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OLD TESTAMENT

BOOKS

CONTENT

1. Moses & the Law


Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

Creation of world, fall of mankind, promise of salvation, hero's of faith, slavery in Egypt, miracles, birth of nation, ten commandments, wilderness wanderings, regulations re: the priesthood, the temple and worship.

2. History
(On God's chosen people)

Joshua, Judges, Ruth,
1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

God's people struggle to establish themselves as his people and not follow the ways of the world. Stories of war, love, bravery, foolishness, great kings, despots, exile & hope. God's faithfulness through generations.

3. Wisdom
(Wisdom, poetry, songs)

Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon

These books are not afraid to ask the tough questions about life and death. They talk about Satan, suffering and sin in ways that sometimes shock. They speak of love, hope and purpose to get you through life. Their blunt and honest wisdom is unmatched.

4. Prophets
(Beginning with 5 major prophets)

Major prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations Ezekiel, Daniel.
Minor prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

These prophets spoke to God's people before and [because God's people wouldn't listen] after their exile. They share visions and prophecies, some that involve the coming of Jesus and some the end of the world. It also has some strong words calling people to live a life that honours God's moral law because (a) God loves them and they owe their existence to him and (b) they will not escape his judgement if they forget him.

NEW TESTAMENT

BOOKS

CONTENT

5.Gospels
(Jesus Life & Purpose)

Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

Birth of Jesus - God in the flesh, Life of Jesus – grace & truth, Miracles of Jesus – signs for faith, Death of Jesus – sacrifice for sin, Resurrection of Jesus – power over all. Each gospel devotes most of its attention to events surrounding Jesus death and resurrection.

6. History
(About the early church)


Acts

The risen Jesus speaks to his disciples giving many “infallible proofs” (1:3) before being taken up to heaven in front of their eyes (1:9-10). They are told he will return in the same way. But first, Jesus sends the Holy Spirit to indwell believers. This happens at Pentecost when the church is born. Many signs and wonders are done by the apostles testifying that the Lord, by the Holy Spirit, is still with them as he promised. Today, the same Holy Spirit comes to live in those who repent and trust in Jesus for salvation.

7. Letters 
(To 1st  Century Churches)

Romans, 1 Corinthians,
2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians,
1 & 2, Thessalonians,
1 Timothy, 2 Timothy,
Titus, Philemon,

Letters by Paul, who after his miraculous conversion stopped persecuting Christians (even to death) and became the apostle to the Gentiles (non-Jews). He writes to the early Churches and to some dear friends. This window into the early church shows that while Jesus death brought forgiveness of sin, those claiming to be his followers had much to learn about practicing what they preached. Much like today. Yet, they were God's people, forgiven, growing daily to be more like Jesus and looking forward to his return to take them to heaven.

8. Other letters

Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude

Letters by other writers: James, Peter, John, Jude. Topics include, how to love others, leadership issues, false doctrine, angels & demons, relationships with parents, spouses, children and even employers.  Many similar themes to Paul's letters above.

9. Apocalypse
(Prophecies about the end of the world)

Revelation

Jesus appears to exiled John. He gives messages to 7 of the early Churches and visions of heaven and hell and the end of the world. It speaks of the final battle, Armageddon, a new heaven and a new earth. It brings severe warnings to those who reject God and eternal hope to those who repent and trust Jesus. It proclaims Jesus Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords through his blood shed on the cross.    In the end, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.  Bow the knee now and live forever with him, wait till after death and suffer eternal torment in the lake of fire.  In the end, as in the beginning God reigns supreme.

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Finding your way around the Bible


Old and New Testaments

The Bible is divided into two sections: the Old Testament (OT) which was originally written in Hebrew and Aramaic, covers the time from creation to before Jesus birth; the New Testament which was originally written in Greek, covers the time from just before Jesus birth to the death of the apostle John who was inspired to write the book of Revelation, the last book in the Bible.


Books, Chapters and Verses

When you look up the contents section, the names you find there are not the names of chapters but the 66 individual books which the Old Testament (39 books) and the New Testament (27 books) are made up of. Many of the books are named after those who were inspired by God to write them. For example, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are the first four books in the New Testament. Matthew and John were two of Jesus 12 disciples whom he also named apostles. Matthew was a tax collector and John a fisherman. John was the only one of the 12 disciples who stayed near to Jesus when he hung on the cross. The others had taken off in fear that the same would happen to them. However, after the resurrection, they renewed their love for Christ and all went on eventually to give their life for him and were martyred. These are the kinds of people God inspired to write his word, people prepared to give up their lives for him.

Some books only have one chapter, others have 20, 30, 40 or 50 chapters. One has 150. But each chapter is quite small with most being no more than a couple of pages. Each chapter is marked out by verses. A verse may include one or a few sentences. Chapters and verses were not part of the original writing of the Bible but were added later as a reference system to make it easier to look things up in the Bible.

For example, John 3:16 refers to the Book of John in the New Testament (NT), Chapter 3 and Verse 16. Sometimes the name of a book might be abbreviated: Jn. 3:16. If you were to the New Testament in the Bible and look up John 3:16, this is what you would read, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” From the King James Version.


Contents and Index

Although the Bible is not like any other book because it's author is God, you can still find your way around it like any other book. It has a Contents section at the beginning and some Bibles contain an Index that may cover topics such as: key passages, parables, miracles, or people in the Bible. There are Bibles which also contain maps showing the location of key places during certain times in Bible history. Finally, some Bibles will have a reference system which shows you where to look when you are .... The reference systems are additional to the Bible text but are there to help you find your way around the Bible. You would expect to pay a bit more for a Bible that has these in it but it would be money well spent if he helps you get to know God better through his Word.

So with these few pointers, you should be able to find your way around the Bible.

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