The Book of the Bible: All Your Questions Answered


The Bible has had the most profound and powerful impact on humanity of any book ever written. It tells us how to live, gives comfort and inspiration, and offers a wealth of information about the people of ancient times. It is known as the Book of Books.
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The Bible has had the most profound and powerful impact on humanity of any book ever written. It tells us how to live, gives comfort and inspiration, and offers a wealth of information about the people of ancient times. It is known as the Book of Books.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824103781
  • Publisher: Allan Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 5.57 (w) x 8.57 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is This Book We Call the Bible? 1
Books of the Bible and Their Abbreviations 4
Chapter 1 What is in the Bible? 7
What can we read in the Bible? 7
What periods of history are covered in the Bible? 8
What is in the Old Testament? 9
Where did the books of the Old Testament come from? 10
How many books are in the Old Testament? 10
Who decided which books to include in the Old Testament? 12
Were any books excluded? 13
Why are the books of the Old Testament in their present order? 15
How is the Song of Solomon different from other books in the Old Testament? 16
What does the Book of Psalms offer us? 16
How many verses are in the Old Testament? 17
What is in the New Testament? 18
When did the New Testament begin? 19
Were any books excluded? 20
Who decided what the New Testament would include? 21
How many verses are there in the New Testament? 22
What is in the Book of Revelation? 22
What are the Dead Sea Scrolls? 23
Can books be added to the Bible? 25
Has the Bible changed for the modern reader? 26
Chapter 2 Who Wrote the Bible? 27
Who wrote the Old Testament? 27
In what language was the Old Testament written? 30
Who wrote the New Testament? 30
In what language was the New Testament written? 32
Who first translated the Bible? 33
When was the Bible translated into English? 33
Into how many languages has the Bible been translated? 35
What are illuminated Bibles? 36
Who produced the first printed Bible? 36
How many copies of the Bible have been printed? 37
Why are Bibles found in hotel and motel rooms? 38
Chapter 3 What Does the Bible Teach US? 39
What is Scripture? 39
What does the Bible tell us about sin? 40
Why did God give us the Ten Commandments? 41
Does the Bible describe heaven? 42
Who goes to heaven? 43
What does the Bible say about angels? 43
What does the Bible say about demons and devils? 45
Who is Satan? 46
What will hell be like? 47
What does the Bible say about the Creation? 48
What does the Bible say about baptism? 49
What does the Bible say about the Messiah? 51
Chapter 4 What are Some Interesting Facts in the Bible? 53
Who were the twelve tribes of Israel? 53
What happened to the lost tribes of Israel? 55
What was the ark of the covenant? 56
What is a saint in Scripture? 57
What is God called in the Bible? 58
What did "Jehovah" mean to the Hebrews? 59
Were the Great Flood and Noah's ark real? 61
Chapter 5 What Miracles Occur in the Bible? 63
What is a miracle? 63
Were miracles ever common? 64
Did Jesus perform miracles? 65
What are His best known miracles? 67
Who decides that a miracle has occurred? 68
Chapter 6 What are the Prophecies of the Bible? 69
Who were the prophets? 69
What was a false prophet? 70
Who were the major and minor prophets? 71
Which prophecies foresaw the coming of a Messiah? 71
Were there other prophecies about Jesus? 73
Chapter 7 Who was Jesus? 77
What is Jesus' role in the Bible? 77
Where and when was Jesus born? 78
Who were the Magi? 79
Where did Jesus grow up? 81
When was Jesus first recognized as special? 82
How long was Jesus' ministry? 83
What did Jesus look like? 83
What was Jesus' connection to John the Baptist? 84
How did Satan tempt Jesus in the wilderness? 84
Was Jesus Jewish? 85
How did Jesus die? 86
Why did Jesus let Himself be killed? 86
How do we know Jesus rose from the dead? 87
Where was Jesus buried? 87
Chapter 8 What were the Words of Jesus? 89
Are the words attributed to Jesus in the Bible really His? 89
How can we interpret Jesus' words? 90
Why did Jesus say He came into the world? 91
Why did Jesus tell parables? 92
How can we interpret the parables? 93
What are Jesus' sermons? 94
What are some of Jesus' famous sayings? 94
What did Jesus say about the Romans? 96
What did Jesus say about the Pharisees? 97
What are the Beatitudes? 98
What did Jesus say about following Him? 98
Why did Jesus cast the money-changers from the temple? 99
What was the Transfiguration? 100
Did Jesus call Himself the Son of God? 100
Chapter 9 What does the Bible Say About the Apostles? 101
Who were Jesus' twelve apostles? 101
What happened to the apostles after Jesus died? 102
What is the difference between a disciple and an apostle? 102
Which apostles became saints? 103
Where are the apostles buried? 103
Chapter 10 What Holidays are in the Bible? 105
Why did God give Israel feasts? 105
What are the great feasts of Scripture? 106
What is the actual date of Christmas in the Bible? 108
Is Easter mentioned in the Bible? 109
Did people in the Bible celebrate birthdays? 109
What was served--and celebrated--at the Last Supper? 110
Chapter 11 What was Everyday Life Like for People in the Bible? 111
How long did people live? 111
What language did they speak? 112
Could people read and write? 113
What professions existed in biblical times? 114
How were they paid? 115
What was the average income of a worker? 116
What did biblical people grow and eat? 116
Could food be preserved? 117
How did they cook? 118
What was a typical meal? 118
What clothing did biblical people wear? 119
What materials were used to make clothing? 122
What did soldiers wear? 124
Did biblical people travel? 124
What kind of ships were used? 128
What religions did people in the Bible practice? 129
Where did people in the Bible worship? 131
How did they choose religious leaders? 132
Did people tithe? 133
How often were religious services held? 134
What are martyrs? 135
Chapter 12 What were Families Like in the Bible? 137
What do we know about families in the Bible? 137
Where did families live? 139
How did the rich live? 140
When were children considered adults? 141
What was marriage like? 142
How were weddings celebrated? 142
Why did some men in the Bible have many wives or concubines? 143
What does the Bible say about marriage and divorce? 145
Chapter 13 What Problems did Biblical People Endure? 147
What was war like in biblical times? 147
What health problems did the people have? 149
What about demonic possession? 150
What kinds of plagues struck? 152
What happened during times of famine? 153
What do we know about the Jewish people and slavery? 154
What was life like for a slave? 155
Chapter 14 How were Biblical People Governed? 157
Who were the rulers? 157
How did rulers come to power? 160
Who were the patriarchs and what did they do? 160
Who were the judges? 160
Why did Israel split under King Rehoboam? 161
Who was the one woman to rule Judah? 162
Who was the greatest king in Scripture? 162
What is the Wisdom of Solomon? 163
When did Rome conquer Israel? 163
Who were the rulers in Jesus' day? 164
Who were the Pharisees? 164
How were legal decisions made? 165
What rights did Roman citizens enjoy? 166
How were laws made? 167
Did they have a death penalty? 168
Did biblical people pay taxes? 168
Chapter 15 Where are the Places in the Bible? 171
Where is the Holy Land? 171
Where was the Garden of Eden? 172
Where was the Tower of Babel? 172
Where were Sodom and Gomorrah? 173
What is the Dome of the Rock? 173
Where was Abraham buried? 174
Where in Egypt were the Israelites held in slavery? 174
Where is the wilderness in which the Jews wandered? 175
On what mountain did God give Moses the Ten Commandments? 175
Where is Canaan? 175
Where was Solomon's Temple? 177
Where were the lands of the Queen of Sheba? 177
Where was Babylonia? 177
Why is Jerusalem so important in the Bible? 178
Notes 181
Bibliography 182
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