Could you or your students use some help navigating the books of the Bible? Maybe you learned to sing through a list of them in Sunday School, or maybe you still struggle to find Joel and Amos. Either way, these FREE Books of the Bible Fact Cards and Cheat Sheets can help you review the order plus learn and remember other key facts about each book.
This post is part of the FREE Cheat Sheets & Fact Cards Series
What are the 66 books of the Bible in order?
It’s fun to memorize the books of the Bible, and it’s helpful to know the order so you can flip to the particular book of the Bible that you want to read.
39 Books of the Old Testament:
27 Books of the New Testament:
What is the official list of books of the Bible called?
The official books of the Bible are called the Canon of Scripture. According to the Oxford Dictionary, canon means a collection or list of sacred books accepted as genuine.
Are the books in the Bible in chronological order?
The books of the Bible are not in chronological order, however if you’d like to read them like that, a Chronological Study Bible is really nice to have in your collection.
What’s the shortest book of the Bible?
The shortest book in the Bible is the book of Obadiah, with a single chapter and only 27 verses.
What’s the longest book of the Bible?
While Psalm 119 is the longest chapter of the Bible, you may be surprised to hear that the book of Psalms is not the longest book of the Bible. I found this post on the longest book in the Bible helpful in understanding why.
Recommended Resource: Philippians in 28 Weeks!
Yes, it’s possible to memorize an entire book of the Bible—even for kids (though it’s even more fun with the whole family!). Philippians in 28 Weeks provides a 5-step framework that walks you through step-by-step.
With a streamlined approach that eliminates overwhelm, hiding God’s Word in your heart is easier than ever. Includes done-for-you memory cards!
Free Books of the Bible List Printable
This set of Free Books of the Bible Fact Cards and Cheat Sheets gives your students a handy way to learn and review the:
- Hebrew name for each book
- date written
- section of the Bible
- original audience
- common abbreviation
Let’s look at Genesis, for example. In Hebrew, it is B’resheet. It was written by Moses probably around 1500 B.C. It’s part of the Pentateuch and was first written for the Israelites. We often abbreviate it “Ge.”
The first part of the Free Books of the Bible Fact Cards and Cheat Sheets unit includes 12 cheat sheets that contain all of the above information for each book. It divides the books into:
- the Pentateuch
- Books of History
- Books of Poetry
- Major Prophets
- Minor Prophets
- Pauline Epistles
- General Epistles
Following the cheat sheets are 66 fact cards that contain the same information as the cheat sheets in a different format. Finally, there are 66 blank fact cards where students can write the information they learn about each book.
Related Bible Resources:
- Biblical Feasts Copywork Series
- Bible Study Journal-Questions From the Gospels
- Bible Study Journaling Pages
- Biblical Places Notebooking Unit
- The Prophets of the Old Testament Timeline & Notebooking Journal
- Authors of the Old Testament Notebooking Research Journal
- Authors of the New Testament Notebooking Research Journal
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Bonnie Rose Hudson’s heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She would love for you to stop by her website WriteBonnieRose.com for homeschool and history curriculum, resources to help teach your children about missions and the persecuted Church, free history and writing printables, and to check out her newest release from JourneyForth, The Hidden Village, an early reader set in India.