Dont Know Much About the Bible: Everything You Need to Know About the Good Book but Never Learned by Kenneth C. DavisWith wit, wisdom, and an extraordinary talent for turning dry, difficult reading into colorful and realistic accounts, the creator of the bestselling Dont Know Much About®, series now brings the world of the Old and New testaments to life as no one else can in the bestseller Dont Know Much About® The Bible. Relying on new research and improved translations, Davis uncovers some amazing questions and contradictions about what the Bible really says. Jerichos walls may have tumbled down because the city lies on a fault line. Moses never parted the Red Sea. There was a Jesus, but he wasnt born on Christmas and he probably wasnt an only child.
Davis brings readers up-to-date on findings gleaned from the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gnostic Gospels that prompt serious scholars to ask such serious questions as: Who wrote the Bible? Did Jesus say everything we were taught he did? Did he say more? By examining the Bible historically, Davis entertains and amazes, provides a much better understanding of the subject, and offers much more fun learning about it.
Don't Know Much About the Bible: Everything You Need to Know About the Good Book but Never Learned
Show less It is important to thoroughly read the Bible, but simply reading the Bible is not the same as studying. The Divine Word of God deserves respect and ought to be understood and practiced. The Bible is one of the most misinterpreted books ever written, and most people can find it very hard to understand. The Bible records a long time of history including many cultures and ages, as well as relating and correlating to any modern era; it is translated from the original manuscripts in Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic by reputable scholars. The goal in studying the Bible is to understand the message in the correct context. To study the Bible, choose a translation that uses Greek or Hebrew as the source language, as this will be closer to the original text.
The Bible was written over a span of years, by 40 writers. Unlike other religious writings, the Bible reads as a factual news account of real events, places, people, and dialogue. Historians and archaeologists have repeatedly confirmed its authenticity. Using the writers' own writing styles and personalities, God shows us who he is and what it's like to know him. There is one central message consistently carried by all 40 writers of the Bible: God, who created us all, desires a relationship with us. He calls us to know him and trust him.
According to the American Bible Society, only one in seven Americans reads the Bible on a daily basis. About half say they read it less than three times a year, and 28 percent say they never read it. Still 61 percent wish they read it more. If you have very little knowledge about the Bible, what do you need to know to make any sense of it? The Bible is not a traditional book—written by a single author and divided into chapters. The Bible could be described as a compilation of books written by different men over about 1, years.
The Bible is one of the greatest, most influential books ever written. It is also one of the most complex and challenging. Now, the editors of Time-Life Books take.
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1. The Bible is both a divine and a human book.
You may have heard snippets of Bible stories during sermons, Bible study groups, or through popular media, but how many have you read for yourself? The Bible holds a wealth of engaging, enlightening, and immensely gratifying books that can deepen your faith and strengthen your spirituality. Most Christians find that reading the books not only brings them closer to God, but it is an enjoyable and entertaining activity. Psalms is a collection of poems and songs. Reading through Psalms gives Christians peace and comfort, with many poems and songs that resonate with people. Genesis, the first book of the Bible, is one of the most famous.
This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series. Every word of the Bible is inspired by God 2 Tim. He spoke through the various human authors, using their unique personalities and writing styles to communicate exactly what he wanted to say 2 Pet. The Bible tells us the true story of the world, the way things truly are and should be. Understanding the basic plot of the Bible that runs from Genesis to Revelation helps us better understand every passage in between.