What is the Bible?
The Bible is a collection of books put together in one volume. It is also known as the word of God and as Scripture. The Bible is divided into two main sections. These are called the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament covers the books from the time of creation up until the time just before the Messiah, Jesus Christ, was born. The New Testament covers the time from just before the birth of Jesus Christ to the present time. God speaks to us through the word of God and therefore the Bible is as relevant for us today, as it was at the beginning.
How do I read a Bible reference?
In the beginning pages of the Bible you will see a list of the names of the books of the Old Testament and also of the New Testament and their page numbers in your Bible. There will also be a list of Abbreviations.
A Bible reference is usually written like this: Heb.4:12-15. This means the Letter to the Hebrews (New Testament), Chapter 4, Verses 12 to 15.
“Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”