Books Of The Bible

Books Of The Bible

An Introduction To The Bible.

The primary thing everyone should know about the Bible is that, it is breathed out by God and its profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness…” (2 Timothy 3:16)

 the word “bible” comes from the Latin and Greek words for “book” (biblia and biblos, respectively)  is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures Considered to be a product of divine inspiration, revelations and the record of relationship between God and humans in the past with  ever new inspirations, revelations, and information for the  present and the future. Written by different authors at different season’s time and places.

Its of two great divisions of old and new testaments. The word “testament” (Hebrew berîth, Greek diatheke), means “covenant.” The term “Old Testament” refers to the covenant which God entered into with Abraham and the people of Israel, and “New Testament” to the covenant God has entered into with believers through Christ

the Bible is really huge: about 611,000 words long, all divided up across 66 smaller documents called the “books” of the Bible.

Here I make a brief introduction to all the bible books and authorships from Genesis to Revelation  for your understanding.

 

 Old Testament Books Of The Bible

1. Genesis 

Author: Traditionally Moses

Fun fact: Genesis is the book of beginnings. It records the beginning of time, life, sin, salvation, the human race, and the Hebrew nation. It begins with primeval history centered in four major events: the Creation, the fall, the Flood, and the dispersion of the nations. Genesis then narrates the history of four great patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph

2. Exodus

Exodus relates the story of freedom for God’s people from slavery,gods special relationship with them and the beginning of national identity. The book is important to both Old Testament history and a proper understanding of Hebrew customs and

Author: Traditionally Moses

3. Leviticus

God gives Israel instructions for how to worship Him. Leviticus highlights the nature of true worship and holiness. Leviticus emphasizes the importance of holiness and cleanness. Leviticus stresses the role of sacrifice in creating and maintaining right relations between God and man

Author: traditionally Moses

4. Numbers

The Hebrew title for this book is “In the Wilderness”, which is quite descriptive of the contents. the book records the Word of God to Israel. It focuses on the Land of Promise and Israel’s journey toward it. It reiterates the value of faith and obedience, accentuates the indispensability of the priesthood for preserving the nation’s spiritual health.

Author: Traditionally Moses

5. Deuteronomy

The Book of Deuteronomy restates God’s love for Israel, the history of His provision for them, the benefits or blessings of walking in covenant with God, and the consequences for disobeying the stipulations of the covenant.

Author: Traditionally Moses

6. Joshua

“Joshua” means “Jehovah saves”, or “the Lord is salvation”, and corresponds to the New Testament name “Jesus”. God delivered Israel in Joshua’s day when He was personally present as the saving Commander who fought on Israel’s behalf.

 Author: Nobody knows.

7. Judges

“Judges,” refers to unique leaders God gave to His people for preservation against their enemies. The Hebrew title means “deliverers” or “saviors,” as well as judges Israel enters a cycle of turning from God, falling captive to oppressive nations, calling out to God, and being rescued by leaders God sends their way (called “judges”).

Author: Nobody knows

8. Ruth

“Ruth” most likely comes from a Moabite and/or Hebrew word meaning “friendship.” Ruth arrived in Beth-lehem as a foreigner , became a maidservant, married wealthy Boaz and was included in the physical lineage of Christ. Author: Nobody knows

9. 1 Samuel

The books of Samuel were originally one book in the Hebrew Canon. The single volume of Samuel was divided into two by the translators of the Greek Old Testament, the Septuagint, who viewed Samuel and Kings together as the “Books of the Kingdoms.”Israel demands a king, who turns out to be quite a disappointment.

Author: Nobody knows

10. 2 Samuel

First and Second Samuel were originally one book in the Hebrew Canon but were divided by the translators of the Septuagint. Originally, 2 Samuel was called 2 Kings, as it is in the Latin vulgate. The book now bears the name of the first principal character to appear in 1 Samuel. The prophet Samuel was already deceased before the events recorded in 2 Samuel. The content of 2 Samuel deals with the life and reign of King David and could have been entitled the Book of David.

 Author: Nobody knows

11. 1 Kings

The kingdom of Israel has a time of peace and prosperity under King Solomon, but afterward splits, and the two lines of kings turn away from God.

Author: Nobody knows

12. 2 Kings

Both kingdoms ignore God and his prophets, until they both fall captive to other world empires.

Author: Nobody knows

13. 1 Chronicles

The books of Chronicles were originally one book in the Hebrew text. They became separated into two books by the translators of the Greek version of the Old Testament and were given a title meaning “Things Left Behind”. That is, details not included in Samuel and Kings. The Hebrew title, “Daily Matters,” like the English title “Chronicles,” indicates that the material in these two books recounts the most important affairs in the lives of Israel’s leaders, especially the

Author: Traditionally Ezra

14. 2 Chronicles

The books of Chronicles view Israel’s religious institutions, the temple, priesthood, offerings and feasts, as the essential elements of her national life.

