The story of the bible
6 genres of the bible
History: Book of acts, History of the early church. History of events, people and places.
Poetry: Poetry is used in the book of Psalms. Poetry is used in metaphors and similes.
Gospels: There are 4 Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Like and John. They each tell the story of Jesus.
Prophecy: There are 12 prophetic books in the Old Testament and 1 prophetic book in the New Testament. The books sometimes predict the future, they speak for God and they criticizes evil.
Epistle: The book of Paul and Romans. The books were written to people or churches.
How the bible came to be
Adam lived in the Garden of Eden. He was the first man ever created and was introduced to the bible in Genesis 2:7. Adam was created way before 2500 B.C.
Eve lived in the Garden of Eden. She was the first woman ever created and was introduced to the bible in Genesis 2:22. Eve was created way before 2500 B.C.
Noah lived in the Mesopotamia region of ancient Egypt which is near the mighty Nile River. Noah was first introduced to the bible in Genesis 5:32. Noah was created before 2500 B.C.
Feature of a Study Bible
- There are illustrations of locations and artifacts.
- There are introductions and historical notes for each book of the bible.
- There are references or cross-references, to indicate where one passage of the text relates to other.
- There is a concordance, which is a word index that indicates where various keywords are used in the bible etc.