Common Facts About The Holy Bible

The Holy Bible is believed to be the Word of God and is fundamental to the Christian faith. It has superior wisdom with applicable truths for any life situation or circumstance. It renews minds, transforms lives and gives a new life in Christ Jesus when correctly applied to any life given status. It provides direction for navigating life in good times and bad times, but you have to believe it to work for you.

It is a compilation of sacred texts written by a group of forty authors through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit some 1500 years ago. It “God breathes out all Scripture and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and training in righteousness…” (2 Timothy 3:16). It is open to several interpretations, but the proper understanding comes directly from the Holy Spirit. 

It derives its English name from the Latin word Biblia. It comprises 66 Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek books “inspired by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21). It has many chapters and numerous verses written in many different writing styles such as poetry, narrative, fiction, history, laws and prophecies open to interpretation from Bible scholars within the written types.

The Jews and Christians believe that Moses wrote the first five books called the Torah. It was initially written in Greek and translated into Latin. Early translations were made obsolete by St. Jerome Vulgate, who was well-versed in Hebrew. He revised the translations to conform to the Hebrew language primarily understood (Wikipedia).

There are different Bible translations, the King James version being the closest interpretation to the original called The Torah in Hebrew. It has been said that King James ordered a new translation of the Bible to unite his kingdom and the church. Translated from Latin to English, covering only the New Testament and some parts of the Old testaments was attributed to John Wycliffe of England (extracted from Goarch website).

It has been in existence for thousands of years. It consists voluminous account of God’s creation and activities on earth and in heaven. Its history has been reportedly accurate, as well as its accounts. To make sense of the Bible, you need to study the Bible alone with the help of the Holy Spirit or with other Christians who are grounded in the word. You can now read the Bible online or join online Bible study groups.

These are the books of the Bible.

Old Testament: 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, Songs of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

New Testament: Mathew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation.

There are many online Bible versions, and you can access these by clicking on the links below:

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