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1 BACK TO THE BIBLE 30 Days To Understanding The Bible

2 The Bible has two major divisions: 1. Old Testament 2. New Testament

3 The Old Testament: Begins with creation. Tells the story of the Jewish people up to the time of Christ. Is made up of 39 individual books (the Book of Genesis, the Book of Exodus, etc.).

4 The Old Testament: Written by 28 different authors. Spans a period of over two thousand years.

5 The New Testament: Records of the birth of Jesus, His life and ministry, and the ministry of His disciples, which was carried on after Jesus was crucified. composed of 27 books.

6 The New Testament: written by 9 different authors. covers a time period of less than one hundred years.

7 The total number of books in the entire Bible is 66.

8 SELF-TEST There are: 39 books in the Old Testament. 27 books in the New Testament. 66 books in the whole Bible.

9 OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS Genesis 2 Chronicles Daniel Exodus Ezra Hosea Leviticus Nehemiah Joel Numbers Esther Amos Deuteronomy Job Obadiah Joshua Psalms Jonah Judges Proverbs Micah Ruth Ecclesiastes Nahum 1 Samuel Song of Solomon Habakkuk 2 Samuel Isaiah Zephaniah 1 Kings Jeremiah Haggai 2 Kings Lamentations Zechariah 1 Chronicles Ezekiel Malachi

10 NEW TESTAMENT BOOKS Matthew Ephesians Hebrews Mark Philippians James Luke Colossians 1 Peter John 1 Thessalonians 2 Peter Acts 2 Thessalonians 1 John Romans 1 Timothy 2 John 1 Corinthians 2 Timothy 3 John 2 Corinthians Titus Jude Galatians Philemon Revelation

11 THE OLD TESTAMENT There are 3 different kinds of books: 1.Historical Books 2.Poetical Books 3.Prophetical Books.

12 THE OLD TESTAMENT What kind of information would you expect to find the Historical Books? History. What kind of information would you expect to find in the Poetical Books? Poetry. What kind of information would you expect to find in the Prophetical Books? Prophecy.

13 If you know what kind of book you are reading, then you will know what kinds of information to expect, and you can easily follow the logical flow of the Old Testament. The first 17 books are historical. The next 5 books are poetical. The next 17 books are prophetical.

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15 THE NEW TESTAMENT There are 3 different kinds of books: 1.Historical Books 2.Pauline Epistles 3.General Epistles

16 THE NEW TESTAMENT The Historical Books: four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. The Epistles: letters written to various individuals and church congregations. The Pauline Epistles: letters written by the apostle Paul. The General Epistles: letters written to individuals and congregations by a number of different people, hence the rather generic name General Epistles.

17 The primary content in all the Epistles is instruction on Christian doctrine. What kind of information would you expect to find the Historical Books? History.

18 What kind of information would you expect to find in the Pauline Books? Instruction. What kind of information would you expect to find in the General Epistles? Instruction.

19 In the New Testament: The first 5 books are Historical Books. The next 13 books are Pauline Epistles. The next 9 books are General Epistles.

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21 SUMMARY 1. There are 39 books in the Old Testament. There are 27 books in the New Testament. There are 66 books in the whole Bible. 2. The Old Testament is the story of God and the Hebrew people, their poets, and prophets.

22 SUMMARY There are 3 kinds of books in the Old Testament: 17 Historical Books 5 Poetical Books 17 Prophetical Books

23 3. The New Testament is the story of Jesus of Nazareth, the Church He founded, and its growth under the leadership of His apostles after His death. There are 3 kinds of books in the New Testament: 5 Historical Books 13 Pauline Epistles 9 General Epistles

24 SELF-TEST The Bible: 39 books in the Old Testament 27 books in the New Testament 66 books in the whole Bible

25 The Old Testament: SELF-TEST The story of God and the Hebrew people, their poets, and prophets. There are 3 kinds of books in the Old Testament: 1. Historical Books 2. Poetical Books 3. Prophetical Books

26 SELF-TEST 17 Historical Books. 5 Poetical Books. 17 Prophetical Books.

27 The New Testament: The New Testament is the story of Jesus, the Church He founded, and its growth under the leadership of His apostles after His death. There are 3 kinds of books in the New Testament: 1. Historical Books 2. Pauline Epistles 3. General Epistles

28 5 Historical Books 13 Pauline Epistles 9 General Epistles

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