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Tanakh (Mikra), Ketuvim (Writings), Prophets (Nevi’im) for Android

Tanakh (Mikra), Ketuvim (Writings), Prophets (Nevi’im) for Android devices are three apps together with Torah (Pentateuch) coded for random daily reading.

The Tanakh (Mikra) is the canonical collection of Jewish texts, which is also a textual source for the Christian Old Testament.
In three traditional subdivisions: Torah, Nevi’im (“Prophets”) and Ketuvim (“Writings”) Torah (Pentateuch) consists of five books, commonly referred to as the “Five Books of Moses”. Printed versions of the Torah are often called Chamisha Chumshei Torah and informally Chumash.

Bereshit Genesis
Shemot Exodus
Vayikra Leviticus
Bəmidbar Numbers
Devarim Deuteronomy

Books of Nevi’im
Joshua
Judges
Samuel
Kings
Isaiah
Jeremiah
Ezekiel
Hosea
Joel
Amos
Obadiah
Jonah
Micah
Nahum
Habakkuk
Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi

Books of Ketuvim
Tehillim (Psalms)
Mishlei (Book of Proverbs)
Iyyôbh (Book of Job)
Shir Hashirim (Song of Songs or Song of Solomon)
Ruth (Book of Ruth)
Eikhah (Lamentations) [also called Kinnot in Hebrew]
Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes)
Ester (Book of Esther)
Danî’el (Book of Daniel)
Ezra (Book of Ezra & Book of Nehemiah)
Divrei ha-Yamim (Chronicles)

 

The Writings / Scriptures (Ketuvim) Offline application chooses one chapter of daily wisdom for you from the following holy books:

Psalms
Book of Proverbs
Book of Job
Song of Songs
Book of Ruth
Lamentations
Ecclesiastes
Book of Esther
Book of Daniel
Book of Ezra
Book of Nehemiah
Chronicles

Ketuvim (/kətuːˈviːm, kəˈtuːvɪm/; Biblical Hebrew: כְּתוּבִים‎‎ Kəṯûḇîm, “writings”) is the third and final section of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), after Torah (instruction) and Nevi’im (prophets). In English translations of the Hebrew Bible, this section is usually entitled “Writings”. Another name used for this section is Hagiographa.

The Ketuvim are believed to have been written under divine inspiration, but with one level less authority than that of prophecy.

Found among the Writings within the Hebrew scriptures, I and II Chronicles form one book, along with Ezra and Nehemiah which form a single unit entitled “Ezra–Nehemiah”. (In citations by chapter and verse numbers, however, the Hebrew equivalents of “Nehemiah”, “I Chronicles” and “II Chronicles” are used, as the system of chapter division was imported from Christian usage.) Collectively, eleven books are included in the Ketuvim.

There is no formal system of synagogal reading of Ketuvim equivalent to the Torah portion and haftarah. It is thought that there was once a cycle for reading the Psalms, parallel to the triennial cycle for Torah reading, as the number of psalms (150) is similar to the number of Torah portions in that cycle, and remnants of this tradition exist in Italy. All Jewish liturgies contain copious extracts from the Psalms, but these are normally sung to a regular recitative or rhythmic tune rather than read or chanted. Some communities also have a custom of reading Proverbs in the weeks following Pesach, and Job on the Ninth of Ab.

The five megillot are read on the festivals, as mentioned above, though Sephardim have no custom of public reading of Song of Songs on Passover or Ecclesiastes on Sukkot. There are traces of an early custom of reading a haftarah from Ketuvim on Shabbat afternoons, but this does not survive in any community. Some Reform communities that operate a triennial cycle choose haftarot on Shabbat morning from Ketuvim as well as Neviim.

Prophets (Nevi’im) Offline application chooses one chapter of daily wisdom for you from the following holy books:

  • Yehoshua – Joshua
  • Shoftim – Judges
  • Shmuel I – I Samuel
  • Shmuel II – II Samuel
  • Melachim I – I Kings
  • Melachim II – II Kings
  • Yeshayahu- Isaiah
  • Yirmiyahu – Jeremiah
  • Yechezkel – Ezekiel
  • Hoshea – Hosea
  • Yoel – Joel
  • Amos – Amos
  • Ovadiah – Obadiah
  • Yonah – Jonah
  • Michah – Micah
  • Nachum – Nahum
  • Chavakuk – Habakkuk
  • Tzefaniah – Zephaniah
  • Chaggai – Haggai
  • Zechariah – Zechariah
  • Malachi – Malachi

Nevi’im (/nəviˈiːm, nəˈviːɪm/; Hebrew: נְבִיאִים‎ Nəḇî’îm, lit. “spokespersons”, “Prophets”) is the second main division of the Hebrew Bible (the Tanakh), between the Torah (instruction) and Ketuvim (writings). It contains two sub-groups, the Former Prophets (נביאים ראשונים Nevi’im Rishonim, the narrative books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings) and the Latter Prophets (נביאים אחרונים Nevi’im Aharonim, the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel and The Twelve minor prophets).

In Judaism, Samuel and Kings are each counted as one book. In addition, twelve relatively short prophetic books are counted as one in a single collection called Trei Asar or “The Twelve Minor Prophets”. The Jewish tradition thus counts a total of eight books in Nevi’im out of a total of 24 books in the entire Tanakh. In the Jewish liturgy, selections from the books of Nevi’im known as the Haftarah are read publicly in the synagogue after the reading of the Torah on each Shabbat, as well as on Jewish festivals and fast days. The Book of Daniel is part of the Writings, or Ketuvim, in the Tanakh.

The Torah (/ˈtɔːrəˌˈtoʊrə/; Hebrew: תּוֹרָה‎, “instruction, teaching”) is the central reference of the religious Judaic tradition. It has a range of meanings. It can most specifically mean the first five books of the twenty-four books of the Tanakh (Pentateuch), and it usually includes the rabbinic commentaries (perushim). The term “Torah” means instruction and offers a way of life for those who follow it; it can mean the continued narrative from Book of Genesis to the end of the Tanakh, and it can even mean the totality of Jewish teaching, culture and practice. Common to all these meanings, Torah consists of the foundational narrative of Jewish peoplehood: their call into being by God, their trials and tribulations, and their covenant with their God, which involves following a way of life embodied in a set of moral and religious obligations and civil laws (halakha).

In rabbinic literature the word “Torah” denotes both the five books (Hebrew: תורה שבכתב‎‎ “Torah that is written”) and the Oral Torah (תורה שבעל פה, “Torah that is spoken”). The Oral Torah consists of interpretations and amplifications which according to rabbinic tradition have been handed down from generation to generation and are now embodied in the Talmud and Midrash. According to rabbinic tradition, all of the teachings found in the Torah, both written and oral, were given by God through the prophet Moses, some at Mount Sinai and others at the Tabernacle, and all the teachings were written down by Moses, which resulted in the Torah we have today. According to the Midrash, the Torah was created prior to the creation of the world, and was used as the blueprint for Creation.

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