1.2.2.2 The books of the Old Testament

In the New King James Version of the Bible used in the English-speaking world, the Old Testament can be divided into three groups: historical books, doctrinal books, and prophetical books.

The seventeen historical books are:

The five books of Moses (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy)

The book of Joshua

The book of Judges

The book of Ruth

The two books of Samuel

The two books of the Kings

The two books of the Chronicles

The book of Ezra

The book of Nehemiah

The book of Esther

The five doctrinal books are:

The book of Job

The book of Psalms

The book of Proverbs

The book of Ecclesiastes

The Song of Solomon

The seventeen prophetical books are:

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Lamentations of Jeremiah

Ezekiel

Daniel

Hosea

Joel

Amos

Obadiah

Jonah

Micah

Nahum

Habakkuk

Zephaniah

Haggai

Zechariah

Malachi

See also