• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Bible is the combination of 66 books, divided into 2 parts -The Old (39) and New Testament(27) or Covenant, which means 'book'

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

BIBLE What is 'Bible'? "The word "Bible" refers to the canonical collections of sacred writings of Christianity and Judaism" My definition: "Bible is the combination of 66 books, divided into 2 parts -The Old (39) and New Testament(27) or Covenant, which means 'book' is called 'The Bible'. 66 books (Genesis - Revelation) 39 Books 29 Books (Old Testament- (New Testament) The Jewish Bible called the Tanakh) The Bible of Roman Catholic Church has 73 books because their Bible has an extra section called 'The Apocrypha'. Apocrypha simply means 'hidden' and the Books of Apocrypha in the Catholic Bible are Tobit, Judith, 1 Macabees, 2 Macabees, Wisdom, Sirach and Baruch. These books are not considered as Biblical canons by the Protestants. There are various other apocryphical books as well but they are not included in the Bible list because they were not included in the Tanakh. Jerome's Latin Vulgate had 14 apocrypha books along with the 66 books. ...read more.

Middle

The Old Testament was mostly written in Hebrew and some passages in Aramaic. Those passages are: - Ezra 4:8-6, 6:18, 7:12-26, Daniel 2:4-7, 7:28 and Jeremiah 10:11. Hebrew is called as a Semitic Language because it has it's roots from Shem, the eldest son of Noah. Aramaic belongs to the Semitic sub family. It is believed to be the native language of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The New Testament was written in Greek. It is considered by some that the Gospel of Matthew was written in Hebrew because Matthew, a disciple of Jesus Christ, wrote the Gospel for the Jews, who were eagerly waiting for the Messiah. Now, a large number of Jews spoke Hebrew. So, he could have written his Gospel in Hebrew. Otherwise, how could the Jews understand? Greek spread throughout Middle East as the result of the conquest of Alexander more than 300 years before Jesus Christ. ...read more.

Conclusion

5. These chapters were divided into verses in AD 1551 by Robert Stephen 6. There are 31072 verses in the Bible.(OT-20663, NT-10409) 7. The longest chapter in the Bile is Psalm 119. 8. The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9 9. The smallest chapter is Psalm 117 10. The smallest verse is John 11:35 - "Jesus wept". 11. The longest book in the Bible is Psalms. 12. The smallest book in the Bible is 2 John (1 chapter and 13 verses). 13. The central verse of the Bible is Psalms 118:8 14. The central chapter of the Bible is Psalm 117, which is also the smallest chapter. 15. The central book of the Bible is Micah. 16. The Dead Sea scrolls comprise roughly 825-872 documents, including texts from the Hebrew Bible, discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven caves in and around the Wadi Qumran (near the ruins of the ancient settlement of Khirbet Qumran, on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea) in Israel. The texts are of great religious and historical significance, as they are practically the only known surviving Biblical documents written before AD 100. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Christianity section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Christianity essays

  1. Overview of the Major Biblical Prophets

    No less than thirteen times the prophet characterizes the Israelites as a "backsliding" People. If Judah would only turn back she could avoid the danger that lurked like a dark cloud on her horizon,.....the Babylonian invasion. 2. It became apparent ultimately that the Jews had no intentions of reforming their lives.

  2. Is there a message for the people of today in the Book of Revelations?

    The colour red is used throughout all of Revelation as a synonym for the murderous power that will end peace on earth. The red dragon could be synonymous of the Chinese communist party and it is possible that the prophesies of Revelation centre around china and not the middle east

  1. Cyrano de Bergerac Act V Character List.

    Bret-I shall be up there presently in the moon-without having to invent any flying machines!" ROXANE: What are you saying/ CYRANO: The moon-yes, that would be the place for me-my kind of paradise! I shall find there those other souls who should be friends of mine-Socrates-Galileo--/ LE BRET: No! No!

  2. Covenants between Man and God in the Bible

    God?s promise was literal. God blessed Abraham by giving him the land of Canaan (Genesis 13:14-17). God gave him descendants (Genesis 22:17). The Abrahamic covenant finds its complete fulfilment in connection with the return of Messiah. The language used in this Covenant is simple and to the point.

  1. Dating of the Book of Acts

    Moreover, the belief that Luke used the writing of an historian called Josephus also supports the late date as Josephus? work was only published in AD96. However some scholars disagree with this suggesting that if Luke used Josephus? writing, he surely would have used Paul?s which would have been available to him at this point.

  2. To what extent did Jesus intend to replace the Torah?

    Jesus was emphasizing the importance of the commandments hence the Torah. His intention was to reprimand the Pharisees and how their tradition such as the Corban undermines the Torah itself. He was not replacing the Torah but instead underlines the initial purpose of it.

  1. Explain the story of Peter and Cornelius in the book of Acts (35)

    The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles, the thought that the messiah was sent for them and that they were God?s chosen people.

  2. With reference to the topics you have ...

    This was gradually abandoned by the Church. The third and final argument is that of Creationism. Each new soul is a new divine creation which God attaches to the growing foetus at some point between conception and birth. This was enshrined by the First Vatican Council, who declared that ?God creates a new soul and infuses it to ach man?.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work