How many books are there in the whole Bible?
Date: 03 Aug 2009 Posted By:
How many books in the new testament and the old testament.
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03 Aug 2009 Member Level:
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The Bible as we know is the holy scriptures of the Roman Catholics. It is a collection of 66 books which are broadly divided into two parts; the Old Testament and the New Testament.
The Old Testament contains 39 books and 929 chapters. The New Testament has 27 books and 260 chapters. The New testament marks the birth of Jesus Christ, who the Christians believe is the Son of God, and the sequence of incidents after his birth.
The Bible's books are categorised by 9 types.
1. Book of Moses and the Law.
Genesis; Exodus; Leviticus; Numbers ; Deuteronomy
2. History books.
Joshua; Judges; Ruth; Samuel 1; SAmuel 2; Kings 1; Kings 2;
Chronicles1; Chronicles 2; Ezra; Nehemiah; Esther
3. Wisdom books.
Job; Psalms; Proverbs; Ecclestiastes; Song of Solomon
4. Prophets books.
Isaiah; Jeremiah; Lamentations; Ezekial; Daniel; Hosea; Joel;
Amos; Obadiah; Jonah; Mikah; Nahum; HAbakkuk; Zephaniah;
Haggai; Zecharaiah; Malachi
Matthew; Mark; Luke; John
6. History of the early Church.
ACts of the Apostles
7. St Paul's Letters.
Romans; Corinthians1; Corinthians 2; Galatians; Ephetians;
Philliphians; Collosians; THessalonians 1; Thessalonians 2;
Timothy 1; Timothy 2; Titus; Philomen; Hebrews;
8. Other Letters.
James; John 1; John 2; ohn 3; Peter 1; Peter 2; Jude
Over 40 writers have authored the Bible.
Kiran Paul Kanikaram
05 Aug 2009 Member Level:
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There are 66 books in the bible
the old testament has 39 and New testament has 27 books
Jacob V. John
08 Aug 2009 Member Level:
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66 books are there in the whole BIBLE
09 Aug 2009 Member Level:
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the 'HOLY BIBLE' consists of 66 books, 39 books in the old testament and 27 in the new testament which is accepted all over the world. but you may get some fake bibles which will show some more scriptuers added to it (eg. about diff angel and saints). remember we just belive in JESUS and no one else.
the old testaments shows the law, the history, the prophets etc and the new testaments are the gospel written by the men of God through the Holy Spirit (i.e in the annointing of Holy Spirit).
Kiran Paul Kanikaram
04 Sep 2009 Member Level:
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There are 66 books in the bible out of which The old Testament has 39 and the New Testament has 27 Books.
Bible is not written at a particular time by a single person but the Bible is estimated to have been written between 1450 B.C. and 95 A.D and by people of different professions ranging from fishermen to doctors to scholars to kings etc and the entire message in the bible is true the things which are prophecy are fulfilled in the next years etc. It has been written by over 40 authors.
The longest chapter in the entire bible is Psalm 119 which consists of 176 Verses and the smallest chapter& the center chapter of the bible is Psalm 117 consist of 2 verses.
The books in the bible are arranged in groups. Below is the listing of the books in their groups and their purpose.
1. The Pentateuch:
Genesis (history of origin),
Exodus (Journey or departure),
Leviticus(relating to the Levites),
Numbers(38-year period of Israel’s wandering in the desert ), Deuteronomy(repetition of the law)
2. The Historical Books:
Joshua(the story of the kingdom of God breaking into the world of nations),
Judges(insists that the Lord is Israel’s true ruler), Ruth(glimpses into the private lives of the members of an Israelite family,
1 & 2 Samuel (God’s establishment of a political system in Israel headed by a human king),
1 & 2Kings (to present a social, political and economic history of Israel’s monarchy),
1 & 2 Chronicles (Chronicler wrote for the restored community), Ezra,
Nehemiah (Restoration of Jerusalem),
Esther (Queen saving her people)
3. Psalms and Writings:
Job (fear God and shun evil),
Psalms (the prayers of David son of Jesse),
Proverbs (sayings of the wise),
Ecclestiastes (instruction on how to live meaningfully, purposefully and joyfully within the theocratic arrangement—primarily by placing God at the center of one’s life, work and activities, by contentedly accepting one’s divinely appointed lot in life, and by reverently trusting in and obeying the Creator-King),
Song of Solomon (a song by, for, or about Solomon)
4. The Prophets:
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel,
Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah,
Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
Matthew (Jesus is their Messiah),
Mark (prepare his readers for such suffering by placing before them the life of our Lord),
Luke (one who loves God),
John (signs of Jesus)
Historical Narrative of the Church
Acts of the Apostles (To present a history, To give a defense, To provide a guide, To depict the triumph of Christianity in the face of bitter persecution)
