Hebrew.

Historical Books: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, and 1 and 2 Chronicles

The Historical Books of the Old Testament recount the history of the Israelites from the conquest of Canaan to the Babylonian exile. These books provide insights into the political, social, and cultural developments of ancient Israel, as well as the role of prophets and kings in shaping the destiny of the nation.

Joshua tells the story of the Israelites' conquest of Canaan under the leadership of Joshua. It emphasizes the importance of faith, courage, and obedience to God's commands.

Judges recounts the period of the Judges, a time of political and social instability in Israel. It highlights the consequences of disobedience and the need for a strong leader to guide the nation.

Ruth is a short story about a Moabite woman who becomes an Israelite and the great-grandmother of King David. It emphasizes the importance of loyalty, faithfulness, and redemption.

1 and 2 Samuel tell the story of the prophet Samuel, the reign of King Saul, and the rise of King David. They highlight the role of prophets in guiding the nation, the consequences of sin and disobedience, and the importance of faith and repentance.

1 and 2 Kings recount the reigns of the Israelite kings from Solomon to the Babylonian exile. They emphasize the importance of wisdom, justice, and obedience to God's law, as well as the consequences of idolatry and disobedience.

1 and 2 Chronicles provide a summary of the history of Israel from Adam to the Babylonian exile. They emphasize the importance of worship, the priesthood, and the temple, as well as the role of kings in leading the nation.

Fun Fact: The Historical Books cover a period of more than 800 years, from around 1400 B.C. to 586 B.C.

Wisdom Literature: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon

The Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament consists of five books that offer insights into the nature of God, the meaning of life, and the human condition. They are characterized by their poetic style, their use of metaphors and imagery, and their emphasis on the importance of wisdom, virtue, and faith.

Job is a poetic dialogue between Job and his friends about the problem of evil and suffering. It emphasizes the importance of faith, perseverance, and trust in God, even in the face of adversity.

Psalms is a collection of 150 hymns and prayers that express the full range of human emotions and experiences. It emphasizes the importance of worship, praise, and thanksgiving, as well as the importance of repentance, confession, and forgiveness.

Proverbs is a book that contains wise sayings and teachings about how to live a good life. It emphasizes the importance of wisdom, virtue, and integrity, as well as the consequences of foolishness, vice, and dishonesty.

Ecclesiastes is a philosophical reflection on the meaning of life and the futility of human efforts. It emphasizes the importance of enjoying life, seeking wisdom, and trusting in God, even in the face of uncertainty and impermanence.

The Song of Solomon is a love poem that celebrates the beauty of romantic love. It emphasizes the importance of fidelity, passion, and intimacy in marriage, as well as the joy and fulfillment that come from a loving relationship.

Fun Fact: The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew, with a few portions in Aramaic.

Major Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel

The Major Prophets of the Old Testament are so-called because of the length of their books. They are also called the "classical prophets" because they were active during the period of the Babylonian exile. They offer insights into the nature of God, the consequences of sin, and the hope of redemption.

Isaiah is the longest prophetic book of the Old Testament and contains messages of judgment, comfort, and hope. It emphasizes the importance of faith, repentance, and obedience to God's will, as well as the promise of a coming Messiah.

Jeremiah contains tones of judgment and warning to the people of Judah before the Babylonian exile. It emphasizes the importance of repentance, faith, and obedience to God's law, as well as the hope of restoration and redemption.

Ezekiel contains messages of atonement and hope for the exiles in Babylon. It emphasizes the importance of faith, repentance, and obedience to God's will, as well as the promise of a new covenant and a restored relationship with God.

Fun Fact: The Major Prophets are so named not because they are more important than the Minor Prophets, but because their books are longer.

Minor Prophets: Hosea Through Malachi

The Minor Prophets of the Old Testament are so called not because of the importance of their message, but because of the length of their books. They contain messages of judgment and hope for the people of Israel and Judah, as well as insights into the nature of God and the consequences of sin.

Hosea contains messages of judgment and hope for the people of Israel in their loyalty to God, as well as the consequences of idolatry and disobedience.

