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Introduction to the Bible

Introduction to the Bible

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Lesson 1 The Holy Scripture

³cannot be broken´ ( John 10:35) they will always be binding (stand) ³ will never pass away (perish)´ (Matthew 24:35)

Jesus strengthens single item Not a our faith further by illustrating thatthe Law or ´Tittleµ stands of every ´Jotµ or until that Scripture is fulfilled (Matthew 5:18; Word of God Luke 16:17).

will pass away (perish) or (Keros in Hebrew) refers (Iota in Hebrew) remain to the (is the name unfulfilled small strokes (-)
of the smallest Hebrew letter
used to distinguish one Hebrew letter from another

Greek word ³Graphe´

³Gramma´ (plural)

a writing

a collection of writings

³the Holy Scriptures´ (2Timothy 3:15) ± a collection of the sacred writings

´Biblosµ - the ´inner bark of the papyrus plantµ from which ancient people made writing materials

´Biblionµ - which means ´a scroll or little bookµ

Old Testament

New Testament

Old Testament

New Testament

Total 66 Books

Poetry History Prophecy 17 books 5 books 17 books

Epistles History Or Prophecy Letters 5 books 1 book 21 books

Old Testament
Historical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 books Law 5 books History 12 books Poetical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 books Prophecy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 books Major Prophets 5 books Minor Prophets 12 books The rise and fall of the Hebrew nation.

The Nation¶s literature in poetry and song. God¶s warnings and promises to the Nation.

New Testament
Historical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 books Gospels 4 books History 1 book Epistles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 books Paul¶s Epistles 13 books General Epistles 8 books Prophecy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 book Jesus Christ the Man whom the Nation produced. The beginning of His Church and reign among all nations. His teachings and principles.

His glory and His universal judgment and control promised.

Lesson 2

How God Gave the Scripture

Revelation means ² ´To unveil, to make known a truthµ Biblical or Special Revelation is that act of God by which He directly communicates truth which was previously unknown, and undiscoverable unknown, in any other way by the mind of man (1Corinthians 2:9-10a, 11b, 14a). 2:9-


Inspiration means, ´God breathed, a conscious forcible breathingµ (2Timothy 3:16). It is the supernatural control of God over the production of the Old and New Testament, so that all that was written is true and accurate.


Since all Scripture is inspired by God they are ´infallibleµ, meaning incapable of error as originally given by God.


Plenary Inspiration means, ´full, complete, extending to every part.µ ´All Scripture is given by inspirationµ (2Timothy 3:16). Verbal Inspiration means, ´pertaining to words, every wordµ. Every word of Scripture is inspired (1Corinthians 2:13; 2Peter 3:2).


´Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit (2Peter 1:2021). The Scripture does not originate with the writer (private interpretation). No, the Scripture did not come by the will of men. Rather, holy men spake as they were moved (carried along by) the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 3:4-5; Hebrews 11:1).


Christ·s Testimony Concerning ´The Scripturesµ.

Twelve times Jesus recognized these divisions under various names: Scripture, The Law, The Law and The Prophets, and the Psalms, and Moses and The Prophets (Luke 24:25-27, 44-45). 24:2544-


The Testimony of New Testament Writers 

The New Testament writers quote the Old Testament approximately 240 times. 2Timothy 3:16 and 2Peter 1:20-21 claim that 1:20ALL Scripture or Prophecy (the same OT that we have in our Bibles) is inspired by God.


The Testimony of Prophecy 

Bible Prophecy means, ³the predicting of future events under the influence of Divine guidance´. There are 33 fulfilled prophecies concerning Christ¶s life. These point to the inspiration of the Scriptures.


The Unity of the Bible 

The first books were written about 1500 B.C., Yet, all wrote concerning one Divine Plan, God used about 40 different men and the last ones about 100 A.D. ³REDEMPTION´, total of 1600fashion that of these in such a years. T in writing theAHoly Scriptures. Most every part of never seen each all the Some spoke different here is Bible agrees other.world like the Bible. men had theno other book in with and supplements all the Truly, its some lived are its inspiration. other parts. There in no contradictions languages andunity is a proof ofdifferent countries.


The Testimony of Archaeology 

³There can be no doubt that archaeology Archaeology means, ³the scientific study ofhas confirmed the substantial history ofas by the life and culture of ancient peoples, the Old Testament,´ says Dr. W.F. Albright. This means, excavation of ancient cities, relics, and artifacts.´ that history revealed in the Scriptures has been proven by archaeological discoveries.

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Illumination refers to the process of understanding truth already revealed. This occurs when the indwelling Holy Spirit acts on the minds of believers giving them insight and understanding of the already revealed Word of God
(Matthew 16:17; Luke 24:45; 1Corithians 2:12-14; Psalms 119:18). 2:12-

Unseen things of God are undiscoverable by the natural man (2:9). This shows the need of a supernatural revelation from God. These undiscoverable things God has revealed to chosen men (2:10-12). This is revelation.

The things revealed are communicated in Holy Spirit taught words (2:13). This is inspiration. These Holy Spirit-taught-words of the Bible are spiritually discerned only by those having the Holy Spirit dwelling in them (2:14-16). This is illumination.

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