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Introductory Notes and Comments
Bible Books Index  •  Global Notes  •  Biblical Numerology
Torah  •  Neviim  •  Kituvim  •  Apocrypha  •  Apostolic Writings


Bible Books Index

I have only prepared my paraphrase, notes,
and comments on books with active hyperlinks.
I clearly have a lot of work left to do.

Torah (The Books of Moshe)

B’resheet (Genesis)

Sh'mot (Exodus)

V’yakra (Leviticus)

B’midbar (Numbers)

Devarim (Deuteronomy)

Neviim (The Prophets)

Nevi’im Rishonim (Early Prophets)

Yehoshua (Joshua)

Shoftim (Judges)

Shmuel Aleph (First Samuel)

Shmuel Bet (Second Samuel)

M’lakhim Alef (First Kings)

M’lakhim Bet (Second Kings)

Nevi’im Acharonim (Later Prophets)

Yesha’yahu (Isaiah)

Yirmi’yahu (Jeremiah)

Y’chezki’el (Ezekiel)

Shneim-‘Asar (The Twelve)

Hoshea (Hosea)

Yo’el (Joel)

‘Amos(Amos)

‘Ovadyah (Obadiah)

Yonah (Jonah)

Mikhah (Micah)

Nachum (Nahum)

Havakuk (Habakkuk)

Tz’fanyah (Zephaniah)

Chagai (Haggai)

Z’kharyah (Zechariah)

Mal’akhi (Malachi)


Deterocanonical (Apocryphal) Books
(Not in the either the Tanakh or “Protestant Canon”)

Tobit

Judith

Esther (LXX)

Wisdom of Solomon

Sirach

Baruch

Makabim Aleph (First Maccabees)

Makabim Bet (Second Maccabees)

1 Esdras

Prayer of Manasses

Psalm 151

3 Maccabees

2 Esdras

4 Maccabees

Daniel (LXX)

The Song of the Three Holy Children

The History of Susanna

Bel and the Dragon

K’tuvim (Writings)

Poetic Books (Sifrei Emet)

T’hillim (Psalms) תְהִלִּים

Mishlei (Proverbs) מִשְלֵי

Iyov (Job) אִיּוֹב

The Five Megillot (Hamesh Megillot)

Shir HaShirim (Song of Songs) שִׁיר הַשִׁירִים

Rut (Ruth) רוּת

Eikhah (Lamentations) איכה

Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) קהלת

Ester (Esther) אֶסְתֵר

History

Dani’el (Daniel) דָּנִיֵּ֣אל

Ezra (Ezra)-Nechemyah (Nehemiah) עזרא

Divrei ha-Yamim (Chronicles) דברי הימים

Divrei-HaYamim Aleph (First Chronicles)

Divrei HaYamim Bet (Second Chronicles)

Ketuvei Schliachim[1]
(Writings of the Emissaries)

The Good News of the Kingdom

Mattityahu (Matthew)

Mordichai (Mark)

Lukas (Luke)

Yochanan (John)

A One-Year Chronology of the Gospels[3]

A Three-Year Chronology of the Gospels

P’yilut HaShaliachim (Acts of the Apostles)

Hitgalut (Revelation)

Cepherim (Letters)

Sha'ul the Letter-Writer

Rav Sha’ul’s Cepherim to Messianic Communities

Romim (Romans)

Korintim Alef (First Corinthians)

Korintim Bet (Second Corinthians)

Galitim (Galatians)

Efesos (Ephesians)

Pilifim (Philippians)

Kolosim (Colossians)

Taslonikim Alef (First Thessalonians)

Taslonikim Bet (Second Thessalonians)

Rav Sha’ul’s Cepherim to Individuals

Timotiyos Alef (First Timothy)

Timotiyos Bet (Second Timothy)

Titos (Titus)

Pileymon (Philemon)

General Cepherim

Ivrim (Hebrews)

Ya’akov (James)[2]

Kefa Aleph (First Peter)

Kefa Bet (Second Peter)

Yochanan Aleph (First John)

Yochanan Bet (Second John)

Yochanan Gimmel (Third John)

Y’hudah (Jude)


  1. I believe that the Ketuvei Schliachim, Writings of the Emissaries, or the Apostolic Writings, rightfully belong as part of the Kituvim. [RETURN]

  2. In an apparent effort to flatter the king who commissioned the 1611 English translation of the Bible, the “translators” arbitrarily changed the name of Messiah’s half-brother from Ya'akov to “James” (which they rendered as “Jacob” in the “Old Testament”) so the monarch could see his name in the Scriptures. The question needs to be asked, can we trust the accuracy of a translation in which the “translators” (who were not at all proficient in the Hebrew language) were specifically instructed to consider the traditions of the apostate Church of England of greater priority than accuracy of translations, and who place political favor above textual accuracy? [RETURN]

 3. Although the traditional understanding is that Yeshua had a three-year ministry, I believe that is was only one year. [RETURN]

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