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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#BookPartList of Books of the Bible in OrderNew or Old Testament?ChaptersVerses
IPart 1:The Law Books:The First 5 Books of the Old Testament (Pentateuch)Old Testament Chapter1875,852
1Genesis1st law book.The first book of the bible by Moses is Genesis.Old testament501,533
2Exodus2nd law book.The second book of the bible by Moses is Exodus.Old testament401,213
3Leviticus3rd law book.The third book of the bible by Moses is Leviticus.Old testament27859
4Numbers4th law book.The fourth book of the bible by Moses is Numbers.Old testament361,288
5Deuteronomy5th law book.The fifth book of the bible by Moses is Deuteronomy.Old testament34959
IIPart 2:Historical Books:Preparation For Christ
Old Testament Chapter2497,018
6Joshua1st old historical book.The sixth book of the bible is Joshua.Old testament24658
7Judges2nd old historical book.The seventh book of the bible is Judges.Old testament21618
8Ruth3rd old historical book.The eighth book of the bible is Ruth.Old testament485
91 Samuel4th old historical book.The ninth book of the bible and first book of Samuel.Old testament31810
102 Samuel5th old historical book.The tenth book of the bible and second book of Samuel.Old testament24695
111 Kings6th old historical book.The eleventh book of the bible and first book of Kings.Old testament22816
122 Kings7th old historical book.The twelfth book of the bible and second book of Kings.Old testament25719
131 Chronicles8th old historical book.The thirteenth book of the bible and first book of Chronicles.Old testament29942
142 Chronicles9th old historical book.The fourteenth book of the bible and second book of Chronicles.Old testament36822
15Ezra10th old historical book.The fifteenth book of the bible is Ezra.Old testament10280
16Nehemiah11th old historical book.The sixteenth book of the bible is Nehemiah.Old testament13406
17Esther12th old historical book.The seventeenth book of the bible is Esther.Old testament10167
IIIPart 3:5 Poetical Books:The Wisdom Literature of the Old TestamentOld Testament Chapter2434,785
18Job1st poetical book.The eighteenth book of the bible is Job.Old testament421,070
19Psalms2nd poetical book.The nineteenth book of the bible is Psalms.Old testament1502,461
20Proverbs3rd poetical book.The twentieth book of the bible is Proverbs.Old testament31915
21Ecclesiastes4th poetical book.The twenty first book of the bible is Ecclesiastes.Old testament12222
22Song of songs
5th poetical book.The twenty second book of the bible by Solomon is Song of songs or Canticles.Old testament8117
IVPart 4:Major Prophets:The Major Prophets of the Old TestamentOld Testament Chapter1834,440
23Isaiah1st major prophet book.The twenty third book of the bible is Isaiah.Old testament661,292
24Jeremiah2nd major prophet book.The twenty fourth book of the bible is Jeremiah.Old testament521,364
25Lamentations3rd major prophet book.The twenty fifth book of the bible is Lamentations.Old testament5154
26Ezekiel4th major prophet book.The twenty sixth book of the bible is Ezekiel.Old testament481,273
27Daniel5th major prophet book.The twenty seventh book of the bible is Daniel.Old testament12357
VPart 5:Minor Prophets:The Minor Prophets of the Old TestamentOld Testament Chapter671,050
28Hosea1st minor prophet book.The twenty eighth book of the bible is Hosea.Old testament14197
29Joel2nd minor prophet book.The twenty ninth book of the bible is Joel.Old testament373
30Amos3rd minor prophet book.The thirtieth book of the bible is Amos.Old testament9146
31Obadiah4th minor prophet book.The thirty first book of the bible is Obadiah.Old testament121
32Jonah5th minor prophet book.The thirty second book of the bible is Jonah.Old testament448
33Micah6th minor prophet book.The thirty third book of the bible is Micah.Old testament7105
34Nahum7th minor prophet book.The thirty fourth book of the bible is Nahum.Old testament347
35Habakkuk8th minor prophet book.The thirty fifth book of the bible is Habakkuk.Old testament356
36Zephaniah9th minor prophet book.The thirty sixth book of the bible is Zephaniah.Old testament353
