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What is the difference between the Christian and Jewish Bible?

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Answered Jun 13, 2019

The Christian and Judaism religions both came from Abraham, but the two religions have slight differences in their teachings, doctrines, beliefs, and practices. Their religion books are both referred to as bible but are of different types. Bible is gotten from the Greek word "Biblia," which means "scrolls" or "books." The Judaism, which has started since the 2nd century BCE have their religious book referred to as "Tanakh." The scriptures consist of 24 books which are written in Hebrew and Aramaic language.

The Christian and Judaism religions both came from Abraham, but the two religions have slight
The book is also divided into three parts; the Torah, Neviim, and Ketuvim. The Torah is the first five books of their scriptures, which was revealed to Abraham directly by God. The Neviim refers to the books of the prophet, while the Ketuvim refers to writings (like poem or poetry) by some personalities. The Christian Bible is divided into two major parts, which are the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament consists of 39 books, while the New Testament consists of 27 books.

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Answered Jun 13, 2019

The following are the differences between the Christian and Jewish Bible: a. The Christians regard the following books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Songs of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, and Chronicles as the “Old Testament” while the Jews regard them as the ‘Tanakh”.

The following are the differences between the Christian and Jewish Bible: a. The Christians regard
The Jewish bible regards the five books of Moses, also known as Pentateuch, as the most important section of their scripture. In addition, the Jewish’ Old Testament book is grouped into three, namely: Pentateuch, Nevi’im, and Ketuvim. b. Lastly, Christians incorporate the following additional books as part of the Bible: The gospel of Matthew, The gospel of Mark, The gospel of John, The gospel of Luke, Acts of the Apostles, Epistles, and the book of Revelation. On the other hand, the Jews don’t accept these books as part of the bible.

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