books of the bible….
if i were to write a new book, (note that genesis, matthew, luke, revelation are all books, not chapters), and have it go in harmony with the rest of the bible, claim that god inspired me to write it as a new addition to the bible, would you or would you not take it seriously? if not, why not? why would you choose…
That is a very good question. I am not sure how I feel about adding to the Bible, but I do believe that God can inspire people today to write. I believe that many books have been inspired by God. Honestly, I don’t know of much personally that the bible has left out. It pretty much answers it all if you have an honest relationship with God. If you are someone who doesn’t believe in the Bible and pick it up and read it, then yes, it would seem like there is a lot unsaid.I guess to me, we would need to go back to the time the Bible was put together and see what the criteria was and see how they decided, and kida go from there. This is a very good question and now that I think about it, I am not sure how much help I have been at even answering it :O) Sorry :O) God bless.
CHRISTIANS, second try… HOW MANY TRANSLATIONS OF THE BIBLE.
exist?What is NIV?I know the KJV,How many translations of the bible exists? ?What NIV stands for?The king James version, why is it called kind James and not king harry, was not king harry that took out the books from the original bible? I am confused.
Contemporary English Version): The CEV is highly readable, for both adults and children. It strives to preserve the meaning of the original in natural English expressions and is even more successful at this than was its predecessor, the GNT. 100 translation experts led by Dr. Barclay Newman contributed to the CEV. It tackles most translation difficulties, including Greek genitives and similar problems, which are often left undertranslated in versions which focus more on the original forms. In 1996 the CEV won the coveted Crystal Award from the Plain English Campaign in the United Kingdom.ESV (English Standard Version): a recent version, produced by theologically conservative scholars, which slightly updates the RSV. The ESV is promoted as “… a new, essentially literal Bible translation that combines word-for-word precision and accuracy with literary excellence, beauty, and readability.”GW (God’s Word): produced by God’s Word to the Nations. Not as idiomatic as the CEV, but still quite readable for both adults and children. GW is more dynamic and readable than the NIV. I have reviewed GW in a translation journal.(GNT) Good News Translation [formerly called TEV (Today’s English Version) and GNB (Good News Bible)]: originally translated by the American Bible Society (ABS) for speakers of English as a second language but found by many native English speakers to be a very readable and helpful translation. The GNT is characterized, on the whole, by natural English. Its ABS successor is the CEV.HCSB (Holman Christian Standard Bible): produced by Lifeway, a Southern Baptist publishing house, but with an interdenominational translation team. The HCSB attempts to be more readable than the NASB but more literal than the NIV.ISV (International Standard Version): American seminary professors on its Committee On Translation and Contributing Scholars. Highlights careful attention to Greek verb “tenses” (aspect) and translation of these to English. Some Biblical poetry is translated as English rhyming poetry. Promoted by its producers as “the most readable and accurate English translation of the Bible ever produced”. The New Testament has been printed and is available for purchase. The entire New Testament and books of the Old Testament completed in preview form are available for download.JBP (New Testament in Modern English, Revised). This is one of the best translations ever produced, in terms of English style and impact upon readers. The translator was the British Biblical scholar, J.B. Phillips.NAB (New American Bible): translated by Catholic Biblical scholars.NASB (New American Standard Bible): favored by some conservative Christians who prefer a literal translation. The quality of English is not as natural as that of the NIV. An updated version was published in 1995.NCV (New Century Version): originally translated for children under the title International Children’s Version. It has undergone some revision so that it can be appreciated by adults, as well. Very readable. Several formats are available for children and adults.NET (New English Translation): Team of 20 translators. This version uses a relatively literal translation approach. It is, however, more readable than more literal versions such as the NASB. It will make a good study version for those already familiar with the Bible. Its website, like several other Bible version websites, lists its translation principles. Its most noticeable feature is the huge number of informative footnotes explaining NET translation decisions and giving other background information. This version is Internet-friendly with footnotes clickable from the main text.NIV (New International Version): the best-selling English version. Considered the version of first choice by many evangelicals. A relatively literal translation with some dynamic renderings. Its English is, on the whole, a little more natural than that of the NASB.NJB (New Jerusalem Bible): Like the NAB, translated by Catholic Biblical scholars. There is a literary sophistication to much of its English. The NJB is a revision of the Jerusalem Bible.NLT (New Living Translation): exegetically more accurate than its predecessor, the Living Bible. Produced by a team of 90 scholars. Promoted by its producers as a thought-for-thought translation. Reads better than most recent literal and relatively literal versions.NRSVNew Revised Standard Version): highly regarded in scholarly circles. Reads about as well as the NIV.REB (Revised English Bible): revision of the New English Bible, translated by British scholars. The target audience is probably moderately well educated adults. Pleasant literary language, using British English.TNIV (Today’s New International Version): a mild revision of the NIV. The subject of heated debate among conservative evangelicals, some of whom disagree strongly with the use of gender language in the TNIV for some passages where the TNIV tran
How many biblical authors there were and how they wrote the books of the bible..
