How Many Prophetic Books Are In The Old Testament

How many chapters are in the Catholic Bible.

I’m trying to figure out how long it would take to read it if I read a chapter or a few chapters a day.

There are 1,193 chapters in the Catholic Bible (if I counted them correctly).Old TestamentPentateuchGenesis – 50Exodus – 40Leviticus – 27Numbers – 36Deuteronomy – 34Joshua – 24Judges – 21Ruth – 4The Historical Books1 Samuel – 312 Samuel – 241 Kings – 222 Kings – 251 Chronicles – 292 Chronicles – 36Ezra – 10Nehemiah – 13Tobit – 14Judith – 16Esther – 161 Maccabees – 162 Maccabees – 15The Wisdom BooksJob – 42Psalms – 150Proverbs – 31Ecclesiastes – 12Song of Songs – 8Wisdom – 19Sirach – 51The Prophetic BooksIsaiah – 66Jeremiah – 52Lamentations – 5Baruch – 6Ezekiel – 48Daniel – 14Hosea – 14Joel – 4Amos – 9Obadiah – 1Jonah – 4Micah – 7Nahum – 3Habakkuk – 3Zephaniah – 3Haggai – 2Zechariah – 14Malachi – 3New TestamentThe GospelsMatthew – 28Mark – 16Luke – 24John – 21Acts – 28New Testament LettersRomans – 161 Corinthians – 162 Corinthians – 13Galatians – 6Ephesians – 6Philippians – 4Colossians – 41 Thessalonians – 52 Thessalonians – 31 Timothy – 62 Timothy – 4Titus – 3Philemon – 1Hebrews – 13The Catholic LettersJames – 51 Peter – 52 Peter – 31 John – 52 John – 13 John – 1Jude – 1Revelation – 22Total chapters = 1193With love in Christ.

How many wisdom books are in the catholic bible.

7.Catholics usually break the 46 books of the Jewish Scriptures (Old Testament) into four sections.The Pentateuch (or Torah): Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.The Historical Books: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Tobit, Judith, Esther, 1 Maccabees, and 2 Maccabees.The Wisdom Books: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom, and Sirach.The Prophetic Books: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Baruch, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.For more information, see: love in Christ.

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How do we know the Old Testament books are historically reliable.

There are many liberal scholars that would say that many of the Old Testament prophecies were written after the event that was prophecied took place. I am trying to come to grips with the reality of the Old Testament prophecies and believe so to speak, but this is just something that I have to know. What proof is…

They’re spiritual scripture . . . not historical documents. They are not reliable from a historian’s point of view.For instance, “historically” speaking, Moses was supposed to have written the first 5 books (Pentateuch) of the Bible, which includes the Torah (“the law”). But we now know that these books were actually written by 4 anonymous authors — each with his own style and approach. The books of the Torah are composed of diverse source materials that were then edited together by the 4 anonymous authors.As for the books of the prophets, they represent the poems, prophecies, and thoughts of those prophets but it’s not always clear whether a particular book was written by the prophet himself or by one of his disciples. A common view among scholars is that, in most cases, the original work was revised and reorganized later, before inclusion in the Bible.Crisis seems to precede the appearance of most prophets. Their messages were directed at their contemporaries and focused on religious truth, and renewal more than on predicting the future.Prophecies often help in dating specific prophetic books. If a prophet mentions a historical even in the present tense, it’s pretty easy to know the year of authorship. If he speaks in the future tense about a historical event, then the date is either earlier than that event or it may show that authorship was after the event, but backdated — depending on other evidence.Scholars tend to discount prophecy. Certain prophetic references, such as the succession of kings, is deemed to be post-dated. In addition to obvious internal evidence, scholars base their dating on linguistic analyses of the words and their style; as well as on comparisons to archaeological findings.Several professors of archeology claim that many stories in the Old Testament, including important chronicles about Abraham, Moses, Solomon, and others, were actually made up for the first time by scribes hired by King Josiah (seventh century BC). As far as archeologists can tell, neighboring countries that kept many written records, such as Egypt and Assyria, have no writings about the stories of the Bible or its main characters before 650 BC. This is pretty good corroboration of the professors’ theories.Biblical Traditionalists have a vested interest in maintaining the scriptural veracity of Bible authorships and dates. However, more objective scholars and archeologists find lots of evidence which does not agree.Expat4Cebu…:-).

which books of the bible are in the torah.

and is there more to the torah that isn’t in the bible?

