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 ADDucation’s table below refer to the King James version of the Bible which is known as the King James Version (KJV) and the King James Bible (KJB) or the Authorized Version (AV). The translation was started in 1604 and completed and first published in 1611. A New King James Version (NKJV) of the bible, with modernized spellings and contemporary words and phrases, was published in 1982.

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 in the (KJV) King James Bible?
    There are 66 books of the Bible. There are 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament.
  • 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 and was divided into paragraphs rather than chapters and verses which were added later.
  • How many chapters does the (KJV) King James Bible contain?
    There are a total of 1,189 chapters in the KJV of the books of the Bible and the total remains consistent across most bible versions.
  • How many verses does the (KJV) King James Bible contain?
    There are a total of 31,102 verses in the KJV of the books of the Bible, which remains consistent across most bible versions, apart from bible translations which not label verses.

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# Book Part List of Books of the Bible in Order New or Old Testament? Chapters Verses
I Part 1: The Law Books: The First 5 Books of the Old Testament (Pentateuch) Old Testament Chapter 187 5,852
1 Genesis 1st law book. The first book of the bible by Moses is Genesis. Old testament 50 1,533
2 Exodus 2nd law book. The second book of the bible by Moses is Exodus. Old testament 40 1,213
3 Leviticus 3rd law book. The third book of the bible by Moses is Leviticus. Old testament 27 859
4 Numbers 4th law book. The fourth book of the bible by Moses is Numbers. Old testament 36 1,288
5 Deuteronomy 5th law book. The fifth book of the bible by Moses is Deuteronomy. Old testament 34 959
II Part 2: Historical Books: Preparation For Christ
Old Testament Chapter 249 7,018
6 Joshua 1st old historical book. The sixth book of the bible is Joshua. Old testament 24 658
7 Judges 2nd old historical book. The seventh book of the bible is Judges. Old testament 21 618
8 Ruth 3rd old historical book. The eighth book of the bible is Ruth. Old testament 4 85
9 1 Samuel 4th old historical book. The ninth book of the bible and first book of Samuel. Old testament 31 810
10 2 Samuel 5th old historical book. The tenth book of the bible and second book of Samuel. Old testament 24 695
11 1 Kings 6th old historical book. The eleventh book of the bible and first book of Kings. Old testament 22 816
12 2 Kings 7th old historical book. The twelfth book of the bible and second book of Kings. Old testament 25 719
13 1 Chronicles 8th old historical book. The thirteenth book of the bible and first book of Chronicles. Old testament 29 942
14 2 Chronicles 9th old historical book. The fourteenth book of the bible and second book of Chronicles. Old testament 36 822
15 Ezra 10th old historical book. The fifteenth book of the bible is Ezra. Old testament 10 280
16 Nehemiah 11th old historical book. The sixteenth book of the bible is Nehemiah. Old testament 13 406
17 Esther 12th old historical book. The seventeenth book of the bible is Esther. Old testament 10 167
III Part 3: 5 Poetical Books: The Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament Old Testament Chapter 243 4,785
18 Job 1st poetical book. The eighteenth book of the bible is Job. Old testament 42 1,070
19 Psalms 2nd poetical book. The nineteenth book of the bible is Psalms. Old testament 150 2,461
20 Proverbs 3rd poetical book. The twentieth book of the bible is Proverbs. Old testament 31 915
21 Ecclesiastes 4th poetical book. The twenty first book of the bible is Ecclesiastes. Old testament 12 222
22 Song of songs
5th poetical book. The twenty second book of the bible by Solomon is Song of songs or Canticles. Old testament 8 117
IV Part 4: Major Prophets: The Major Prophets of the Old Testament Old Testament Chapter 183 4,440
23 Isaiah 1st major prophet book. The twenty third book of the bible is Isaiah. Old testament 66 1,292
24 Jeremiah 2nd major prophet book. The twenty fourth book of the bible is Jeremiah. Old testament 52 1,364
25 Lamentations 3rd major prophet book. The twenty fifth book of the bible is Lamentations. Old testament 5 154
26 Ezekiel 4th major prophet book. The twenty sixth book of the bible is Ezekiel. Old testament 48 1,273
27 Daniel 5th major prophet book. The twenty seventh book of the bible is Daniel. Old testament 12 357
V Part 5: Minor Prophets: The Minor Prophets of the Old Testament Old Testament Chapter 67 1,050
28 Hosea 1st minor prophet book. The twenty eighth book of the bible is Hosea. Old testament 14 197
29 Joel 2nd minor prophet book. The twenty ninth book of the bible is Joel. Old testament 3 73
30 Amos 3rd minor prophet book. The thirtieth book of the bible is Amos. Old testament 9 146
