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The 24 Books of the Hebrew Bible

In their simplest form, the twenty-four books of the Jewish Bible - the Tanach - present a history of the first 3500 years from creation until the building of the second Temple in Jerusalem. The books also relate the history of the Jewish nation from its earliest stage, through the giving of the Law at Mount Sinai, and until the end of the first commonwealth.

But the Tanach is much more than just history. In it one can learn about G-d's plan for the world and of His relationship with mankind, specifically, His chosen nation - the Jews.

Here is where G-d tells us what He wants us to do!

"And now, Israel, what does the Lord your G-d want of you? Only to fear the Lord your G-d, to go in all His ways and to love Him and to serve the Lord your G-d with all your heart and with all your soul. To guard the commandments of G-d and His statutes..." (Deuteronomy 10 12-13)

Presented here is a very short overview of each of the books of Tanach, divided into three main categories: the Chumash, the Prophets and the Writings.

The Five Books of Moses (Chumash)

  • Genesis
  • Exodus
  • Leviticus
  • Numbers
  • Deuteronomy

    The Eight Books of the Prophets (Neviim)

  • Joshua
  • Judges
  • Samuel
  • Kings
  • Isaiah
  • Jeremiah
  • Ezekial
  • The Twelve (minor prophets) Trei-Assar

    The Eleven Books of the Writings (Kesuvim)

  • Psalms - Tehilim
  • Proverbs - Mishlei
  • Job - Iyov
  • Song of Songs - Shir HaShirim
  • Ruth - Rus
  • Lamentations - Eicha
  • Ecclesiastes - Koheles
  • Esther
  • Daniel - Doniel
  • Ezra/Nehemia
  • Chronicles - Divrei Hayamim


    Rabbi Boruch Clinton teaches at the Ottawa Torah Institute yeshiva high school and Machon Sarah high school for girls (both in Ottawa, Canada). You may reach him with comments and questions at bclinton@torah.org.

    You can now read some of Rabbi Clinton's essays on Torah life at http://www.ncf.ca/~es625/essays

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    Copyright 2000 by Rabbi Boruch Clinton and Project Genesis, Inc.

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    On Cue
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    > The Ante-Room
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    The Spice Of Life
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    Thereness And Awareness
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    A Clean Slate
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    Faith-Heeler
    Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5760

    Like a Fish Needs Water
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    Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

    Downtrodden
    Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5766

    Of Bread and Milk
    Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5764

    Royalty in Training
    Rabbi Label Lam - 5768

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    Doing Our Part
    Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5763

    Priorities: Nothing is Small
    Rabbi Berel Wein - 5774

    Thinking Inside The Box
    Rabbi Berel Wein - 5764

    Looking for a Chavrusah?

    When Tragedy Strikes...
    Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5764

    The Land of israel
    Shlomo Katz - 5771

    Perpetual Care
    Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5759

    Humility: On the Shoulders of Our Father
    Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5774



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