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Amazing Facts about the Bible. What is the Bible?   Word “Bible” means “books” in an ancient language   Collection of ancient writings about God (Yahweh)

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1 Amazing Facts about the Bible

2 What is the Bible?   Word “Bible” means “books” in an ancient language   Collection of ancient writings about God (Yahweh)   Library - 73 books within 1 book

3 What is in the Bible?  Bible (73 books)  Hebrew Scripture / Old Testament (46 books)  Christian Scripture / New Testament (27 books)  Bible (73 books)  Hebrew Scripture / Old Testament (46 books)  Christian Scripture / New Testament (27 books)

4 Torah (Pentateuch) (5 ) Hebrew Scripture (46) --- Historical Books (18) Prophetic Books (16) Wisdom Books (7) Gospels (4) Christian Scripture (27) --- Acts Letters / Epistles (21) Revelation

5 Bible - 2 Parts 1.Hebrew Scripture / Old Testament 2.Christian Scripture / New Testament 1.Hebrew Scripture / Old Testament 2.Christian Scripture / New Testament

6 Hebrew Scripture   Originally belonged to the Jewish people   Agreement between God (Yahweh) and Hebrews   Size is large - compiled over a long period of time

7 Hebrew Scripture  Torah / Pentateuch  Historical  Prophetic  Wisdom  Torah / Pentateuch  Historical  Prophetic  Wisdom

8 Christian Scripture   Agreement between God and humanity   Based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ   Stories and teachings

9 Christian Scripture  Gospels  Acts  Letters / Epistles  Revelation  Gospels  Acts  Letters / Epistles  Revelation

10 Torah (Pentateuch) (5 ) Hebrew Scripture --- Historical Books (18) Prophetic Books (16) Wisdom Books (7) Gospels (4) Christian Scripture - Acts Letters / Epistles (21) Revelation

11 Understanding Scripture 2 ways of understanding: 1) 1)Literal / Fundamental - focus exclusively on words of text - message is exactly what words say 2) 2)Contextual / Historical - focus on whole picture - message from understanding both text and context

12 Forms of Truth  Poetic – use of rhymes and art  Allegorical - metaphor in a story  Official – basic important facts  Dramatic – gets our attention so we read more  Personal experience – telling about our experiences

13 Truth in the bible  The bible uses many forms to teach a truth.

14 References in the Bible 1) 1)A reference is - Name of the Book, then Chapter number followed by (:) then Verse number(s) 2) 2)To find a Book in the Bible look in the index – at front of the Bible e.g. Mk 10:13-16

15 Finding references 3) 3)To find the reference – First look for Book in the Bible (abbreviated) e.g. Mk = Mark 4) 4)Look for chapter number (large numbers on each page) 5) 5)After colon look at verse number (small numbers in each line of the chapter) FIND: Jn 8:12

16 Bible practice  Find the passage  Read the passage  Record the passage

17 Practice by finding the following: 1 Jn 3:16 7 Ps 23:1-2 2 Gen 1:1 8 Mt 6: Jn 1:1 9 Lk 11:2-4 4 Num 14:11 10 Philem 1:4-6 5 Ex 6:2 11 Rev 13:18


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