The Torah is comprised of the first five books of what Christians would call the “Old Testament.” Those are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.There are no other books in the Torah; however, the Jewish Bible is called the Tanakh. The word is actually an acronym for Torah, Nevi’m, and Kethuvim. The Nevi’im are the various prophetic books – Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the twelve so-called “minor” prophets (Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadaiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachai); the Kethuvim are the “Writings” – Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Song of Songs/Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra/Nehemiah, and Chronicles.They are in a different order than the Christians use them (I don’t know why they changed the order – you’d have to ask them).In addition to the Tanakh, we have many other writings. The Talmud is the one that probably the most people have heard of, but very few have ever seen. Most people assume it’s a single book, when in fact it’s a very large set of books – the usual English translation runs to 70+ books about the size of old-fashioned encyclopedia volumes; you can also get it on CD-ROM (much more convenient!). The Talmud is sort of analogous to decisions of the Supreme Court on questions of the U.S. constitution. When someone wanted to know how to interpret the law in a specific instance, the opinions of various rabbis over the centuries became part of the Talmud – and different rabbis had different opinions. It was sort of a centuries-long debate that finally got written down; it’s also known as the Oral Law, even though it’s BEEN written down.There are also rabbinic writings such as the midrashim (which are sort of like parables), the Zohar, the Shulchan Aruch (literally “the set table”) – the code of Jewish law – the Pirkei Avot (“Chapters of the Fathers” or “Ethics of the Fathers”) and many others. As you might imagine, in 3000 years, a lot of words have been written and collected, so there’s a lot “out there” to read.

Why so much war in the Old Testament.

In the Old Testament there is so much war and violence sanctioned by Yahweh. Is this the same loving God portrayed in the New Testament?

Let me just answer that in the following ways.(i)The Old Testament is being written in a context where warfare and military conquest were the norms in Ancient Near Eastern society-Many of the battles recorded in the Old Testament about the wars fought by people like Moses, Joshua or David are no different from the records of other Ancient civilizations about the battles that conquerors like Rameses the Great or Alexander the Great fought in Ancient times.(ii)The Old Testament is being written in a context of the Israelites being a conquered and oppressed people-The Old Testament was written during the context of the Babylonian Exile of the southern Israelite tribes and the Assyrian exile of the Northern Israelite tribes-Because of this context of a conquered and oppressed people it’s depiction of God is one who is a warrior that fights the enemies of Israel that have oppressed them.(iii)The Old Testament also advocates peace.-People who focus on the war like passages out of context often times ignore the many times in the Old Testament where it advocates peace.-There are about 200 verses in the Bible that speak about war. 400 that speak about peace and many of the peace verses interestingly are in the Old Testament.-In passages like Isaiah 2:4/Micah 4:3 it speaks of a time when “nations will beat their weapons into ploughshares for peace and where they learn war no more”-In the Psalms the Psalmists speak of how one should “turn away from evil, seek peace and pursue it”(Psalm 34:14) and how “love and faithfulness will meet, righteousness and peace will embrace”(Psalm 85:10).-In the Book of Chronicles King David mentions how he wanted to build a temple dedicated to God but how God refused stating he was a “soldier who shed too much blood” and how the one to do it had to be a man of peace(1 Chronicles 22/28:3)So there is more to the Old Testament than it’s popular caricatures. I mean Jesus’s teachings on peace and nonviolence in the Sermon on the Mount are actually rooted in the prophetic teachings and the teachings of the Psalms that you find in the Old Testament.

How many prophets were mentioned in the bible.

