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,
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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