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.
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.
A Bible that’s falling apart…
usually belongs to someone who isn’t!
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.
Old Testament Sing-a-long
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.
Song of Solomon
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God, but most Protestants and Catholics believe that it takes precedence over the Old Testament, which many believe is no longer valid if you are a believer in Jesus as the Messiah.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.
New Testament Sing-a-long
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.