How many prophets were mentioned in the bible?

There are two types of prophets, major and minor prophets:Question: “What are the Major Prophets and Minor Prophets?”Answer: The terms “Major Prophets” and “Minor Prophets” are simply a way to divide the Old Testament prophetic books. The Major Prophets are Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel. The Minor Prophets are Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.The Major Prophets are described as “major” because their books are longer and the content is considered more important. The Minor Prophets are described as “minor” because their books are shorter (although Hosea and Zechariah are almost as long as Daniel) and the content is considered less important. That does not mean the Minor Prophets are any less inspired than the Major Prophets. It is simply a matter of God choosing to reveal more to the Major Prophets than He did to the Minor Prophets.Both the Major and Minor Prophets are usually among the least popular books of the Bible for Christians to read. This is understandable with the often unusual prophetic language and the seemingly constant warnings and condemnations recorded in the prophecies. Still, there is much valuable content to be studied in the Major and Minor Prophets. We read of Christ’s birth in Isaiah and Micah. We learn of Christ’s atoning sacrifice in Isaiah. We read of Christ’s return in Ezekiel, Daniel, and Zechariah. We learn of God’s holiness, wrath, grace, and mercy in all of the Major and Minor Prophets. For that, they are most worthy of our attention and study.

how many dreams did daniel, in the old testament, have that are recorded.

How many books are there in the New Testament.

The New Testament was written by 8 men in a period of about 50 years: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, Peter, James, and Jude.At least 4 of these men were disciples of Christ.The Bible deals with the subjects of history, biography, poetry, speeches, proverbs, songs, parables, prophecies, romances, drama, tragedies, sermons, dialog, and ethical teachings.The English Old Testament in the Greek, or Septuagint, version is divided into 4 parts: The Pentateuch, History, Poetry, and Prophecy. The Hebrew is traditionally divided into 3 parts: The Law, the Prophets, and the Psalms. Jesus so referred to it in Luke 24:44.The New Testament has 3 main parts: history (the 4 Gospels and Acts), doctrine (in the Epistles), and prophecy (Revelation).The New Testament may also be grouped into 4 Gospels, one book of history, 21 letters to churches and individuals—or 14 Epistles of Paul and 7 General Epistles—and one prophetic book.That is 27 in all . . .

How many are in the old testaments and what are they.

Can someone tell me them PLEASE.

Are you talking about books of the bible?The Old Testament has 39 books total, which consist of…Pentateuch – 5 booksGenesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, DeuteronomyHistorical Books – 12 booksJoshua, Judges, Ruth, First Samuel, Second Samuel, First Kings, Second Kings, First Chronicles, Second Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther.Poetic books- 5 booksJob, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of SolomonProphetic books- 17 booksMajor Prophets – Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, DanielMinor Prophets – Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.

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51 thoughts on “How Many Prophetic Books Are In The Old Testament

  1. -Hundreds of Years worth of alterationsEdit: According to the New American Bible, all these books are Wisdom books.

  2. For instance, there was a HUGE flood around the black sea thousands of years ago which would have appeared to anyone who got around on horseback as if the world had flooded. Maybe this is the origin of the Noah story.

  3. In case you meant to inquire about the entire Jewish canon of Hebrew scripture, that consists of three parts:that it was written long after the time of Babylon and Medo-Persia.For more question/discussion. Feel free to EMAIL me. This is a great question and topic. And is best addressed with regular correspondence.

  4. [/DELDUP]Wars, disease and famines. Earthquakes and floods. You can bet your life on it. Do you think the people who are perishing are any worse sinners than you?The oldest city in the world is Damascus in Syria. It is destined to be ‘a pile of rubble’ according to the OT. A couple of years ago, we would wonder how that could possibly be, considering it was thriving…. bustling with millions of people. Now Aleppo, a city to the north of Damascus, is in ruins… and it seems very plausible Damascus is next (it has been partially destroyed at this time).Historians, with no evidence from other sources to support the Bible, raised questions as to the reliability of Biblical history. Scoffers pointed in scorn to stories of men and nations that they claimed never existed. Militant skeptics shot their arrows of unbelief, thinking that they could inflict a mortalAnother reason strengthening the validity of the Old Testament is the hundreds of documents that retell the events of the Bible. Those accounts of what happened have stayed generally similar to each other, even after thousands of years. So, the first-hand witness accounts of the Old Testament events have been passed down the generations, and they have not been altered significantly. In fact, they all tell the same story, the same very true story.

