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by Vaughn Aubuchon

Old Testament (Hebrew)

New Testament (Greek)

Main Bible Versions


The Books of the Bible list below is a comparison of Jewish and Christian Bibles, and illustrates the differences between Jewish, Protestant and Catholic Bibles.


In the Protestant Bible, Martin Luther removed the 7 Catholic canonical books shown in red below. Each row shows the book correspondence between the Old Testament versions. The King James Old testament order of books is used.

Jews do not recognize the New Testament. Other holy books are shown, including the apocrypha, antilegomena, and pseudepigrapha.

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Old Testament
(written in Hebrew)

Jewish
(
Tanakh)
(complete by 400 BC)
B.C.

D
A
T
E
Latin
Vulgate
405 AD
(46 books)
Catholic
Douay-Rheims

1609 AD
(46 books)
Protestant
King James
1611 AD
(39 books)
Torah (Pentatuch)
The Law - Moses
(by 1500 BC)

O.T. Apocrypha
(in earliest septuagint)

Esther additions
Daniel additions

(Book - # of Chap.)

Bereshit

(Genesis)

1406

Genesis

Genesis

Genesis - 50

Shemot

(Exodus)

Exodus

Exodus

Exodus - 40

Vayika

(Leviticus)

Leviticus

Leviticus

Leviticus - 27

Bamidbar

(Numbers)

Numbers

Numbers

Numbers - 36

Devarim

(Deuteronomy)

Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy- 34

Nevi'im
(The Prophets)
Ketuvim
(The Writings)

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-

-

Joshua

(Hagiographa)

625

Joshua

Joshua

Joshua - 24

Judges

-

625

Judges

Judges

Judges - 21

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m- Ruth - (5)

450

Ruth

Ruth

Ruth - 4

1 Samuel

-

625

1 Samuel

1 Samuel

1 Samuel - 31

2 Samuel

625

2 Samuel

2 Samuel

2 Samuel - 24

1 Kings

625

1 Kings

1 Kings

1 Kings - 22

2 Kings

625

2 Kings

2 Kings

2 Kings - 25

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1 Chronicles (12)

250

1 Paralipomenon

1 Paralipomenon

1 Chronicles - 29

2 Chronicles (13)

250

2 Paralipomenon

2 Paralipomenon

2 Chronicles - 36

Ezra (10)

250

1 Esdras

1 Esdras

Ezra - 10

Nehemiah (11)

100 AD

2 Esdras

2 Esdras

Nehemiah - 13

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200

Tobit - 14

Tobias

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150 AD
Judith - 16

Judith

m- Esther - (8)

350

Esther - 10

Esther - 16
(Esther additions)

*Esther - 10

Job (3)

350

Job

Job

Job - 42

Psalms (1)

700

Psalms

Psalms

Psalms - 150

Proverbs (2)

450

Proverbs

Proverbs

*Proverbs - 31

m- Ecclesiastes

450

Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes

*Ecclesiastes - 12

m- Song of Songs

?

Canticles

Canticles

*Song of Solomon-8

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30

Wisdom of Solom.-19

Wisdom

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175

Sirach (Eccl.)- 51

Ecclesiasticus

750

Isaias

Isaias

Isaiah - 66

575

Jeremias

Jeremias

Jeremiah - 52

m- Lamentations (6)

450

Lamentations

Lamentations

Lamentations - 5

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100

Baruch - 5

Baruch Chap. 6
(Letter of Jeremiah)

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Ezekial

550

Ezechiel

Ezechiel

*Ezekial - 48

12 Minor
Prophets

Daniel (9)

250

Daniel - (12)

Daniel - (14)
(Daniel additions)

Daniel - 12

Hosea

-

750

Osee

Osee

Hosea - 14

Joel

?

