A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE BIBLE
(panoramic means overall)
A) The Bible is ONE book.
B) The Bible contains 66 books.
C) The Bible has ONE author.
D) The Bible has at least 44 writers.
E) The Bible tells ONE story.
F) The Bible contains many stories.
G) The theme of the Bible is CHRIST.
H) The story the Bible tells is the story of God saving man through Christ.
THE DIVISIONS OF THE BIBLE
A) The Bible has TWO major divisions
i. The OLD TESTAMENT (39 books)
ii. The NEW TESTAMENT (27 books)
B) The Old Testament was originally written in HEBREW.
C) The New Testament was originally written in GREEK.
OLD TESTAMENT DIVISIONS
A) The LAW (TORAH)
Genesis to Deuteronomy : 5 books
B) The HISTORICAL books
Joshua to Esther : 12 books
C) The POETIC books
Job – Song of Solomon : 5 books
D) The PROPHETIC books
Isaiah to Malachi : 17 books
(known as THE PROPHETS)
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NEW TESTAMENT DIVISIONS
A) The GOSPELS
biographic : 4 books
B) The ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
historic : 1 book
C) The EPISTLES
letters to Christian churches : 21 books
D) The REVELATION
prophetic : 1 book
OTHER IMPORTANT FACTS
A) The time period the Bible covers is from the beginning to the end of time.
B) The Bible progressively unfolds truth.
C) The Bible has a perfect harmony of doctrine.
D) The Bible is the INSPIRED WORD OF GOD (Jn 17:17 12:48, Rev 20:12-15, 22:18-19, 2 Pet 1:19-21, 2 Tim 3:16)
A woman went into her kitchen to find a burglar loaded down with a bunch of stuff he was stealing from her kitchen. Not having any kind of weapon to scare him off, she raised her hand and said “Acts 2:38,” and proceeded to quote scripture.
The burglar froze in place and didn’t move. The woman called 911, the police arrived and were amazed to find the burglar still frozen where he stood. “What did you say to him that kept him from moving?” they asked the woman. She told them that she had simply said Acts 2:38 and quoted scripture.
The police chuckled and escorted the burglar out to the patrol car. “Why did the woman’s quoting scripture scare you so much?” they asked.
“Scripture?” said the burglar, “I thought she said she had an ax and two 38’s!”
PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THE LESSON
Knowing about the Bible will do you no good at all unless you regularly feed upon its marvelous light. This can only be done by daily Bible reading. How much of the Bible you read daily will depend very much on how much of a reader you are. However, we recommend that you read not less than one chapter a day. It is important that you start your reading with the Gospels, so that you may develop a better picture of your Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Below, is a list of the many wonderful and exciting stories of the Bible and where they can be found in your Bible. Try your best to read at least one of these stories per week as well.
1. Garden of Eden (Gen 2,3)
2. Cain and Abel (Gen 4)
3. Noah’s Ark (Gen 6-8)
4. The Destruction of Sodom (Gen 18)
5. Isaac on the altar (Gen 22)
6. The story of Joseph (Gen 37, 39, 47)
7. The babe in a Basket (Ex 2)
8. Crossing the Red Sea (Ex 14)
9. The two spies (Jos 2)
10. The fall of Jericho (Jos 6)
11. The taking of Ai (Jos 7, 8)
12. Gideon the judge (Jud 6, 7)
13. The story of Samson (Jud 13-16)
14. Ruth the Moabitess (Ruth)
15. The boy Samuel (1 Sam 1-3)
16. Jonathan & armourbearer (1 Sam 14)
17. David & the giant (1 Sam 17)
18. Disobedient prophet (1 King 13)
19. Elijah (1 King 17:19:21, 2 Kings 1, 2)
20. Elisha (1 Kings 19:21, 2 Kings 2-8)
21. The Jewish maid (2 Kings 5)
22. The wicked mother (1 Kings 2)
23. Queen Esther (Esther)
24. A temperance band (Jer 35) President Daniel (Dan 1-7)
25. The lions’ den (Dan 6)
26. The birth of Jesus (Matt 2, Lk 2)
27. Jesus tempted (Matt 4)
28. Through the roof (Mk 2)
29. A girl raised from the dead (Mk 5)
30. Jesus walking on the sea (Matt 14)
31. John the Baptist beheaded (Mk 6)
32. The Good Samaritan (Lk 10)
33. The prodigal son (Lk 15)
34. The rich man and Lazarus (Lk 16)
35. Jesus at a wedding (Jn 2)
36. A woman at the well (Jn 4)
37. A blind man given sight (Jn 9)
38. A dead man brought to life On 11)
39. Last days of Christ (Matt 26-27)
40. Resurrection of Jesus (Jn 20)
41. Death from a lie (Acts 5) 43 Conversion of Saul (Acts 9)
44. Conversion of Cornelius (Acts 10)
45. Delivered from prison (Acts 12)
46. A jail converted (Acts 16)
47. Paul’s shipwreck (Acts 27, 28)
48. Heaven (Rev 21, 22)
1. How many books does the Bible contain? ________________
2. Approximately how many people wrote the Bible? _________
3. What is the theme of the Bible? ________________________
4. What are the 2 major divisions of the Bible?
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5. How many books are there in the Old Testament?
6. In what language was the New Testament originally written?
7. How many books are there in the New Testament?
8. In what language was the Old Testament originally written?
9. Into how many sections is the Old Testament divided up?
10. Please name the 4 divisions of the New Testament.
11. Does the Bible in any way contradict itself?