Bible Table of Contents

Facts from the Table of Contents

By Jewish tradition there are 36 books in the Old Testament, because unlike their Christian counterparts, the Jewish people do not breakup but kings, samuel, chronicles into to separate books, but keep them as one.
36 books in Old Testament
27 books in New Testament
63 books total in Bible

36=9×4  other factors: 6×6 or (2×2)(3×3)
27=9×3 other factors: 3x3x3
63=9×7 other factors: 3x3x7

9 is the square of three (3×3)

Seven in scripture is the number of perfection
Three in scripture is the number of divine manifestation

The combination of these two numbers in the make-up of the Bible is, to put it mildly, noteworthy.

Authors of the Old Testament: 28=2x2x7
Authors of the New Testament: 8= 2x2x2
Authors of whole Bible: 36=6×6 or (2×2)(3×3)

That is to say, the number for the Old Testament is a square combined with a seven; the number for the New is a perfect cube; while the number for the entire Bible is not only a perfect square, but also the square of a square.


There are 16 strictly prophetic books in the Old Testament (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and the twelve minor prophets.  16=4×4 or (2×2)(2×2).  Again a perfect square, and not only that, but a square of a square.

There are four gospels in the New Testament. 4=2×2 – a perfect square.

Number of books in Bible                                            63=3x3x7
Number of books in Old Testament                            36=6×6 or (2×2)(3×3)
Number of books in New Testament                           27=3x3x3

Number of authors for Bible                                        36=6×6 or (2×2)(3×3)
Authors for Old Testament                                          28=2x2x7
Authors for New Testament                                          8=2x2x2

Number of Gospels                                                         4=2×2
Number of prophetic books                                           16=4×4 or (2×2)(2×2)
Number of Epistles                                                         21=7×3
Number of Pauline Epistles                                            14=7×2
Number of Catholic Epistles                                             7=7×1

A mere glance at this table reveals the persistent recurrence therein of squares, cubes, and sevens, either alone or in combination with one another.  Moved, therefore, on literary grounds to look into the strange phenomena of numbers in Bible, we find at the very threshold of the subject, crouching as it were at the very door, a remarkable law before us; that the mere number of the books of which this great library is composed, the mere number of the authors making up this collection, and the were assignment to each class of writers their respective pieces, is all conceived under harmonious mathematical law which for the present we will call the law of squares, cubes, and sevens.