Who in the Bible were the 40 great men who wrote the Bible and what are the books they wrote?

The Bible is a collection of books added together. There were around forty men who wrote the books that make up the sixty-six books of the Bible. What is interesting is that the men didn't make up what they wrote for the Bible. They simply wrote what God told them to write (see the 1st book of Timothy, chapter 3 for more information from the Bible on that issue).

Authors of the Bible


Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, & Job by Moses

Joshua by Joshua

Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel by Samuel/Nathan/Gad

1 & 2 Kings by Jeremiah

1 & 2 Chronicles by Ezra/ Nehemiah

Esther by Mordecai

Psalms - primarily David with several others

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, & Song of Solomon by Solomon

Isaiah by Isaiah

Jeremiah & Lamentations by Jeremiah

Ezekiel by Ezekiel

Daniel by Daniel

Hosea by Hosea

Joel by Joel

Amos by Amos

Obadiah by Obadiah

Jonah by Jonah

Micah by Micah

Nahum by Nahum

Habakkuk by Habakkuk

Zephaniah by Zephaniah

Haggai by Haggai

Zechariah by Zechariah

Malachi by Malachi

NEW TESTAMENT

Matthew by Matthew

Mark by John Mark

Luke & Acts by Luke

John & Revelation by John

Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon by Paul

Hebrews by an unknown author, probably Paul

James by James

1& 2 Peter by Peter

1, 2, & 3 John by John

Jude by Jude