List of Books of the Bible: Old and New Testaments

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What are the Books of the Bible?

Many people ask, “What are the books of the bible?” or “How many books are there in the Bible? That can be a difficult question to answer directly, because the Books of the Holy Bible are listed differently in Judaism, Catholic, Protestant, Greek Orthodox, Slavonic Orthodox, Georgian, Armenian Apostolic, Syriac and Ethiopian churches. However, there is substantial overlap in the list of books in the bible across the various religions.

The Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches have minor differences in their lists of the accepted books of the bible.

Who wrote the Bible?

It does not have a single author, and its writing and compilation took place over the course of centuries and had many different authors. Some believe it was written over a period as long as fifteen hundred years. There are certain sections that were believed to be written by specific persons, such as apostles.

The Bible has been translated many times in many different languages all of the world. One of the most commonly known translations is the King James Bible.  The King James Bible is an English translation of the Christian Bible by the Church of England. The translation of the King James bible by the Church of England began in 1604 and was completed in 1611.

List of Books in the King James Holy Bible
New International Version
OLD TESTAMENT

Following is a list of books in the King James holy bible, Old Testament:

  • Book of Genesis – Written by Moses. Genesis means origin or beginning.
  • Book of Exodus – Written by Moses, Exodus tells the story of the departure of the Israelite nation out of Egypt.
  • Book of Leviticus
  • Numbers
  • Deuteronomy
  • Joshua
  • Judge
  • Ruth
  • 1 SAMUEL
  • 2 SAMUEL
  • 1 KINGS
  • 2 KINGS
  • 1 CHRONICLES
  • 2 CHRONICLES
  • EZRA
  • NEHEMIAH
  • Esther
  • Job
  • PSALM – Ch. 1-71
  • PSALM – Ch. 72-150
  • PROVERBS
  • ECCLESIASTES
  • SONG OF SONGS
  • ISAIAH
  • Jeremiah
  • LAMENTATIONS
  • EZEKIEL
  • DANIEL
  • HOSEA
  • Joel
  • Amos
  • OBADIAH
  • JONAH
  • MICAH
  • NAHUM
  • HABAKKUK
  • ZEPHANIAH
  • HAGGAI
  • ZECHARIAH
  • MALACHI

List of Books in the Holy Bible – New International Version – NEW TESTAMENT

  • Book of Matthew
  • Book of MARK
  • Book of LUKE
  • Book of JOHN
  • Book of ACTS
  • Book of ROMANS
  • Book of 1 CORINTHIANS
  • Book of 2 CORINTHIANS
  • Book of GALATIANS
  • Book of EPHESIANS
  • Book of PHILIPPIANS
  • Book of COLOSSIANS
  • Book of 1 THESSALONIANS
  • Book of 2 THESSALONIANS
  • Book of 1 TIMOTHY
  • Book of 2 TIMOTHY
  • Book of TITUS
  • Book of PHILEMON
  • Book of HEBREWS
  • Book of JAMES
  • Book of 1 Peter
  • Book of 2 Peter
  • Book of 1 John
  • Book of 2 JOHN
  • Book of 3 John
  • Book of Jude
  • Book of Revelation

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