|Joshua *3*||Judges *2*||Ruth *2*||1 Samuel *2*|
|2 Samuel *2*||1 Kings *2*||2 Kings *2*||1 Chronicles *2*|
|2 Chronicles *2*||Ezra *2*||Nehemiah *2*||Esther|
|Job||Psalms||Proverbs||Ecclesiastes||Song of Songs|
|Isaiah *2*||Jeremiah *2*||Lamentations *2*||Ezekiel *2*||Daniel *2*|
These books provide historical background helpful for understanding the
Old and New Testaments, and some information found in the Greek
Septuagint but not found in the traditional Hebrew manuscripts of the
|Tobit *3*||Judith *3*||Esther (Greek) *3*||Wisdom||Sirach|
|Baruch *3*||Jeremiah’s Letter *3*||Daniel (Greek) *3*||1 Maccabees||2 Maccabees|
|1 Esdras||Prayer of Manasseh||Psalm 151|
|Romans||1 Corinthians||2 Corinthians||Galatians||Ephesians|
|Philippians||Colossians||1 Thessalonians||2 Thessalonians|
|1 Timothy||2 Timothy||Titus||Philemon|
|Hebrews||James||1 Peter||2 Peter|
|1 John||2 John||3 John||Jude|
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