Author: Traditionally Ezra

15. Ezra

The Israelites rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, and a scribe named Ezra teaches the people to once again obey God’s laws.

Author: Ezra.

16. Nehemiah

The city of Jerusalem is in bad shape, so Nehemiah rebuilds the wall around the city.

Author: Nehemiah

17. Esther

 This book and the Book of Ruth are the only Old Testament books named after women. Someone hatches a genocidal plot to bring about Israel’s extinction, and Esther must face the emperor to ask for help.

Author: Nobody knows

18. Job

“persecuted one.” Or  “repentant one. Satan attacks a righteous man named Job, and Job and his friends argue about why terrible things are happening to him. In summary,The author recounts an era in the life of Job, in which he was tested and the character of God was revealed.

Author: Nobody knows

19. Psalms

The Hebrew title for the book is tehilim, meaning “praises”. If one word could be chosen to describe the book, certainly “praises” would qualify, for there is no psalm that does not contain an element of praise.psalm is a collection of 150 songs that Israel sang to God (and to each other)—kind of like a hymnal for the ancient Israelites.

Author: one can identify a collection of more than 7 composers. King David wrote at least 73 of the 150 Psalms. other composers includes Moses,

David, Asaph , Solomon, Heman, Ethan

20. Proverbs

The word “proverb” means “to be like”, thus Proverbs is a book of comparisons between common, concrete images and life’s most profound truths. A collection of sayings written to help people make wise decisions that bring about justice.

Author: Solomon and other wise men

21. Ecclesiastes

“One Who Addresses an Assembly,” and thus “Preacher,” or better, “Teacher.” A philosophical exploration of the meaning of life

Author: Traditionally Solomon

22. Song of Solomon (Song of Songs)

Several titles have been suggested for the book, all taken from the first verse: “The Song of Songs”, “the Song of Solomon”, or “Canticles” A love song (or collection of love songs) celebrating love, desire, and marriage. exalts the purity of marital affection and romance. 

Author: Traditionally Solomon (but it could have been written about Solomon, or in the style of Solomon)

23. Isaiah

Isaiah means “Yahweh is salvation,” and is similar to the names Joshua, Elisha, and Jesus. God sends the prophet Isaiah to warn Israel of future judgment—but also to tell them about a coming king and servant who will “bear the sins of many.”

Author: Isaiah (and maybe some of his followers)

24. Jeremiah

Jeremiah means “Jehovah throws”, in the sense of laying down a foundation, or “Jehovah establishes, appoints, or sends” .God sends a prophet to warn Israel about the coming Babylonian captivity, but the people don’t take the news very well.

Author: Jeremiah

25. Lamentations 

Means “loud cries” A collection of dirges lamenting the fall of Jerusalem after the Babylonian attacks and teaches all believers how to deal with suffering.

Author: Traditionally Jeremiah

26. Ezekiel

Ezekiel  means “strengthened by God”, God chooses a man to speak for Him to Israel, to tell them the error of their ways and teach them justice: Ezekiel.

Author: Ezekiel

27. Daniel

Relate revelation through dreams and visions. Daniel was God’s mouthpiece to the Gentile and Jewish world, declaring God’s current and future plans. What Revelation is to the New Testament prophetically and apocalyptically, Daniel is to the Old Testament. Author: Daniel (with other contributors)

28. Hosea

Hosea means salvation. He is told to marry a prostitute who leaves him, and he must bring her back: a picture of God’s relationship with Israel. Hosea’s prophecy gave Israel a tangible example of its spiritual idolatry, yet portrayed God’s love for Israel in spite of her spiritual infidelity. It constituted a national call to repentance.

Author: Hosea

29. Joel

God sends a plague of locusts to Judge Israel, but his judgment on the surrounding nations is coming, too.

Author: Joel

30. Amos

Amos’ name means “burden” or “burden-bearer”. He is not to be confused with Amoz (“stout, strong”), the father of Isaiah . The prophecy is Amos’s great burden from the Lord concerning the national sin of God’s chosen people, as well as the judgment that must fall upon them unless they repent. Amos preaches against the injustice of the Northern Kingdom of Israel.

Author: Amos

31. Obadiah

Obadiah means “servant of the Lord” .Obadiah warns the neighboring nation of Edom that they will be judged for plundering Jerusalem.

Author: Obadiah

32. Jonah

A disobedient prophet runs from God, is swallowed by a great fish, and then preaches God’s message to the city of Nineveh.

Author: Traditionally Jonah

33. Micah

Micah means Who is like the Lord?” .he confronts the leaders of Israel and Judah regarding their injustice, and prophecies that one day the Lord himself will rule in perfect justice.

Author: Micah

34. Nahum

Nahum means “comfort” or “consolation” Nahum foretells of God’s judgment on Nineveh, the capital of Assyria.

Author: Nahum

35. Habakkuk

 means “one who embraces” Habakkuk pleads with God to stop the injustice and violence in Judah, but is surprised to find that God will use the even more violent Babylonians to do so.

