Historical books

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The historical books are a division in the Christian Old Testament, corresponding to the Former Prophets of the Hebrew Nevi'im and two of the ungrouped books of Ketuvim, together with the Book of Ruth (between Judges and Samuel) and the Book of Esther (after Nehemiah) which in the Tanakh are both found in the Five Megillot.

The historical books of the main Christian canons are as follows: