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Books of the Bible


This is a table comparing the canons of some of these traditions appears below, comparing the Jewish Bible with the Christian Old Testament and New Testament. Empty table cells indicate that a book is absent from that canon.


Eastern Orthodox, Old Testament (51 books) Tanakh, Jewish Bible (24 books) Protestant, Old Testament (39 books) Catholic, Old Testament (46 books) Original language
Genesis Bereishit Genesis Genesis Hebrew
Exodus Shemot Exodus Exodus Hebrew
Leviticus Vayikra Leviticus Leviticus Hebrew
Numbers Bamidbar Numbers Numbers Hebrew
Deuteronomy Devarim Deuteronomy Deuteronomy Hebrew
Joshua (Iesous) Yehoshua Joshua Joshua (Josue) Hebrew
Judges Shofetim Judges Judges Hebrew
Ruth see below Ruth Ruth Hebrew
1 Samuel (1 Kingdoms)[9] Shemuel 1 Samuel 1 Samuel (1 Kings)[8] Hebrew
2 Samuel (2 Kingdoms)[9]   2 Samuel 2 Samuel (2 Kings)[8] Hebrew
1 Kings (3 Kingdoms)[9] Melakhim 1 Kings 1 Kings (3 Kings)[8] Hebrew
2 Kings (4 Kingdoms)[9]   2 Kings 2 Kings (4 Kings)[8] Hebrew
1 Chronicles (1 Paralipomenon) see below 1 Chronicles 1 Chronicles (1 Paralipomenon) Hebrew
2 Chronicles (2 Paralipomenon)   2 Chronicles 2 Chronicles (2 Paralipomenon) Hebrew
1 Esdras       Hebrew
Ezra (2 Esdras)[9][10] see below Ezra Ezra (1 Esdras) Hebrew and Aramaic
Nehemiah (2 Esdras)[9][10]   Nehemiah Nehemiah (2 Esdras) Hebrew
Tobit     Tobit Aramaic (and Hebrew?)
Judith     Judith Hebrew
Esther[11] see below Esther Esther[11] Hebrew

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