Paul's Letters to churches and Individuals
Romans (God’s plan of salvation and righteousness for all humankind),
1 & 2 Corinthians (to instruct and restore the church in its areas of weakness),
Galatians(Magna Carta of Christian Liberty),
Ephesians (to understand better the dimensions of God’s eternal purpose and grace and come to appreciate the high goals God has for the church.),
Philippians (thank the Philippians),
Colossians (to exalts Christ as the very image of God),
1 & 2 Thessalonians (o encourage the new converts in their trials),
1 & 2 Timothy (to develop the charge he had given his young assistant),
Titus (personal authorization and guidance in meeting opposition),
Philemon (personal appeal to ask that he be accepted as a Christian brother),
Hebrews (The absolute supremacy and sufficiency of Jesus Christ as reveler and as mediator of God’s grace)
James (its emphasis on vital Christianity),
1,2 & 3 John (a letter of separation, of suffering and persecution, of suffering and glory, of hope, of pilgrimage, of courage, and as a letter dealing with the true grace of God),
1 & 2 Peter (it touches on various doctrines and has much to say about Christian life and duties),
Jude (warn them about certain immoral men circulating among them who were perverting the grace of God)
Revelation (to encourage the faithful to resist staunchly the demands of emperor worship)
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The holy Bible Consists of 66 books and it is broadly divided into two parts namely Old Testament and New Testament. The Old Testament has 39 books and the new testament has 27 books. The Old testament describes the history of the Israelite and the New testament describes about the life of Jesus Christ.
The Old Testament has five parts.
It has five chapters . They were written by Moses.
a)Genesis - It describes the history of wold and other origin
b)Exodus - It describes Journey or departure from Egypt.
c)Leviticus - It describes the work of Levy
d)Numbers - It describes 40 year Israel’s wandering in the desert
e)Deuteronomy - It describes law
2. History of Israelite:
a)Joshua - It describes the kingdom of God breaking into the world
b)Judges -It describes the judges of Israel
c)Ruth - It describes the private lives of the members of an Israelite family
d)1 Samuel - It describes the God’s establishment of a political system in Israel headed by a human king
e)2 Samuel -It describes about David
f)1 Kings - It describes Israel's human king
g)2Kings - It describes Israel's human king
h)1 Chronicles -It describes the generation of Israel
i)2 Chronicles -It describes the generation of Israel
k)Nehemiah -It describes Restoration of Jerusalem City
l)Esther -It describes the life of Queen Esther saving her people
j) Job - It describes the history of an faithful Man
3. Book Of Wisdom:
a)Psalms - It describes the prayers of David the King
b)Proverbs -It describes the sayings of the wise king Solomon.
c)Ecclesiastes - It describes the instruction on how to live in the world.
4. Book of songs.
a) Song of Solomon - It describes the song of Solomon
4. The Great Prophets:
5. The Small Prophets:
The New Testament has five parts.
1. The Gospels
2. History of the Church
a)Acts of the Apostles -It describes the history of the church.
3. Paul's Letters to churches and Individuals
a)Romans - A letter to Romans about God’s plan of salvation and righteousness for all humankind
b)1 Corinthians - A letter to Corinthians to instruct and restore the church in its areas of weakness
c)2 Corinthians -A letter to Corinthians to instruct and restore the church in its areas of weakness
d)Galatians - A letter to Galatians about Christian Liberty
e)Ephesians -A letter to Ephesians about God’s eternal purpose and grace
f)Philippians - A letter to thank the Philippians
g)Colossians - A letter to Colossians to exalts Christ as the very image of God
h)1 Thessalonians - A letter to Thessalonians to encourage the new converts
i)2 Thessalonians - A letter to Thessalonians to encourage the new converts
j)1 Timothy -A letter to Timothy to develop the young assistant
k)2 Timothy -A letter to Timothy to develop the young assistant
l)Titus -A letter to personal authorization and guidance
m)Philemon - A letter to man to accept Philemon as a Christian brother,
n)Hebrews -A letter to Hebrews about supremacy and sufficiency of Jesus Christ
4. Other letters:
a)James - A letter by James for emphasis on vital Christianity
b)1 John - A letter of the true grace of God
c)2 John - A letter of the true grace of God
d)3 John -A letter of the true grace of God
e)1 Peter - A letter by Peter about Christian life and duties
f)2 Peter-A letter by Peter about Christian life and duties
g)Jude -A letter by Jude to warn certain immoral men circulating among them who were perverting the grace of God
a)Revelation - It describes to encourage the faithful to resist staunchly the demands of emperor worship
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total there are 66 books including old testament and new testament
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