Overview of Bible Study

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An Overview of the Christian Bible, and Many Other Things of Interest to the Christian

A reliable voice of authority. More than anything else, people everywhere are looking for something they can depend on.

The Word of God is the only real authority we have. His Word shines light upon human nature. More clearly, it shows us the way to God.

It is in the Bible that we find the answers to life's most important questions.

The Bible is the written record of God's intention. Its theme is salvation through His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Bible is made up of 66 books, written by 40 authors, covering a period of more than 1,500 years.

The Old Testament was written mostly in Hebrew, with a few short passages in Aramaic. The entire Old Testament was translated into Greek about a 100 years before the death of Christ. The New Testament was written in Greek. The English Bible is a translation from these original languages.

As one book, a compilation of many, the Bible is recognized for its historical and literary significance even among those who do not ascribe to its teachings.

Others have taken this one book as a guideline toward following differing paths. There are so many opinions and interpretations of the Bible that it is difficult to know just how we can sift through them all and find the truth.

Overview of the BibleWhy do people disagree over what the Bible says? The answer is not in the Bible itself, but in its readers.

Just what is the Bible? Does it have the answers to the questions I am looking for? Is studying it worth your time?

Is God worth listening to?

The Bible is God's way of communicating with us. While the Bible doesn't tell us everything about everything, it does tell us what we need to know about God and His intentions for us.

I won't be answering any of the important questions here. God didn't give us the Bible in order that we might be able to answer trivia questions. But then, I don't think He gave us the Bible so that we would have to look elsewhere for the answers either.

For answers to your more significant questions, turn to the source, in the translation or version of your choice. For a few tips on how to go about reading and studying the Bible, to quiz yourself on Bible facts, and to have some fun determining just how much you've been able to learn, you've come to the right place.

-- Ken Anderson

Last Modified on Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Overview of Bible Study