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 Catholic Orthodox
Books 66 73 76
Chapters 1,190 1,334 1,345

 

DETAILS

 

BOOKS Protestant Catholic Orthodox Tally
Genesis 50 50 50 50
Exodus 40 40 40 90
Leviticus 27 27 27 117
Numbers 36 36 36 153
Deuteronomy 34 34 34 187
Joshua 24 24 24 211
Judges 21 21 21 232
Ruth 4 4 4 236
1 Samuel (1 Kingdoms) 31 31 31 267
2 Samuel (2 Kingdoms) 24 24 24 291
1 Kings (3 Kingdoms) 22 22 22 313
2 Kings (4 Kingdoms) 25 25 25 338
1 Chronicles (1 Paraleipomenon) 29 29 29 367
2 Chronicles (2 Paraleipomenon) 36 36 36 403
1 Ezdras (1 Ezra) 0 0 9 412
Ezra (2 Ezdras) (2 Ezra) 10 10 16 428
Nehemiah 13 13 13 441
Tobit 0 14 14 425
Judith 0 16 16 441
Esther 10 16 16 457
1 Maccabees 0 16 16 473
2 Maccabees 0 15 15 488
3 Maccabees 0 0 7 495
4 Maccabees 0 0 18 513
Job 42 42 42 555
Psalms 150 150  151 706
Proverbs (of Solomon) 31 31 31 737
Ecclesiastes 12 12 12 749
Song of Songs 8 8 8 757
Wisdom (of Solomon) 0 19 19 776
Sirach (Wisdom of) 0 51 51 827
Isaiah 66 66 66 893
Jeremiah 52 52 52 945
Lamentations (of Jeremiah) 5 5 5 950
Epistle of Jeremiah 0 0 1 951
Baruch 0 6 5 956
Jeremy’s Letter 0 0 1 957
Ezekiel 48 48 48 1,005
Daniel 12  14  14 1,019
Hosea 14 14 14 1,033
Joel 3 3 3 1,036
Amos 9 9 9 1,045
Obadiah 1 1 1 1,046
Jonah 4 4 4 1,050
Micah 7 7 7 1,057
Nahum 3 3 3 1,060
Habakkuk 3 3 3 1,063
Zephaniah 3 3 3 1,066
Haggai 2 2 2 1,068
Zechariah 14 14 14 1,082
Malachi 4 3 3 1,085
Matthew 28 28 28 1,113
Mark 16 16 16 1,129
Luke 24 24 24 1,153
John 21 21 21 1,174
Acts 28 28 28 1,202
Romans 16 16 16 1,218
1 Corinthians 16 16 16 1,234
2 Corinthians 13 13 13 1,247
Galatians 6 6 6 1,253
Ephesians 6 6 6 1,259
Philippians 4 4 4 1,263
Colossians 4 4 4 1,267
1 Thessalonians 5 5 5 1,272
2 Thessalonians 3 3 3 1,275
1 Timothy 6 6 6 1,281
2 Timothy 4 4 4 1,285
Titus 3 3 3 1,288
Philemon 1 1 1 1,289
Hebrews 13 13 13 1,302
James 5 5 5 1,307
1 Peter 5 5 5 1,312
2 Peter 3 3 3 1,315
1 John 5 5 5 1,320
2 John 1 1 1 1,321
3 John 1 1 1 1,322
Jude 1 1 1 1,323
Revelation 22 22 22 1,345
TOTAL CHAPTERS  1,190  1,334  1,345  1,345
TOTAL BOOKS 66 73 76 76

 


BIBLE

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.


 

Author: Todd Van Natta

I was given a great gift. It is to be passionate about Jesus Christ and the Bible and the spiritual life. I am a Christian believer. I believe in Jesus Christ. I’m in love with Jesus! I believe the Bible. I love the Bible. For decades, I've been reading it cover-to-cover, again and again and again. I’ve memorized a whole lot of Bible verses. Most of all, I want the Bible to help us fall more deeply in love with God the Father, with Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, with other people, and with ourselves. And I've been reading the great writings from the entire Christian heritage for decades. At Explore the Faith, I share what I have discovered.

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