Slide 1: BIBLE HOW? WHY? WHEN? WHERE? WHAT is the bible all about? Slide 2: Contains 73 books
(Old Testament & New Testament)
OT has 50 books 46 books
NT has 23 books 27 books
73 73 Old
version Slide 3: Bible comes from the Greek word BIBLIA meaning books
The bible then is a collection of books
(a library) Slide 4: How was the bible written?
OT- Hebrew & Aramaic
First complete bible was written in Latin HOW? Slide 5: It was first translated to German by Martin Luther
Translated in English by John Wyclife HOW? Slide 6: O.T. –cantains the history & reflections of the Israelites, the chosen people of God.
N.T. – conatains the life & teachings of Jesus HOW? Slide 7: Stages of writing the Bible
1. Life and Teachings of Jesus
2. Oral Tradition – the apostles & disciples spread the news about Jesus and his works from generation to generation by mouth.
3. Written Tradition – thousand of years passed by before they decided to write the different books in the NT HOW? WHO ARE THE AUTHORS? : WHO ARE THE AUTHORS? God inspired human to write.
Human wrote to express the inspiration coming from God through the Holy Spirit LITERARY GENRE OF THE BIBLE : LITERARY GENRE OF THE BIBLE HISTORY
COLLECTION OF ADVICE
WISE SAYINGS Slide 10: WHERE? Judah Slide 11: OT- thousand of years before Christ (2nd/3rd century BC)/ 1445-600 BC
NT- thousand of years after Christ's death (1st century AD)/ 60-90 AD WHEN? F.Y.I. : F.Y.I. BC= Before Christ
AD= After Death
= Latin phrase is “anno
domini” which means “in
the year of the Lord” Why was the Bible written? : Why was the Bible written? “These are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you might have life through His name.” —John 20:31 WHY? Why was the Bible written? : Why was the Bible written? It is the Revelation of God
God revealed Himself through His creation; Jesus; the scripture & in our everyday life WHY? Why was the Bible written? : Why was the Bible written? History shows that wherever the Bible is introduced into a nation’s cultural and religious life the result has been beneficial to that country or nation. WHY?