How We Got The Bible Part II
1,2,3 Another Sword Drill (of sorts) 4
1. How many books in the Old Testament? 4-1 39
2. How many in the New Testament? 4-2 27
3. What language was the Old Testament written in? 4-3 Hebrew & Aramaic
4. What language was the Old Testament written in? 4-4 Greek & Aramaic
5. 5 Which NT book has more quotes from the OT: Hebrews or Revelation? 5-1 Hebrews has 85. 5-2 Revelation has 245
6. 6 What's the longest chapter in the Bible (KJV)? 6-1 Psalm 119 (176 verses)
7. What's the shortest chapter (KJV)? 6-1 Psalm 117 (2 verses)
8. What's the longest verse in the Bible (KJV)? 6-1 Esther 2:9 (59 words).
7 What exactly is the Apocrypha?
Disputed books of that Protestants reject as Biblically authoritative and Catholics/Orthodox churches accept. The Apocrypha (7-1 Greek: "hidden") were included in our Bibles until the 7-2 Reformation (1517-1648). When the Protestants rejected the Apocrypha, the Roman Catholic Church declared them "infallibly" biblical at the 7-3 Council of Trent (1546). The Catholic Church refers to them as the 7-4 Deutero-canonical books (the second canon).
8 What does it mean to say a book is part of the canon?
8-1 Canon means rule or norm. A canonical book is one that is found to be inspired by God. There were five basic questions that helped man discover the books that God had inspired:
· 8-2 Written by a prophet?
· Was the author confirmed by acts of God?
· Does the message tell the truth about God?
· Did it come with the power of God?
· Was it accepted by the people of God?
9 A Jet Tour of the Bible 10
The Old Testament:
· 39 books broken into 5 sections
o 11 The Law—5 (Genesis—Deuteronomy) first five books of OT, 11-1 Pentateuch, 11-2 written by Moses.
o 12 History—12 (Joshua—Esther) Covering the 12-1 campaign to possess Canaan into the period of 12-2 Judges (rulers of the land) through the kings, both 12-3 united and divided kingdoms, the 12-4 Babylonian captivity, and then the return to the land (some of this is also covered by the prophets) various authors.
o 13 Poetry/Wisdom—5 (Job—Song Of Solomon) 13-1 Job author unknown. Poetry written by 13-2 David and 13-3 Solomon chiefly.
o 14 Major Prophets—5 (Isaiah—Daniel) 14-1 Four Authors (Jeremiah wrote two)
o 15 Minor Prophets—12 (Hosea—Malachi) 15-1 Labeled minor because of size.
· 16 The New Testament:
o 27 books, also broken into 5 sections:
o 17 The Gospels—4 (Matthew—John) 17-1 four different perspectives on the life and ministry of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Three are called the 18 Synoptic Gospels: 18-1 Gk: sunoyi~, (synopsis) – 18-2 see together or seen with the same eyes. First three Gospels record very similar events in similar styles, where John is unique in his perspective of the events of Christ's life.
o 19 History—1 (Acts) 19-1 Luke's account of the 19-2 history and spread of the church during its first years.
o 20 The Pauline Epistles—13 (Romans—Philemon) Consensus agrees all letters written by the Apostle Paul to the various churches of the day 20-1 covering fundamental doctrine.
o 21 The General Epistles—8 (Hebrews—Jude) Also called the Catholic epistles because they are written universally to Christians at large rather than the specific congregations of the Pauline letters. 21-1 Hebrews could be written by Paul, 21-2 Apollos, or 21-3 Priscilla and Aquila.
o 22 Prophecy—1 (Revelation) although some include it in the General Epistles, it is prophetic literature in its scope and grandeur.
23 Christ Distinguished in the Gospels
|author||audience||christ as||historic perspective|
|Matthew||1 Jewish||2 King||3 Provides a royal blood line|
|24 Mark||Romans||1 Servant||2 No genealogy given|
|25 Luke||Romans||1 Man||2 Lineage traced from Adam|
|27 John||Jewish||1 God||2 No birth & No genealogy|