Author: Habakkuk

36. Zephaniah

 mean “the Lord hides” God warns that he will judge Israel and the surrounding nations, but also that he will restore them in peace and justice.

Author: Zephaniah

37. Haggai

The people have abandoned the work of restoring God’s temple in Jerusalem, and so Haggai takes them to task.

Author: Haggai

38. Zechariah

means “The Lord remembers” The prophet Zechariah calls Israel to return to God, and records prophetic visions that show what’s happening behind the scenes.

Author: Zechariah

39. Malachi

The name Malachi means “My Messenger” God has been faithful to Israel, but they continue to live disconnected from him—so God sends Malachi to call them out.

Author:Malachi

 

New Testament Books Of The Bible

(These books were written about Jesus, and what it means to follow him.)

40. The Gospel of Matthew

The key word in Matthew is “fulfilled”, as we have been looking at the prophecies being fulfilled.This is an account of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, focusing on Jesus’ role as the true king of the Jews.

Author: Matthew

41. The Gospel of Mark

This brief account of Jesus’ earthly ministry highlights Jesus’ authority and servanthood.

Author: John Mark

42. The Gospel of Luke

Luke writes the most thorough account of Jesus’ life, pulling together eyewitness testimonies to tell the full story of Jesus.

Author: Luke

43. The Gospel of John

John lists stories of signs and miracles with the hope that readers will believe in Jesus.

Author: John

44. Acts

The book focuses primarily on the acts of two apostles, Peter and Paul.Jesus returns to the Father, the Holy Spirit comes to the church, and the gospel of Jesus spreads throughout the world and it proposes to show the continuation “of all that Jesus began both to do and teach”

Author: Luke

45. Romans

Paul summarizes how the gospel of Jesus works in a letter to the churches at Rome, where he plans to visit.

Author: Paul

46. 1 Corinthians

Paul writes a disciplinary letter to a fractured church in Corinth, and answers some questions that they’ve had about how Christians should behave.

Author: Paul

47. 2 Corinthians

Paul writes a letter of reconciliation to the church at Corinth, and clears up some concerns that they have.

Author: Paul

48. Galatians

Paul hears that the Galatian churches have been lead to think that salvation comes from the law of Moses, and writes a (rather heated) letter telling them where the false teachers have it wrong.

Author: Paul

49. Ephesians

Paul writes to the church at Ephesus about how to walk in grace, peace, and love.

Author: Paul

50. Philippians

Philippians derives its name from the Greek city where the church to which it was addressed was located  An encouraging letter to the church of Philippi from Paul, telling them how to have joy in Christ.

Author: Paul

51. Colossians

Colossians is named for the city of Colossae, where the church it was addressed to was located. It was also to be read in the neighboring church at Laodicea Paul writes the church at Colossae a letter about who they are in Christ, and how to walk in Christ.

Author: Paul

52. 1 Thessalonians

Paul has heard a good report on the church at Thessalonica, and encourages them to “excel still more” in faith, hope, and love.

Author: Paul

53. 2 Thessalonians

his represents the Apostle Paul’s second canonical correspondence to the fellowship of believers in the city of Thessalonica .Paul instructs the Thessalonians on how to stand firm until the coming of Jesus.

Author: Paul

54. 1 Timothy

Timothy  means “one who honors God”.Paul gives his protegé Timothy instruction on how to lead a church with sound teaching and a godly example.

Author: Paul

55. 2 Timothy

Paul is nearing the end of his life, and encourages Timothy to continue preaching the word.

Author: Paul

56. Titus

Paul advises Titus on how to lead orderly, counter-cultural churches on the island of Crete.

Author: Paul

57. Philemon

Paul strongly recommends that Philemon accept his runaway slave as a brother, not a slave.

Author: Paul

58. Hebrews

A letter encouraging Christians to cling to Christ despite persecution, because he is greater.

Author: Nobody knows

59. James

James, like all of the general epistles except Hebrews, is named after its author A letter telling Christians to live in ways that demonstrate their faith in action.

Author: James (likely the brother of Jesus)

60. 1 Peter

Peter writes to Christians who are being persecuted, encouraging them to testify to the truth and live accordingly.

Author: Peter

61. 2 Peter

Peter writes a letter reminding Christians about the truth of Jesus, and warning them that false teachers will come.

Author: Peter

62. 1 John

John writes a letter to Christians about keeping Jesus’ commands, loving one another, and important things they should know.

Author: John

63. 2 John

A very brief letter about walking in truth, love, and obedience.

Author: John

64. 3 John

An even shorter letter about Christian fellowship.

Author: John

65. Jude

A letter encouraging Christians to content for the faith, even though ungodly persons have crept in unnoticed.

Author: Jude

66. Revelation

means “an uncovering”, “an unveiling”, or “a disclosure”. John sees visions of things that have been, things that are, and things that are yet to come.

Author: John

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