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The Jews accepted our 39 OT books but counted them as 22. The Pentateuch was one book (Genesis - Deuteronomy). Josephus' Against Apion-1 par. 8 mentions that they accepted only 22 books. Josephus was a Jew, priest, & pharisee, so his pedigree was good. AFAIK they had the Pentateuch on one scroll, and the small prophets.


The-Second (Ha-Sheni הַשֵּׁנִֽי) Order of Priests descended from ידַעְיָ֖ה Yedaiah , among the בְנֵֽי־אֶלְעָזָ֡ר sons of Eleazar. - stated in [1 Chronicles 24:4-7]

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