PRODUCTION OF THE BIBLE

DEFINITION

‘Bible’ came from Greek word ‘Biblo’ which means ‘The book’.

TESTAMENTS OF THE BIBLE

  • Old Testament (39 books)
  • New Testament (27 books)

There is a total of 66 books in your bible.

Hebrews 9:15-19:And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,”

Jesus is the mediator of the New Testament. New Testament cannot even happen until the testator (Jesus Christ) dies. Thus He can start a brand new testament.

The Old Testament came to effect because of the blood of the animals by Moses (The first 5 books in the Bible is by Moses).

(10) DIVISIONS IN THE BIBLE

  1. Law (Genesis – Deutronomy)
  2. History (Joshua – Esther)
  3. Poetry (Job – Songs of Solomon)
  4. Major Prophets (Isaiah – Daniel)
  5. Minor Prophets (Hosea – Malachi)
  6. Gospel (Matthew – John)
  7. History (Acts)
  8. Pauline Epistles (Romans – Hebrews (?) )
  9. General Epistles (James – Jude)
  10. Prophecy (Revelation)

NAMES OF THE BIBLE

  1. Scriptures
    Transliterated from Latin word ‘scriptura’

    John 10:35:If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;”

  2. Writings

    John 5:47: “But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?”

  3. Word of God

    Acts 17:11-13:These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few. But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people.”

  4. Oracles of God
    An oracle delivers a word from the divine

    Romans 3:2: “Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.”

POSITION OF THE BIBLE

  1. It is more important than food.

    Job 23:12: “Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.”
    Matthew 4:4: “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”

  2. It’s the only visible thing today that shows you what is true.

    John 17:17 :”Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”

  3. It is held higher esteem than God’s name.

    Psalm 138:2: “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”

AUTHORSHIP OF THE BIBLE

Contains 40 different authors.

  1. Moses
    Genesis – Deutronomy, (possibly) Psalms
  2. Joshua
    Joshua
  3. Ezra
    Ezra, (possibly) 1, 2 Chronicles
  4. Nehemiah
    Nehemiah
  5. Mordecai/Ezra/Nehemiah
    Esther
  6. David
    at least 73 chapters of Psalms
  7. Asaph
    Psalms 50, 73-83
  8. descendants of Korah
    Psalms 42, 44-49, 84, 87, 88
  9. Heman the Ezrahite
    Psalms 88
  10. Ethan the Ezrahite
    Psalms 89
  11. Solomon
    Songs of Solomon, Proverbs, Eccle., Psa 127, (possibly) 72
  12. Isaiah
    Isaiah
  13. Jeremiah
    Jeremiah, Lamentations, (possibly) 1, 2 Kings
  14. Ezekial
    Ezekial
  15. Daniel
    Daniel
  16. Hosea
    Hosea
  17. Joel
    Joel
  18. Amos
    Amos
  19. Obadiah
    Obadiah
  20. Jonah
    Jonah
  21. Micah
    Micah
  22. Nahum
    Nahum
  23. Habakkuk
    Habakkuk
  24. Zephaniah
    Zephaniah
  25. Haggai
    Haggai
  26. Zechariah
    Zechariah
  27. Malachi
    Malachi
  28. Matthew
    Matthew
  29. Mark
    Mark
  30. Luke
    Luke
  31. John
    John, 123 John, Revelations
  32. Paul
    Paul’s epistles (Roman – (possibly) Hebrew)
  33. James
    James
  34. Peter
    1,2 Peter
  35. Jude
    Jude

VARIETY OF THE BIBLE

  1. The different backgrounds of the writers
    – Educated students (Moses: he was learning from all the wisdom of the egyptians)
    – King (David)
    – Tax collector (Matthew)
    – Doctor/physician (Luke)
    – War general (Joshua)
    – Music artist (Isaac)
    – Wise philosopher (Solomon)
    – Government leader (Daniel)
    – Ignorant fishermen (Peter, James, John)
    – Ragged prophets (Isaiah – Malachi)
    – Regular Christians (Mark, Jude)
  2. Time periods
    – 16 various centuries (Sumerian era, Babylonian era, Egyptian era, Persian era, Roman reigns)
    – The first writer died 1450 years before the last writer was even born
  3. Languages
    – It has been translated into more than 1000 languages and dialects
    (Masoretic Hebrew, Greek Receptus, Latin Vulgate, Syriac Peshitta, Luther German, Italian Diodati, French, Spanish Valera, Korean KJ, etc)