The Old Testament has
    39 books total

LAW- BOOKS OF MOSES
TENTATEUCH/TORAH (5)
GENESIS
EXODUS
LEVITICUS
NUMBERS
DEUTERONOMY

NARRATIVE HISTORICAL (12)
JOSHUA
JUDGES
RUTH
The next 6 books trace the time
from Samuel to the Captivity
1 SAMUEL
2 SAMUEL
1 KINGS
2 KINGS
1 CHRONICLES
2 CHRONICLES
The Next 3 books deal with
Israel's Restoration.
EZRA
NEHEMIAH
ESTHER

APOCRYPHA
(not in all Bibles)
ENOCH
TOBIT/TOBIAS
JUDITH
1 MACCABEES
2 MACCABEES
3 MACCABEES
4 MACCABEES

WISDOM LITERATURE
POETIC BOOKS (5)
JOB
PSALMS
PROVERBS
ECCLESIATES
SONG OF SOLOMON

SOLOMON WISDOM

PROPHETICAL (17)
MAJOR PROPHETS (5)
ISAIAH
JEREMIAH
LAMENTATIONS
EZEKIEL
DANIEL
MINOR PROPHETS (12)
HOSEA
JOEL
AMOS
OBADIAH
JONAH
MICHAH
NAHUM
HABAKKUK
ZEPHANIAH
HAGGAI
ZECHARIAH
MALACHI


NEW TESTAMENT
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  approximately
    GOD'S NAME
 
J
950 BC
Yahwist
written in the southern kingdom
of Judah

God is a personal actor in the
history of humanity and the world.
"Yahweh", (Jehovah) a
personal name, God
interacting personally with
human beings; ascribing
human form to inhuman
things, human characteristics
such as behavior and
emotion, epicted as human in
appearance, and they
generally behave like
humans, displaying jealously,
love, pride, anger and so
forth.
Prior to being labeled Yahweh, the
Israelite god was called
"Baal."
YHWH/IEUE was additionally the
Egyptian sun god Ra.
This singular Yahweh was a warrior
god, representing the sun in Aries,
which is ruled by the warlike Mars and
symbolized by the Ram-the same
symbolic ram "caught in a thicket" near
Abraham and used by him as a
replacement sacrifice for his son Isaac.
E
850 BC
Elohist
written in the kingdom of Israel
(northern kingdom)
Elohim, a generic term.
impersonal manner and God
acting in a more distant way,
through intermediaries like
prophets and dreams.
Hebrews, who "borrowed" many of
their gods (Elohim) from Mesopotamia
(and Canaan, Egypt, etc.).
D
600 BC
Deuteronomist
written in Jerusalem

The Deuteronomist (D) source
seems to have originated in the
north and was brought to the
south after 722 B.C.
  author of Deuteronomy, focus on law
rather than on history or narrative.
God creates the laws and humanity is
obligated to follow them.
P
500 BC
Priestly
completed in Babylon by Jewish
priests

The Priestly (P) source came
later and reflects the traditions of
Judah (south).
  "priestly" author of Leviticus, matters
relating to priests and the priestly class
    Documentary Hypothesis
We find J, E, and P in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers. We find D ONLY in Deuteronomy.
Because the four sources came from different times and places in Israel’s history, they reflect different ideas about God and have different
ways of writing about God. They also have different ways of writing in general.
For most of biblical history, the land known as Canaan, Israel, and/or Palestine was ruled by
six major empires:
Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians,  Persians, Greeks, Romans.

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The Bible is the place where God has spoken to man. God meant something
with the text revealed to mankind. We believe the Bible must be understood
literally, that is, as straightforward and true according to its literary context. If we
don’t approach the Bible this way, then we can only come to it with how we feel
about the text, and we decide what is true or false about the text – making
ourselves greater than the text itself.
One day, students in one of Albert Einstein’s classes were saying they had decided
there was no God. Einstein asked them how much of all the knowledge in the world
they had among themselves collectively, as a class. The students discussed it for a
while and decided they had 5% of all human knowledge among themselves. Einstein
thought their estimate was a little generous, but he replied: “Is it possible God exists
in the 95% you don’t know?”
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The Old Testament has 39 books total
# of books
# of chapters
verses
     
      LAW – BOOKS OF MOSES
PENTATEUCH/TORAH (5)
  Walked with God
1
50
1533
GENESIS
Creation, the Fall, the Flood, spread of the nations,
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Enslavement in
Egypt.
Adam/Eve
Enoch
- Walking in the
Spirit.did not die; God
took him
Noah-Not being
conformed to this world.
Abraham-Perfect
obedience.
          Talked with God
2
40
1213
EXODUS
Enslavement, Moses, 10 plagues, Passover, Leave
Egypt, Red Sea Crossing, Mt. Sinai and the 10
Commandments
Moses
3
27
859
LEVITICUS
Instructions on sacrificial system and the priesthood.
Instructions on moral purity.
 
4
36
1288
NUMBERS
Still at Mt. Sinai, people make false idol, punishment,
40-years wandering begins.
 
5
34
959
DEUTERONOMY
Moses' discourses on God's Acts for Israel the
Decalogue, the ceremonial, civil, and social Laws,
and covenant ratification.
 
      NARRATIVE
HISTORICAL (12)
   
6
24
658
JOSHUA
First half of Joshua describes the 7-year conquest of
the Land of Promise. The last half deals with
partitioning the lands to the people.
 
