The topic of the books of the Bible is a very complex one. (See for example the link at the left) North American Protestants are not much aware of the issues:
- that there are several versions of the canon;
- that the word "scriptures' as used in the New Testament did not mean necessarily the 'Old Testament' in the order we have it today, and certainly did not include the New Testament;
- that the Hebrew Scriptures are in a different order from the Old Testament as used in the churches today.
Imagine these attached to a set of blocks and on a shelf - looking like a shelf full of books. (Note how the books would be organized right to left.)