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Old Testament (Protestant 39 Books, Catholic 46 Books)

The Pentateuch (5 Books)

Book of Genesis
Book of Exodus
Book of Leviticus
Book of Numbers
Book of Deuteronomy

Historic Books (Protestant 12 Books, Catholic 16 Books)

Book of Joshua
Book of Judges
Book of Ruth
Book of Samuel 1 (1 Kings)
Book of Samuel 2 (2 Kings)
Book of Kings 1 (3 Kings)
Book of Kings 2 (4 Kings)
Book of Chronicles 1 (1 Paralipomenon)
Book of Chronicles 2 (2 Paralipomenon)
Book of Ezra (1 Esdras)
Book of Nehemiah (2 Esdras)
Book of Esdras I and II **
Book of Tobit (Tobias) *
Book of Judith *
Book of Esther (with additions in Catholic)
Book of Maccabees 1 *
Book of Maccabees 2 *
In the Septuagint, there are different names:
  • 1 Samuel is 1 Kingdoms
  • 2 Samuel is 2 Kingdoms
  • 3 Kings is 3 Kingdoms
  • 4 Kings is 4 Kingdoms
  • 1 Chronicles is 1 Paralipomena
  • 2 Chronicles is 2 Paralipomena
  • Ezra is 1 Esdras
  • Nehemiah is 2 Esdras
And two additional Books were included: 3 Maccabees and 4 Maccabees.

Protestant - Poetic Books (5 Books) or
Catholic - Wisdom Books (7 Books)

Book of Job
Book of Psalms
Book of Proverbs
Book of Ecclesiastes
Song of Solomon (Song of Songs or Canticle of Canticles in Catholic)
Book of Wisdom *
Book of Sirach * (or Ecclesiasticus)
In the Septuagint, there is a different name:
  • Wisdom is Wisdom of Solomon
And two additional Books were included: Odes and Psalms of Solomon.

Prophetic Books (Protestant 17 Books, Catholic 18 Books)

Major Prophets (5 Books Protestant, 6 Books Catholic)
Book of Isaiah (Isaias)
Book of Jeremiah (Jeremias)
Book of Lamentations
Book of Baruch * (including the Letter of Jeremiah)
Book of Ezekiel
Book of Daniel (with additions in Catholic)
Minor Prophets (12 Books)
Book of Hosea (Osee)
Book of Joel
Book of Amos
Book of Obadiah (Abdias)
Book of Jonah (Jonas)
Book of Micah (Micheas)
Book of Nahum
Book of Habakkuk (Habacuc)
Book of Zephaniah (Sophonias)
Book of Haggai (Aggeus)
Book of Zechariah (Zacharias)
Book of Malachi (Malachias)
In the Septuagint, three additional Books were included: Letter of Jeremiah, Susanna, and Bel and the Dragon.

That makes a total of 53 Books in the Septuagint.

New Testament (27 Books)

Gospel According to Matthew
Gospel According to Mark
Gospel According to Luke
Gospel According to John
Acts of the Apostles
Epistle to the Romans
Epistle to the Corinthians 1
Epistle to the Corinthians 2
Epistle to the Galatians
Epistle to the Ephesians
Epistle to the Philippians
Epistle to the Colossians
Epistle to the Thessalonians 1
Epistle to the Thessalonians 2
Epistle to Timothy 1
Epistle to Timothy 2
Epistle to Titus
Epistle to Philemon
Epistle to the Hebrews
Epistle of James
Epistles of Peter 1
Epistles of Peter 2
Epistles of John 1
Epistles of John 2
Epistles of John 3
Epistle of Jude
Book of Revelation

The asterisks indicate books that are part of the Apocrypha, which is included in some Christian Bibles (like Catholic) and left out of others (like many Protestant).

The current Roman Catholic Bible is called the Douay-Rheims. The Old Testament First Published 1609 by the English College at Douay. The New Testament First Published 1582 by the English College at Rheims. Revised and Annotated 1749 by Bishop Richard Challoner.

Hebrew Bible (Tanak) (Tanakh) (24 Books Total)

The Law

(Torah) (Instruction) (5 Books)
Book of Genesis
Book of Exodus
Book of Leviticus
Book of Numbers
Book of Deuteronomy

The Prophets

(Nevi Imi or Naviim or Neviim) (8 Books)

Early Prophets (4 Books)

Book of Joshua
Book of Judges
1 Samuel
2 Samuel (with above)
1 Kings
2 Kings (with above)

Later Prophets (4 Books)

Hosea (these next 12 Prophets are one Book)

The Writings

(Ketuvim or Kethubim) (11 Books)
Poetry (3 Books)
Rolls (5 Books)
Song of Songs
Book of Ruth
Others (History) (3 Books)
Nehemiah (with above)
1 Chronicles
2 Chronicles (with above)

Also, see:

History of the Bible, Versions of the Bible, Septuagint

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