The book of Genesis tells the story of creation and the early history of humanity. It also includes the stories of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and it records the Israelites' escape from slavery in Egypt.
The book of Exodus tells the story of the Israelites' journey from Egypt to freedom. It includes the Ten Commandments and the story of Moses' death.
The book of Leviticus contains laws related to religious ceremonies and rituals.
The book of Numbers tells the story of the Israelites' journey through the wilderness.
The book of Deuteronomy contains a recapitulation of the laws in the books of Exodus and Leviticus, as well as additional instructions for the Israelites.
The book of Joshua tells the story of Joshua's conquest of Canaan.
The book of Judges tells the story of Israel's transition from a tribal society to a monarchy.
The book Ruth is a short novel that tells the story of a woman who becomes part of the lineage of King David.
The books Samuel tell the history of Israel from Saul's coronation as king to David's establishment as ruler over all Israel.
The books Kings tell the history including Solomon's reign and division of his kingdom, as well as subsequent monarchs until Judah is conquered by Babylon.