Books of the Bible in order

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The book of the bible is also known as holy bible or sacred scriptures and texts. It is the most translated book in history.
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The Books of the bible in chronological order

List of the books of the bible in order are split in two:
  • Old Testament bible books.
  • New testament bible books.

The Old Testament Books in chronological order list

The Old Testament or Jewish Tanakh is the first book of the Bible. It contains the origin and creation of the universe, the exodus from Egypt, the formation of Israel the Prophets and the Wisdom Books.

  1. Genesis: First book of Moses
  2. Exodus: Second Book of Moses
  3. Leviticus: Third Book of Moses
  4. Numbers: Fourth Book of Moses
  5. Deuteronomy: Fifth Book of Moss
  6. Book of Joshua
  7. The Book of Judges
  8. Book of Ruth
  9. First Book of Samuel
  10. Second Book of Samuel
  11. First Book of Kings
  12. Second Book of Kings
  13. First Book of Chronicles
  14. Second Book of Chronicles
  15. Book of Ezra
  16. The Book of Nehemiah
  17. Book of Esther
  18. The Book of Job
  19. Book of Psalms
  20. The Book of Proverbs
  21. Book of Ecclesiastes
  22. The Song of Solomon or Son of Songs or Canticles
  23. The Book of Isaiah
  24. The Book of Jeremiah
  25. Book of Lamentations
  26. Book of Ezekiel
  27. The book of Daniel
  28. Book of Hosea
  29. The Book of Joel
  30. Book of Amos
  31. The Book of Obadiah
  32. Book of Jonah
  33. The book of Micah
  34. book of Nahum
  35. The book of Habakkuk
  36. book of Zephaniah
  37. The book of Haggai
  38. book of Zechariah
  39. The book of Malachi


The New Testament Books in chronological order list

The List of the New Testament are the Books placed after the Old Testament in the bible. The New Testament includes life of Jesus and early churches.

  1. Gospel according to Matthew
  2. The Gospel according to Mark
  3. Gospel according to Luke
  4. The Gospel according to John
  5. Acts (of the Apostles)
  6. Romans (epistle of Paul to the romans)
  7. 1 Corinthians: First epistle of Paul to the Corinthians
  8. 2 Corinthians: First epistle of Paul to the Corinthians
  9. Galatians: Epistle of Paul to the galatians
  10. Ephesians: Epistle of Paul to the ephesians
  11. Philippians: Epistle of Paul to the philippians
  12. Colossians: Epistle of Paul to the Colossians
  13. 1 Thessalonians: First epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians
  14. 2 Thessalonians: Second epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians
  15. 1 Timothy: First epistle of Paul to timothy
  16. 2 Timothy: Second epistle of Paul to timothy
  17. Titus: Epistle of Paul to Titus
  18. Philemon: Epistle of Paul to Philemon
  19. Hebrews: Epistle to the Hebrews
  20. James: The general epistle of James
  21. 1 Peter: The first epistle of Peter
  22. 2 Peter: The second epistle of Peter
  23. 1 John: The first epistle of John
  24. 2 John: The second epistle of John
  25. 3 John: The third epistle of John
  26. Jude: The epistle of Jude
  27. Revelation: The book of revelation or Apocalypse of John.


What are the first five books of the bible

Pentateuch means “five rolls”, from Greek pénte, “five”, and teuchos, “rolls”. It is formed by the first five books of the Old Testament:

  • Genesis: book of the origins.
  • Exodus: book of the departure from Egypt.
  • Leviticus: book of the Levites, priests of the tribe of Levi.
  • Numbers: book of the censuses of the people of Israel.
  • Deuteronomy: book of the second law.


The Pentateuch is the key to understanding the whole Bible, because it presents the beginnings of the revelation of God to the chosen people, and in it we find the first experiences and reflections on God’s plan of love with humanity.

Only by knowing the Pentateuch can we understand the richness of God’s revelation and the extraordinary history of salvation throughout the Bible until it reaches its fullness in Jesus, God and man, the only savior of all humanity.


God’s relationship with his people was preserved in the memory of the people with respect and love, and it was passed on from father to son orally for nearly 600 years, until those experiences were recorded in writing.

This story is told in many ways and with a variety of literary genres: reflections on the experience of God and human nature, laws that govern the people, prayers of the people to God, poems that present the feelings of the people, significant family memories, rites that regulate acts of worship …
The last redaction of the Pentateuch was based on the traditions of four groups of people, who related to God in different ways.


As each tradition shows very beautiful aspects of God, the final editors decided to unite the four, since all were considered inspired. Each oral tradition or source of knowledge of God was given a name, as if it had only one author.

The yavista tradition calls to God Yahveh through the manuscript and “J” is represented. It begins in the ninth and eighth centuries a.C.


Also, It belongs to southern Palestine and focuses on the kingdom of Judah. It emphasizes the closeness of God with humanity and describes it in anthropomorphic terms, from the Greek ánthroopos, “man” and morpheé, “form”, that is, it presents God acting and reacting as a human person.

The Elohist tradition gives God the name of Elohim and is represented by an “E”. Also, it begins at the same time as the yavista, in which it was integrated around 715 a.C.

It arises in the northern kingdom or kingdom of Israel, and speaks of prophetism, the strength of morals and the danger of idolatry. It shows a God who speaks in dreams and with symbols like the bush.

The Deuteronomist tradition has an insistent style and is represented by a “D”. It was written in the seventh century a.C. He insists on the action of God and the need for a personal and community response.

It is based on the previous traditions: it begins at the end of the kingdom when the Northern Kingdom fell into the power of Assyria, and the people seemed to forget their fidelity to the Sinai covenant.

The priestly tradition is represented with a “P” and shows God distant and majestic. It is written on returning from exile in the sixth century BC. Israel was no longer an independent nation and centered its identity in the temple. It gives great importance to the rites of worship and to the functions of priests.


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