Old Testament: 39 books, mostly in Hebrew, from Genesis to Malachi.
New Testament: 27 books, mostly in Greek, from Matthew to Revelation.
Apocrypha: 15 (approx) books of questionable authenticity and/or relevance.
Lost books: Named in scripture, but not found in the canon or legitimate shelves.
5 - books of the Law: - Genesis* - Exodus - Leviticus - Numbers - Deuteronomy
12 books of history: Joshua - Judges - Ruth
1,2 Samuel, 1,2 Kings, 1,2 Chronicles
Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
5 - books of poetry: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon.
5 - major prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel
12 minor prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah
Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk
Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
These 39 books of the Old Testament were accepted and canonized many years before Jesus of Nazareth was born in the town of Bethlehem. Not until the invention of paper and the printing press in 1611AD did they become available to the common people, and since then have been translated into many languages so people from many nations have become familiar with Bible phrases and stories.How's your arithmetic? The 39 OT plus the 27 NT equals 66, the number of books in the Bible, and features the 3, 3-squared, and 3-cubed alignment.
Four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
Acts - Romans - 1,2 Corinthians
Galatians - Ephesians - Philippians - Colossians [6,6,4,4 - chapters]
1,2 Thessalonians, 1,2 Timothy, Titus [How many Crosses? 3or5?] haha..Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1,2 Peter
1,2,3 John, Jude, Revelation
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2Peter 1:20The books of the Bible were written by men who were inspired of the Holy Spirit, and not just for the purpose of making money or becoming famous. In other words, Isaiah and Jeremiah didn't wake up one morning and decide to write a book -- NO, they were inspired by the Holy Ghost to write those words! The author of the Bible is the Holy Ghostwriter!
The Book of the Covenant, the Book of Wars, and the Book of the Law, are all subjects of the Old Testament; many referring to the battles between the ten tribes of the Northern Kingdom (called Israel) and the two tribes of the Southern Kingdom (called Judah).
Other books are named by scripture, but not found among the canonized books of the Bible. Of course, anyone could write and entitle whatever they like; calling it fiction or non-fiction. They aren't automatically included with the 66 books of the Bible.
Book of Jasher - Josh10:13, 1Sam1:18
Acts of Solomon - 1Kings11:41
Book of Nathan - 2Chron9:29
Book of Gad - 1Chron29:29
Book of Shemaiah - 2Chron12:15
Iddo the Seer - 2Chron12:15
Book of Jehu - 2Chron20:34
Except for the gospels they're most often called letters or epistles, rather than books,
and 'No', the epistles are NOT the wives of the apostles..
The four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
Acts - Introducing the Holy Spirit and his works. Author: Luke
Romans - 1,2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians|
These seven doctrinal books all authored by the Apostle Paul. 1,2 Thessalonians, 1,2 Timothy, Titus (Timothy and Titus called 'pastoral' books)
These five "T" books also authored by St.Paul. Letter 'T' shaped like a Cross! Philemon - Hebrews - James
James is thought to be a half-brother of Jesus, and the author of Hebrews is in question, but favored to be the Apostle Paul. 1,2 Peter author: Apostle Peter, 1,2,3 John; then Jude and Revelation: Author:The Apostle John
The author of Jude is thought to be another half brother of Jesus. These last seven complete the 27 N.T. books. ... St.Paul wrote 14 books IF you include the Book of Hebrews, and he wrote "If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write you are the commandments of the Lord" 1Cor14:37 So he was CLAIMING AUTHORITY!
When you consider the length of their multiple works, Luke and John wrote nearly as much as Paul, maybe more if they wrote the Book of Hebrews. But of course, even words are of varying sizes.
B O O K S CHAPTERS
1. Genesis (Gen) 50 -- "50" the number for Jubilee 'New Beginning'; plus how the first eleven
chapters differ from the following 39..
2. Exodus (Ex) 40 -- Days or years for rain, trial, etc. Moses born--LAW est.
3. Leviticus (Lev) 27 -- number of NT books, 33 or 3-cubed
4. Numbers (Num) 36 --
5. Deuteronomy (Deut.) 34 -- ..Called "2nd Law".
|Genesis is "pre-Law" so is different from the other four of the Torah, and Leviticus is different too, leaving the other 3 similar to the synoptic gospels.|
6. Joshua (Josh.) 24
7. Judges (Judg.) 21
8. Ruth 4
9. 1Samuel (1Sam) 31
10. 2Samuel (2Sam) 24
11. 1Kings (1K) 22 -- 22 chapters, cp acrostic "22"
12. 2Kings (2K) 25
13. 1Chronicles (1Chr) 29
14. 2Chronicles (2Chr) 36
15. Ezra 10
16. Nehemiah (Neh) 13
17. Esther (Esth) 10
18. Job 42
19. PSALMS 150 -- (3x50) a Genesis "triple"
20. Proverbs 31
21. Ecclesiastes (Ecc) 12
22. Song of Solomon (SofS) 8 -- Abraham was Gen#20, Jacob was #22
23. Isaiah (Isa) 66 -- Sixty-six chapters
24. Jeremiah (Jer) 52
25 Lamentations (Lam) 5 -- This 5chpt-acrostic book includes a triple 22!
26. Ezekiel (Ezek) 48
27. Daniel (Dan) 12
|Most teachers do NOT believe the chapter or verse numbers of the Bible have any special anointing or significance|
28. Hosea (Hos) 14
29. Joel 3
30. Amos 9
31. Obadiah (Obad) 1
32. Jonah 4
33. Micah 7 -- HALFWAY, and David's generation.
34. Nahum 3
35. Habakkuk (Hab) 3
36. Zephaniah (Zeph) 3
37. Haggai (Hag) 2
38. Zechariah (Zech) 14
39. Malachi 4
40. Matthew (Matt) 28
41. Mark (Mk) 16
42. Luke (Lk) 24
43. John (Jn) 21
44. Acts 28 -- This double-22 follows the 4 Gospels
45. Romans (Rom) 16
46. 1Corinthians (1Cor) 16
47. 2Corinthians (2Cor) 13
48. Galatians (Gal) 6
49. Ephesians (Eph) 6
50. Philippians (Phil) 4
51. Colossians (Col.) 4
52. 1Thessalonians (1Thes) 5
53. 2Thessalonians (2Thes) 3
54. 1Timothy (1Tim) 6
55. 2Timothy (2Tim) 4
56. Titus 3
57. Philemon 1
58. Hebrews (Heb) 13
59. James (Jas) 5
60. 1Peter (1Pet.) 5
61. 2Peter (2Pet) 3
62. 1John (1Jn) 5
63. 2John (2Jn) 1
64. 3John (3Jn) 1
65. Jude 1
66. Revelation (Rev) 22 -- 22x3 is a Triple Heb. alphabet acrostic..
"The foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men". 1Cor1:25
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