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One of the scrolls in the Nevi'im.

Author Various
Type Ancient writing, Anthology
Genre Prophetic
Themes Religion
Age Group Adult

The Nevi'im (נְבִיאִים, Nəḇî'îm, neh-vee-EEM, "spokespersons") are a collection of ancient prophetic writings compiled by Jews which makes up the middle section of the Tanakh, between the Torah and Ketuvim. The compilation is divided into two sections, the Former Prophets and Latter Prophets, and each section is comprised of four books. Traditionally, the Nevi'im was compiled into eight scrolls, one for each book, but they are more frequently being printed into a codex (what we now call a "book") format. All of the book in the Nevi'im are in the public domain.


The Nevi'im consists of the following books:

# English Title Hebrew Title Transliteration
The Former Prophets
1 Book of Joshua יהושע Yehoshua
2 Book of Judges שופטים Shoftim
3 Book of Samuel שמואל Shmu'el
4 Book of Kings מלכים Melakhim
The Latter Prophets
5 Book of Isaiah ישעיהו Yeshayahu
6 Book of Jeremiah ירמיהו Yirmiyahu
7 Book of Ezekiel יחזקאל Yehezq'el
8 The Twelve שתים עשרה Trei Asar

The Twelve are presented as a single book in the Nevi'im, but they are composed of the following 12 texts:

# English Title Hebrew Title Transliteration
1 Book of Hosea הושע Hoshea
2 Book of Joel יואל Yo'el
3 Book of Amos עמוס Amos
4 Book of Obadiah עובדיה Ovadyah
5 Book of Jonah יונה Yonah
6 Book of Micah מיכה Mikhah
7 Book of Nahum נחום Nachum
8 Book of Habakkuk חבקוק Habaquq
9 Book of Zephaniah צפניה Tsefania
10 Book of Haggai חגי Haggai
11 Book of Zechariah זכריה Zekharia
12 Book of Malachi מלאכי Malakhi



Useful Charts - Who wrote the Nevi'im.


When Christians created their old testaments, they included each of the books of the Nevi'im, but they did not preserve the order or grouping of the books. For example, the Jews have a single book of Samuel and Kings, but Christians split them both into two, and the Jews group The Twelve and place them in the center of their bible, but Christians split them and place them at the end of their old testaments.