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Bible Summary / Survey

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A good summary / survey of the Bible is difficult to achieve. The Bible is comprised of 2 testaments, 66 different books, 1,189 chapters, 31,173 verses, and 773,692 words. The different books of the Bible cover different topics and were addressed to different audiences. The books of the Bible were written by approximately 40 different men over a period of approximately 1,500 years. A summary / survey of the entire Bible is therefore a major undertaking.

At the same time, the Holy Spirit was the "inspiring" author of the Bible. God "breathed out" His Word and used the prophets and apostles to write His Word down (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21). Further, all those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ have the Holy Spirit indwelling them (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:13). The Holy Spirit desires to help us to understand the Bible (1 Corinthians 2:10-16).

The purpose of our Bible summary / survey section is to give a basic background of each book of the Bible. For each book of the Bible, the author, date of writing, purpose of writing, key verses, and a brief summary will be given. We sincerely hope that our Bible summary / survey section will help you to understand the Bible better, and will encourage you to study the Bible in a more in-depth manner.

Old Testament Survey

New Testament Survey



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