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A Different Bible

Have you ever wondered what an ancient Bible looked like? Did it have the same sections or same divisions as the Bibles that we have today? Or, is the form that we read today something more modern?

When it comes to the Old Testament, the form that Christians read today is slightly different than what the Hebrews read in ancient times. The text itself is largely the same (as confirmed by the Dead Sea Scrolls), but what is mostly different is the organization. Today’s Christian Old Testament contains 39 books, beginning with Genesis and ending with Malachi. Ancient Judaism’s Bible, however, only contained 22 books. It began with Genesis and ended with Chronicles....

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