History (biblical books)

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The biblical historical books are the books of the Old Testament and one book of the New Testament in which possess the genre of an ancient history, such as that expressed in ancient writers and historians like Josephus, Tacitus, Herodotus, and many others. The purpose of this genre is to narrate the historical events of the past, such as the succession or rule of several leaders of a nation, region or state, or perhaps the development of a business/skill, the invention of certain objects, and more. This genre can encompass many different forms of writing.

The historical books of the Old Testament include the books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I Samuel, II Samuel, I Kings, II Kings, I Chronicles, II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. The historical book of the New Testament is the Book of Acts. This section is sometimes referred to as the historical books of the Bible.[1]


  1. "What's in the Bible with Buck Denver?" Vol. 1.