How the Books of the Hebrew Bible Got Their Names https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/religion-holidays/2016/06/how-the-books-of-the-hebrew-bible-got-their-names/

Some are named for their first word, others for their first significant word. What about the rest?

June 22, 2016 | Philologos
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