The Old Testament is the first section of the Christian Bible, and the Jewish Tanakh, consisting of 39 books. It documents the history, laws, prophecies, poetry, and wisdom literature of the ancient Israelites. The Old Testament covers the creation of the world, the story of Adam and Eve, the Ten Commandments, the Exodus from Egypt, the life of King David, and many other stories. It also includes the books of the prophets, such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, who spoke on behalf of God to the Israelites. The Old Testament is considered by Christians to be the foundation of their faith and a precursor to the New Testament, which documents the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.