THE DIVISION OF THE OLDTESTAMENT
This collection comprises of 38 books
.The Book of Genesis describes the creation of the earth skies andgives an historical account of the Prophets Adam Noah, Abraham, Isaac and Joseph. Thebook ends with the death of the Prophet Joseph. This is also called the book of Creation2.
.Exodus is mainly a description of the life of the prophet Moses. Itincludes the teachings of Moses, his altercations with Pharaoh; Pharaoh’s drowning in thesea and the oral communication of God with Moses. It ends with the Israelites` camping inthe desert of Sinai. It is called Exodus because it describes the event of the Israelites`exodus from Egypt3.
.Leviticus is a collection of the injunctions and laws given to theIsraelites during their wanderings in the desert of Sinai. It has 27 chapters.4.
.The Book of Number includes events of the census of the Israelites,their history before their departure to the Canaan and the injunctions of the Prophet Mosesrevealed to him by the bank of the river Jordan. It contains 36 chapters.5.
.The book of Deuteronomy is a collection of those events andinjunctions which took place from after the period of the Book of Numbers to the death of Moses. It contains 34 chapters. The collection of these five books together is called thePentateuch or Torah. This is a Hebrew word meaning “the law”. The word is alsooccasionally used to mean the Old Testament in general.6.
THE BOOK OF JOSHUA
.The book of Joshua is ascribed to the Prophet Joshuason of Nuh who was the reliable servant and minister of Moses. He was made the Prophetof Israelites after the death of Moses. He made war on the Amalekites and was victoriousover them. This book describes his life up to the time of his death .It contains 24 chapters.7.
THE BOOK OF JUDGES
.The Book of Judges covers the period after the death of Joshua. This period is called the period of the Judges, because, due to their transgressionand wickedness God set cruel, foreign kings over them to punish them until they returnedto God and repented their sins. Then some leaders were raised up among them and cameto their rescue. These Israelite leaders were known as the Judges. It has 21 chapters.