Hagiographa


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Hagiographa

the third of the three main parts into which the books of the Old Testament are divided in Jewish tradition (the other two parts being the Law and the Prophets), comprising Psalms, Proverbs, Job, the Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles
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The Jewish scriptures are divided into three parts: the Torah ("Law"), or Pentateuch; the Nevi'im ("Prophets"); and the Ketuvim ("Writings"), or Hagiographa.
Akiba exalts the Songs of Songs as a serenade between God and Israel, declaring it to be the most sacred book of the Hagiographa.
In the Hebrew canon, the Old Testament consists of twenty - four books in three divisions: the Law, or Torah, comprising the first five books, known as the Pentateuch; the eight books of the Prophets, with the twelve Minor Prophets as one book; and the Writings, or Hagiographa, which includes the Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, and Chronicles.