  5. -Language TranslationsProphecy’s primary function is not future telling.PsalmsWhen the historical Jesus was at the Temple, He predicted that ‘not one stone would be left on another’. This happened 37 years after His resurrection. One million Jews were massacred, and Israel ceased to be a nation. In 1948, as predicted in the OT, the nation of Israel was formed ‘In ONE DAY’. How can a nation be formed in ONE DAY? And yet, that was the headline in the newspaper in 1948…. just as predicted.Many prophesies were written after the events that they “predict.” But they were not meant to deceive anyone. Every prophesy was written and published among people who knew that it was written after the fact. The writings were not meant to predict future events, but to offer commentary on those events.

  6. The Catholics use the Apocrypha, which among other books, include the Wisdom books of Wisdom of Solomon and Eclesiasticus (Wisdom of Jesus, Son of Sirach)

  7. But all the prophecies in the Old Testament concerning Christ were written well BEFORE Christ came, and Christ fulfilled those prophecies perfectly.

  8. I am a devout Christian, and a member of one of the world’s oldest and most conservative denominations. I believe that the Bible should be studied within the context of modern secular scholarship. Anything less is offensive to the Bible itself. Do not hang your beliefs on the Bible – traditional Christianity values the Bible, but not because of its historical value. If there was any principle of interpretation applied by the Church down through the centuries (until the Reformation), it was this: Read the text as symbolic, unless the context demands a literal reading.

  9. -Hand written copies before the Printing Press27 and 39 if i’m correct. and i think i am right when i say: there is 39 in the old testment

  10. Since the second world war, there has only been three consecutive weeks of peace worldwide. At any given time, about 35 wars are going on at the same time. How long do you think it will be until it’s you in the news?I don’t know which liberal scholars you are referencing, so I can’t address that, but the fact that you said “liberal” scholar would make me question their intellectual honesty and motivation.[DELDUP()]These are just the reasons why it’s not reliable I can think of from the top of my head….

  11. Realistically, the better we get at historical dating of artifacts, etc, the more scientists have come to believe that events in the Bible were written down after much oral retelling, but based somewhat on actual events.there was war in the world

  12. I think when you understand this about prophecy you begin to see how your question takes a different angle. There is some OT texts that belong to the prophetic genre that were in fact written after the fact. But that doesn’t invalidate the text or the OT. If you have a proper understanding of the role of prophecy in the OT.wound on God’s living Word. If the Bible record of Israel and the nations were true, why was there no other record of the same happenings? They asked. And they boldly assumed that because the Bible record stood alone it was most likely false. Furthermore, they said that the art of writing was a comparatively modern art; therefore, the supposed records of Moses, for instance, could not be reliable, for the simple reason that people did not know how to write in Moses’ day-fifteen hundred years before Christ, or some thirty-five hundred years ago. So they set later dates for these writings. They had particular objection to the book of Daniel, claiming

  13. The best way to study the Bible is to read what modern, peer-reviewed scholars have to say, and to compare the writings in Scripture to other literature produced near the same era. This will help to gain a much better understanding of the text itself, as well as the intentions of the authors.

  14. How many what? And because your question is so vague, I have no idea what you’re referring to, so I don’t think your question is in the right section.

