Books of the Bible in Order2024-01-16T21:06:33-06:00
Books of the Bible in Order
Frequently Asked Questions About the Bible2024-01-21T21:57:12-06:00

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About the Bible

There are 66 Books in the Bible

The first 5 books of the Bible are:

  • Genesis
  • Exodus
  • Leviticus
  • Numbers
  • Deuteronomy

These 5 books are known as the Books of Law.  In Hebrew these books are know as the Torah, and in the Greek they are known as the Pentateuch.

The first book in the New Testament is the Gospel of Matthew.  Matthew’s Gospel is immediately followed by the other three Gospels of the New Testament, which are the:

  • Gospel of Mark
  • Gospel of Luke
  • Gospel of John

The last book of the Old Testament is Malachi.

Also referred to as the Apocalypse, there are 22 chapters in the Book of Revelation.

There are a total of 21 Epistle Books in the Bible.  These books are separated into the Pauline Epistles and the General Epistles.  They are ordered in the Bible as follows:

Pauline Epistles (13):

  • Romans
  • 1 Corinthians
  • 2 Corinthians
  • Galatians
  • Ephesians
  • Philippians
  • Colossians
  • 1 Thessalonians
  • 2 Thessalonians
  • 1 Timothy
  • 2 Timothy
  • Titus
  • Philemon

General Epistles (8):

  • Hebrews
  • James
  • 1 Peter
  • 2 Peter
  • 1 John
  • 2 John
  • 3 John
  • Jude

The Christian Bible is a collection of 66 books (all inspired by God Himself), written from approximately 1500 BC – AD 100, by over 40 different authors that included, Kings, Leaders, Prophets and followers of Jesus Christ.

The Books of the Bible in Order

The Books of the Bible in Order

The first segment of books in the Old Testament are known as the Books of Law.  In Hebrew, these books are known as the Torah, and in Greek they are known as the Pentateuch. They are followed by the Books of History, the Books of Poetry, the Major Prophets and Minor Prophets. The OT Books of the Bible in Order are as follows:

Books of Law (5):

  • Genesis
  • Exodus
  • Leviticus
  • Numbers
  • Deuteronomy

Books of History (12):

  • Joshua
  • Judges
  • Ruth
  • 1 Samuel
  • 2 Samuel
  • 1 Kings
  • 2 Kings
  • 1 Chronicles
  • 2 Chronicles
  • Ezra
  • Nehemiah
  • Esther

Books of Poetry (5):

  • Job
  • Psalms
  • Proverbs
  • Ecclesiastes
  • Song of Songs

Major Prophets (5):

  • Isaiah
  • Jeremiah
  • Lamentations
  • Ezekiel
  • Daniel

Minor Prophets (12):

  • Hosea
  • Joel
  • Amos
  • Obadiah
  • Jonah
  • Micah
  • Nahum
  • Habakkuk
  • Zephaniah
  • Haggai
  • Zechariah
  • Malachi

The first segment of books in the New Testament are known as the The Four Gospels.  They are followed by The Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline Epistles, the General Epistles and the Apocalypse.  The NT Books of the Bible in Order are as follows:

The Four Gospels (4):

  • Gospel of Matthew
  • Gospel of Mark
  • Gospel of Luke
  • Gospel of John

The Acts of the Apostles (1):

  • Acts

Pauline Epistles (13):

  • Romans
  • 1 Corinthians
  • 2 Corinthians
  • Galatians
  • Ephesians
  • Philippians
  • Colossians
  • 1 Thessalonians
  • 2 Thessalonians
  • 1 Timothy
  • 2 Timothy
  • Titus
  • Philemon

General Epistles (8):

  • Hebrews
  • James
  • 1 Peter
  • 2 Peter
  • 1 John
  • 2 John
  • 3 John
  • Jude

Apocalypse (1):

  • Revelation

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