10 Interesting Facts About The Old Testament

10 Interesting Facts about the Old Testament 1. The Old Testament was the Jewish Bible

The Jewish Bible or "Hebrew" Scriptures are the same exact books as our English Old Testament. All the Books are the same although they are arranged differently. In our English Old Testament the first book is Genesis and the last is Malachi. In the Jewish Scriptures the first book is Genesis and the last is Chronicles. The Jews divided their Scriptures into 3 divisions: The LAW, The PROPHETS, and The WRITINGS. The Hebrew Bible was organized as follows:

The LAW:
5 Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
The PROPHETS:
4 Early Prophets- Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings
5 Latter Prophets- Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, The Twelve
The WRITINGS:
3 Poetical- Psalms, Proverbs, Job
5 Rolls- Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther
3 Books- Daniel, Ezra Nehemiah, Chronicles
Note: The Jews combined 1 and 2 Samuel into one book. same with Kings, Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah, and the 12 minor prophets into one book. This made a total of 24 books, the equivalent of the 39 books in our English Bible and in a different order.

 

Old Testament Scroll
Image of an Old Testament Scroll

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The Old Testament: 1. The Jewish Bible, 2. Jesus Believed in the Old Testament, 3. Man's Long Lifespan Before the Flood, 4. Origin of the Races, 5. God Spoke the 10 Commandments, 6. The Wickedness of Canaan, 7. Israel and their One God, 8. Isaiah saw God on his Throne, 9. The Scroll of Isaiah was found in Perfect Condition, 10. Daniel Predicted the World Empires, Other Resources: The Old Testament, 5 Interesting Facts about the Ark of the Covenant