Books of the Bible

Old Testament

Sometimes called the Torah*, Tanach, Hebrew Scriptures, Old Covenant, etc., these books were written before the Common Era. This is considered the full Bible to those of the Jewish faith.

New Testament

Written after the Common Era, these books are sometimes referred to as Apostolic Scriptures, Renewed Covenant, etc. They are primarily read by Christians or those who believe that Jesus is the Messiah, since they were written by those who claimed to be his disciples.

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Old Testament

While the Old Testament of the Protestant Bible has 39 books and the Jewish Bible contains 24 books, the difference is due to arrangement only. The Protestant Bible splits some books in two while the Jewish text remains in its original format.

The Catholic Old Testament includes additional books that bring its total to 46 books. While many in the first two groups find them valuable, they are not widely believed to be Divinely inspired and are therefore considered apocryphal.

Learn the books of the Old Testament

Use all of your senses to learn to locate the books of the Bible. Singing information has long been used to help people memorize. Although childish, this song is my favorite and was chosen for its simplicity.

Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
Joshua
Judges
Ruth
1 Samuel
2 Samuel
1 Kings
2 Kings
1 Chronicles

2 Chronicles
Ezra
Nehemiah
Esther
Job
Psalm
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Song of Solomon
Isaiah
Jeremiah
Lamentations
Ezekiel

Daniel
Hosea
Joel
Amos
Obadiah
Jonah
Micah
Nahum
Habakkuk
Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi

New Testament

This section only appears in Christian Bibles. It is considered to be inspired by God, but most Protestants and Catholics believe that it takes precedence over the Old Testament, which many believe is no longer valid if you are a believer in Jesus as the Messiah.

There are many, including myself, who believe that anything in the New Testament must always find its source in the Old Testament, which is still valid for all those who follow God.

Learn the books of the New Testament

Now it’s time to learn the New Testament. Using your senses helps to cement the information in your brain. Follow along below as you listen to the music.

Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians

Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon

Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Revelation

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