(Hebrew Bible) (24 books)
The three-part division
1. Torah (Ta) | 2. Nevi’im (Na) | 3. Ketuvim (Ka)
During that period, however, “Tanakh” was not used. Instead, the proper title was Mikra (or Miqra, מקרא, meaning “reading” or “that which is read”) because the biblical texts were read publicly.
Mikra continues to be used in Hebrew to this day, alongside Tanakh, to refer to the Hebrew scriptures.
TORAH (FIVE BOOKS)
The Torah (תּוֹרָה, literally “teaching”) consists of five books, commonly referred to as the “Five Books of Moses”.
1.0 Bereshit (בְּרֵאשִׁית, literally “In the beginning”)—Genesis
2.0 Shemot (שִׁמוֹת, literally “Names”)—Exodus
3.0 Vayikra (ויקרא, literally “And He called”)—Leviticus
4.0 Bəmidbar (במדבר, literally “In the desert [of]”)—Numbers
5.0 Devarim (דברים, literally “Things” or “Words”)—Deuteronomy
NEVI’IM (Nəḇî’îm, “Prophets”) (EIGHT BOOKS)
Nevi’im (Hebrew3)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_language: נְבִיאִים Nəḇî’îm, “Prophets”) is the second main division of the Tanakh consists of Eight Books
1.0 (יְהוֹשֻעַ / Yĕhôshúa‘)—Joshua
2.0 (שופטים / Shophtim)—Judges
5.0 (יְשַׁעְיָהוּ / Yĕsha‘ăyāhû)—Isaiah
6.0 (יִרְמְיָהוּ / Yirmyāhû)—Jeremiah
7.0 (יְחֶזְקֵיאל / Yĕkhezqiēl)—Ezekiel
8.0 The Twelve Minor Prophets (תרי עשר, Trei Asar, “The Twelve”) are considered (1) one book.
i. (הוֹשֵׁעַ / Hôshēa‘)—Hosea
ii. (יוֹאֵל / Yô’ēl)—Joel
iii. (עָמוֹס / ‘Āmôs)—Amos
iv. (עֹבַדְיָה / ‘Ōvadhyāh)—Obadiah
v. (יוֹנָה / Yônāh)—Jonah
vi. (מִיכָה / Mîkhāh)—Micah
vii. (נַחוּם / Nakḥûm)—Nahum
viii. (חֲבַקּוּק /Khăvhakûk)—Habakkuk
ix. (צְפַנְיָה / Tsĕphanyāh)—Zephaniah
xi. (חַגַּי / Khaggai)—Haggai
xii. (זְכַרְיָה / Zkharyāh)—Zechariah
xiii. (מַלְאָכִי / Mal’ākhî)—Malachi
KETUVIM (כְּתוּבִים, “Writings”) (ELEVEN BOOKS)
The Three Poetic Books (Sifrei Emet)
1.0 Tehillim (Psalms) תְהִלִּים
2.0 Mishlei (Book of Proverbs) מִשְלֵי
3.0 Iyyôbh (Book of Job) אִיּוֹב
The Five Megillot4)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Megillot (Hamesh Megillot).
These books are read aloud in the synagogue on particular occasions, the occasion listed below in parenthesis.
1.0 Shīr Hashīrīm (Song of Songs) or (Song of Solomon) שִׁיר הַשִׁירִים (Passover)
2.0 Rūth (Book of Ruth) רוּת (Shavuot)5)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shavuot
3.0 Eikhah (Lamentations) איכה (Ninth of Av or Tisha B’Av)6)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tisha_B%27Av [Also called Kinnot in Hebrew.]
4.0 Qōheleth (Ecclesiastes) קהלת (Sukkot)7)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukkot
5.0 Estēr (Book of Esther) אֶסְתֵר (Purim)8)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purim
Consists of Three Books
1.0 Dānî’ēl (Book of Daniel) דָּנִיֵּאל
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|1.||↑||Preface to the New Revised Standard Version Anglicised Edition|
|2.||↑||Barton 2001, p. 3.|