OLD TESTAMENT. The OT is composed of thirty-nine books—five of law, twelve of history, five of poetry, five of major prophets, and twelve of minor prophets. The classification of the present Hebrew Bible is different—five of law, eight of prophets, and eleven of miscellaneous writings. These twenty-four in various combinations contain all of our thirty-nine books. Neither of these classifications exhibits the fact that much of the Pentateuch is history, nor do they show the chronological relation of the books. A logical survey of the OT literature may approach the subject chronologically.