How many books are in the old testament

 


There are 39 books in the old testament. The complete list.

 

Pentateuch

 

  • Genesis
  • Exodus
  • Levitical
  • Numbers
  • Deuteronomy

 

Historical books

 

  • Josue
  • Judges
  • Ruth
  • 1 Samuel
  • 2 Samuel
  • 1 Kings
  • 2 Kings
  • 1 Chronicles
  • 2 Chronicles
  • Ezra
  • Nehemiah
  • Ester

 

Poetic books

 

  • Job
  • Psalms
  • Proverbs
  • Ecclesiastes
  • Song

 

Major prophetic books

 

  • Isaiah
  • Jeremiah
  • Wailing
  • Ezequiel
  • Daniel

 

Minor prophetic books

 

  • Hosea
  • Joel
  • Amos
  • Obadiah
  • Jonah
  • Micah
  • Nahum
  • Habacuc
  • Zephaniah
  • Haggai
  • Zacarias
  • Malachi

 

See also:

 


Sources:

Pagels, Elaine, The Gnostic Gospels, New York: Vintage Books, 1979.
Nigg, Walter, The Heretics, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1962
Meyer, Melvin W., translator, The Secret Teachings of Jesus: The Four Gnostic Gospels, New York: Random House, 1984