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The Hebrew name for the Jewish Bible is the "Tanakh".

The word Tanakh comes from the acronym T-N-K which is derived from the names of the portions of the Hebrew Bible:
Torah (the Law), Neviim (the Prophets), and Ketuvim (the Writings).  The following 24 books contain all of the same books as the Christian "Old Testament" but ordered and organized in a slightly different fashion.

 

NrHebrewTransliteratedMeaningEnglish
Torah (Law)
1 בּראשׁית Bereshit "In the Beginning" Genesis
2 שׁמוֹת Shemot "Names" Exodus
3 ויקרא Vayikra "And He Called" Leviticus
4 בּמדבּר B'midbar "In the Wilderness" Numbers
5 דברים Devarim "Words" Deuteronomy
Early Neviim (Prophets)
6 יהוֹשׁוּע Y'hoshua "G-d is Salvation" Joshua
7 שׁוֹףּטים Shof'tim "Judges" Judges
8 שׁמוּאל Sh'mu'el "Asked of G-d" Samuel
9 מלכים M'lakhim "Kings" 1 & 2 Kings
10 ישׁעיהוּ Yeshayahu "Salvation of Yah" Isaiah
11 ירמיהוּ Yirmeyahu "Exaltation of Yah" Jeremiah
12 יחזקאל Yechezhk'el "Strength of G-d" Ezekiel
Latter Neviim (Prophets)
13 תרי עשׁר
הוֹשׁע
יוֹאל
עמוֹס
עבדיה
יוֹנה
מיכה
נקם
הבקוּק
צפניה
חגי
זכריה
מלאכי
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Hoshea,
Yo'el,
Amos,
Ovadyah,
Yonah,
Mikhah,
Naqum,
Havaquq,
Tz'fanyah,
Hagai,
Z'kharyah,
Mal'akhi
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"Safety",
"The Lord is G-d",
"Burdensome",
"Servant of Yah",
"Dove",
"Who is like Yah",
"Consolation",
"Embrace",
"Hidden of Yah",
"Festal",
"Memory of Yah",
"My angel"
Twelve Prophets-
Hosea,
Joel,
Amos,
Obadiah,
Jonah,
Micah,
Nahum,
Habbakuk,
Zephaniah,
Haggai,
Zechariah,
Malachi
Ketuvim (Writings)
14 תהלים Tehillim "Praises" Psalms
15 משׁלי Mishlei "Proverbs" Proverbs
16 איוֹב Yov "He that cries" Job
17 שׁיר השׁירים Shir HaShirim "Song of Songs" Song of Songs
18 רוּת Rut "Satisfied" Ruth
19 איכה Eikhah "Lamentations" Lamentations
20 קהלת Kohelet "One who assembles" Ecclesiates
21 אסתר Ester "Secret" Esther
22 דאניאל Dani'el "Judgment of G-d" Daniel
23 עזרא/ נחמיה Ezra- Nechemiah "Help"- "Consolation" Ezra- Nehemiah
24 דברי הימים Divrei HaYamim "Matter of the Days" 1 & 2 Chronicles
 

 

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Yom Chamishi, 5 Sivan, 5780 - Erev Shavuot

Thursday, May 28, 2020

 

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