31 Obadiah 4th minor prophet book. The thirty first book of the bible is Obadiah. Old testament 1 21
32 Jonah 5th minor prophet book. The thirty second book of the bible is Jonah. Old testament 4 48
33 Micah 6th minor prophet book. The thirty third book of the bible is Micah. Old testament 7 105
34 Nahum 7th minor prophet book. The thirty fourth book of the bible is Nahum. Old testament 3 47
35 Habakkuk 8th minor prophet book. The thirty fifth book of the bible is Habakkuk. Old testament 3 56
36 Zephaniah 9th minor prophet book. The thirty sixth book of the bible is Zephaniah. Old testament 3 53
37 Haggai 10th minor prophet book. The thirty seventh book of the bible is Haggai. Old testament 2 38
38 Zechariah 11th minor prophet book. The thirty eighth book of the bible is Zechariah. Old testament 14 211
39 Malachi 12th minor prophet book. The thirty ninth book of the bible is Malachi. Old testament 4 55
VI Part 6: Historical Books The Historical Books of the New Testament New Testament Chapter 117 4,786
40 Matthew 1st new historical book. The fortieth book of the bible is the gospel according to Matthew. New testament 28 1,071
41 Mark 2nd new historical book. The forty first book of the bible is the gospel according to Mark. New testament 16 678
42 Luke 3rd new historical book. The forty second book of the bible is the gospel according to Luke. New testament 24 1,151
43 John 4th new historical book. The forty third book of the bible is the gospel according to John. New testament 21 879
44 Acts
5th new historical book. The forty fourth book of the bible is the Acts of the Apostles. New testament 28 1,007
VII Part 7: The Pauline Epistles The Pauline Epistles of the New Testament New testament Chapter 87 2,033
45 Romans
1st Pauline epistle book. The forty fifth book of the bible is the epistle of Paul to the Romans. New testament 16 433
46 1 Corinthians 2nd Pauline epistle book. The forty sixth book of the bible is the first epistle of Paul to the Corinthians. New testament 16 437
47 2 Corinthians 3rd Pauline epistle book. The forty seventh book of the bible is the second epistle of Paul to the Corinthians. New testament 13 257
48 Galatians 4th Pauline epistle book. The forty eighth book of the bible is the epistle of Paul to the Galatians. New testament 6 149
49 Ephesians 5th Pauline epistle book. The forty ninth book of the bible is the epistle of Paul to the Ephesians. New testament 6 155
50 Philippians 6th Pauline epistle book. The fiftieth book of the bible is the epistle of Paul to the Philippians. New testament 4 104
51 Colossians 7th Pauline epistle book. The fifty first book of the bible is the epistle of Paul to the Colossians. New testament 4 95
52 1 Thessalonians 8th Pauline epistle book. The fifty second book of the bible is the first epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians. New testament 5 89
53 2 Thessalonians 9th Pauline epistle book. The fifty third book of the bible is the second epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians. New testament 3 47
54 1 Timothy 10th Pauline epistle book. The fifty fourth book of the bible is the first epistle of Paul to Timothy. New testament 6 113
55 2 Timothy 11th Pauline epistle book. The fifty fifth book of the bible is the second epistle of Paul to Timothy. New testament 4 83
56 Titus 12th Pauline epistle book. The fifty sixth book of the bible is the epistle of Paul to Titus. New testament 3 46
57 Philemon 13th Pauline epistle book. The fifty seventh book of the bible is the epistle of Paul to Philemon. New testament 1 25
VIII Part 8: The General Epistles The Non-Pauline Epistles of the New Testament New testament Chapter 34 734
58 Hebrews 1st non-Pauline epistle book. The fifty eighth book of the bible is the epistle to the Hebrews. New testament 13 303
59 James 2nd non-Pauline epistle book. The fifty ninth book of the bible is the general Epistle of James. New testament 5 108
60 1 Peter 3rd non-Pauline epistle book. The sixtieth book of the bible is the first epistle of Peter. New testament 5 105
61 2 Peter 4th non-Pauline epistle book. The sixty first book of the bible is the second epistle of Peter. New testament 3 61
62 1 John 5th non-Pauline epistle book. The sixty second book of the bible is the first epistle of John. New testament 5 105
63 2 John 6th non-Pauline epistle book. The sixty third book of the bible is the second epistle of John. New testament 1 13
64 3 John 7th non-Pauline epistle book. The sixty fourth book of the bible is the third epistle of John. New testament 1 14
65 Jude 8th non-Pauline epistle book. The sixty fifth book of the bible is the epistle of Jude. New testament 1 25
IX Part 9: Apocalyptic Epistle The Prophetic Book of the New Testament New testament Chapter 22 404
66 Revelation
Apocalyptic epistle book. The sixty sixth book of the bible is the book of Revelation: The apocalypse of John. New testament 22 404

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