CAN CHRISTIANS ANSWER WHY THE CHRISTIAN OLD TESTAMENT IS NOT THE JEWISH TANAKH?

The Hebrew Scripture, or the Jewish Bible, consisting of three sections—Torah or Pentateuch, Nevi`im or Prophets, and Ketuvim or writings, is called ‘Tanakh’ which is an acronym formed by the first letter of the Hebrew names of these three sections. Each section consists of the following books in this order:
TORAH
Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
NEVI`IM
Joshua
Judges
1 Samuel
2 Samuel
1 Kings
2 Kings
Isaiah
Jeremiah
Ezekiel
Hosea
Joel
Amos
Obadiah
Jonah
Micah
Nahum
Habakkuk
Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi
KETUVIM
Psalms
Proverbs
Job
Song of Songs
Ruth
Lamentations
Eccelesiastes
Esther
Daniel
Ezra
Nehemiah
1 Chronicles
2 Chronicles

The Christians, however, decided to change the order of the books of Tanakh, eliminated the division of the three sections, and made it one continuous book completely neglecting the historical and chronological background of their composition and canonization process. The new order is as under:
Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
Joshua
Judges
Ruth
1 Samuel
2 Samuel
1 Kings
2 Kings 1 Chronicles
2 Chronicles
Ezra
Nehemiah
Esther
Job
Psalms
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Song of Songs
Isaiah
Jeremiah Lamentations
Ezekiel
Daniel
Hosea
Joel
Amos
Obadiah
Jonah
Micah
Nahum
Habakkuk
Zephaniah Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi

As a result thereof, the Hebrew Scripture now cannot be called ‘Tanakh’ anymore and required a new name the ‘Old Testament’. Besides the change in order of the books, there are many other differences between the Jewish Bible and the Christian Old Testament.
An obvious reason of this criminal manipulation of the Jewish Scripture is that ending it with the book of Malachi flows better into the New Testament book of Matthew than does 2nd Chronicle which ends with an upbeat message for the Jews as the King Cyrus of Persia gives the Jews permission to return from exile to resettle in their land and rebuild their Temple. The Church replaced it with the book of Malachi which foretells the coming of Elijah before the great and dreadful days of the Lord. This prophecy is interpreted by the Church as the coming of John the Baptist as Elijah before Jesus Christ. Apparently, this looks an appropriate end of the Old Testament heralding the event and the beginning of the New Testament fulfilling it.
But the question arises here is that who gave the authority to earlier Church Fathers to edit and change the order of the Jewish Tanakh and why did they feel at liberty to do so. Christians owe the answer of this question not only to Jews but to the whole world that why did they temper with someone else’s scripture and who gave them license to do that.

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