Old Testament refers to the first part of the Christian Bible which basically consist of the Hebrew Bible. The second part being the New Testament. The old testament which consists of 41 distinct books has gradually been acquired from different writings from writers over a period of a few centuries. Traditionally, according to the Christian faith, these have been divided into four sections:
(1) Pentateuch or the first five books (Torah)
(2) the books referring to the history of the Israelites, from their conquest of Canaan to their defeat and exile in Babylon
(3) the set of scriptures dealing in various forms of questions about good and evil in the world- the ones that are poetic and referred to as “Wisdom books.”
(4) the books are discussing biblical prophets, describing the consequences of turning away from God.