Joel speaks to the people of Judah. The book emphasizes the importance of repentance, prayer, and faith in God's mercy, along with the promise of a coming day of judgment and restoration.

Amos contains messages of judgment against the wealthy and powerful in Israel. It repeats the importance of justice, righteousness, and compassion, as well as the consequences of oppression and exploitation.

Obadiah contains a warning of judgment directed at the Edomite nation. It places a strong emphasis on the negative effects of cruelty, conceit, and pride as well as the hope of atonement.

Jonah is a story about a reluctant prophet who is sent to the city of Nineveh. It highlights the value of submission, penitence, and compassion as well as the unexpected kindness and mercy of God.

Micah contains messages for the people of Israel and Judah. It offers both warnings of judgment and the hope of a future Messiah and a healed connection with God, highlighting the value of justice, mercy, and humility.

Nahum explores a message of judgment against the city of Nineveh. It emphasizes the consequences of cruelty, violence, and oppression, as well as the justice and righteousness of God.

Habakkuk contains a dialogue between the prophet and God about the problem of evil. It emphasizes the importance of faith, trust, and patience, as well as the ultimate justice and sovereignty of God.

Zephaniah contains messages of judgment and hope for the people of Judah. The promise of a repaired connection with God is emphasized, as well as the significance of repentance, faith, and submission to God's plan.

Haggai offers exhortations for Jerusalem's temple's reconstruction. Together with the assurance of blessing and prosperity, it places emphasis on the significance of worshipping, obeying, and remaining devoted to God.

Zechariah conveys messages about the Messiah's impending arrival and the need to restore the temple in Jerusalem. It highlights the value of faith, repentance, and hope and makes the promise of a healed connection with God as well as a brand-new age of peace and prosperity.

Malachi conveys both warnings of judgment and words of encouragement to the Israelites. It focuses on the value of worship, submission, and fidelity to God as well as the proclamation of an impending day of judgment and restoration.

Fun Fact: The Old Testament was actually written on scrolls at first, rather than in book form.

Books of Poetry and Songs: Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, and Nehemiah

The Books of Poetry and Songs of the Old Testament include a variety of genres, including laments, prayers, and songs of praise. They offer insights into the emotional and spiritual life of the Israelites, as well as the role of faith and prayer in their relationship with God.

Lamentations is a collection of poems that mourn the destruction of Jerusalem. It emphasizes the pain, sorrow, and despair of the Israelites, as well as the importance of lament and mourning in the process of healing and restoration.

Esther is a story about a Jewish woman who becomes queen of Persia and saves her people from genocide. Courage, faith, and trust in God are key, as well as the surprising ways in which God works in the world.

Daniel contains stories about Daniel and his three friends in Babylon and visions of the end times. It recounts the importance of faith, courage, and obedience to God's will, as well as the promise of a coming Messiah and a new era of justice and righteousness.

Ezra and Nehemiah recount the return of the exiles to Jerusalem and the rebuilding of the temple and the walls of Jerusalem. It emphasizes the essentials of worship, obedience, and faithfulness to God, as well as the challenges and opportunities of rebuilding a community and a nation.

Fun Fact: The Poetic Books include the Book of Psalms, which is the longest book in the Bible.

Other Writings in the Old Testament

Finally, there are several other writings in the Old Testament that do not fit neatly into any of the other categories. They offer insights into the literary, historical, and cultural context of the Old Testament, as well as the diversity and richness of ancient Jewish literature.

Job is categorized as a Wisdom book, but it also has poetic and narrative passages.It emphasizes the value of having faith, enduring hardship, and having confidence in God.

Psalm 151 , an additional psalm, appears in some editions of the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Bible. It highlights the value of praise, thanksgiving, and worship as well as the Psalms' influence on Israelites' spiritual development.

1 and 2 Maccabees are historical works that describe the Jewish uprising against the Seleucid Empire in the second century BCE. They place a strong emphasis on the value of hope for freedom and independence as well as the virtues of courage, faith, and resistance to injustice.

