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The Story of the Bible

When we look at a Bible on a bookshelf we see a rather thick book, with almost as many pages as a dictionary. But once we take it down we can see that it is not at all like a dictionary. Indeed it is not even just one book. The Bible is made up of a whole collection of books - sixty-six of them in all. Some of these arer quite long, some short; some very ancient, some not quite so old. They contain history, poetry, philosophy, hymns - and even personal letters and sermons.

How did these various books come to be written? Who wrote them? When? And how did they come together to make the book we now know as the Bible?

The Bible is divided into two major sections - the Old Testament and the New Testament.

The Hebrew Old Testament
Other cient versions of the OT
How the OT came together
How the NT came down to us
How the manuscripts were copied
A reliable NT text
How the NT books were collected
Translations and translators
Land of the Bible
Land of the Bible A real history needs a real setting. The land and the people were real, and so, says the Bible, the coming of God to that paticular place was real, too. MORE ...
Archaeology and the Bible
Archaeology and the Bible The Bible is a collection of ancient books. The cultures in which those books were written have perished long ago. Much is being found again. MORE . . .
The Story of the Bible
The Story of the Bible How did these various books come to be written? Who wrote them? When? And how did they come together to make the book we now know as the Bible? MORE . .
Understanding the Bible
Understanding the Bible The Bible may be an ancient book but it is part of an unfinished story. The story begins, continues - and will end - with God's love. MORE . . .

Religion & Worship in the Bible
From earliest times, men and women have felt the need to worship, or pay respect to, someone or something greater than themselves. For the Israelites and their neighbors religion was an essential part of life.MORE . . .
Home & Family Life in the Bible
It is hard enough to imagine life fifty years ago. How much more difficult, then, to get a true picture of home and family life in Bible times.MORE . . .
Atlas of Bible History
The story of ancient Israel, the major theme of the Old Testament begins with the Patriarchs and covers a people of promise but of disobedience as well. Great powers arose surrounding this tiny stretch of land...MORE . . .