THE OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE
Here's a mnemonic rhyme of unknown origin that describes all 39 books of the Old Testament in their correct order:
The word "bible" comes from the Greek "biblia" meaning "books" (whence "bibliotheque" denotes a library), and the Bible is thus not a book but two collections of books - the Old Testament (originally written in Hebrew) and the New Testament (originally in Greek).
The Old Testament comprises 39 books which the Jews divided into three groups:
The New Testament comprises a further 27 books (mostly written as open letters) which include the four Gospels.
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