Can You Name These Books of the Bible from a One-Sentence Description?

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The first of the four gospels is this.

Matthew is typically the first of the four gospels. Matthew was one of the 12 apostles.

Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden.

The story of Adam and Eve was in the book of Genesis. Genesis is the first book of the Bible.

A man is swallowed by a fish.

The story of Jonah and the fish is in the book of Jonah. Some stories refer to the fish as a whale, but some scholars insist that it was not a whale that swallowed Jonah.

Ten terrible plagues happen here.

The ten terrible plagues unleashed on Egypt were described in the book of Exodus. Scholars believe that this book was the second book written by Moses.

The Lord is my shepherd.

Psalms is a collection of "poems" or "songs." One of these, the 23rd, begins, "the Lord is my shepherd."

It's the sixth book of the New Testament.

The book of Romans is the sixth book of the New Testament. This book is thought to have been written by the Apostle Paul.

A priest lives in exile in Babylon.

The story of the priest is in the book of Ezekiel. The book describes the six visions Ezekiel had while in Babylon.

Rules for the Israelites are given to Moses by God.

God gave Moses rules for the Israelites to live by. Scholars agree that the book of Leviticus was written by Moses.

Has a description of the Day of the Pentecost.

The book of Acts gives a description of the Day of the Pentecost. Scholars are not sure who wrote this book.

"Fear God, and keep his commandments; for that is the whole duty of everyone."

This is the last line of the book of Ecclesiastes. This book is thought to have been written by Solomon.

It contains a letter from Paul the Apostle.

Galatians is a letter from the Apostle Paul. The letter is addressed to Galatian churches.

Each section of this book begins with the word "Hear."

Each section of the book of Micah begins with the word "Hear." Scholars think that only the first three chapters were actually written by Micah.

This book begins at Mount Sinai.

The book of Numbers opens at Mount Sinai. This book is believed to have been edited by priests to its current rendition.

This book is named after the great grandmother of David.

Ruth was the great grandmother of David. In the book, Ruth says, ""Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay."

Jesus is referred to as the son of Mary.

Jesus is referred to as the son of Mary in the book of Mark. This is the only place in the New Testament that this reference is made.

Discusses the role of Cyrus the Great.

The role of Cyrus the Great is one of the stories in the book of Isaiah. The book is thought to have multiple authors, only one of whom was Isaiah.

This is a book about the Queen of Persia.

The book of Esther is about the Queen of Persia. Esther was born Hadassah and she becomes queen.

The Song of Deborah is in this book.

The Song of Deborah is in the book of Judges. Scholars aren't sure if one person, or many, wrote this book.

It's a book about the Apocalypse.

The book of Revelation is about the coming Apocalypse. The book was authored by John, but scholars are not certain which John this refers to.

"These are the words ..."

The book of Deuteronomy begins with the words, "These are the words ..." The book is believed to have been written in the 7th century BC.

This book comes before Revelation.

The book of Jude is the book before the book of Revelation. This book has only one chapter.

It's the shortest book in the Old Testament.

Obadiah is the shortest book of the Bible. It is one of the books of the Old Testament.

This book comes after the death of Moses.

The book of Joshua takes place after the death of Moses. Scholars disagree as to whether or not this book was actually written by Joshua himself.

Part of a two-volume work along with Acts.

The book of Luke is part of a two-volume work along with the book of Acts. The book of Luke is the third of the four Gospels.

This is a book about the most righteous of all God's servants.

Job was the most righteous of all God's servants. The book of Job is considered the first poetic book of the Old Testament.

It's the first book of the Bible.

Genesis is the first book of the Bible. In it, God created heaven and earth.

This contains the story of Noah and the Ark.

The story of Noah and the Ark takes place in the book of Genesis. Genesis is the first book of the Bible.

It's the last of the Gospels.

John is the last of the four Gospels. The Gospels, in order, are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

The story of the lion's den is in here.

The book of Daniel has a story about Daniel in the lion's den. Most scholars now agree that the book was not written by Daniel.

This is the last book of the Bible.

The book of Revelation is the last book of the Bible. This book tells of the coming Apocalypse.

The story of the burning bush is in here.

The story of the burning bush takes place in the book of Exodus. This story tells how Moses was chosen to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.

Some call this the New Testament interpretation of the Old Testament.

The book of Hebrews is sometimes called the New Testament interpretation of the Old Testament. Although the book is sometimes attributed to Paul, scholars disagree about the true authorship of this book.

This is a letter Paul wrote while he was imprisoned in Rome.

It is said that Ephesians was written by Paul while he was in prison in Rome. However, many scholars now doubt this to be true.

This is the last book of the Old Testament.

Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament. The word "Malachi" means "my messenger," so scholars aren't sure the book was written by an actual person named Malachi.

The story of Samson and Delilah is in here.

The story of Samson and Delilah was told in the book of Judges. Samson is listed as the last of the judges in the Old Testament.

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Think you know every book in the Bible? Prove it by acing this quiz.

There are between 66 and 81 books in the Bible, depending on which version you use. In the King James Version, the version used by over half of all Christians in the United States, there are a total of 80 books: the 39 books of the Old Testament, the 14 books of the Apocrypha and the 27 books of the New Testament.

The King James Version of the Bible is the English translation that began in 1604 and was completed in 1611. This huge project was undertaken during the reign of England's King James I (he was known as King James VI in Scotland), but it was not the only version to have been translated in England. In fact, the first translation of the Bible in England was commissioned by King Henry VIII in 1535. Forty-seven scholars worked on the translation, which took eight years. You may not know that the books of the Bible are not translated from the same source. In fact, the books of the Old Testament are translated from Hebrew and Aramaic, the books of the Apocrypha are translated from Greek and Latin, and the books of the New Testament are translated from Greek.

If you think you know your Bible well enough, take this quiz.

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