Introduction To The Bible
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The Bible is the holy scripture of the Christian religion, purporting to tell the history of the Earth from its earliest creation to the spread of Christianity in the first century A.D. Both the Old Testament and the New Testament have undergone changes over the centuries, including the publication of the King James Bible in 1611 and the addition of several books that were discovered later.
The Old Testament is the first section of the Bible, covering the creation of Earth through Noah and the flood, Moses and more, finishing with the Jews being expelled to Babylon.
The Bible’s Old Testament is very similar to the Hebrew Bible, which has origins in the ancient religion of Judaism. The exact beginnings of the Jewish religion are unknown, but the first known mention of Israel is an Egyptian inscription from the 13th century B.C.
The earliest known mention of the Jewish god Yahweh is in an inscription relating to the King of Moab in the 9th century B.C. It is speculated that Yahweh was possibly adapted from the mountain god Yhw in ancient Seir or Edom.
The New Testament tells the story of the life of Jesus and the early days of Christianity, most notably Paul’s efforts to spread Jesus’ teaching. It collects 27 books, all originally written in Greek.
The sections of the New Testament concerning Jesus are called the Gospels and were written about 40 years after the earliest written Christian materials, the letters of Paul, known as the Epistles.
Paul’s letters were distributed by churches sometime around 50 A.D., possibly just before Paul’s death. Scribes copied the letters and kept them in circulation. As circulation continued, the letters were collected into books.
Some in the church, inspired by Paul, began to write and circulate their own letters, and so historians believe that some books of the New Testament attributed to Paul were in fact written by disciples and imitators.
As Paul’s words were circulated, an oral tradition began in churches telling stories about Jesus, including teachings and accounts of post-resurrection appearances. Sections of the New Testament attributed to Paul talk about Jesus with a firsthand feeling, but Paul never knew Jesus except in visions he had, and the Gospels were not yet written at the time of Paul’s letters.
King James The first, the son of Catholic Mary and the nephew of Queen Elizabeth the First, was a King of England. He saw the controversies that the many different Bibles of his era caused amongst the people.
The Meaning of Bible according to Christians:
Christians all over the world believe in the common truth that the Bible is God’s revelation to man. The Bible in reality has one author, God himself, one plan and one purpose-the redemption of mankind. Although the Bible was written by many authors, Christians strongly believe that God was in complete charge of what was written.
The Christian Bible is one holy book that you will find almost anywhere in the world and is also the only all-time highest selling books in the world.
Origin of the Christian Bible:
The Bible is known to be one of the world’s oldest books. While the oldest sections were written almost 1500 years ago, before the birth of Christ, the newest sections were written about 1900 years ago. Written over a period of about 1600 years, the Bible was estimated to be written by about forty authors. Those who wrote the Bible never claimed the source of ideas as their own. They always asserted that what they wrote was given by God.
Contents of the Bible:
The Christian Bible is divided into two main parts the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament consists of 39 books and the New Testament consists of 27 books. However, one of the important attributes of the Bible, throughout the pages of scripture you will see harmony and consistency in the theme of salvation from sin.
King James wanted to formulate a Bible which was solely based upon the doctrines of the Catholic Church of England and which would be written with accordance to the Parameters laid by him. Thus, the King James Version Christian Bible came into existence.
The King James Version Christian bible was translated from the Bishop’s Bible. It has no footnotes in the favor of any institution, individual or any political ideas.
The Bible contains records of historical events, prayers and praises to God, sermons, prophecies and personal letters. The Bible records the beginning of human race and how sin entered the world and Jesus Christ, the central feature of God’s plan.