*JPS 1917, the English version of the Tanakh
JPS 1917, ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE ENTIRE TANAKH
The Bible of Jews, which is also known as the Hebrew Bible or Tanakh, is divided into three main sections, the Torah or books of the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings.
The Torah and the first section of the Prophets are called historical because they tell the story of the Jewish people.
The name Tanakh refers to the Jewish Bible. It is an acronym, T-N-K, with vowels added to aid pronunciation, based on the Hebrew names of the divisions of the Bible: Torah, Nevi’im (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writings)
SECTIONS OF THE TANAKH: TORAH, NEVI’IM, KETUVIM
The name “Torah” means “teaching” and consists of the five books of the Torah, which, according to traditions, were revealed directly by God to Moses on Mount Sinai: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
They tell the story of the people of Israel from creation to Moses’ death.
The Nevi’im (the book of the Prophets) is divided into the “Former Prophets” telling the story of the Israelites from the crossing of the Jordan River to the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem and Babylonian exile, and the Minor Prophets, which contains oracles and social teachings.
Former Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremias, EzekielJosue, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings.
Minor Prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.
The Ketuvim (The writings) consists of homilies, poems, prayers, proverbs, and psalms of the people of Israel.
It includes the great book of poems, the Psalms, and Proverbs, Joseph, Esther; Songs of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, 1 and 2 Chronicles.
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