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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.

If you've spent any time online discussing Christianity with atheists, you may have heard this. While it's clever, it also suggests that they may not have actually read the Bible, let alone understood it. How should we respond to those who claim that it's the Bible itself that caused them to reject God?

Need a little extra motivation to keep reading your Bible? Keep track of your reading, chapter by chapter. This free tool can help, and it works offline. Install it on your home screen or bookmark it, and keep reading!

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.

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.

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 long...one 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."

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 you and me, and what we must do to have a right relationship with God? In Luke and Acts we see that Jesus, after His resurrection, spent even more time with His disciples. What was He doing? What did He say to them? The answer will change the way you see the Scriptures.

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.

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.

The Bible isn't a single book. It's a collection of 66 books, written in three languages by over 40 different people over a period of 1500 years. Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.

As you might expect, dating ancient documents can be difficult. This list is not to be considered authoritative. Instead, consider it the best information I've gathered to date (no pun intended). If you have evidence that one of the dates listed is inaccurate, I'd be grateful to receive it.

The Bible isn't a single book. It's a collection of 66 books, written in three languages by over 40 different people over a period of 1500 years. They're traditionally grouped by type. Here's a list of the 66 books in the Bible:

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