Tobit is a story about a man who is helped by an angel. It emphasizes the importance of faith, trust, and obedience to God, as well as the role of angels in the spiritual life of the Israelites.

Judith tells the tale of a woman who saves her people from an invading army. It focuses on the importance of faith, courage, and resourcefulness, as well as the role of women in the history and destiny of the Israelites.

Baruch contains prayers and teachings attributed to the prophet Baruch. It emphasizes the importance of repentance, faith, and obedience to God's law, as well as the hope of restoration and redemption.

The Wisdom of Solomon is a philosophical reflection on the nature of wisdom and the relationship between wisdom and God. It highlights the importance of wisdom, virtue, and righteousness, as well as the role of wisdom in shaping the moral and spiritual life of the Israelites.

Fun Fact: The Book of Job is considered one of the most challenging books of the Bible to interpret due to its complex poetry and philosophical themes.

Summing Up the Old Testament Books

The books of the Old Testament are a rich and diverse collection of literature that reflect the history, culture, and faith of the Jewish people. And while they can be read in any manner, the books of the Bible in order can be a great experience.

They offer insights into the nature of God, the meaning of life, and the human condition. Whether we read them for spiritual guidance, academic study, or personal inspiration, the books of the Old Testament continue to speak to us today, inviting us to explore the depths of our own faith and the mysteries of God's love and grace.

Are you interested in the rest of the Bible books? Take our Books of the Bible Quiz  to test your knowledge! And if you want to explore the New Testament in order, from Matthew to Galatians, Luke to Philippians, check out the Books of the Bible: New Testament Books in Order .

See also: The King James Bible, Old Testament Names, and Kings of Judah & Israel

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1611 KING JAMES VERSION BIBLE w/ APOCRYPHA COMPLETE 80 BOOKS. THE BOOK OF ENOCHThe BOOK OF JASHER(Referenced by the Bible)Why people fear these?

1611 KING JAMES VERSION BIBLE w/ APOCRYPHA COMPLETE 80 BOOKS. THE BOOK OF ENOCH The BOOK OF JASHER (Referenced by the Bible) Why do people fear these Books?  

Ivar

@Lacawar Good question: I brought up one of the most powerful chapters in the Apocrypha which is 2 Esdras 7, however it was closed for unknown reasons. I have some theories but at the end of the day "to my knowledge" few Chapters "if any" hold men accountable as much as that Chapter. https://www.talkjesus.com/threads/2...ut-good-study-for-men-link-also-posted.62301/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I brought up Wisdom of Solomon Chapter 7 to prove Joseph is the Father according to the flesh however it was dismissed supposedly because supposedly not Cannon Premise on Joseph/ Jesus relation I then asked the individual "Which bible do you believe to be the most accurate English translation and what is your understanding of Heb 2:17 ? " but apparently he may have saw the trap and impending checkmate coming so refused to answer.:grin: Premise on Joseph/ Jesus relation ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As a matter of Fact concerning the Wisdom of Solomon here is some info about it from Book of Wisdom - Wikipedia Canonicity[ edit ] Melito of Sardis [6] in the 2nd century AD, Augustine [7] (c. 397 AD) and Pope Innocent I (405 AD) [8] [9] considered Wisdom of Solomon as part of the Old Testament. Athanasius writes that the Book of Wisdom along with three other deuterocanonical books, while not being part of the Canon, "were appointed by the Fathers to be read". [10] Epiphanius of Salamis (c. 385 AD) mentions that the Wisdom of Solomon was of disputed canonicity. [11] According to the monk Rufinus of Aquileia (c. 400 AD) the Book of Wisdom was not called a canonical but ecclesiastical book. [12] The Book of Wisdom was listed as canonical by the Council of Rome (382 AD), [13] the Synod of Hippo (393), [14] the Council of Carthage (397) and the Council of Carthage (419) , [15] [16] the Council of Florence (in 1442) [17] and the Council of Trent (in 1546). [18] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Whether one agrees or disagrees; I bring receipts :shades: ------------------------------------------------------------------ 2Co 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 2Co 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds 2Co 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2Co 10:6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.  

