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5 What Do We Know About The Forty Writers of the Bible? They Were: Shepherds Kings Fishermen Peasants Doctors Tax-collectors They Were From: Rome Jerusalem Babylon (Iraq) Persia (Iran) Greece Turkey

6 The dates were from 1400 B.C. to 96 A.D. The writing took place over a period of about 1500 years.

7 Since there are so many events recorded in the Bible, it is easier to read them one at a time. Whom should we love? For example, a man once asked Jesus…

8 Brave Stories – Like David And Goliath Adventure Stories – Like Jonah And The Whale Happy Stories – Like the prodigal son Stories Of Miracles– Like Jesus Feeding 5000 Men Interesting Stories of People – Like Zacchaeus

9 A Quick Summary 66 books 40 different writers Almost 1500 Years Over 10,000 events One Story Unity of Theme No contradictions 40 writers in 15 centuries, yet it claims only one author Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Spirit of God (2 Peter 1:21)

10 That alone makes it the only book of its kind in the entire world because it is from the Almighty!

11 The Bible Is In Two Parts The Old Testament tells us about the lives of people before Jesus was born. The New Testament tells us about the life of Jesus and the effect of His work.

12 Of the 66 books, 39 were written before the birth of Jesus. These 39 books are called the Old Testament.

13 Of the 66 books, 27 were written soon after the death of Jesus. These 27 books are called the New Testament.

14 The Old Testament = 39 books All were written before Jesus came The dates were 1400 - 400 B.C. Testament is like a contract; it means covenant or agreement The Old Covenant is an agreement that God made with the nation of Israel The Old Testament was written in Hebrew – the language of Israel

15 The New Testament = 27 books All were written after Jesus death The dates were 48 - 96 A.D. Testament is like a contract; it means covenant or agreement The New Covenant is an agreement that God made for All Nations The New Testament was written in Greek – the common language of that day

16 This Was The Land Of The Israelites To Whom The Old Testament Was Given.

17 To help us understand the area in which these people lived, let us note the same area on a modern day map, with modern countries marked.

18 30 A.D.2012 A.D. 1400 B.C. Moses Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible: Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy

19 Moses They are sometimes called the Law of Moses 1400 B.C. 30 A.D.2012A.D.

20 Moses The first five books look from the death of Moses all the way back to the beginning of the world. Creation 1400 B.C. 30 A.D.2012 A.D.

21 Moses Chapters 1-11 deal with: The creation of the world The first human family The spread of evil A world-wide flood The division of mankind into nations and languages Creation of world 2500 B.C. 1400 B.C. 30 A.D.2012 A.D.

22 Moses Chapters 12-50 deal with: God choosing the fathers of the future nation of Israel A history of four generations 1400 B.C. 30 A.D.2012 A.D. A growth from 1 couple to 70 people

23 Moses Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy These tell about the beginning of the nation And how God gave them His laws 1400 B.C. 30 A.D.2012 A.D.

24 Moses These were written by various authors The dates were 1400 – 400 B.C. The books deal with the possession of their land, the establishment of the kingdom, their captivity and the return to their land 400 B.C.1400 B.C. 30 A.D.2012 A.D.

25 Moses JobJob is about mans question about suffering PsalmsPsalms is a collection of poems put to music ProverbsProverbs is a collection of short wise sayings EcclesiastesEcclesiastes tells how to live life in a world where all is vanity Song of SolomonSong of Solomon is a poem about true romantic love 1400 B.C. 30 A.D.2012 A.D.

26 Moses Throughout the history of Israel, various prophets predicted that someone from Israel will one day be a Savior and King of the world. 1400 B.C. 30 A.D.2012 A.D.

27 The Story Of The Old Testament was

28 The Message Of The Prophets Of The Old Testament Was Moses 400 B.C.1400 B.C.2012 A.D.

29 Moses All 27 books were written shortly after the death of Jesus. The first four tell an independent account of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. 1400 B.C. 30 A.D.2012 A.D.

30 The New Testament The First Four Books Called the four gospels (gospel is a Greek word for good news) Named after the authors – Matthew, Mark, Luke, John. Three were eyewitnesses and Luke knew many of the eyewitnesses. Jesus lived & died in 30 A.D. All 27 New Testament books were written while eyewitnesses were still alive

31 Moses These books give evidence that Jesus is the Christ (the anointed of God), the one predicted in the Old Testament times. Shows how prophecy was fulfilled in the life and death of Jesus 1400 B.C. 30 A.D.2012 A.D.

32 The Message Of The Gospels Was Moses 400 B.C.1400 B.C.2012 A.D.

33 Tell the purpose of Jesus coming Reveal His perfect life and service Gives the true source of His teaching Gives evidence that He is the Son of God and deserves our worship Helps us understand why His own nation killed Him The Four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)

34 Do not contain everything that Jesus did. (John 20:30-31) Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. (NIV) (John 21:25) Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. (NIV) The Four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)

35 Moses It was written by a Greek doctor named Luke. It tells the story of the first 30 years of Christianity. 1400 B.C. 30 A.D.2012 A.D.

36 Moses These were written by apostles and prophets. These were written to various churches and individuals. They give instruction in Christian living, an explanation of the organization and work of the Lords church. 1400 B.C. 30 A.D.2012 A.D.

37 Moses It is called Revelation. It was written by John, the author of the gospel of John and 1, 2 & 3 John. It offers encouragement to Christians in their time of persecution and shows that good will eventually win over evil. It tells of our future home with God in heaven. 1400 B.C. 30 A.D.2012 A.D.

38 The Story Of The New Testament Ends With

39 Summary The Old Testament emphasizes the history of one nation – Israel. This nation is emphasized because it was one man from that nation, that would one day change the world. The coming of Jesus Christ is the central event in all of human history. How did the writers of the Bible know to record the history of His ancestors?

40 Jesus Christ is more than a historical figure The Evidence presented in the Bible proves that …

41 Will you investigate the claims of the Bible?

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