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Transcript of The Bible
More Bible Basics: Finding Passages
The Old Testament
There are 73 total books in the Bible
The books are divided into two setions of the Bible
The Old Testament (OT) and the New Testament (NT)
There are 46 books in the OT
There are 27 books in the NT
How many books are in the Bible?
How is the Bible divided? How many parts?
What do we call each section of the Bible?
How many books in the OT?
How many books in the NT?
The bible was written by many people (approx 40 different people
Each book has a distint name; often the name of its author
For example: The book of Joshua in the OT
You can use the index to find the books of the Bible
The numbers from a Scripture passage reference further division in each Bible book
Each book is divided into Chapters (1, 2, 3...)
Each Chapter is divided into Verses (1, 2, 3...)
Books in the old testament include books of law, stories, history, poetry and prayers
How many books???
Divided into 5 parts
The Pentateuch (Books of Law)
The Historical Books
The Biblical Novellas
The Wisdom Books
The Prophetic Books
The Old Testament
5 Books of Law
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deutoronomy
11 Historical Books
Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah
5 Biblical Novellas
Tobit, Judith, Esther, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees
7 Wisdom Books
Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom, Sirach
18 Prophetic Books
Isaiah, Daniel, Ezekial, Jeremiah.....
The New Testament
1 book of history
13 Letters of St. Paul
7 Other writings of the Apostles and early Christians
1 Book of Prophecy
How many books??
DURING AND AFTER JESUS
The four Gospels are named after the four writers of the Gospels:
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Gospel means "good news"
The gospels are four accounts of the same events:
Jesus' life, death, and resurrection
2 Gospels include Jesus' birth: Matthew and Luke
In mass, read by the Priest or Deacon.
Other Books in the New Testament
The Book of Acts
The only historical book in the NT
Traces the history of the church from the ascencion of Christ to the arrival of the apostle Paul in Rome
The Letters of St. Paul
aka "Pauline Letters" or "Pauline Epistles"
Paul wrote to churches and individuals and showed them how they might live out their faith more completely
You may have heard some of these in mass:
Letters to Romans, Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians etc...
The Book of Revelation
The only prophetic book in the NT
Talks about the evenst leadign up to the end of the age and the promise of eternal life.
Divide up into groups and find the following passages:
Matthew 5: 13
1 Samuel 16:7
1 Corinthians 13:13
1 John 4:7
Ex: John 3:16
Book of John Chapter 3, Verse 16
Can you find this passage?
Hint: The book of John is in the NT
The Bible is the Word of God
Remember that when we listen to or read the Bible, God is speaking to us
Although it seems confusing, reading the Bible can help deliver God's guidance when we need it most
How does Jesus teach us to pray? (Matthew 6: 9-15)
What is the power of prayer? (James 5: 16)
What are we to do for one another? (1 Thessalonians 5:25)
What to read when you feel afraid (Psalm 23:4/Psalm 27:1
What to read when you feel no one understands you (Psalm 139: 1-5)
What to read when you feel unsure about yourself (Joshua 1:9)
What to read when you feel angry (Romans 12:21)
What to read when you are going through a hard time (John 16:33)
What to read when you need help to know what to do (John 16:13)
What to read when you feel lonely (Matthew 28:20)
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMANDMENT? (Matthew 22: 36-40)