What Are Some of the Books of the Bible?


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Some of the books of the Bible are Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Esther, Leviticus and Psalms from the Old Testament. Books from the New Testament of the Bible include Acts of the Apostles, Colossians, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. There are 27 books in the New Testament, while the number of books in the Old Testament depends on the religious edition.

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The four Gospels of the New Testament are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The story of the life, death and resurrection of Christ are primarily told in these books. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke are considered Synoptic Gospels because they generally have similar views; the Gospel of John takes a different view.

The rest of the New Testament focuses on the early Christian Church. Books 6-18, which includes Colossians, Romans and first Timothy, are known as Paul's letters. The Books 19-26 are known as the Catholic letters and include the books of Hebrews, James and Second Peter. The last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelations, tells of the Apocalypse.

There are 46 books in the Roman Catholic Old Testament, 39 books in the Protestant version and 51 in the Eastern Orthodox version. The first five books are known as the Five Books of Moses and consist of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. The Jewish Old Testament, or Tanakh, contains 24 books.

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