A NOTE FROM BARB: I had never heard that the orginal scriptures were “publushed”/ordered this way. I way have to do an old-school read through the Bible with this in mind.
Malachi or Chronicles?!
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I love the Bible that Jesus read (aka the Old Testament). I do not want to ruffle any feathers; however, the Bible that Jesus read, taught, lived and loved is not ordered the same way as our English translations.
The Hebrew Bible is arranged in three major parts, known by the acronym TaNaK.
The T stands for Torah (Pentateuch in Greek) which means either Law or Instruction. These are the five books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
The N stands for Nevi’im which means Prophets. This section is divided into the “Former Prophets” which consists of Joshua, Judges, 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings (in English we call these “Historical Books”) and the “Latter Prophets” Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, The Twelve (which in English we call the “Minor Prophets”).
The K stands for Ketuvim which means Writings. This…
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