The Tanakh (also Tenakh, Tenak, Tanach) or Hebrew Bible is the canonical collection of Jewish texts Tanakh is an acronym of the first Hebrew letter of each of the Masoretic Text's three traditional subdivisions: Torah ("Teaching", also known as the Five Books of Moses), Nevi'im ("Prophets") and Ketuvim ("Writings")hence TaNaKh.
The Tanakh consists of twenty-four books: it counts as one book each Samuel, Kings, Chronicles and EzraNehemiah and counts Trei Asar ( , the Twelve Prophets; literally "twelve") as a single book.
The Torah (, literally "teaching") consists of five books, commonly referred to as the "Five Books of Moses". Printed versions of the Torah are often called Chamisha Chumshei Torah ( , literally the "five fifth-sections of the Torah"), and informally a Chumash.
In Hebrew, the five books of the Torah are identified by the first prominent word in each book.
Bereshit (, literally "In the beginning")Genesis
Shemot (, literally "Names")Exodus
Vayikra (, literally "And He called")Leviticus
Bmidbar (, literally "In the desert [of]")Numbers
Devarim (, literally "Things" or "Words")Deuteronomy
Books of Nevi'im
Latter Prophets (major):
Latter Prophets (Twelve minor):
Books of the Ketuvim
Three poetic books:
Five Megillot (Scrolls):
Song of Songs