ALL PRAISES TO AHAYAH BA HASHAM YASHAYAH WA RAACH! Checkmate! Lol! That word canonical is only used to try to keep people away from fact! To simply keep people away reading it! But once they do then the truth comes out! I fear the MOST HIGH and would never keep HIS WORD away from anyone! I love learning the TRUTH and then I love teaching and sharing it! Me and a close friend of mine was having a conversation and the HOLY SPIRIT (WA RAACH) spoke and said that there are other Books besides the Bible that are also anointed! I didn't understand it at the time because I knew nothing of the other Books. BUT NOW I DO! WILL check out what you posted.  

Lacawar said: ALL PRAISES TO AHAYAH BA HASHAM YASHAYAH WA RAACH! Checkmate! Lol! That word canonical is only used to try to keep people away from fact! To simply keep people away reading it! But once they do then the truth comes out! I fear the MOST HIGH and would never keep HIS WORD away from anyone! I love learning the TRUTH and then I love teaching and sharing it! Me and a close friend of mine was having a conversation and the HOLY SPIRIT (WA RAACH) spoke and said that there are other Books besides the Bible that are also anointed! I didn't understand it at the time because I knew nothing of the other Books. BUT NOW I DO! WILL check out what you posted. Click to expand...

Brad Huber

People fear what they dont understand. And really dont want to delve deep enough into for fear of being misled.  

I myself am not on this level but 1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.  

The KJV 1611 and the KJV Bible are the same! The 1611 is the KJV in its entirety! With 80 books The KJV contains only 66 books. Which as we can tell books were taken out! I have both! When I open up each Bible both are fully intact. One has 80 books One has 66 books I began to wondered why those books were taken out but as I began reading scripture I started to understand why because of the added information it contained that was and is pure TRUTH! Whoever took those books out knew exactly what they were doing! With those books in there they would not have able to accomplish the Deception we see today on so many topics. But once you start reading the KJV 1611 w/ Apocrypha you begin to see the truth and understand that you were taught lies in the church! That word Canonical is simply a tactic used to divert people from reading the 1611 KJV w/Apocrypha! Read it and You'll see the FATHER AHAYAH, CHRIST YASHAYAH, and HOLY SPIRIT WA RAACH, and the angels in there also! That is the Word of AHAYAH GOD!  

Christ4Ever

Christ4Ever

@Ivar Sly comments are not appreciated brother. Just so you know. You are forgiven. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Brothers & Sisters, I have written this before and will repeat it again by providing a link to my post here for all others that may come across this thread or have posted here. I am consist in my position as far as the use of the Apocrypha. I will also add that you can discuss the historical nature of these books, but ridiculing those who only accept the other 66 books will not be accepted/tolerated. Where do Jasher and Enoch Fit in? With the Love of Christ Jesus. Moderator Nick <><  

All praises to FATHER AHAYAH YASHAYAH WA RAACH! What Historical nature??? The Dead Sea Scrolls written in Paleo Hebrew that we Israelites are learning to speak again! We Israelites are being awakened to the TRUTH everyday by our FATHER AHAYAH, HE is the ONE doing this! And The Books HE references in HIS BOOKS in HIS BIBLE (as a whole) for us to read are being read! The Old and New Testaments The Apocrypha The Book of Enoch The Book of Jasher The Book of Jubilees All TRUTH in these BOOKS are connected and is validated by scripture! So men have no place in deciding what they ought not!  

Well, thank-you for your input @Lacawar Thread is now closed. With the love of Christ Jesus. Nick Moderator <><  

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    1611 KING JAMES VERSION BIBLE w/ APOCRYPHA COMPLETE 80 BOOKS. THE BOOK OF ENOCH The BOOK OF JASHER (Referenced by the Bible) Why do people fear these Books? 1 Ivar Nov 1, 2018 #2 @Lacawar Good question: I brought up one of the most powerful chapters in the Apocrypha which is 2 Esdras 7, however it was closed for unknown reasons.