The Holy Bible is an ancient Judeo-Christian text. It tells about God, the creation of the World, Adam, Enoch, Noah, Job, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (Israel), Ruth, Samson, David, Daniel, Jesus and many others. It is believed by many to be the complete Word of God and by others to be a holy book, even if there are other valid records of God's Word.
The Bible is divided into two major parts:
The Old Testament is based upon the first part of the Tanakah, the Hebrew Bible, which Jews still follow today. The books that make up the Old Testament depend on Christian denominations. Most Protestant denomonations have 39 books as they consider them deuterocanonical. However the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox Churches consider these books canonical. These books include:
- Additions to Esther
- Ben Sira
- Additions to Daniel:
- Song of the Three Children
- Story of Susanna
- The Idol Bel and the Dragon
- 1 Maccabees
- 2 Maccabees
Unlike the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches about a main person in all of its books, Jesus Christ. Also, most main traditions of Christianity honor the same books in the New Testament.
See also Edit
- "Deuterocanonical Books" (Webpage). Retrieved 2019-11-27.