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Book order of the Hebrew Bible.

This list is the order of books as they appear in the Hebrew Bible.
This is the order used by Jews today.

The Hebrew Bible is divided into three sections, which indicate stages of canonization.

    Torah

Genesis (In the Beginning)
  Author: Moses
Exodus
  Author: Moses
Leviticus
  Author: Moses
Numbers
  Author: Moses
Deuteronomy
  Author: Moses

    Nebi'im

Joshua
  Author: Joshua & Eleazar
Judges
  Author: Samuel, Nathan, and Gad or unknown
  Date: Monarchy period or later
Samuel
  Author: historical sources and editor or Zabud, son of Nathan
Kings
  Author: historical sources and editor
  Date: before or during the Exile
Isaiah
  Author: students of Isaiah
  Date: 701 BC and 681 BC, or as late as 400 BC.
Jeremiah
  Author: students of Jeremiah
  Date: after 587 BC, possibly 550 BC.
Ezekiel
  Author: Ezekiel and students--possibly in parts
  Date: possibly 570-520 BC

    The Twelve

  Authors and Dates:

Hosea
  Author: a student
  Date: 770 BC or later
Joel
  Author: unknown
  Date: 450-350 BC
Amos
  Author: Amos and students
  Date: 775 BC and later up to 500 BC
Obadiah
  Author: Obadiah
  Date: 575 BC
Jonah
  Author: unknown
  Date: 5th century BC
Micah
  Author: Micah (chs 1-3) and students
  Date: up to 500 BC
Nahum
  Author: Nahum
  Date: 612 BC
Habakkuk
  Author: Habakkuk
  Date: 609-600 BC
Zephaniah
  Author: Zephaniah
  Date: 609 BC
Haggai
  Author: a student
  Date: 520-500 BC
Zechariah
  Author: Zechariah (chs 1-8), 9-11 and 12-14 by students
  Date: 519 BC and later
Malachi
  Author: unknown
  Date: 5th century BC

    Kethubim

Psalms
  Divided into five sections called "the Fifths:" 1-41, 42-72, 73-89, 90-106, 107-150
  Authors: David, students of David, various others
  Date: compiled in stages, ending in the 3rd century BC
Proverbs
  Collected in stages
  Authors and Dates: Solomon, 10th century BC
  Agur, son of Yakeh, 715-686 BC
  The mother of King Lemuel, early 6th century BC
  The sages, 5th century BC
Job
  Author: unknown
  Date: events date pre-Moses, 1760 BC written possibly in the sixth century BC

    Megillot

Song of Songs
  Author: student of Solomon
  Date: possibly 4th to 2nd century BC
Ruth
  Author: probably a woman
  Date: monarchy period
Lamentations of Jeremiah
  Author: Jeremiah or student
  Date: 586-516 BC
Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes)
  Author: "the teacher" as Solomon
  Date: unknown, possibly 5th to 2nd centuries BC
Esther
  Author: Esther or another
  Date: possibly 460 BC
Daniel
  probably in 2 or 3 stages
  Author: Daniel and/or followers
  Date: 530 BC or 171 BC
Ezra-Nehemiah
  Author: unknown
  Date: 350 BC
Chronicles
  Author: unknown, called "the Chronicler"
  Date: after Kings, no later than 330 BC

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