Saturday, December 31, 2016

A MATTER OF FAITH: BIBLE STUDY

2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.


READING YOUR BIBLE FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION
Many study Bibles have a guide to help you read the Bible in one year. I always recommend people read the entire Bible straight through at least once and then read it again slowly.
For those who are new believers reading the New Testament (I prefer the New Covenant) first will help. I have heard a Bible teacher say: The Old Testament is Jesus concealed the New Testament is Jesus revealed.



BIBLE FYI’s

THERE ARE 66 Books in the Bible
26 in the New Covenant
40 in the Old Covenant


THERE ARE 1,189 CHAPTERS IN THE BIBLE
260 in the New Covenant
929 in the Old Covenant
The Longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119
The Middle and shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 117

THERE ARE 31,173 VERSES IN THE BIBLE
7,959 in the New Covenant
23,214 Old Covenant

Depending on the translation there are 807,361 WORDS IN THE BIBLE

The Bible was WRITTEN OVER A PERIOD OF 1,500 YEARS

THE BIBLE WAS WRITTEN IN 3 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Hebrew - Old Testament
Aramaic
Greek - NEW Testament
THERE ARE 40(plus) AUTHORS
Moses wrote the 1st five books and John wrote the last.
Old Covenant
1. Moses Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Some of  
   Psalms  *May have had something to do with the book of Job
2. Amos
3. Daniel
4. David Some of Psalms (not all)
5. Ezekiel
6. Ezra as well as some of Psalms (May have also written 1st & 2nd
   Chronicles and Nehemiah)
7. Habakkuk
8. Haggai
9. Hosea
10. Isaiah
11. Jeremiah  - 1st & 2n Kings, Lamentations as well as Jeremiah
12. Joel
13. Jonah
14. Joshua
15. Malachi
16. Micah
17. Nahum
18. Nehemiah
19. Obadiah
20. Samuel 1st & 2nd Samuel, Ruth and Judges
21. Solomon Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, Song of Solomon
22. Zechariah
23. Zephaniah
New Covenant
24. James
25. Jude
26. Luke  Luke, Acts
27. Mark
28. Matthew
29. Paul  Romans, 1st & 2nd Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1st & 2nd Thessalonians, 1st & 2nd Timothy Titus, Philemon and possibly Hebrews
30. Peter
31. John John, 1st, 2nd & 3rd John Revelation
Other Authors
32. Job (Moses may have compiled the book
33. Nathan Parts of Judges, Ruth and 1st and 2nd Samuel
34. Gad  Parts of Judges, Ruth and 1st and 2nd Samuel
35. Asaph - some of Psalms
36. Son’s of Korah Some of Psalms
37. Heman Some of Psalms
38. Ethan Some of Psalms
39. Agur and Lemuel Proverbs 30 and 31
40. Barnabus & Apollos - Hebrews
**The book of Psalms had a few unnamed authors