Hebrew Names of the Books of the Bible                          

ENGLISH TRADITION HEBREW TRANSLITERATION TRANSLATION
Genesis B'resheet In the Beginning
Exodus Shemot Names
Leviticus V'yakra And He Called
Numbers B'midvar In the Desert
Deuteronomy Devarim Words or Things
Joshua Yehoshua Yah Saves
Judges Shoftim Judges
1 Samuel Shmuel Aleph Heard by God - One
2 Samuel Shmuel Bet Heard by God - Two
1 Kings Malachim - Aleph Kings - One
2 Kings Malachim - Bet Kings - Two
Isaiah Yesha'yah Yah is Salvation
Jeremiah Yirmi'yah Yah Lifts Up
Ezekiel Y'chizki'el God Strengthens
Hosea Hoshea Yah Save
Joel Yo'el Yah is God
Amos Amos ("Ah-mose") Burden Bearer
Obadiah Oved'yah Servant of Yah
Jonah Yonah Dove
Micah Mikhah (shortened of "Mikhayah") Who is Like Yah
Nahum Nachum Comforter
Habakkuk Chav'kuk Embracer
Zephaniah Zefan'yah YAH hides
Haggai Chagi My Feast
Zechariah Zachar'yah Yah Remembers
Malachi Malakhi My Messenger
Psalms T'hilim ("Te-hee-leem") Praises
Proverbs Mashali My rule/wisdom
Job Yob ("Yobe") Hostility
Song of Solomon Shir Hashirim The Song of Songs
Ruth Rut (Moabite) Chained/Welded
Lamentations Akhah How?
Ecclesiastes Kehilat Community
Esther (Babylonian: "a star") Hadasah Myrtle Tree
Daniel Dani'el God is My Judge
Ezra Ezra Help
Nehemiah Nacham'yah Yah Comforts
1 Chronicles Davari Hayamim - Aleph Word of the Ages - One
2 Chronicles Davari Hayamim - Bet Word of the Ages - Two
1 Maccabees Makabim - Aleph Hammers - One
2 Maccabees Makabim - Bet Hammers - Two
Matthew Matit'yah - ha'Levi Gift of Yah - the Levite
(John) Mark Yochanan-Makabi Yah Enables - the Hammer
Luke Ur Light
John Yochanan Yah Enables
Acts of the Apostles P'yilut Hashaliachim Activity of the Sent Ones
Romans [no Hebrew]  
1 & 2 Corinthians [no Hebrew]  
Galatians [no Hebrew]  
Ephesians [no Hebrew]  
Philippians [no Hebrew]  
Colossians [no Hebrew]  
1 &2 Thessalonian [no Hebrew]  
1 & 2 Timothy [no Hebrew]  
Titus [no Hebrew]  
Philemon [no Hebrew]  
Hebrews Mashiakim Yehudim Messianic Jews
James Ya'akov Heel of Yah
1 & 2 Peter Kefa - Aleph v'Bet Stone - One & Two
1 & 2 & 3 John Yochanan  - Aleph v'Bet v'Gimmel Yah Enables - One & Two & Three
Jude Y'hudah Praise With Hands Lifted
Revelation Hagilu Natan Elohim The Revelation Given of God