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The Bible    (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)

 

Use the following links to read and study God's Word. 

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Blue Letter Bible

Bible Gateway

Bible.com

Defending the Bible

The Audio Bible

Bible Reading Plans

Acts 17:11 Bible Studies

The Amazing Bible

Minister Book

Talking Bible

God Questions

Bible Study Net

 

 

 

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Bible Learning Centers

 

Maranatha Christian College

Biblical Learning Center

The Bible Learning Center

 

 

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Perry Stone:  The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed and

the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.

 

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FASCINATING BIBLE FACTS!


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The word Bible comes from the Greek word biblia, which means “books,” which comes from another word, byblos, meaning papyrus, a material books were made from in ancient times.


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The ancient Greeks obtained their supplies of paper from the port of Byblos, in what is now Lebanon. Their word for book – biblion (the singular form of biblia) – was derived from the name of this port, and from this, we get our English word Bible, meaning the Book of books.


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The word Bible is not in the Bible. The term came long after all the writings were completed and assembled.


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The Bible is the world’s best-selling book as well as the world’s most SHOPLIFTED BOOK!


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Testament was another word for covenant – meaning an agreement, contract, or pact. For Christians, the Old Testament represents the ancient covenant made between God and his people. In the New Testament, Christians believe in a new covenant with God made through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The terms Old Testament and New Testament originated with the prophet Jeremiah. When he spoke about the glorious future for Israel of which the prophets often spoke, he said that God would “make a new covenant with the house of Israel.” Testament means covenant, and Jesus of Nazareth, the long-awaited Messiah, made a new covenant with God’s people. The books of the New Testament provide the fulfillment of the promises made throughout the Old Testament books.


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The Bible, written over the course of a thousand years, primarily in ancient Hebrew, the Jewish Bible is the equivalent of Christianity’s Old Testament. For Jews there is no New Testament.


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The translation of the Hebrew Scriptures into the Koine Greek dialect was an outstanding literary accomplishment under the Ptolemies. This translation was called the Septuagint. The translation project is said to have been sponsored by Ptolemy II Philadelphus around the third century B.C. According to tradition, seventy-two Jewish scholars (six from each of the twelve tribes) were summoned for the project. The work was finished in seventy-two days; the Jewish scholars were then sent away with many gifts.


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The Septuagint provided a bridge between the thoughts and vocabulary of the Old and New Testaments. The language of the New Testament is not the koine of the everyday Greek, but the koine of the Jew living in Greek surroundings. By the New Testament era, it was the most widely used edition of the Old Testament.


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Both the Jewish Bible and Christian Old Testament contain the same thirty-nine books, although they are arranged and numbered in a slightly different order. In Jewish traditions the Bible is called the Tanakh, an acronym of the Hebrew words Torah (for “law” or “teaching”), Nevi’im (“the Prophets”), and Kethuvim (“the Writings”).


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No Bible writer ever drew a map to accompany his writing – at least not one that was preserved. Maps are generally drawn from facts discovered through historical and archaeological research.

(Grant Jeffrey)