Genesis Chapter 1: God – The “Who” of Creation -God and His Word Part 6

The reason for the writing of the Bible

Probably the one supreme difference between man and all other creatures is the God-given ability to express his thoughts on paper. In times past; the best way to communicate with all men of all ages is through the written word. The advantages are many:

 

Precision – Our thoughts must be somewhat precise to be written

Propagation – The most accurate way to communicate a message is usually through writing.

Preservation – Men die, memories fade, but the written record remains

 

It can be said that the New Testament was written for the following reasons:

To meet the demands of the early Church

To contrast and cut off false doctrine

Because of persecution and politics

 

The Old Testament

The order of the books of the Hebrew Old Testament 39 books and our English Old Testament appear somewhat differently

 

The Law (Torah)

Genesis

Exodus

Leviticus

Numbers

Deuteronomy

 

The Prophets (Nebhiim)

Former prophets – 4 books

Joshua

Judges

Samuel

Kings

 

Latter prophets (major and minor)

Major

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Ezekiel

Minor

Hosea

Joel

Amos

Obadiah

Jonah

Micah

Nahum

Habakkuk

Zephaniah

Malachi

 

The writing
The prophetic books

Psalms

Proverbs

Job

The scrolls

Song of Solomon

Ruth

Lamentations

Ecclesiastes

Esther

 

Prophetic-historic

Daniel

Ezra-Nehemiah

Chronicles

 

The New Testament

From A.D. 50-100 by 8 separate authors

Matthew (Levi)

Mark

Luke (Luke and Acts)

John (John, 1,2nd, and 3rd John, and Revelation)

James

Jude

Peter (1 and 2 Peter)

Paul (author of the 13 remaining New Testament epistles)

Hebrews

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About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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