The first books of the bible are known as the Law or Torah. Written by Moses they are primarily about the laws that the Jews were required to live by. There were blessings for obedience and cursings for disobedience.
The poetic books of the Bible include Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Songs of Solomon. These five books contain the poetry of the nation of Israel, providing the reader with important stories, poetry and wisdom.