Books of the Bible
1. Introduction At this site the word 'Bible' means the Christian Scriptures. The Bible is made up of a collection of 66 books which are divided into 2 parts: the Old Testament (39 books) and the New Testament (27 books). The old testament was written before Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem and the new testament was written after he rose from the grave and went to heaven. The message of the entire Bible is inspired by the Spirit of Yahweh, the Almighty God of Israel. The physical writing of the Bible was done by some 40 people during a period covering over 15 centuries. Many books in the Bible bear the names of prophets and apostles, e.g. Ezra, Nehemiah, Zechariah, or Matthew, John, James. Some books bear the name of the subject they are about or even the person or church group to whom they were initially addressed, e.g. Timothy, Titus, Corinthians, Hebrews etc. The name of an individual book, however, is not that important. What is important is the real author, Yahweh and His message. Remember these two facts when reading the Bible texts quoted at this site.
2. Bible Versions The Authorised Version (A.V.) of the Bible, also known as the King James Version (KJV), was first published in 1611. The A.V. reigned supreme till 1885 when the Revised Version was published. Since 1885 there have been 100+ modern versions published in the English language alone: over 70 of these in the past 30 years! Modern versions of the Bible are very different from the Authorised Version and even from each other. What's more they are dangerously corrupt! Stewarton Bible School articles written before March 1997 often contain quotations from modern versions. But since that date all Bible quotations at this site have been - and will continue to be - from the Authorised King James Version alone. See Bible Versions for details as to why I have made this extraordinary decision.
3. Abbreviations / Book List When SBS quotes a Bible text its address is often - not always - abbreviated: e.g. Exodus chapter 20 verses 8-11 could be written as Exo.20:8-11 or Ex.20:8-11. Matthew chapter 24 verse 6 could be written as Matt.24:6 or even Mt.24:6. The book of Mark could be abbreviated to Mk and the book of John to Jn. If you do not know the books of the Bible then the following list should be useful.
|OLD TESTAMENT |
Songs of Solomon
|NEW TESTAMENT |
No book is more worthy of study than the Authorised Version of the Holy Bible. It is, without a doubt, the real WORD OF GOD! and is infinitely superior to every other book in the world: simply because it's author is the Creator of the mighty universe, Yahweh the Holy One of Israel. I am privileged to recommend it to the Internet Community. See HOLY BIBLE for a free copy.
"Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy,
and keep those things which are written therein:
for the time is at hand."
Author: David B Loughran