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I wanted to know if the old testament is all history?

What is the Old Testament composed of?

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The Old Testament does contain a lot of history. The history is designed to show how God's purpose was worked out in the experience of His people, Israel. However, there are other categories too such as the Law, Prophecy, Poetry.  Below is a chart of the categories of the books of the entire Bible, not just the Old Testament:
 

 

Old Testament
 
Law
 
Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
 
History
 
Joshua
Judges
Ruth
1st Samuel
2nd Samuel
1st Kings
2nd Kings
1st Chronicles
2nd Chronicles
Ezra
Nehemiah
Esther
 
Poetry & Wisdom
 
Job
Psalms
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Song of Solomon
 
Major Prophets
 
Isaiah
Jeremiah
Lamentations
Ezekiel
Daniel
 
Minor Prophets
 
Hosea
Joel
Amos
Obadiah
Jonah
Micah
Nahum
Habakkuk
Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi
New Testament
 
Gospels
 
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
 
History
 
Acts
 
Letters of Paul
 
Romans
1st Corinthians
2nd Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1st Thessalonians
2nd Thessalonians
1st Timothy
2nd Timothy
Titus
Philemon
 
General Letters
 
Hebrews [perhaps by Paul]
James
1st Peter
2nd Peter
1st John
2nd John
3rd John
Jude
 
Prophecy
 
Revelation
 

 

 
Here are links to information which will help you with your question:
 
Sixty-Six Books of the Bible - 1  www.thisisyourbible.com/index.php?page=library&task=show&mediaid=18
 
Sixty-Six Books of the Bible - 2  www.thisisyourbible.com/index.php?page=library&task=show&mediaid=19
 
Sixty-Six Books of the Bible - 3  www.thisisyourbible.com/index.php?page=library&task=show&mediaid=20
 
I hope you have found this helpful.
 
God bless,
Mike
thisisyourbible.com

 

 
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