The Old Testament
In the Christian religion the Old Testament refers to the books that form the first of the two-part Christian Biblical canon. The Old Testament is the first 39 books of the 66 books in the Bible. It begins with Genesis and ends with Malachi. The Old Testament has 23,214 verses and the number of words in the Old Testament total 602,585. The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew. It is believed the Books of the Old Testament were written and compiled between the 12th and the 2nd century BC. This section contains a selection of free, online Bible stories with verses and text from the books of the Old Testament together with lists of the Old Testament Prophets and the Books of the Old Testament. Each of the Old Testament bible stories have bible pictures depicting famous scenes from the books of the Old Testament. These online Bible stories from the books include men such as Adam, Cain and Abel, Moses, Joseph, Job, Jonah, Daniel, Jacob and Noah. The Old Testament include women such as Ruth, Esther, Mary, Delilah, Hannah and Naomi. The great stories of the Old Testament have also been included such as the story of Creation, Adam and Eve, Daniel, Moses and Jonah and the whale.