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This chapter introduces the Bible, the written Word of the one true God. The Greek word “biblos” means “book.”
The Bible has 66 separate books.
We also use the word “Scripture” to refer to the Bible. It comes from a Latin word which means “writing.”
When you finish this chapter you should be able to:
- Write the Key Verse from memory.
- Explain where the Bible came from.
- Describe how the CEB differs from the KJV
- Explain why a Bible translation is not like a paraphrase
- Know the major purposes of the Bible
- Identify the Old Testament and New Testament as the two major parts of the Bible
- Explain how the books of the Bible are united
- Understand that the Bible has different moods and types of writing
- Name the four kinds of Old Testament books
- Name the four kinds of New Testament books
- Identify the person the Old and New Testaments point to
- Take a Self-Test on this chapter
- Write the abbreviations for each book of the Bible
Image via WIkimedia Commons This painting has a man standing with Adam and pointing to Jesus. Mount Sinai and the bronze serpent are in the back.