MARCH 10

The 39 books of the Bible’s Old Testament can be divided into: (1) The Books of Law (2) The Books of History (3) The Books of Poetry, and (4) The Books of Prophecy.

The Books of Law, also know as the Books of Moses, the Torah, which is Hebrew for “Law,” and the Pentateuch, which is Latin for “Five Books,” are: (1) Genesis (2) Exodus (3) Leviticus (4) Numbers, and (5) Deuteronomy.

The Book of History are: (1) Joshua (2) Judges (3) Ruth (4) 1 Samuel (5) 2 Samuel (6) 1 Kings (7) 2 Kings (8) 1 Chronicles (9) 2 Chronicles (10) Ezra (11) Nehemiah, and (12) Esther.

The Books of Poetry, also known as the Books of Wisdom or Wisdom Literature, are: (1) Job (2) Psalms (3) Proverbs (4) Ecclesiastes, and (5) Song of Solomon or Song of Songs.

The Books of Prophecy may be divided into the Major and Minor Prophets. The Major Prophets are: [1] Isaiah [2] Jeremiah [3] Lamentations [4] Ezekiel, and [5] Daniel. The minor Prophets are: [1] Hosea [2] Joel [3] Amos [4] Obadiah [5] Jonah [6] Micah [7] Nahum [8]Habakkuk [9] Zephaniah [10] Haggai [11] Zechariah, and [12] Malachi. It should be noted that the only difference between the major and the minor prophets is the size of their books, not the importance of their prophecies.