Bible Books


Introduction      Outline  index     Some facts    Overview

Introduction to  the 66 books of the Bible


The Bible consists of 66 books. 39 in the Old Testament (OT), and 27 in the New Testament (NT). They were written over  a period of some 1400+  years  by  at least 40+ authors. Yet they all have the same theme: they speak of Christ   Jn.5:39

Originally the scriptures would have been written down  on  scrolls in columns, the idea of chapters and verses is quite a  [relatively] modern innovation. Like verses and chapters, outlines were not in the original text; they present, however, a useful guide to the message of the book. The suggested outlines are offered as  guide in studying the scriptures.  

Over time it is hoped to have an outline  of all 66 books;  those already done have links to them from the following list.

Outline index

Old Testament


Gen.
Ex.
Lev.
Num.
Dt.
Jos.
Jud.
Ruth.
I Sam.
II Sam.
I Kgs.
II Kgs.
I Chr.
II Chr.
Ezra Neh. Est Job Ps. Prov. Eccl. SongSol Isa. Jer. Lam. Ezk
Dan. Hos. Joel Amos Obad. Jonah Mic. Nahum Hab. Zeph.
Hagg. Zech. Mal.


New Testament


Matt.
Mk.
Lk.
Jn.
Acts
Rom.
I Cor.
II Cor.
Gal.
Eph.
Phil.
Col.
I Thess.
II Thess.
I Tim.
II Tim.
Titus
Philemon
Heb.
James
I Pet.
II Pet.
I Jn.
II Jn.
III Jn.
Jude
Rev.













  

 Some Facts

The following facts are based on the King James Version (KJV) or Authorised version (AV)  of the Bible.  


Old Testament:  chapters
929  *  This means that the Bible can be read all the way through in one year by just reading , on average,  3.25 chapters per day;  or   the O.T.  ONCE  by reading 2.5 of its chapters/day  and the N.T.  THREE times by reading just over 2 of its chapters/day.


** I have not personally counted them!
New Testament: chapters
260 
Total no. of Chapters
1189 *
Number of verses
31,102**
Number of words
775,693**
Longest verse
Est. 8:9
Shortest verse
Jn.11:35

Overview

Old Testament

Historic Pentateuch Gen.- Deut.
Josh.-Est.
Poetic/Wisdom
Job-Song of Solomon
Prophetic Major Prophets
Minor Prophets
Isa.--Dan.
Hos.--Joel

New Testament

Gospels

Mat.--Jn.
History
Acts
Epistles Pauline
General
Rom.-- Phil.
Heb.---Jude
Prophetic
Rev.