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What Is the Bible?

Aug 1, 2008
The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God. The Bible is the Book of Life and the Book of Law. It is the most important book in the lives of each and every Christian. Our success and failure are dependent on how much we followed the teachings in the Bible.

Why Should We Read The Bible?
The fact that we have doubts in many things even after our daily prayers and devotions and attending church and sermons indicates that we need to know God and His teachings more. Reading the Bible is the best source of all understanding of God and His teachings and will nourish our spiritual and physical growth.

Who Wrote the Bible?
The Bible was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by over 40 different authors from all walks of life: shepherds, farmers, fishermen, kings, priests, tent-makers, physicians and philosophers. Despite these differences in occupation and the span of years it took to write it, the Bible is an extremely cohesive and unified book.

When Was The Bible Written?
The earliest portions of the Scripture dates back to more than 3,300 years. It was first written around 1450 B.C, the time of Moses, to about 100 A.D., following the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

How Many Books Are in the Bible?
The Old and New Testaments contains a total of 66 books.
- There are 39 books in the Old Testament.
- There are 27 books in the New Testament.
- Testament means covenant or contract.

Which single author contributed the most books to the Old Testament?
Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible, referred to as the Pentateuch; the foundation of the Bible.

Which single author contributed the most books to the New Testament?
Paul wrote 14 books or over half of the New Testament.

How Many Bible Are Circulated Each Year?
The Bible is one of the most widely circulated book in the world. Each year, over 22 million copies of the Bible are circulated worldwide Since the 1800s, around 800 Million Bibles and portions of Scripture have been issued. These are figures from the British and Foreign Bible Societies alone. It has been translated into more than 2100 languages.

The Bible is the Book of Life
All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2Timothy 3:16-17 NIV

Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Matthew 4:4 NIV

The Bible is the Book of Law
Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Joshua 1:8 NIV
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