7
21
618
JUDGES
Time of Judges. This was a bad time period. The
Israelites did not drive out all the inhabitants of
Canaan and began to take part in their idolatry. 7
cycles of foreign oppression, repentance, and
deliverance. In the end, the people failed to learn
their lesson.
 
8
4
85
RUTH
Kinsman redeemer in Boaz, redeeming Ruth, a
Moabitess. Speaks of righteousness, love, and
faithfulness to the Lord.
 
9
31
810
1 SAMUEL
Samuel carries Israel from judges to King Saul
 
10
24
695
2 SAMUEL
David as King, adultery, and murder.
 
11
22
816
1 KINGS
Solomon, Israel is powerful. Solomon dies, then
division of tribes: 10 to the north and 2 to the south.
 
12
25
719
2 KINGS
The Divided Kingdom. All 19 kings of Israel were bad,
therefore, captivity in Assyria (722 B.C.). In Judah, 8
of 20 rulers were good but went into exile, too.
Elijah- God took him in a
whirlwind.
13
29
942
1 CHRONICLES
A recounting of the history of Israel to the time of
Solomon.
 
14
36
822
2 CHRONICLES
continued recounting of the life of Solomon, building
of temple, to the captivity. History of Judah only.
 
The Next 3 books deal with Israel's Restoration.
15
10
280
EZRA
Cyrus let most of the Jews return to their land of
Israel. Zerubbabel led the people (539 B.C.). Ezra
returned later with more Jews (458 B.C.) Built the
temple.
 
16
13
406
NEHEMIAH
Building the walls of Jerusalem. Nehemiah got
permission from the king of Persia to rebuild the walls
(444 B.C.). Revival in the land.
 
17
    TOBIAS
   
18
    JUDITH
   
19
10
167
ESTHER
Took place during chapters 6 and 7 of Ezra.
Mordecai. Plot to kill the Jewish people.
 
           
20
    1 MACCABEES
   
21
    2 MACCABEES
   
      WISDOM LITERATURE
POETIC BOOKS (5)
   
22
42
1070
JOB
a righteous man tested by God. Deals with God's
sovereignty.
 
23
150
2461
PSALMS
Consists of 5 divisions. Worship in song. Large
variety of subjects.
 
24
31
915
PROVERBS
Practical wisdom in everyday affairs.
 
25
12
222
ECCLESIASTES
All is vanity. The wisdom of man is futility.
 
26
8
117
SONG OF SOLOMON
A song (between Solomon and his Shulammite bride)
displaying the love between a man and a woman.
 
27
    SOLOMON WISDOM
   
      PROPHETICAL (17)
MAJOR PROPHETS (5)
   
28
66
1292
ISAIAH
Looks at the sin of Judah and proclaims God's
judgment. Hezekiah. Coming restoration and blessing.
 
29
52
1364
JEREMIAH
Called by God to proclaim the news of judgment to
Judah, which came. God establishes a New Covenant.
 
30
5
154
LAMENTATIONS
5 lament poems. Description of defeat and fall of
Jerusalem.
 
31
48
1273
EZEKIEL
He ministered to the Jews in Captivity in Babylon.
Description of the end of times.
 
32
12
357
DANIEL
Many visions of the future for the Gentiles and the
Jews.
 
      MINOR PROPHETS (12)
   
33
14
197
HOSEA
Story of Hosea and his unfaithful wife, Gomer.
Represents God's love and faithfulness and Israel's
spiritual adultery. Israel will be judged and restored.
 
34
3
73
JOEL
Proclaims a terrifying future using the imagery of
locusts. Judgment will come, but blessing will follow.
 
35
9
146
AMOS
He warned Israel of its coming judgment. Israel rejects
God's warning.
 
36
1
21
OBADIAH
A proclamation against Edom, a neighboring nation of
Israel that gloated over Jerusalem's judgments.
Prophecy of its utter destruction.
 
37
4
48
JONAH
Jonah proclaims a coming judgment upon Nineveh's
people, but they repented and judgment was spared.
 
38
7
105
MICHAH
Description of the complete moral decay in all levels
of Israel. God will judge but will forgive and restore.
 
39
3
47
NAHUM
Nineveh has gone into apostasy (approx. 125 years
after Jonah) and will be destroyed.
 
40
3
56
HABAKKUK
Near the end of the kingdom of Judah, Habakkuk
asks God why He is not dealing with Judah's sins.
God says He will use the Babylonians. Habakkuk asks
how God can use a nation that is even worse than
Judah.
 
41
3
53
ZEPHANIAH
The theme is developed of the Day of the Lord and
His judgment with a coming blessing. Judah will not
repent except for a remnant, which will be restored.
 
42
2
38
HAGGAI
The people failed to put God first by building their
houses before they finished God's temple. Therefore,
they had no prosperity.
 
43
14
211
ZECHARIAH
Zechariah encourages the Jews to complete the
temple. Many messianic prophecies.
 
44
4
55
MALACHI
God's people are lax in their duty to God. Growing
distant from God. Moral compromise. Proclamation of
coming judgment.
 
           
      APOCRYPHA
The books of the Apocrypha were written during the
four hundred silent years between the Book of
Malachi and the announcement of the birth of John
the Baptist. Jewish and New Testament sources both
agree that no divinely inspired prophetic utterance
occurred during this time.