I took this from allabouttruth.org:How Many People Wrote the Bible?How many people wrote the bible? There are 40 authors of the books of the Bible. Most of them we know, but there are anonymous writers too. Some of the authors wrote one book, some wrote several.Moses is credited for the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy which are called the Pentetuch. These books cover creation to his own death at the end of Deuteronomy. It’s been suggested that another person, who took over the spiritual leadership of the Israelites, completed Deuteronomy.The books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth are historical documents written before or during the reign of King David presumably by priestly historians.The Psalms were written by King David, Moses, Solomon, the sons of Korah, the sons of Asaph and Ethan the Ezrahite. There are also some Psalms that were written anonymously.Proverbs, Song of Solomon, and Ecclesiastes were written by King Solomon, though chapters 30 and 31 of Proverbs were written by Agur and Lemuel respectively.Isaiah, Hosea, Amos, Jonah, Micah, Nahum and Zephaniah were the prophets who penned the books with their names.The writers of Samuel, Kings, Esther, and Job are unnamed.Habakkuk, Joel, Obadiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi were written by the prophets’ named respectively.Jeremiah wrote both Lamentations and Jeremiah while Ezra wrote Ezra, Nehemiah and possibly Chronicles.In the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John wrote their gospels and Luke also wrote the book of Acts. Paul is responsible for the Pauline Letters which are Romans, 1st Corinthians, 2nd Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1st Thessalonians, 2nd Thessalonians, 1st Timothy, 2nd Timothy, Titus, and Philemon.Peter of the Twelve Disciples wrote 1st and 2nd Peter. John, the Disciple that Jesus loved, wrote 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John and also Revelation.The book of James has been credited to James the brother of Jesus and the book of Jude was written by Jude the bother of James. Hebrews has been ascribed to the Apostle Paul but is generally considered to have been written anonymously.How many people wrote the Bible? Although the actual count of the authors of the Bible is 40, there wouldn’t be the history and stories without the people who lived and told them.Learn More about Who Wrote the Bible! – See more at: http://www.allabouttruth.org/how-many-people-wrote-the-bible-faq.htm#sthash.1G9zAb8L.dpufAlthough these are the human authors, I believe they were all inspired by the Holy Spirit and the book is ultimately from God, penned by men, but actually inspired by God.
How were the books of the Bible compiled.
Which person(s) ultimately decided which books to include, which books to exclude and what order to place them in? Since the books of the Bible were written over many years by many different authors, who is to say there is not a book that was initially supposed to be in the Bible but is now missing?
The Early Church Fathers who were close to followers of Jesus, decided which books had authority and which books didn’t. They decided this based on 1) the book’s association with a disciple of Jesus, or someone close to a disciple 2) how widely the book was distributed and how widely used it was in the early church community 3) the accuracy of the book — i.e. how closely it conformed with everyone’s collective understanding of Jesus’ life and message. This process began about 100 Ad, about sixty years after Jesus. But you have to understand that back then oral tradition was really strong, so the reality of Jesus was very much alive through people memorizing His sayings and accurately passing down what happened. It was not mere “stories” — in many ways the oral tradition was viewed as more accurate and more real and sacred than written texts, because in Ancient times history wasn’t seen as merely the written word.All the books you are talking about that got excluded are either available in various forms and were still used by the early church (The Didache, the letters of Clement, etc) or they were gnostic texts. Gnostics wrote a LOT later than the apostles did, and their theories and spirituality had little to do with Jesus’ real message. This was patently obvious and it was heresy, so the church fathers excluded those books. The gnostic gospels like Thomas and Peter were obviously written later and are not as accurate.I am in seminary right now studying this stuff, and I can honestly say that everything that’s in the bible is what God wants us to know. If you want to explore non-canonical texts which are still spiritually valid, check out the Didache, 1st, 2nd letters of Clement, and the writings of Justin Martyr. These are all early texts and represent the living, accurate tradition of Jesus shortly after His death and resurrection.And btw, I know many people think that the gospels were written really late, but if you actually study it and don’t listen to hearsay, you will find out that scholars have proven that all of the canonical gospels were written within the 1st century and no later than 50-60 years after Jesus. This may seem late to us in our time, but the thing is like I said back then people didn’t record history in the same way — they relied on oral tradition to accurately pass down history. Therefore the fact that these books were written that early is actually remarkable within this historical context.
Other books of the Bible.
From what I understand, there are other books of the Bible that didnt make it with the ,66 books that currently make it now. How many other books are there?
Which bible?Jewish bible: 24Protestant bible: 66Roman catholic: 73Greek orthodox: 78Ethiopian orthodox: 81Mormon/LDS: 65Then you also have an unknown number of “outside books,” “extrabiblical books,” or “noncanonical books” that never made it into any bible.
