The Books of the Bible

There are 66 books in the Bible, with 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. The books where written and completed during a period of time of about 1500 years. The first book to be written was the book of Genesis, about 3,400 years ago. The most recent book is Revelation, which was written about 1900 years ago. The dates listed in the chart are approximate.

Order in Bible
Book
Chapters
Verses
Date Written
Testament
Section
1
50
1533
1445-1405 BC
Old Testament
Law
2
40
1213
1445-1405 BC
Old Testament
Law
3
27
859
1445-1405 BC
Old Testament
Law
4
36
1288
1445-1405 BC
Old Testament
Law
5
34
959
1445-1405 BC
Old Testament
Law
6
Joshua
24
658
1405-1385 BC
Old Testament
History
7
Judges
21
618
1043 BC
Old Testament
History
8
Ruth
4
85
1030-1010 BC
Old Testament
History
9
1 Samuel
31
810
931-722 BC
Old Testament
History
10
2 Samuel
24
695
931-722 BC
Old Testament
History
11
1 Kings
22
816
561-538 BC
Old Testament
History
12
2 Kings
25
719
561-538 BC
Old Testament
History
13
1 Chronicles
29
942
450-430 BC
Old Testament
History
14
2 Chronicles
36
822
450-430 BC
Old Testament
History
15
Ezra
10
280
457-444 BC
Old Testament
History
16
Nehemiah
13
406
424-400 BC
Old Testament
History
17
Esther
10
167
450-331 BC
Old Testament
History
18
Job
42
1070
Unknown, maybe 800 BC
Old Testament
Poetry
19
Psalms
150
2461
1410-450 BC
Old Testament
Poetry
20
Proverbs
31
915
971-686 BC
Old Testament
Poetry
21
Ecclesiastes
12
222
940-931 BC
Old Testament
Poetry
22
Song of Songs
8
117
971-965 BC
Old Testament
Poetry
23
Isaiah
66
1292
700-681 BC
Old Testament
Major Prophets
24
Jeremiah
52
1364
586-570 BC
Old Testament
Major Prophets
25
Lamentations
5
154
586 BC
Old Testament
Major Prophets
26
Ezekiel
48
1273
590-570 BC
Old Testament
Major Prophets
27
Daniel
12
357
536-530 BC
Old Testament
Major Prophets
28
Hosea
14
197
750-710 BC
Old Testament
Minor Prophets
29
Joel
3
73
835-796 BC
Old Testament
Minor Prophets
30
Amos
9
146
750 BC
Old Testament
Minor Prophets
31
Obadiah
1
21
850-840 BC
Old Testament
Minor Prophets
32
Jonah
4
48
775 BC
Old Testament
Minor Prophets
33
Micah
7
105
735-710 BC
Old Testament
Minor Prophets
34
Nahum
3
47
650 BC
Old Testament
Minor Prophets
35
Habakkuk
3
56
615-605 BC
Old Testament
Minor Prophets
36
Zephaniah
3
53
635-625 BC
Old Testament
Minor Prophets
37
Haggai
2
38
520 BC
Old Testament
Minor Prophets
38
Zechariah
14
211
480-470 BC
Old Testament
Minor Prophets
39
Malachi
4
55
433-424 BC
Old Testament
Minor Prophets
40
Matthew
28
1071
AD 50-60
New Testament
Gospels
41
Mark
16
678
AD 50-60
New Testament
Gospels
42
Luke
24
1151
AD 60-61
New Testament
Gospels
43
John
21
879
AD 80-90
New Testament
Gospels
44
Acts
28
1007
AD 62
New Testament
Apostolic History
45
Romans
16
433
AD 56
New Testament
Pauline Epistles
46
1 Corinthians
16
437
AD 55
New Testament
Pauline Epistles
47
2 Corinthians
13
257
AD 55-56
New Testament
Pauline Epistles
48
Galatians
6
149
AD 49-50
New Testament
Pauline Epistles
49
Ephesians
6
155
AD 60-62
New Testament
Pauline Epistles
50
Philippians
4
104
AD 60-62
New Testament
Pauline Epistles
51
Colossians
4
95
AD 60-62
New Testament
Pauline Epistles
52
1 Thessalonians
5
89
AD 51
New Testament
Pauline Epistles
53
2 Thessalonians
3
47
AD 51-52
New Testament
Pauline Epistles
54
1 Timothy
6
113
AD 62-64
New Testament
Pauline Epistles
55
2 Timothy
4
83
AD 66-67
New Testament
Pauline Epistles
56
Titus
3
46
AD 62-64
New Testament
Pauline Epistles
57
Philemon
1
25
AD 60-62
New Testament
Pauline Epistles
58
Hebrews
13
303
AD 67-69
New Testament
General Epistles
59
James
5
108
AD 44-49
New Testament
General Epistles
60
1 Peter
5
105
AD 64-65
New Testament
General Epistles
61
2 Peter
3
61
AD 67-68
New Testament
General Epistles
62
1 John
5
105
AD 90-95
New Testament
General Epistles
63
2 John
1
13
AD 90-95
New Testament
General Epistles
64
3 John
1
14
AD 90-95
New Testament
General Epistles
65
Jude
1
25
AD 68-70
New Testament
General Epistles
66
Revelation
22
404
AD 94-96
New Testament
Prophecy