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Friday, February 8, 2019

The Bible from 30,000 feet


The Bible from 30,000 feet:

Key verses for All Bible Study (from Paul’s Last Epistle - 2 Tim):

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.-2 Tim 3:16-17 

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.-2 Tim 2:15


The Problem and Its Final Resolution (Sin = Death; Death shall be no more; Life)

By the sweat of your face you will eat bread until you return to the ground, because out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you will return.”-Gen 3:19  
  
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.-Rom 6:23 
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
-John 3:16
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death… when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality [in resurrection], then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory-1 Cor 15:26
  
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.-Rev 21:4


The Overriding Theme of Scripture:

How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?
-Job 25:4
  
To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believes in Jesus.
–Rom 3:26


Overview

66 Books Total (Western)
           
39 “Old Testament” Books (as we arrange them) HEBREW
                       
5 – Pentateuch (Genesis - Deuteronomy) Adam to death of Moses
                        12 – History (Joshua – 2 Chronicles/captivity of Judah/Jerusalem burned)
                        5 – Poetry Books (Job – Song of Solomon)
                        5 – Major Prophets (Isaiah – Daniel)
                        12 – Minor Prophets (Hosea – Malachi)


END of WESTERN OLD TESTAMENT (Hebrew Canon ends with Chronicles)


27 “New Testament” Books GREEK*
           
4 – Gospels (Matthew – John)**
            1 – Book of Acts
            7 – Epistles of the Apostles to Circumcision
                        1,2,3 John
                        1,2 Peter
                        James
                        Jude
                       
            7 – Epistles of Paul (Apostle to the Uncircumcision) during the Acts
            7 – Epistles of Paul (Apostle to the Uncircumcision) after the Acts
            1 – The Revelation


ApocryphaApocrypha are works, usually written, of unknown authorship or of doubtful origin. Biblical apocrypha is a set of texts included in the Latin Vulgate and Septuagint but not in the Hebrew Bible.


*Some manuscripts contain parts of Matthew in Aramaic

**The gospel accounts are split into the three “synoptic” accounts (Matthew, Mark, Luke) and John’s gospel to the “world.”


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