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Why are there 24 books of the Tanakh and not 22 books?


Rabbi Ari Shvat

Iyyar 2, 5778
Why are there 24 books of the Tanakh/Bible and not 22 books? What is the original numbering of books of the Tanakh?
Traditional Judaism always referred to 24 books, which has never changed. There are some non-traditional sources who moved Ruth to the Book of Judges, and Eicha (Lamentations) to Jeremiah, but these are not original nor traditional Jewish sources.
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