THE 66 BOOKS OF THE HOLY BIBLE

The Divisions of the Bible

Our Bible a gift from God, though usually bound in a single volume, our Bible is actually a library—a collection of 66 books.

THE 66 BOOKS OF THE HOLY BIBLE and The Divisions of the Bible.

The amazing 66 books of the Holy Bible came together through the divine inspiration of 40 human writers. These inspired men worked in a spirit of perfect harmony from 1400 B.C. to A.D. 100—over the course of about fifteen hundred years to complete the Bible.

The perfect harmony of these writings is convincing evidence that all of them were guided by a single mind—the mind of God. Some of these inspired men simply wrote down what God had told them. Some of them wrote down what they had seen and some wrote what they had learned from others. We are blessed because all of these writers were specially guided by the spirit of God so that they wrote just what God wanted them to write giving us our bible as we know it to be today.

Our bible is divided in a way that is meant to make it easy for us to find the information we are looking for and each division has a message. This post is a result of my searching for the reason why Super Achievers are able to do so much, and in my search, I have discovered that God is truly the source for which all our blessings flow and that no man can reach his highest potential without truly knowing God. This post is meant to help the reader understand the Divisions of the bible, how our bible is divided—the groups.

Two Large Divisions: the Old Testament (39 books); and the New Testament (27 books) each has 4 groups. 

Old Testament
I.  Law
Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
II.  History
Joshua
Judges
Ruth
1st Samuel
2nd Samuel
1st Kings
2nd Kings
1st Chronicles
2nd Chronicles
Ezra
Nehemiah
Esther
III.  Poetry
Job
Psalm
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Song of Solomon
IV.  Prophets
Isaiah
Jeremiah
Lamentations
Ezekiel
Daniel
Hosea
Joel
Amos
Obadiah
Jonah
Micah
Nahum
Habakkuk
Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi
New Testament
I.  Gospels
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
II.  History
Acts
III.  Letters 
Romans
1st Corinthians
2nd Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1st Thessalonians
2nd Thessalonians
1st Timothy
2nd Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1st Peter
2nd Peter
1st John
2nd John
3rd John
Jude
IV.  Prophecy
Revelation

 

 

The Old Testament has the following 4 groups:

I.  Law (5 books)

  •  Genesis
  •  Exodus
  •  Leviticus
  •  Numbers
  •  Deuteronomy

II.  History (12 books)

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

III.  Poetry (5 books)

  •  Job
  •  Psalm
  •  Proverbs
  •  Ecclesiastes
  •  Song of Solomon

IV.   Prophecy (17 books)

  • Isaiah
  • Jeremiah
  •  Lamentations
  •  Ezekiel
  •  Daniel
  •  Hosea
  •  Joel
  •  Amos
  •  Obadiah
  •  Jonah
  •  Micah
  •  Nahum
  •  Habakkuk
  •  Zephaniah
  •  Haggai
  •  Zechariah
  •  Malachi

 

The New Testament has the following 4 groups:

I.  Gospels (4 books)

  • Matthew
  •  Mark
  •  Luke
  •  John

II.  History (1 book)

  • Acts

III.  Letters (21 books)

  • Romans
  • 1st Corinthians
  • 2nd Corinthians
  • Galatians
  • Ephesians
  • Philippians
  • Colossians
  • 1st Thessalonians
  • 2nd Thessalonians
  • 1st Timothy
  • 2nd Timothy
  • Titus
  • Philemon
  • Hebrews
  • James
  • 1st Peter
  • 2nd Peter
  • 1st John
  • 2nd John
  • 3rd John
  • Jude

IV.  Prophecy (1 book)

Revelation

 

Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the Lord. — Leviticus 19:18

 

The above groups give a general idea of what is in them—remember that they are not limited to just that group only.

 

 

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