  15. However, there are many cases where the Bible does speak of things and they are in fact fulfilled. Many of the Biblical prophecies had two fulfillment’s. An immediate fulfillment within the lifetime of that generation and an ultimate fulfillment as is seen through Jesus.TO MANY, READ SOMETHING MORE INTERESTING AND NOT BORING, THATS JUST MY OPPINION

  16. The fact of the matter, Yes, the reason there is so much war and violence, is because it is a picture a portrait of what hell will be like on earth when the Lord Jesus Christ comes back to judge the living and the dead and too destroy the heaven and the earth by fire, the second death, where the heaven and the earth shall be burned up, by the hell fires. Read Revelation 17:5 read Revelation 18:4 read 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 read Matthew 24:15-16 read 1 Peter 4:17 read Amos 8:11 read Matthew 10:34-35

  17. There is plenty of tangible evidence that shows the Old Testament of the Bible is indeed very reliable. For example, chariot wheels have been found on the bottom of the Red Sea, where it was said in the Bible that Moses parted the water so God’s people, the Hebrews, could walk across on dry land and escape Pharoah and the Egyptians.EDIT: To add to Rene O’s answer below, there were many prophets in the Bible who did not have ‘Books’. People such as Moses, Elijah, Elisha, David, and others. A prophet was not a predictor of the future as many suppose. They were those to whom God spoke, and who then relayed the messages to the appropriate people. To prophesy is not to ‘see the future’, but to speak for God. Today, a prophet is one who teaches what God, has revealed to them in the Bible.

  18. -We have also never found any actual scientific nor historical proof of the validity of the Old Testament or the New Testament for that matter….

  19. Well I am going to take a different angle then you are probably looking for concerning the historical reliability of the OT.

  20. Previous answers are correct. The Torah is the first five books.The Torah is Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

  21. God is loving. The Jews did not know that. Moses portrayed God as fearsome, vengeful, intolerant and jealous person. Moses was a liar. He created a character called Jehovah, who supported all adventures by Moses. Jehovah was seen only by Moses. Jehovah talked only with Moses.

  22. Here is what you need to realize about the bible. The old testament was not written for you. It was written for the Jewish peoples in BCE as a way to keep the ideas of Judaism alive while the Jewish peoples were in slavery. Any other interpretation is incorrect.The Catholic Bible contains the Apocrypha. So one is the Psalms and Proverbs and in the Apocrypha the “wisdom of Solomon”.

  23. “Is this the same loving God portrayed in the New Testament”As for whether the stories are historically reliable, I would say the places where the stories happen are real. As in any story, in order for it to be believable, the reader must recognize something familiar to them. Whether the actual events ever took place is open to debate.

  24. Kethuvim (writings).However, there are several things in the Bible which just are not credible … the planet is certainly more than 6000 years old, etc.

  25. JobProphecy’s primary purpose was to provide a message for the immediate listeners to get them through the immediate difficulty. For example, prophets who lived during the time of the exile were talking about the kingdom being restored. Why? To give hope and teach truth about God’s love and consistency and his faithfulness to His people.Nevi’im (prophets); and7In the end it all boils down to faith and how much logic you’ve thrown out the window….

  26. Although not proven with an actual picture of the boat, the remnants of Noah’s Ark are said to be located on top of Mount Sainai (I think it was). Interestingly enough, the size and description of this ship is said to be very similar to how the Bible described it! Coincedence? Pretty awesome. It is proof that rain did fall for 40 days and 40 nights to flood the Earth and land the boat there, although no proof as to whether it was really God exists. However, I choose to believe that such an event as this could only be from God.

  27. Anyone who tells you otherwise, has not studied prophecy to any level of understanding its role as it places in the OT.

  28. Collectively, these are known as the Tanakh (a Hebrew acronym from the names of the three parts). Together they comprise the same material which forms the Protestant Old Testament. (Catholics and Orthodox churches include some additional books which were in the Greek translation, the Septuagint, already in circulation before Jesus’ time.)

  29. The Song of SongsI recommend that you go to a library and check out volumes of “The Anchor Bible.” It offers a current translation, and presents academic theories on the dates, authorship and contemporary context of each book. Study Redaction Criticism and the Documentary Hyposthesis.

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