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How Many Books Are In the Bible? [Old And New Testaments]

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Since you are interested in knowing how many books there are in the Bible, you must remain around the end of our conversation.

In this article, we will not only look at the total number of books in the Old and New Testaments but at the total number of chapters and verses.

But in the meantime, let’s take a quick look at what this bible is all about.

As such, we are moving forward with our discussion.

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How Many Books Are In the Old And New Testament?

The Bible is sometimes referred to as the «Holy Book», «Scripture», «Word of God», «Book of Moses», etc. The Scripture was written around 1500 years ago, and it was written in different translations.

Among them are Jews, Catholics, Methodists, Protestants, and so forth.

Outside of these translations, the Bible is also categorized into different visions.

Some include ‘King James Version (KGV)’, ‘New International Version (NIV)’, ‘New Living Translation (NLT)’, ‘Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)’, ‘New American Standard Bible (NASB), And many more.

The Bible

In a simple definition, a Bible is a collection of historic writings considered by Christians as a revelation of God to his people. Most believers regard Scripture as a matter which brings divine inspiration.

That is why some books and chapters contain admonitions, prayers, hymns, proverbs, trials, parables, didactics, prophecies, and much more.

Number of Books in the Bible

The number of books in Scripture is dependent upon the version of the Bible.

However, there are 66 books in the Bible. The Old Testament contains 39 books, while the New Testament contains 27 books.

Below you will find the total number of books found in the Bible.

  • Old Testament

These books include the law, the explanation of the Old Testament, the books of wisdom, and the number of major and Minor Prophets.

  1. The book contains about 50 chapters and 1,533 verses. It is also referred to as the first book of Moses.
  2. The book contains about 40 chapters and 1,213 verses. It is also referred to as the second book of Moses.
  3. The book contains about 27 chapters and 859 verses. It is also referred to as the third book of Moses.
  4. The book contains about 36 chapters and 1,288 verses. It is also referred to as the fourth book of Moses.
  5. The book contains about 34 chapters and 959 verses. It is also referred to as the fifth book of Moses.
  6. The book contains about 24 chapters and 658 verses.
  7. The book contains about 21 chapters and 618 verses.
  8. The book contains about 4 chapters and 85 verses.
  9. First Samuel. The book contains about 31 chapters and 810 verses.
  10. Second Samuel. The book contains about 24 chapters and 695 verses
  11. First Kings. The book contains about 22 chapters and 816 verses.
  12. Second Kings. The book contains about 25 chapters and 719 verses.
  13. First Chronicles. The book contains about 29 chapters and 942 verses.
  14. Second Chronicles. The book contains about 36 chapters and 822 verses.
  15. The book contains about 10 chapters and 280 verses.
  16. The book contains about 13 chapters and 406 verses.
  17. The book contains about 10 chapters and 167 verses.
  18. The book contains about 42 chapters and 1,070 verses.
  19. The book contains about 150 chapters and 2,461 verses.
  20. The book contains about 31 chapters and 915 verses.
  21. The book contains about 12 chapters and 222 verses.
  22. Songs of Songs (Songs of Solomon) The book contains about 8 chapters and 117 verses.
  23. The book contains about 66 chapters and 1,292 verses.
  24. The book contains about 52 chapters and 1,364 verses.
  25. The book contains about 5 chapters and 154 verses.
  26. The book contains about 48 chapters and 1,273 verses.
  27. The book contains about 12 chapters and 357 verses.
  28. The book contains about 14 chapters and 197 verses.
  29. The book contains about 3 chapters and 73 verses.
  30. The book contains about 9 chapters and 146 verses.
  31. The book contains about 1 chapter and 21 verses.
  32. The book contains about 4 chapters and 48 verses.
  33. The book contains about 7 chapters and 105 verses.
  34. The book contains about 3 chapters and 47 verses.
  35. The book contains about 3 chapters and 56 verses.
  36. The book contains about 3 chapters and 53 verses.
  37. The book contains about 2 chapters and 38 verses.
  38. The book contains about 14 chapters and 211 verses.
  39. The book contains about 4 chapters and 55 verses.
  • New Testament

The books of the New Testaments are written according to the gospel of the apostles, Pauline epistles, general epistle, and apocalyptic epistle.

  1. The book contains about 28 chapters and 1,070 verses.
  2. The book contains about 16 chapters and 678 verses.
  3. The book contains about 24 chapters and 1,151 verses.
  4. The book contains about 21 chapters and 879 verses.
  5. The book contains about 28 chapters and 1,007 verses.
  6. The book contains about 16 chapters and 433 verses.
  7. First Corinthians. The book contains about 16 chapters and 437 verses.
  8. Second Corinthians. The book contains about 13 chapters and 257 verses.
  9. The book contains about 6 chapters and 149 verses.
  10. The book contains about 6 chapters and 155 verses.
  11. The book contains about 4 chapters and 104 verses.
  12. The book contains about 4 chapters and 95 verses.
  13. First Thessalonians. The book contains about 5 chapters and 89 verses.
  14. Second Thessalonians. The book contains about 3 chapters and 47 verses.
  15. First Timothy. The book contains about 6 chapters and 113 verses.
  16. Second Timothy. The book contains about 4 chapters and 83 verses.
  17. The book contains about 3 chapters and 46 verses.
  18. The book contains about 1 chapter and 25 verses.
  19. The book contains about 13 chapters and 303 verses.
  20. The book contains about 5 chapters and 108 verses.
  21. First Peter. The book contains about 5 chapters and 105 verses.
  22. Second Peter. The book contains about 3 chapters and 61 verses.
  23. First John. The book contains about 5 chapters and 105 verses.
  24. Second John. The book contains about 1 chapter and 13 verses.
  25. Third John. The book contains about 1 chapter and 14 verses.
  26. The book contains about 1 chapter and 25 verses.
  27. The book contains about 22 chapters and 404 verses.

So roughly there are 1,189 numbers of chapters and 31,102 numbers of verses in the Bible.

But in some Bible versions, certain chapters and verses are not worthy of this figure as we mentioned earlier.

Hopefully, you found this article very informative.

 

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