Dont Know Much About the Bible: Everything You Need to Know About the Good Book but Never Learned by Kenneth C. DavisWith wit, wisdom, and an extraordinary talent for turning dry, difficult reading into colorful and realistic accounts, the creator of the bestselling Dont Know Much About®, series now brings the world of the Old and New testaments to life as no one else can in the bestseller Dont Know Much About® The Bible. Relying on new research and improved translations, Davis uncovers some amazing questions and contradictions about what the Bible really says. Jerichos walls may have tumbled down because the city lies on a fault line. Moses never parted the Red Sea. There was a Jesus, but he wasnt born on Christmas and he probably wasnt an only child.
Davis brings readers up-to-date on findings gleaned from the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gnostic Gospels that prompt serious scholars to ask such serious questions as: Who wrote the Bible? Did Jesus say everything we were taught he did? Did he say more? By examining the Bible historically, Davis entertains and amazes, provides a much better understanding of the subject, and offers much more fun learning about it.
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Why You Can Believe the Bible
This method is just one to consider. If you need help getting started, this particular method is great for beginners but can be geared toward any level of study. As you become more comfortable studying God's Word, you will begin to develop your own techniques and discover favorite resources that will make your study very personal and meaningful. You've taken the biggest step by getting started. With this method, you will study an entire book of the Bible. If you've never done this before, start with a small book, preferably from the New Testament.
The Bible was written over a span of years, by 40 writers. Unlike other religious writings, the Bible reads as a factual news account of real events, places, people, and dialogue. Historians and archaeologists have repeatedly confirmed its authenticity. Using the writers' own writing styles and personalities, God shows us who he is and what it's like to know him. There is one central message consistently carried by all 40 writers of the Bible: God, who created us all, desires a relationship with us. He calls us to know him and trust him.
1. Choose a Bible version that’s understandable and easy to read.
According to the American Bible Society, only one in seven Americans reads the Bible on a daily basis. About half say they read it less than three times a year, and 28 percent say they never read it. Still 61 percent wish they read it more. If you have very little knowledge about the Bible, what do you need to know to make any sense of it? The Bible is not a traditional book—written by a single author and divided into chapters. The Bible could be described as a compilation of books written by different men over about 1, years. The Bible is made up of 66 individual books—which, in turn, are divided into chapters and verses.
Show less It is important to thoroughly read the Bible, but simply reading the Bible is not the same as studying. The Divine Word of God deserves respect and ought to be understood and practiced. The Bible is one of the most misinterpreted books ever written, and most people can find it very hard to understand. The Bible records a long time of history including many cultures and ages, as well as relating and correlating to any modern era; it is translated from the original manuscripts in Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic by reputable scholars. The goal in studying the Bible is to understand the message in the correct context. To study the Bible, choose a translation that uses Greek or Hebrew as the source language, as this will be closer to the original text.