Appendix:Books of the Bible

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Lists of books in various Bibles[edit]

Tanakh – Hebrew Bible[edit]

Law or Pentateuch[edit]

The Hebrew names are taken from the first line of each book in the original Hebrew. The English names are from the Septuagint and Vulgate translations.

English Name Hebrew Name Translation
Genesis בְּרֵאשִׁית (bereshít) In the beginning
Exodus שְׁמוֹת (sh'mót) [These are the] names
Leviticus וַיִּקְרָא‎‎ (vayikrá) And he [the LORD] called
Numbers בְּמִדְבַּר (b'midbár)
בַּמִּדְבָּר‎ (bamidbár)
[The LORD spoke to Moses] in the desert
Deuteronomy דְּבָרִים‎‎ (d'varím) [These are the] words

Prophets[edit]

Former Prophets
Latter Prophets
Minor prophets or the Twelve

The Writings[edit]

Poetical books
Rolls
Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Chicago, London, Toronto (1950).

King James Bible (Protestant)[edit]

Old Testament
New Testament
Source: Holy Bible (Authorised Version). Lutterworth Press, London (1946).

New Jerusalem Bible (Catholic, 1985)[edit]

Old Testament
New Testament
Source: Catholic Online (retrieved 22 February 2018).

Table of comparisons[edit]

The numbers on each row indicate that book's position in the Bible version.

Book Tanakh
(Hebrew)
KJV NJB
Acts - 44 51
Amos 17 30 37
Baruch - - 32
1 Chronicles 38 13 13
2 Chronicles 39 14 14
Colossians - 51 58
1 Corinthians - 46 53
2 Corinthians - 47 54
Daniel 35 27 34
Deuteronomy 5 5 5
Ecclesiastes 33 21 25
Ephesians - 49 56
Esther 34 17 19
Exodus 2 2 2
Ezekiel 14 26 33
Ezra 36 15 15
Galatians - 48 55
Genesis 1 1 1
Habakkuk 22 35 42
Haggai 24 37 44
Hebrews - 58 65
Hosea 15 28 35
Isaiah 12 23 29
James - 59 66
Jeremiah 13 24 30
Job 29 18 22
Joel 16 29 36
John - 43 50
1 John - 62 69
2 John - 63 70
3 John - 64 71
Jonah 19 32 39
Joshua 6 6 6
Jude - 65 72
Judges 7 7 7
Judith - - 18
1 Kings 10 11 11
2 Kings 11 12 12
Lamentations 32 25 31
Leviticus 3 3 3
Luke - 42 49
1 Maccabees - - 20
2 Maccabees - - 21
Malachi 26 39 46
Mark - 41 48
Matthew - 40 47
Micah 20 33 40
Nahum 21 34 41
Nehemiah 37 16 16
Numbers 4 4 4
Obadiah 18 31 38
1 Peter - 60 67
2 Peter - 61 68
Philemon - 57 64
Philippians - 50 57
Proverbs 28 20 24
Psalms 27 19 23
Revelation - 66 73
Romans - 45 52
Ruth 31 8 8
1 Samuel 8 9 9
2 Samuel 9 10 10
Sirach - - 28
Song of Solomon     30 22 26
1 Thessalonians - 52 59
2 Thessalonians - 53 60
1 Timothy - 54 61
2 Timothy - 55 62
Titus - 56 63
Tobit - - 17
Wisdom - - 27
Zechariah 25 38 45
Zephaniah 23 36 43

Abbreviations and alternative names[edit]

Abbr. Name of book Alternative names
Acts Acts of the Apostles  
Bel & Dr. Bel and the Dragon Daniel 14 (when considered canonical)
Cant. Canticle of Canticles Canticles, Song of Solomon, Song of Songs
Chr Chronicles the Book of Chronicles
Chron. Chronicles  
1 Chr 1 Chronicles the First book of Chronicles
2 Chr 2 Chronicles the Second book of Chronicles
1 Chron. 1 Chronicles  
2 Chron. 2 Chronicles  
Col. Colossians the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians
Coloss. Colossians  
Cor. Corinthians  
1 Cor. 1 Corinthians the First epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
2 Cor. 2 Corinthians the Second epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
Dan. Daniel  
Deut. Deuteronomy the Fifth book of Moses
Eccl. Ecclesiastes the Preacher
Eccles. Ecclesiastes  
Ecclus. Ecclesiasticus the Wisdom of Jesus son of Sirach, Ben Sira, Sirach
Eph. Ephesians the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians
Ephes. Ephesians  
Esd. Esdras  
1 Esd. 1 Esdras  
2 Esd. 2 Esdras  
3 Esd. 3 Esdras  
4 Esd. 4 Esdras  
Exod. Exodus the Second book of Moses
Ezek. Ezekiel the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel
Gal. Galatians the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians
Gen. Genesis the First book of Moses
Hab. Habakkuk  
Hag. Haggai  
Heb. Hebrews the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews
Hebr. Hebrews  
Hos. Hosea  
Isa. Isaiah the Book of the Prophet Isaiah
Jam. James the General epistle of James
Jas James  
Jer. Jeremiah the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah
Josh. Joshua  
Jud. Jude  
Jud. Judges  
Jud. Judith  
Judg. Judges  
Kgs Kings  
1 Kgs 1 Kings 3 Kings (when 1 & 2 Sam. are named 1 & 2 Kgs)
2 Kgs 2 Kings 4 Kings (when 1 & 2 Sam. are named 1 & 2 Kgs)
Lam. Lamentations the Lamentations of Jeremiah
Lament. Lamentations  
Lev. Leviticus the Third book of Moses
Macc. Maccabees  
1 Macc. 1 Maccabees  
2 Macc. 2 Maccabees  
Mal. Malachi  
Matt. Matthew the Gospel of St Matthew
Mic. Micah  
Nah. Nahum  
Neh. Nehemiah  
Num. Numbers the Fourth book of Moses
Obad. Obadiah  
Pet. Peter  
1 Pet. 1 Peter the First epistle general of Peter
2 Pet. 2 Peter the Second epistle general of Peter
Phil. Philippians  
Philem. Philemon the Epistle of Paul to Philemon
Philipp. Philippians the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians
Pr. of Man. Prayer of Manasseh  
Prov. Proverbs  
Ps. Psalms  
Pss. Psalms  
Rev. Revelation the Revelation of St John the Divine
Rom. Romans the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans
S. of III Ch. Song of the Three Holy Children  
Sam. Samuel  
1 Sam. 1 Samuel the First book of Kings
2 Sam. 2 Samuel the Second book of Kings
Sol. Song Song of Solomon Canticles, Canticle of Canticles, Song of Songs
S. of Sol. Song of Solomon  
Song of Sol. Song of Solomon  
Song Sol. Song of Solomon  
Sus. Susanna Daniel 13 (when considered canonical)
Thess. Thessalonians  
1 Thess. 1 Thessalonians the First epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians
2 Thess. 2 Thessalonians the Second epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians
Tim. Timothy  
1 Tim. 1 Timothy the First epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Timothy
2 Tim. 2 Timothy the Second epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Timothy
Tit. Titus the Epistle of Paul to Titus
Wisd. Wisdom of Solomon Wisdom
Zech. Zechariah  
Zeph. Zephaniah  

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]