Divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures

The Hebrew Scriptures were divided into 3 sections: -The Law (Torah), or Pentateuch, 5 books: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. -The Prophets (Nebhim), 8 books: Former Prophets - Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings Latter Prophets - Isaiah , Jeremiah , Ezekiel , The Book of the 12 -The Writings (Kethubim), 11 books: Poetical Books - Psalms, Proverbs, Job Megilloth, 5 Rolls- Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Esther, Ecclesiastes Historical Books - Daniel , Ezra-Nehemiah, Chronicles. Note: In the Hebrew Bible Genesis (Bershiyt) is the first book and Chronicles (Dibre Hayamim) is the last book.

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