Joel - (4)

Joel - (4)

Joel - 3

Amos

750

Amos

Amos

Amos - 9

Obadiah

650

Abdias

Abdias

Obadiah - 1

Jonah

550

Jonas

Jonas

Jonah - 4

Micah

550

Michaes

Michaes

Micah - 7

Nahum

750

Nahum

Nahum

Nahum - 3

Habakkuk

550

Habucuc

Habucuc

Habbakuk - 3

Zephaniah

650

Sophonias

Sophonias

Zephaniah - 3

Haggai

450

Aggeus

Aggeus

Haggai - 2

Zechariah

450

Zacharias

Zacharias

Zechariah - 14

Malachi

475

Malachias

Malachias

Malachi - 4

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100

1 Maccabees - 16

1 Maccabees

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124

2 Maccabees - 14

2 Maccabees


Antilegomena

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m = megillot (the 5 scrolls)

3 Maccabees

4 Maccabees

Letter of Jeremiah

Additions to Esther

Manasseh, Prayer of

Daniel Additions:

12- Azariah, Prayer

13- Suzanna

14- Bel and the Dragon

Manasseh, Prayer of

* = Antilegomena (questioned)

Additions to Daniel

100

115

35

135 - 690

135

135



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New Testament
(written in Greek)

A.D.

D
A
T
E
Protestant
King James
1546 AD
(27 books)

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Homologoumena
(authoritative and canonical)

The Gospels
(Book - # of Chapters.)

70

Mathew - 28

65

Mark - 16

75

Luke - 24

90

John - 21

Epistles of St. Paul

75

Acts - 28

58

Romans - 16

57

1 Corinthians - 16

57

2 Corinthians - 13

50

Galations - 6

65

Ephesians - 6

60

Phillipians - 4

60

Colossians - 4

50

1 Thessalonians - 5

50

2 Thessalonians - 3

80

1 Timothy - 6

80

2 Timothy - 4

80

Titus - 3

56

Philemon - 1

85

* Hebrews - 13

Remaining Epistles

100

* James - 5

80

1 Peter - 5

100

* 2 Peter - 3

95

1 John - 5

95

* 2 John - 1

95

* 3 John -1

80

* Jude - 1

75

* Revelation - 22

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* = Antilegomena
(questioned)

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Pseudepigrapha (false writings)

1 - Gospel of James

2 - Gos. Pseudo-Matthew

3 - Ebionite Gospel

4 - Gospel of Thomas

5 - Acts of Peter

6 - Acts of Thomas

7 - Gospel of Mary

Plus about 70 others

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New Test. Apocrypha


Apocalypse of Peter

Clement Epistle, 1 and 2

Corinthians 3

Didache

Epistle of Barnabas

Shepherd of Hermas

50

250

140


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26 Main Holy Bible Versions -
Summary Table -
Chronological
(biblegateway.com lists 54 English versions)

Completed by
Name
Abbre.

Note

ANCIENT

1400 BC

Torah (Pentateuch)

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Books of Moses (first 5 books)

400 BC

Hebrew Tanakh

HT

Jewish Bible (Old Testament)

-4 to 30 AD

The Life of Christ

132 BC

Greek Septuagint Bible

LXX

Greek Old Testament

95 AD

New Testament

NT

Written in Greek

405 AD

Latin Vulgate Bible

VUL

Translated into Latin - Jerome

MIDDLE AGES

1025 AD

Old English Hexateuch

OEH

First 6 books of Tanakh

1200 AD

Masoretic Text

MT

Jewish revisionist canon - O.T.

1395 AD

Wycliffe's Bible

WB

-

1534 AD

Tyndale Bible

TB

Protestant

1535 AD

Great Bible

GB

-

1537 AD

Mathew Bible

MB

-

1568 AD

Bishops' Bible

BB

Predecessor of King James

1560 AD

Geneva Bible

GB

Protestant - First "study" bible

1609 AD

Douay Rheims Bible

DRB

Catholic - from the Vulgate

1611 AD

King James Bible

A-KJB

Prot. - from Bishops' Bible

1900's

1952 AD

Revised Standard Version

RSV

-

1966 AD

Jerusalem Bible

JB

Catholic

1982 AD

New King James Bible

NKJB

-

1985 AD

New Jerusalem Bible

NJB

Catholic

1992 AD

Good News Bible

GNB

-

1994 AD

American Standard Ver.

ASV

-

1997 AD

New American Bible

NAB

Catholic

1997 AD

The Living Bible

TLB

-

RECENT

2001 AD

English Standard Version

ESV

-

2011 AD

New International Ver.

NIV

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80

220

50

280 - 630



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