There was much debate as to what was canonical, and by 393 A.D., at the council of Hippo, the Catholic church finally decided which books were canonical. Books, considered uninspired and wrong were called apocrypha, not to be confused with the protestant term for the 7 deuterocanonic old testament books accepted by the early church.

 

A list of them is as follows.

Old Testament

Pentateuch (Five "Books of the Law")

Genisis

Exodus

Leviticus

Numbers

Deuteronomy

Historical Books

Joshua

Judges

Ruth

I Samuel

II Samuel

I Kings

II KKings

I Chronicles

II Chronicles

Tobit (Deuterocanonical)

Judith (Deuterocanonical)

Esther ( parts are Deuterocanonical)

I Maccabees

II Macabees

Wisdom Books

Job

Psalms

Proverbs

Ecclesiastes

Song of Songs/ Song of Soloman

The Book of Wisdom/ the Wisdom of Soloman (Deuterocanonical)

Ecclesiasticus (so named as the church adopted it, not the jews- Deuterocanonical)

 

The Prophets

Isaiah ( some think that not all of Isaiah was written by him, but also others)

Jeremiah

Lamentations

Beruch (Deuterocanonical)

Ezekiel

Daniel ( parts are Deuterocanonical)

Hosea

Joel

 

New Testament

Synoptic Gospels

(all the Synoptic Gospels appear to corrolate and overlap in information. The Gospel of John is more poetic)

Mattew

Mark

Luke

Non-Synoptic Gospel

John

Early Church History

The Acts of the Apostles

Pauline Epistles (Epistle is the greek word for letter)

(Generally named after the church or person Paul wrote to)

Romans

I Corinthians

II Corinthians

Galatians

Ephesians

Philipians

Colossians

I Thessalonians

II Thessalonians

I Timothy

II Timothy

Titus

Philemon

Hebrews (Paul is named by traditions to be the author of this)

(Hebrews was originally Rejected by Protestants)

General/Catholic Epistles

(Written by Apostles to those who believed - the name of the Apostle is Generally the title of the letter)

James (Originally Rejected by Protestants)

I Peter

II Peter

I John (John fills his letter with appeals to live godly lives for - "those who live a sinful lifestyle belong to the Devil" - a quotation of one of his letters)

II John

III John

Jude (Originally Rejected by Protestants)

Apocolyptic Literature

(Apocolypse is the greek word for Revelation- in this book, God reveals what is still to happen. It is often seen as highly metaphoric)

Revelation/ Apocalypse (Originally Rejected by Protestants)