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Basic Bible Trivia
Who wrote the Bible?
The Bible was written over a period of roughly 1500 years with around 40 different authors (30 in the Old Testament and 10 in the New Testament).
Despite the many writers and long time period, the Bible remains harmonious in its message throughout, each writer inspired by God to record His word.
How many books are there in the Bible?
It depends on which Bible version you are looking at. The protestant Bible (which accounts for the most common Bible versions) contains 66 books, with 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament.
The Catholic version of the Bible contains some extra books in a section of writings called the “Aprocrypha” and contains 73 books in total.
Is Jesus the Son of God?
According to the Bible, Jesus is indeed the Son of God. He was born of the virgin Mary by God’s power, the Holy Spirit, and was raised on Earth to deliver God’s message of salvation to the world during his ministry.
He was crucified and died in his early 30s, but because he resisted all temptation and led a sinless life, he was raised to life again by his Father.
After his resurrection, he ascended to heaven and now sits with God, his Father, awaiting the day when he will be sent back to Earth to establish God’s Kingdom.
What language was the Bible written in?
The Bible was written primarily in two languages, biblical Hebrew for the Old Testament. and Koine Greek for the New Testament. Small parts of the Old Testament were written in biblical Aramaic.
What was the first English Bible translation?
Many people think that the King James Version (KJV), also known as the Authorized Version (AV) was the first English translation of the Bible, but it was preceded by around 100 years by a series of translations written by William Tyndale, who is credited with being the first to translate the Bible from the Hebrew and Greek texts into English. This was known as the Tyndale Bible
How many chapters are there in the Bible?
There are a total of 1,189 chapters in the Bible. 929 in the Old Testament and 260 in the New Testament.
The original texts didn’t have chapter numbers or verses and only started to appear around the 9th century. Today we have a widely recognised system of chapter and verse to aid the locating of passages, though several recent versions have been published that have returned to the original form and left out the artificial divisions.
Is it true the word ``Trinity`` is never mentioned in the Bible?
Yes, this is true. The word “Trinity” is never mentioned in the Bible.
The Trinity is a theological concept formulated by man that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are the same being, yet at the same time they are three separate beings. This relationship is never directly stated in the Bible and indirectly inferred from a few scriptural references. These Christians are known as Trinitarians.
The belief in the Trinity is the dominant belief in Christianity, but this wasn’t always the case and even today over a quarter of Christians dispute the idea that Jesus is God because of the incompatibility of the idea with the general theological principles found throughout scripture. These Christians believe that God is a unity and Jesus is, as the Bible explicitly says, His son. They are said to hold a unitarian belief.
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