How many books is the bible comprised of.
Well, yeah. That’s what I’m asking. Also, how many books are in a Catholic bible? I know there’s more in those ones.
There are 73 in the original Christian Bible. Some Protestants removed 7 books from the Old Testament making their Bible 66 without any authority to do so.In first century Jerusalem there were at least four OT Canons in use by different Jewish Groups. There was the Canon of the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the Ethiopian Jews and the Diaspora/Essene Jews. Jesus and the disciples used the Septuagint which was the Canon of the Diaspora/Essenes. We know this because it is quoted in the New Testament. This Canon continued to be the Canon of Christians until after the Reformation and, in fact until about 200 years ago when the Protestants adopted a condensed version of the Canon eliminating the Deuterocanonicals from their Bibles. Even the AKJ originally contained the complete Christian Canon. It has been said by critics of Christ’s Church that the Deuterocanonicals were never believed to be inspired and just the opposite is true. The decision by Christians as to which books are inspired and useful for teaching was decided at the African Synods in the late fourth and early fifth century. There was never a question about their inspiration.The OT Canon chosen by the Protestants is actually a Jewish Canon not chosen by the Jews until after the establishment of Christianity as a result of the spread of Christianity to slow the growth of the new group in Jerusalem after the fall of the Temple in 70AD. Until then as I said previously there were many Canons in use. The adoption of the Canon missing the Deuterocanonicals united the Jews against the Christians was decided in the Jewish Council of Jamnia because the Deuterocanonicals referred too strongly to the Messiah fulfilled in Christ.Some Protestants will claim that only the Jews have the authority to choose Canon but the Church deferred that decision to Christ and the disciples and it is clear through biblical research, that the Septuagint is the Bible used by the first century Church and quoted in the NT Scriptures. The fact that Protestants choose to adopt the Canon that was approved by the same Jews that accused our Lord that resulted in His crucifixion suggests the source of this confusion as from the father of lies who led the Pharisees to accuse Christ and petition for His punishment. It is another way that Satan divides the body of Christ and separates the faithful denying Christ’s prayer that we all be one in Christ through His Church. The Christian Church has always used the Septuagint as Canon and never the truncated version of modernist Protestants.Some Protestants erroneously believe that Catholics added to the Bible with the Deuterocanonicals but this shows an ignorance of their own history and the history of Christianity as witnessed by Christ’s Church. The facts are that the Protestants removed the Deuterocanonicals and even considered strongly to remove some of the NT books currently in use by Protestants and Catholics. Fr. Martin Luther was in favor of removing the book of James because it conflicted with His heretical man made doctrines of the “Solas”, Sola Scriptura and Sola Fide. The heretic Ulrich Zwingli wanted to remove the Gospel of John because of its teaching of the commandment to Eat Christ’s Body and drink His Blood which contradicted his view of a real absence of Christ instead of a real presence in the Eucharist. Even Fr. Martin Luther could not endorse such a departure from Scriptures and deny that Christ is truly and really present in the Eucharist in Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.In ChristFr. Joseph
How many books of the Bible are true.
It seemed like it’d be less work than typing out how many are false…
The Bible speaks that Palestine i.e the Canaanite region belongs to the Jews, if the Bible is false then, that land of milk and honey does not belong to the Jews. I don’t really care.As a matter of fact every person of a particular faith will says that their book is true.Do you expect muslims to blurt out that the quran is false as it is the Satanic verses and/or it’s Uthaman’s work of fiction as he burnt all the ‘original’ copies of the quran?Will soso ask Uthaman why he burnt the quran? Also the quran states that allah is protecting the quran.. .. .. .. yeah right.
How many books of the Bible have been removed .
I know several books of the Bible have been left out for various reasons. How many new books have been discovered in the past several hundred years? What were the names ?
Seven books were removed from the Holy Bible by the founders of Protestantism – from their own version of the Bible that is. The full Bible, with the same 73 divinely inspired books originally assigned to the Canon is still available in any Catholic bookstore. Any texts other than these 73 , and there are at least a hundred of them, are not Scripture, never were part of the Bible, and never will be.
Books of the Bible How Many.
The Pentecostal Fundies claim their are 66 inspired books but the Inspired cannon of scripture they got their books from have 73 Inspired books. So if I am to believe this I have to believe that the original inspired people who put the cannon of the bible together made a mistake in Including those extra books and…
they had to fit certain criteria to but put inbooks were left out for various reasons, they had gone through hundreds of books to make the bible.i’m sure they could have put more then that in 66this links may give you a better ideahttp://www.exorthodoxforchrist.com/canon…http://www.ou.edu/faculty/organizations/…edit:> you can find the dead sea scrolls on line, they are in bad shape, incomplete and for that reason i think they were. not addhttp://www.loc.gov/exhibits/scrolls/toc….http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/deadsea.scrolls.exhibit/intro.html
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