37Haggai10th minor prophet book.The thirty seventh book of the bible is Haggai.Old testament238
38Zechariah11th minor prophet book.The thirty eighth book of the bible is Zechariah.Old testament14211
39Malachi12th minor prophet book.The thirty ninth book of the bible is Malachi.Old testament455
VIPart 6:Historical BooksThe Historical Books of the New TestamentNew Testament Chapter1174,786
40Matthew1st new historical book.The fortieth book of the bible is the gospel according to Matthew.New testament281,071
41Mark2nd new historical book.The forty first book of the bible is the gospel according to Mark.New testament16678
42Luke3rd new historical book.The forty second book of the bible is the gospel according to Luke.New testament241,151
43John4th new historical book.The forty third book of the bible is the gospel according to John.New testament21879
44Acts
5th new historical book.The forty fourth book of the bible is the Acts of the Apostles.New testament281,007
VIIPart 7:The Pauline EpistlesThe Pauline Epistles of the New TestamentNew testament Chapter872,033
45Romans
1st Pauline epistle book.The forty fifth book of the bible is the epistle of Paul to the Romans.New testament16433
461 Corinthians2nd Pauline epistle book.The forty sixth book of the bible is the first epistle of Paul to the Corinthians.New testament16437
472 Corinthians3rd Pauline epistle book.The forty seventh book of the bible is the second epistle of Paul to the Corinthians.New testament13257
48Galatians4th Pauline epistle book.The forty eighth book of the bible is the epistle of Paul to the Galatians.New testament6149
49Ephesians5th Pauline epistle book.The forty ninth book of the bible is the epistle of Paul to the Ephesians.New testament6155
50Philippians6th Pauline epistle book.The fiftieth book of the bible is the epistle of Paul to the Philippians.New testament4104
51Colossians7th Pauline epistle book.The fifty first book of the bible is the epistle of Paul to the Colossians.New testament495
521 Thessalonians8th Pauline epistle book.The fifty second book of the bible is the first epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians.New testament589
532 Thessalonians9th Pauline epistle book.The fifty third book of the bible is the second epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians.New testament347
541 Timothy10th Pauline epistle book.The fifty fourth book of the bible is the first epistle of Paul to Timothy.New testament6113
552 Timothy11th Pauline epistle book.The fifty fifth book of the bible is the second epistle of Paul to Timothy.New testament483
56Titus12th Pauline epistle book.The fifty sixth book of the bible is the epistle of Paul to Titus.New testament346
57Philemon13th Pauline epistle book.The fifty seventh book of the bible is the epistle of Paul to Philemon.New testament125
VIIIPart 8:The General EpistlesThe Non-Pauline Epistles of the New TestamentNew testament Chapter34734
58Hebrews1st non-Pauline epistle book.The fifty eighth book of the bible is the epistle to the Hebrews.New testament13303
59James2nd non-Pauline epistle book.The fifty ninth book of the bible is the general Epistle of James.New testament5108
601 Peter3rd non-Pauline epistle book.The sixtieth book of the bible is the first epistle of Peter.New testament5105
612 Peter4th non-Pauline epistle book.The sixty first book of the bible is the second epistle of Peter.New testament361
621 John5th non-Pauline epistle book.The sixty second book of the bible is the first epistle of John.New testament5105
632 John6th non-Pauline epistle book.The sixty third book of the bible is the second epistle of John.New testament113
643 John7th non-Pauline epistle book.The sixty fourth book of the bible is the third epistle of John.New testament114
65Jude8th non-Pauline epistle book.The sixty fifth book of the bible is the epistle of Jude.New testament125
IXPart 9:Apocalyptic EpistleThe Prophetic Book of the New TestamentNew testament Chapter22404
66Revelation
Apocalyptic epistle book.The sixty sixth book of the bible is the book of Revelation: The apocalypse of John.New testament22404

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