Three Bible Categories

“Jewish tradition divide[s] the books of the Bible into three categories: Torah; Nevi’im, the prophets; and Ketuvim, the writings. What makes them different is not their subject matter but their relative holiness, their relationship to God. To put it at its simplest: Torah is the word of God to man. The prophetic books are the words of God through man. The other writings are the words of man to God.”

Covenant and Conversation: Leviticus, p. 33