Friday Facts - Books of the Bible

Today's Friday Fact post shares some info about the types of books that are in the Bible. Such as, historical books, poetical books, gospels and so on.

The Old Testament has 17 Historical, 5 Poetical, and 17 Prophetic books in it. These are grouped as follows:

17 Historical Books
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.

5 Poetical Books
Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon,

17 Prophetic Books
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

The New Testament has 4 Gospels, Acts, 21 Epistles, and Revelation. Thse are grouped as shown below:

4 Gospels
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John,

21 Epistles
Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude.

5 Thoughts Shared:

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi Melanie,
Hey, I never looked at the books from that standpoint before. Great friday facts!

Debra said...


It's truly remarkable is't it! I once heard a man say ... no matter how many times you look at it...the Bible is so worth considering! Amen!

Blessings to you this Friday!

Joyfull said...

In the Sunday School class I teach, this breakdown in part of their learning. I didn't learn this as a child and loved how it is divided up like this. Hopefully this will be something the kids will remember all of their lives. Thanks for sharing this.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

How neat. Poor little Acts and Revelation don't get a category type. That's kind of odd that Acts isn't categorized somewhere.

Tonya said...


I always LOVE these facts you share! Isn't it just AMAZING how GOD'S WORD TRULY IS ALIVE AND TRUE???

On another note.. I'm glad to hear that your package made it. I hope you enjoy!