Reading (and listening) on your own
As you learn Hebrew, the more you expose yourself to it, the more you will learn. Thus, while you know very little at this point and would have a hard time reading and understanding almost any passage in the Bible (other than the one you read above), you will want to be opening your Hebrew Bible more and more as you progress in the course. As you do, you will note another difference—besides versification—between your English and Hebrew Bibles. That difference is the order of the books.
While the Hebrew Bible contains the exact same books and content as our English Old Testaments, these books are organized in a different fashion. Our English Old Testaments are primarily ordered chronologically, whereas the Hebrew Bible is primarily ordered categorically. As we learned in an earlier lesson step, another name for the Hebrew Bible is the תנ״ך, which stands for תּ
וֹרָה (law), נְ
בִיאִים (prophets) and כְּ
תֻבִים (writings). These are the categories that frame the ordering of books in the Hebrew Bible.