Sometimes I get confused over where a book is in the Old Testament.  This is because in my studies I have used three different versions of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.  The TANAKH is the Hebrew bible.  The Protestant OT is what we find in most English language Bibles.  The LXX is the Greek version of the Hebrew Bible.  So here is a chart of the order of books in each of them:

 

TANAKH PROTESTANT OT LXX
Torah: Pentateuch: Law and Histories:
Genesis Genesis Genesis
Exodus Exodus Exodus
Numbers Numbers Numbers
Leviticus Leviticus Leviticus
Deuteronomy Deuteronomy Deuteronomy
Joshua
Nevi’im (the Prophets) Histories: Judges
Joshua Joshua Ruth
Judges Judges 1&2 Samuel
1&2 Samuel Ruth 1&2 Kings
1&2 Kings 1&2 Samuel 1&2 Chronicles
Isaiah 1&2 Kings 1 Esdras (apocrypha)
Jeremiah 1&2 Chronicles 11 Esdras (Ezra, Nehemiah)
Ezekiel Ezra Esther
Twelve Minor Prophets Nehemiah Judith
Hosea Esther Tobit
Joel 1,2,3,4 Maccabees
Amos Wisdom and Poetry Prophets and Poets
Obadiah Job Psalms
Jonah Psalms Proverbs
Micah Ecclesiastes Ecclesiastes
Nahum Song of Solomon Song of Songs
Habakkuk Job
Prophets Wisdom of Solomon
Kethuvim (the Writings) Isaiah Ben Sirach
Psalms Jeremiah Psalms of Solomon
Proverbs Lamentation Hosea
Job Ezekiel Amos
Song of Songs Daniel Micah
Ruth Hosea Joel
Lamentations Joel Obadiah
Ecclesiastes Amos Jonah
Esther Obadiah Nahum
Daniel Jonah Habakkuk
Ezra Micah Zephaniah
Nehemiah Nahum Haggai
1 Chronicles Habakkuk Zechariah
2 Chronicles Zephaniah Malachi
Haggai Isaiah
Zechariah Jeremiah
Malachi Baruch
Lamentations
Epistles of Jeremiah
Ezekiel
Susanna
Daniel
Bel and the Dragon

 

 

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