This question already has an answer here:

Although I know how many letters there are in the five books of the Torah, 304,805, I do not know how many letters there are in Neviim and Kesuvim.

So, my question is, "How many letters are there in Tanach?"

marked as duplicate by DonielF, mbloch, sabbahillel, Alex, Joel K Mar 2 at 21:15

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

  • 1
    Is this in a Temani Torah or a Sefardi Torah? – Double AA Jun 5 '15 at 14:05
  • , חסרות ויתרות? – Shoel U'Meishiv Jun 7 '15 at 11:55
  • This is a difficult question to answer, because even different Masoretic codices may have different numbers of characters. – Argon Jan 1 '18 at 1:20
  • 4
    Possible duplicate of How many words are there in Tanach? While the title asks just about the words, the body clearly specifies letters as well. – DonielF Mar 1 at 2:51
  • @DonielF Fair cop – Joshua Pearl Mar 12 at 17:05

I have found an answer to my question after a long time of copying and pasting.

In Tanach, there are 1,196,824 letters. This does not include Kri, but only the Ksiv. It includes the 9 inverted nuns.

  • 2
    Which version of Tanach is this based on? – Double AA Jun 9 '15 at 13:33
  • 1
    @DoubleAA Mechon Mamre – Joshua Pearl Jun 9 '15 at 13:38

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .