Tanakh

The Tanakh is the Bible according to the Jewish Canon of Sacred Scripture.

Tanakh is an acronym for Torah (the teachings), Nevi’im (the prophets), and Ketuvim (the writings), Ta-Na-Kh. These were the three categories of the library of Jewish books that the rabbis discerned were inspired by God for teaching his people Israel.

In addition to the five books of the Torah, the books of the Nevi’im, prophets, according to the Jewish Canon of Sacred Scripture are Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.

The books of the Ketuvim, writings, in the Jewish Canon of Sacred Scripture are neither law nor prophets: Psalms, Proverbs, Job, the Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, 1 Chronicles, and 2 Chronicles.

The Tanakh consists of the Masoretic manuscripts.