Bible Overview

by Feb 4, 2019Open Your Bible, Study

The Bible is not one book, it is a collection of 66 books (63 if you consider that Samuel, Kings and Chronicles are not split in the Hebrew Bible). Sixty-six books written over the course of about 1500 years that tell one story – the story of God’s rescue of His people. This book is 100% divine and 100% human; it was written by ordinary men and women inspired by the Holy Spirit to create God’s word to all people. What we call the Bible consists of two collections of books commonly known as the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament, or Hebrew Bible, records the story and thought of the Jewish people, through whom God brought forth Jesus the Messiah. The New Testament, or Greek Bible, records the Ministry of Jesus and the foundation of the church. The two collections were separated by a period of a little over 400 years. While both Jews and Christians acknowledge the divine nature of the Hebrew Bible, only Christians acknowledge this of the New Testament.



It is the very word of God to mankind.

It is without error in all that it teaches.

It has two natures – divine and human.

It is clear in its teaching on salvation.

It does not and cannot contradict or conflict with science (though our understanding of either the Bible or the natural world may be in error).


It has been preserved as it was originally written.

It is historically accurate – it has never been proven wrong in any historical detail.

It is archeologically accurate – it has consistently been proven true by archeological evidence and has never been refuted by it.

It has never been shown to contradict with science.

All the New Testament accounts were written or informed by eyewitnesses before the close of the first century AD.

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