Articles about Bible

The Bible is a collection of books considered sacred texts by Jews and Christians. Divided into two groups, the 39 books of the Old Testament address first the origin of the universe and then God’s interactions with ancient Israelites. The 27 books of the New Testament include biographies of Jesus, a history of early Christianity, and letters instructing first-century believers on how best to follow Jesus.

There have been a lot of Bible translations in the 2000+ years since Jesus was born, died, and came back to life. This list is English-based... that is, I want to list the timeline from the original writings to modern English Bibles.

How many prophets are listed in the Bible? Here's a start....let me know if I've missed any prophets. Thanks!

A lot of people have written and asked for a list of the meanings of the names of people in the Bible. Most of them come from readers of Name Changes in the Bible, one of the most popular GodWords articles. So: you asked for it, you've got it.

Let's look at Romans 16:7. Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.

Adrian asked a question that I'd never heard before: if Noah had obligate carnivores (carnivores that must eat meat to thrive) on the ark, what did they eat?

The KJVO controversy is about whether Christians should consider only the King James Version of the Bible to be reliable and trustworthy. While there are a variety of views within the KJVO movement, the basic idea is simple: no other Bible will do.

Is the Church over the Bible, or is the Bible over the Church? That's the question Michael J. Kruger addresses, in response to an article by Friar Stephen Freeman. In his article, entitled There Is No "Bible" in the Bible, Freeman lays out what appears to be a very poorly constructed argument.

Doreen asked: "I do not cut my hair because I believe the bible says not to. This may seem silly, but I would like to style my hair by putting lots of layers but keeping it looking Pastor says never ever cut your hair and others just do not care one way or the other. What do you think?"

Doreen asked: "I have heard that Cain and Abel were twins. If this is true, how would I find this in the bible? Thank you."

I never get tired of hearing about the historical evidence for the people and events in the Bible. Here Peter J. Williams gives a fairly brief explanation of why the four Gospels should be considered trustworthy.

What I'm about to say about the Bible might shock you. In fact, I've never heard it taught in any church...ever. When you read it, take a moment to let it sink in:

The Old Testament is primarily about Judaism.
The New Testament is about Christianity.

Is the Bible basically about me and what I must do, or is it basically about Jesus and what He has done? When you read in Luke and Acts how Jesus, in those 40 days, got His disciples together 40 days before He ascended, after He was raised, what was He doing?

I ran across this post today, and had to ask myself a tough question or two. I have a tendency to think that God can best be understood by reading His written revelation. That's not accurate, of course. God can best be understood by experiencing Him.

In a word, no. Of course, slavery is mentioned in the Bible, so let's look at the context. There were three kinds of slavery in vogue at that time: involuntary slaves, indentured servants, and bondservants.

A number of books are mentioned in the Bible, but not included in the Bible. Here's a list of the ones I know about.

One of Jesus' inner circle of 12 men, Andrew was the first disciple called by Jesus. Some facts about Andrew:

Mary's lineage is listed in Luke 3 . Notice that Mary's name doesn't actually appear in this list, while Joseph's does.

The Bible lists lots of people as "so-and-so, from someplace". I appreciate your patience while I compile a comprehensive list of all of them.

The Bible describes the deaths of a lot of people. I appreciate your patience while I compile a comprehensive list of all of them.

Jesus traveled with 12 men throughout His three-year ministry. Here's a list of the original twelve, and the one who replaced Judas Iscariot. Jesus' Disciples: Simon Peter (Cephas), Andrew, James...

The Bible lists lots of people as "so-and-so, son (or daughter) of somebody else". Sons are in blue, daughters in pink. Other family relationships are also noted in grey. I appreciate your patience while I compile a comprehensive list of everyone in the Bible.