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What is The Bible?

The Bible is a collection of 66 books, religious texts or scriptures, divided into 2 main parts, Old Testament and New Testament. The word “Bible” comes from the greek word τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, it means “The Books”.

The 66 Bible Books are not placed in chronical order but are placed by type of book. Pentateuch, known as the Torah, which means Law, Lessons. The pentateuch is also known as the 5 books of Moses (Penta means 5). Then Historian, Poetry, Major Prophets, and the Minor Prophets (it reference to the size of the books, not the importance or impact), Gospels (means literally: Good News), The Epistles of Paul, The General Epistles, and the Prophecy written by John. 

Different names of The Bible

The Bible has many names like The Holy Bible, The Christian Bible, The Good Book, Book of Books, Good News Bible, Word of God and The (Holy) Scriptures. 

Why should I read the Bible?

Who wrote the Bible?

The bible has multiple authors over a timespan of more than 1500 years. The bible book Job is believed to be the oldest (exact date unknown), and Revelation the most recent one. Here below you can find a table with the names of the 66 bible books in order of presence, if it's in the New Testament or Old Testament, the Author(s), and when it is written.

Book Name

OT/NT

Type

Author(s)

Written in

Genesis

Old Testament

Pentateuch

Moses

1445-1405 BC

Exodus

Old Testament

Pentateuch

Moses

1445-1405 BC

Leviticus

Old Testament

Pentateuch

Moses

1445-1405 BC

Numbers

Old Testament

Pentateuch

Moses

1445-1405 BC

Deuteronomy

Old Testament

Pentateuch

Moses

1445-1405 BC

Joshua

Old Testament

The Books of History

Joshua (expect the parts written regarding his death)

1405-1385 BC

Judges

Old Testament

The Books of History

Samuel, Nathan, Gad

1043 BC

Ruth

Old Testament

The Books of History

Samuel, Nathan, Gad

1030-1010 BC

1 Samuel

Old Testament

The Books of History

Samuel, Nathan, Gad

931-722 BC

2 Samuel

Old Testament

The Books of History

Samuel, Nathan, Gad

931-722 BC

1 Kings

Old Testament

The Books of History

Jeremiah

561-538 BC

2 Kings

Old Testament

The Books of History

Jeremiah

561-538 BC

1 Chronicles

Old Testament

The Books of History

Ezra

450-430 BC

2 Chronicles

Old Testament

The Books of History

Ezra

450-430 BC

Ezra

Old Testament

The Books of History

Ezra

457-444 BC

Nehemiah

Old Testament

The Books of History

Nehemiah, Ezra

424-400 BC

Esther

Old Testament

The Books of History

Mordecai

450-331 BC

Job

Old Testament

The Books Poetry

Job

Unknown

Psalms

Old Testament

The Books Poetry

David, Asaph, Ezra, the sons of Korah, Heman, Ethan, Moses and a host of unnamed authors

1410-450 BC

Proverbs

Old Testament

The Books Poetry

Solomon, Agur and Lemuel (Proverbs 30 and 31)

971-686 BC

Ecclesiastes

Old Testament

The Books Poetry

Solomon

940-931 BC

Song of Songs

Old Testament

The Books Poetry

Solomon

971-965 BC

Isaiah

Old Testament

Major Prophets

Isaiah

700-681 BC

Jeremiah

Old Testament

Major Prophets

Jeremiah

586-570 BC

Lamentations

Old Testament

Major Prophets

Jeremiah

586 BC

Ezekiel

Old Testament

Major Prophets

Ezekiel

590-570 BC

Daniel

Old Testament

Major Prophets

Daniel

536-530 BC

Hosea

Old Testament

Minor Prophets

Hosea

750-710 BC

Joel

Old Testament

Minor Prophets

Joel

835-796 BC

Amos

Old Testament

Minor Prophets

Amos

750 BC

Obadiah

Old Testament

Minor Prophets

Obadiah

850-840 BC

Jonah

Old Testament

Minor Prophets

Jonah

775 BC

Micah

Old Testament

Minor Prophets

Micah

735-710 BC

Nahum

Old Testament

Minor Prophets

Nahum

650 BC

Habakkuk

Old Testament

Minor Prophets

Habakkuk

615-605 BC

Zephaniah

Old Testament

Minor Prophets

Zephaniah

635-625 BC

Haggai

Old Testament

Minor Prophets

Haggai

520 BC

Zechariah

Old Testament

Minor Prophets

Zechariah

480-470 BC

Malachi

Old Testament

Minor Prophets

Malachi

433-424 BC

Matthew

New Testament

Gospels

Matthew

AD 50-60

Mark

New Testament

Gospels

John Mark

AD 50-60

Luke

New Testament

Gospels

Luke

AD 60-61

John

New Testament

Gospels

John the Apostle

AD 80-90

Acts

New Testament

History

Luke

AD 62

Romans

New Testament

Pauline Epistles

Paul

AD 56

1 Corinthians

New Testament

Pauline Epistles

Paul

AD 55

2 Corinthians

New Testament

Pauline Epistles

Paul

AD 55-56

Galatians

New Testament

Pauline Epistles

Paul

AD 49-50

Ephesians

New Testament

Pauline Epistles

Paul

AD 60-62

Philippians

New Testament

Pauline Epistles

Paul

AD 60-62

Colossians

New Testament

Pauline Epistles

Paul

AD 60-62

1 Thessalonians

New Testament

Pauline Epistles

Paul

AD 51

2 Thessalonians

New Testament

Pauline Epistles

Paul

AD 51-52

1 Timothy

New Testament

Pauline Epistles

Paul

AD 62-64

2 Timothy

New Testament

Pauline Epistles

Paul

AD 66-67

Titus

New Testament

Pauline Epistles

Paul

AD 62-64

Philemon

New Testament

Pauline Epistles

Paul

AD 60-62

Hebrews

New Testament

General Epistles

Paul, Luke, Barnabas, Apollos

AD 67-69

James

New Testament

General Epistles

James, Brother of Jesus

AD 44-49

1 Peter

New Testament

General Epistles

Peter

AD 64-65

2 Peter

New Testament

General Epistles

Peter

AD 67-68

1 John

New Testament

General Epistles

John the Apostle

AD 90-95

2 John

New Testament

General Epistles

John the Apostle

AD 90-95

3 John

New Testament

General Epistles

John the Apostle

AD 90-95

Jude

New Testament

General Epistles

Jude, the brother of Jesus and James (not the Apostle)

AD 68-70

Revelation

New Testament

Prophecy

John the Apostle

AD 94-96

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