The Books of the Bible

Broadly speaking, we Christians have three different lists of which books should be included in the Bible: Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox.

 


 

OVERVIEW

Protestant: 66 books and 1,190 chapters

Catholic: 73 books and 1,334 chapters

Orthodox: 76 books and 1,345 chapters

 

PROTESTANT

Genesis: 50 chapters

Exodus: 40

Leviticus: 27

Numbers: 36

Deuteronomy: 34

Joshua: 24

Judges: 21

Ruth: 4

1 Samuel (1 Kingdoms): 31

2 Samuel (2 Kingdoms): 24

1 Kings (3 Kingdoms): 22

2 Kings (4 Kingdoms): 25

1 Chronicles (1 Paraleipomenon): 29

2 Chronicles (2 Paraleipomenon): 36

Ezra: 10

Nehemiah: 13

Esther: 10

Job: 42

Psalms: 150

Proverbs: 31

Song of Songs: 8

Isaiah: 66

Jeremiah: 52

Lamentations: 5

Ezekiel: 48

Daniel: 12

Hosea: 14

Joel: 3

Amos: 9

Obadiah: 1

Jonah: 4

Micah: 7

Nahum: 3

Habakkuk: 3

Zephaniah: 3

Haggai: 2

Zechariah: 14

Malachi: 4

Matthew: 28

Mark: 16

Luke: 24

John: 21

Acts: 28

Romans: 16

1 Corinthians: 16

2 Corinthians: 13

Galatians: 6

Ephesians: 6

Philippians: 4

Colossians: 4

1 Thessalonians: 5

2 Thessalonians: 3

1 Timothy: 6

2 Timothy: 4

Titus: 3

Philemon: 1

Hebrews: 13

James: 5

1 Peter: 5

2 Peter: 3

1 John: 5

2 John: 1

3 John: 1

Jude: 1

Revelation: 22

 

CATHOLIC

(exceptions to the above)

Tobit: 14

Judith: 16

Additions to Esther: 6

1 Maccabees: 16

2 Maccabees: 15

Wisdom (of Solomon): 19

Sirach (Wisdom of): 51

Baruch: 6

Additions to Daniel: 2

 

ORTHODOX

(exceptions to all the above)

1 Ezdras (1 Ezra): 9

2 Ezdras (2 Ezra): 6

3 Maccabees: 7

4 Maccabees: 18

Additions to the Psalms: 1

Epistle of Jeremiah: 1

Baruch: 5

Jeremy’s Letter: 1

 

RESOURCES

Books and chapters

The Books of the Bible

The Chronology of the Deuterocanonical Books

 


Unless otherwise noted, all Bible quotations on this page are from the World English Bible and the World Messianic Edition. These translations have no copyright restrictions. They are in the Public Domain.


 

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