Books of the Old Testament

National Association of Christian Ministers Summary Series

Below is a list of the books in the Old Testament, divided by their respective sections:

Pentateuch (Torah):

1. Genesis
2. Exodus
3. Leviticus
4. Numbers
5. Deuteronomy

Historical Books:

6. Joshua
7. Judges
8. Ruth
9. 1 Samuel
10. 2 Samuel
11. 1 Kings
12. 2 Kings
13. 1 Chronicles
14. 2 Chronicles
15. Ezra
16. Nehemiah
17. Esther

Wisdom and Poetry:

18. Job
19. Psalms
20. Proverbs
21. Ecclesiastes
22. Song of Solomon (Song of Songs)

Major Prophets:

23. Isaiah
24. Jeremiah
25. Lamentations
26. Ezekiel
27. Daniel

Minor Prophets:

28. Hosea
29. Joel
30. Amos
31. Obadiah
32. Jonah
33. Micah
34. Nahum
35. Habakkuk
36. Zephaniah
37. Haggai
38. Zechariah
39. Malachi

The Old Testament consists of a total of 39 books.