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1 PotofOil.org Incorporating EffectiveChildrensMinistry.org This is the third part of a series about the Bible. If you have not got it, you may download Parts 1 and 2 free (together with presenter’s notes) from our website: Look for the category “PowerPoint”. License All material by Catherine Slight and Lin Pearson may be freely downloaded, copied and distributed unaltered for the purpose of study and teaching, so long as they are made available to others free of charge, and the attribution is included: Presentation by Catherine Slight and Lin Pearson – This does not include hosting or broadcasting the materials on another website, though linking to the resources on our site is permitted. These materials may not, in any manner, be sold or used to solicit 'donations' from others, nor may they be included in anything you intend to copyright, sell, or offer for a fee. These terms are exercised to keep these materials freely available to all. Any exceptions to these conditions must be explicitly approved by the authors. You can reach us at This work is licensed under Creative Commons license. For details go to

2 The Bible By Catherine Slight and Lin Pearson Part 3 What is the Bible? This presentation is © Catherine Slight and Lin Pearson and

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4 The Bible is a library

5 THE BIBLE IS A LIBRARY Old Testament

6 THE BIBLE IS A LIBRARY Old Testament New Testament

7 “Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus.” (Eph. 3:6 - NLT)

8 From Old…….…….to New Only one sacrifice, not repeated Only one sacrifice, not repeated No animal sacrifices (Christ died to take our punishment) Animal sacrifices Repeated sacrifices necessary Animal sacrifices Repeated sacrifices necessary

9 ‘Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out’ (Acts 3:19)

10 The New is in the Old concealed: The Old is in the New revealed. Abraham sacrificing Isaac by Gerhard Wilhelm von Reutern (Public Domain)

11 1.The Bible is a library 2. There are different subjects

12 The Old Testament Law History Poetry Minor Prophets Major Prophets

13 History Letters to named churches General letters Prophecy New Testament Letters to named individuals

14 Laws Songs Poetry Letters Laws Songs Poetry Letters Farmers… Bandits… Shepherds… Kings… Farmers… Bandits… Shepherds… Kings… Battles… Parties… Shipwrecks… Survival… Adventures… Miracles…

15 Real people… Real problems… Real solutions!

16 Why are these particular books in the Bible?

17 The Canon of Scripture Greek kanwn – “Measuring reed” A Rule or standard

18 The Canon of Scripture To prevent: False teaching Biased teaching

19 Who decided what books went into the Canon?

20 Aleppo Codex – Public domain Old Testament 1. Written by a God-inspired prophet 2. No contradiction

21 The book – inspired by the Holy Spirit The author – an apostle or close to an apostle The message – in line with the known teachings of Jesus and the apostles The book – inspired by the Holy Spirit The author – an apostle or close to an apostle The message – in line with the known teachings of Jesus and the apostles New Testament

22 Where did chapters and verses come from?

23 Chapters and Verses Late addition to manuscripts Helpful for reference

24 Chapters and Verses Psalm 52 For the director of music. A maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: David has gone to the house of Ahimelech." 1. Why do you boast of evil, you mighty man? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God? 2.Your tongue plots destruction… Psalm 52 For the director of music. A maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: David has gone to the house of Ahimelech." 1. Why do you boast of evil, you mighty man? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God? 2.Your tongue plots destruction…

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