books of the bible

The 66 Books of the Bible

Books of the Bible List – King James Version – Key Facts About The Old & New Testaments

The Bible remains the best-selling book in the world. There are hundreds of English Bible translations dating back to the 7th century and over two thousand translations into other languages. The books of the Bible in the table refer to the King James version of the Bible. The Authorized KJV was started in 1604 and completed and published in 1611.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Books of the Bible

Frequently Asked Questions About The Bible

  • Who wrote the Bible?
    There were around 40 main contributors, 30 for the Old Testament and 10 for the New Testament.
  • How many books of the Bible are there?
    There are 66 books of the bible, 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament, in the King James Bible version.
  • What language was the Bible written in?
    The Bible was originally written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and “Biblical Greek” aka “New Testament Greek” and “Koine Greek“.
  • How many chapters does the Authorized Bible contain?
    There are 1,189 chapters in the bible.
  • How many verses does the King James Bible contain?
    There are 31,102 verses in the bible.

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#PartAll 66 Books of the BibleWhich Testament?ChaptersVerses
IThe Law Books:The First 5 Books of the Old Testament (Pentateuch)Old Testament1875,852
11st law bookThe first book of Moses called Genesis.Old testament501,533
22nd law bookThe second book of Moses called Exodus.Old testament401,213
33rd law bookThe third book of Moses called Leviticus.Old testament27859
44th law bookThe fourth book of Moses called Numbers.Old testament361,288
55th law bookThe fifth book of Moses called Deuteronomy.Old testament34959
IIHistorical Books:Preparation For Christ
Old Testament2497,018
61st old historical bookThe book of Joshua.Old testament24658
72nd old historical bookThe book of Judges.Old testament21618
83rd old historical bookThe book of Ruth.Old testament485
94th old historical bookThe first book of Samuel (1 Samuel).Old testament31810
105th old historical bookThe second book of Samuel (2 Samuel).Old testament24695
116th old historical bookThe first book of Kings (1 Kings).Old testament22816
127th old historical bookThe second book of Kings (2 Kings).Old testament25719
138th old historical bookThe first book of Chronicles (1 Chronicles).Old testament29942
149th old historical bookThe second book of Chronicles (2 Chronicles).Old testament36822
1510th old historical bookThe book of Ezra.Old testament10280
1611th old historical bookThe book of Nehemiah.Old testament13406
1712th old historical bookThe book of Esther.Old testament10167
III5 Poetical Books:The Wisdom Literature of the Old TestamentOld Testament2434,785
181st poetical bookThe book of Job.Old testament421,070
192nd poetical bookThe book of Psalms.Old testament1502,461
203rd poetical bookThe book of Proverbs.Old testament31915
214th poetical bookThe book of Ecclesiastes.Old testament12222
225th poetical bookThe song of Solomon (Song of songs / Canticles).Old testament8117
IVMajor Prophets:The Major Prophets of the Old TestamentOld Testament1834,440
231st major prophet bookThe book of Isaiah.Old testament661,292
242nd major prophet bookThe book of Jeremiah.Old testament521,364
253rd major prophet bookThe book of Lamentations.Old testament5154
264th major prophet bookThe book of Ezekiel.Old testament481,273
275th major prophet bookThe book of Daniel.Old testament12357
VMinor Prophets:The Minor Prophets of the Old TestamentOld Testament671,050
281st minor prophet bookThe book of Hosea.Old testament14197
292nd minor prophet bookThe book of Joel.Old testament373
303rd minor prophet bookThe book of Amos.Old testament9146
314th minor prophet bookThe book of Obadiah.Old testament121
325th minor prophet bookThe book of Jonah.Old testament448
336th minor prophet bookThe book of Micah.Old testament7105
347th minor prophet bookThe book of Nahum.Old testament347
358th minor prophet bookThe book of Habakkuk.Old testament356
369th minor prophet bookThe book of Zephaniah.Old testament353
3710th minor prophet bookThe book of Haggai.Old testament238
3811th minor prophet bookThe book of Zechariah.Old testament14211
3912th minor prophet bookThe book of Malachi.Old testament455
VIHistorical BooksThe Historical Books of the New TestamentNew Testament1174,786
401st new historical bookThe gospel according to Matthew.New testament281,071
412nd new historical bookThe gospel according to Mark.New testament16678
423rd new historical bookThe gospel according to Luke.New testament241,151
434th new historical bookThe gospel according to John.New testament21879
445th new historical bookThe acts of the Apostles.New testament281,007
VIIThe Pauline EpistlesThe Pauline Epistles of the New TestamentNew testament872,033
451st Pauline epistle bookThe epistle of Paul to the Romans.New testament16433
462nd Pauline epistle bookThe first epistle of Paul to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians).New testament16437
473rd Pauline epistle bookThe second epistle of Paul to the Corinthians (2 Corinthians).New testament13257
484th Pauline epistle bookThe epistle of Paul to the Galatians.New testament6149
495th Pauline epistle bookThe epistle of Paul to the Ephesians.New testament6155
506th Pauline epistle bookThe epistle of Paul to the Philippians.New testament4104
517th Pauline epistle bookThe epistle of Paul to the Colossians.New testament495
528th Pauline epistle bookThe first epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians).New testament589
539th Pauline epistle bookThe second epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians (2 Thessalonians).New testament347
5410th Pauline epistle bookThe first epistle of Paul to Timothy (1 Timothy).New testament6113
5511th Pauline epistle bookThe second epistle of Paul to Timothy (2 Timothy).New testament483
5612th Pauline epistle bookThe epistle of Paul to Titus.New testament346
5713th Pauline epistle bookThe epistle of Paul to Philemon.New testament125
VIIIThe General EpistlesThe Non-Pauline Epistles of the New TestamentNew testament34734
581st non-Pauline epistle bookThe epistle to the Hebrews.New testament13303
592nd non-Pauline epistle bookThe general Epistle of James.New testament5108
603rd non-Pauline epistle bookThe first epistle of Peter (1 Peter).New testament5105
614th non-Pauline epistle bookThe second epistle of Peter (2 Peter).New testament361
625th non-Pauline epistle bookThe first epistle of John (1 John).New testament5105
636th non-Pauline epistle bookThe second epistle of John (2 John).New testament113
647th non-Pauline epistle bookThe third epistle of John (3 John).New testament114
658th non-Pauline epistle bookThe epistle of Jude.New testament125
IXApocalyptic EpistleThe Prophetic Book of the New TestamentNew testament22404
66Apocalyptic epistle bookThe book of Revelation (The apocalypse of John).New testament22404

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