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  • Frequently Asked Questions
    THE BIBLE
  • What is the bible?
    The account of God's action in the world and his purpose with all creation
    Its writing took place over sixteen centuries (1600 yrs)
    The work of over forty human authors
    All 66 books contains the message God desired us to have
  • What it contains
    Guideline for living life to the full
    wonderful stories for children and grownups
    It is a refuge in trouble
    Insight as to who we are
  • When was the bible written?
    The bible is a collection of writings
    The oldest manuscripts were written some 3,500 years ago
    Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy and Numbers are attributed to Moses
    The earliest accounts were handed on from generation to generation (the creation and the flood)
  • When was the bible written?
    The original OT text was written in Hebrew
    The NT was written during the last half of the first century
    The NT writes about the Messiah and the church
    Half of the NT was written by Paul to the churches and to his disciples, Timothy and Titus
  • The message of the bible
    The original OT text was written in Hebrew
    The NT was written during the last half of the first century
    The NT writes about the Messiah and the church
    Half of the NT was written by Paul to the churches and to his disciples, Timothy and Titus
  • The books of the bible
    The 17 Historical Books are:
    Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy (Pentateuch)
    Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.
  • The books of the bible
    The 5 Poetical Books are:
    Job
    Psalms
    Proverbs
    Ecclesiastes
    Song of Solomon,
  • The books of the bible
    The 17 Prophetic Books are:
    Major Prophets
    Isaiah
    Jeremiah
    Lamentations
    Ezekiel
    Daniel
  • The books of the bible
    The 17 Prophetic Books are:
    Minor Prophets
    Hosea
    Joel
    Amos
    Obadiah
    Jonah
  • The books of the bible
    The 17 Prophetic Books are:
    Minor Prophets
    Micah
    Nahum
    Habakkuk
    Zephaniah
    Haggai
    Zechariah
    Malachi.
  • The books of the NT
    The 4 Gospels are:
    1. Matthew
    2. Mark
    3. Luke
    4. and John,
  • The books of the NT
    The 21 Epistles are:
    1.Romans
    2. 1 Corinthians
    3. 2 Corinthians
    4. Galatians
    5. Ephesians
    6. Philippians
  • The books of the NT
    The 21 Epistles are:
    7. Colossians
    8. 1 Thessalonians
    9. 2 Thessalonians
    10. 1 Timothy
    11. 2 Timothy
    12. Titus
  • The books of the NT
    The 21 Epistles are:
    13. Philemon
    14. Hebrews
    15. James
    16. 1 Peter
    17. 2 Peter
  • The books of the NT
    The 21 Epistles are:
    18.1 John
    19. 2 John
    20. 3 John
    21. Jude.
  • In a nutshell:
    The Bible was written:
    over a 1500 year span (from 1400 B.C to A.D. 100)
    over 40 generations
    over 40 authors from many walks of life (i.e. - kings, peasants, philosophers, fishermen, poets, statesmen, scholars)
  • In a nutshell:
    The Bible was written:
    in different places (i.e. - wilderness, dungeon, palaces)
    at different times (i.e. - war, peace)
    in different moods (i.e. - heights of joy, depths of despair)
  • In a nutshell:
    The Bible was written:
    on three continents (Asia, Africa, and Europe)
    in three languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek)
  • Prayers found in the Bible
    Confession
    Psalm 51; Luke 18:10-24
    Praise
    1 Chronicles 29:10-13; Luke 1:46-55
    Thanksgiving
    Psalm 105:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
  • Prayers found in the Bible
    Petition
    Genesis 24:12-14; Acts 1:24-26
    Intercession
    Exodus 32:11-13; Philippians 1:9-11
    Commitment
    1 Kings 8:56-61; Acts 4:24-30
  • Prayers found in the Bible
    Forgiveness
    Daniel 9:4-19; Acts 7:60
    Confidence
    Psalm 23; Luke 2:29-32
    Benediction
    Numbers 6:24-26; Jude 24