Tanakh vs. Old Testament

Jewish Tanakh vs. Old Testament

Tanakh vs. Old Testament
Tanakh vs. Old Testament

The Bible's Old Testament is the "Tanakh" to the Jews. The contents of Tanakh and Old Testament are exactly the same but Tanakh groups and orders that content slightly differently from the Old Testament.

The Tanakh has three sections. The first section is the Law (Torah), comprised of the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

The second section of the Tanakh is the Prophets (Nevi'im), which includes Joshua, Judges, Samuel (1 & 2 Samuel in the Old Testament), Kings (1 & 2 Kings in the Old Testament), Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and The Twelve (the twelve "minor prophet" books in the Old Testament: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi).

The third section of the Tanakh is the Writings (Ketuvim), which includes Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Song of Songs/Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra-Nehemiah (Ezra and Nehemiah), and Chronicles (1 & 2 Chronicles).

Why is Tanakh called Tanakh?

TaNaKh is an acronym that embodies the first letter of its three sections: Torah, Nevi'im, Ketuvim.