Historical books

The historical books are one of four divisions in the Christian Old Testament.[1] The grouping is different in the Hebrew Bible, and corresponds to the Former Prophets of the Nevi'im and two of the ungrouped books of Ketuvim, together with the Book of Ruth (between Judges and Samuel) and the Book of Esther (after Nehemiah) which in the Tanakh are both found in the Five Megillot.

The historical books of the main Christian canons are as follows:


  1. Vincent P. Branick (2011). Understanding the Historical Books of the Old Testament. Paulist Press. ISBN 978-0809147281.

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