Article Index

 

Protestant Christians (as distinct from Greek Orthodox or Roman Catholics) recognize the following 66 books in their Bible.  Included below are the English names of each book, the Hebrew name for each book, the transliterated Hebrew name, and the meaning of the Hebrew name of each book.  "Transliterated" means the Hebrew is written in English letters in order to make the same sound.  For example, Bereshit (pronounced bear-uh-SHEET) is the Hebrew name of Genesis and Yochanan (YO-khuh-nahn) is the Hebrew name of John.

 

NrEnglishHebrewTransliteratedMeaningChaptersVerses
Law
1 Genesis בּראשׁית Bereshit "In the beginning" 50 1,533
2 Exodus שׁמוֹת Shemot "Names" 40 1,213
3 Leviticus ויקרא Vayikra "And He called" 27 859
4 Numbers בּמדבּר B'midbar "In the wilderness" 36 1,288
5 Deuteronomy דברים Devarim "Words" 34 959
History
6 Joshua יהוֹשׁוּע Y'hoshua "Salvation" 24 658
7 Judges שׁוֹףּטים Shof'tim "Judges" 21 318
8 Ruth רוּת Rut "Satisfied" 4 85
9 1 Samuel שׁמוּאל א Sh'mu'el Alef "Asked of G-d- One" 31 810
10 2 Samuel שׁמוּאל בּ Sh'mu'el Bet "Asked of G-d- Two" 24 695
11 1 Kings מלכים א M'lakhim Alef "Kings- One" 22 816
12 2 Kings מלכים בּ M'lakhim Bet "Kings- Two" 25 719
13 1 Chronicles דברי הימים א Divrei HaYamim Alef "Matter of the Days- One" 29 942
14 2 Chronicles דברי הימים בּ Divrei HaYamim Bet "Matter of the Days- Two" 36 822
15 Ezra עזרא Ezra "Help" 10 280
16 Nehemiah נחמיה Nechemyah "Consolation" 13 406
17 Esther אסתר Ester "Secret" 10 167
Wisdom Literature
18 Job איוֹב Yov "He that cries" 42 1,070
19 Psalms תהלים Tehillim "Praises" 150 2,461
20 Proverbs משׁלי Mishlei "Proverbs" 31 915
21 Ecclesiates קהלת Kohelet "One who assembles"
(as in an assembly of people)
12 222
22 Song of Songs שׁיר השׁירים Shir HaShirim "Song of Songs" 8 117
Major Prophets
23 Isaiah ישׁעיהוּ Yeshayahu "Salvation of Yah" 66 1,292
24 Jeremiah ירמיהוּ Yirmeyahu "Exaltation of Yah" 52 1,364
25 Lamentations איכה Eikhah "Lamentations" 5 154
26 Ezekiel יחזקאל Yechezhk'el "Strength of G-d" 48 1,273
27 Daniel דאניאל Dani'el "Judgment of G-d" 12 357
Minor Prophets
28 Hosea הוֹשׁע Hoshea "Safety" 14 197
29 Joel יוֹאל Yo'el "The Lord is G-d" 3 73
30 Amos עמוֹס Amos "Burdensome" 9 146
31 Obadiah עבדיה Ovadyah "Servant of Yah" 1 21
32 Jonah יוֹנה Yonah "Dove" 4 48
33 Micah מיכה Mikhah "Who is like Yah" 7 105
34 Nahum נקם Naqum "Consolation" 3 47
35 Habakkuk הבקוּק Havaquq "Embrace" 3 56
36 Zephaniah צפניה Tz'fanyah "Hidden of Yah" 3 53
37 Haggai חגי Hagai "Festal" 2 38
38 Zechariah זכריה Z'kharyah "Memory of Yah" 14 211
39 Malachi מלאכי Mal'akhi "My angel" 4 55
History
40 Matthew   Mattityahu "Reward of Yah" 28 1,071
41 Mark       16 678
42 Luke       24 1,151
43 John   Yochanan "Mercy of G-d" 21 879
44 Acts       28 1,007
Epistles
45 Romans       16 433
46 1 Corinthians       16 437
47 2 Corinthians       13 257
48 Galatians       6 149
49 Ephesians       6 155
50 Philippians       4 104
51 Colossians       4 95
52 1 Thessalonians       5 89
53 2 Thessalonians       3 47
54 1 Timothy       6 113
55 2 Timothy       4 83
56 Titus       3 46
57 Philemon       1 25
58 Hebrews       13 303
59 James   Ya'akov "Catches the heel" 5 108
60 1 Peter   Kefa Alef   5 105
61 2 Peter   Kefa Bet   3 61
62 1 John   Yochanan Alef   5 105
63 2 John   Yochanan Bet   1 13
64 3 John   Yochanan Gimel   1 14
65 Jude   Y'hudah "Yah's Praise" 1 25
Prophecy
66 Revelation       22 404

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