The Tanakh is the sacred text of Judaism. The Tanakh or Hebrew Bible is the same as the Christian Old Testament but Judaism divides it differently and doesn’t call it old because Judaism doesn’t recognise any New Testament. The divisions are as follows:-

  1. The Torah, meaning teachings or law, known to Christians as the Pentateuch or the five books of Moses.
  2. The Nevi'im, the books of the prophets. That book covers roughly the time from the supposed entry into Israel till the Babylonian captivity though Chronicles covers that period and is left out.
  3. The Ketuvim, translated as writings, covers the rest of the Tanakh and is sometimes divided further.


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