What is the name of the Christian holy book called?
The Bible is actually a collection of a lot of different books of the Old Testament (PreChrist) and New Testament (PostChrist) Old: Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Josue (Joshua) Judges Ruth I Kings [1 Samuel in Protestant Bibles] II Kings [2 Samuel in Protestant Bibles] III Kings [1Kings in Protestant Bibles] IV Kings [2 Kings in Protestant Bibles] I Paralipomenon [1 Chronicles in Protestant Bibles] II Paralipomenon [2 Chronicles in Protestant Bibles] I Esdras (Ezra) II Esdras (Nehemias or Nehemiah) Tobias (Tobit) Judith Esther Job Psalm (The Davidic Psalter) see below Proverbs Ecclesiastes Canticles (Canticle of Canticles or Song of Songs or Song of Solomon) Wisdom (Wisdom of Solomon) Ecclesiasticus (Sirach or The Wisdom of Sirach) Isaias (Isaiah) Jeremias (Jeremiah) Lamentations Baruch Ezechiel (Ezeckiel) Daniel [longer than Protestant versions] Osee (Hosea) Joel Amos Abdias (Obadiah) Jonas (Jonah) Micheas (Michah) Nahum Habacuc (Habbakkuk) Sophonias (Zephanaiah) Aggeus
The only part of the Holy Bible that applies solely to Christians (as opposed to also applying to Jews) is the New Testament. A better name would be the ”New Covenant.” The Church of the East calls their Aramaic New Testament the Peshitta. It was canonized seperately from the one most of us use, by a different group of people (rather than by the Council of Nicea). The Church of the East maintains that the New Testament was originally penned in Aramaic, and not Greek. The books of Revelation and 2 Corinthians are not included in the Aramaic Peshitta because of contraversy over authorship. Messianic Jews call the New Testament the B’rit Hadashah, and I’m almost sure this means ”New Covenant.” The texts are the same. If you want to know what the word ”Bible” means, it comes from either Latin or Greek (can’t remember which), and means ”book of books.” There are 39 books in the Old Testament (or ”First Covenant”), and 27 in the New Testament, unless you ask the Roman Catholics, an