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Updated on October 17, 2014

Bible As Literature

The writers of the Bible were not all learned men, as we use that term today. Although their great works have lived and been read as have no others. In the main, this is because they have been received as the word of God. Although part of the reason is the beauty of the writing and translation. Not long ago, it would have been a great offense to speak of the beauty of style of the Bible.

To prove that Bible is considered as literature , it is just another book with a different versions. It is a work of fine literature because it is designed to instruct and comfort the readers and viewers in order to give them hope.

Second , it is one of the several equally acceptable sacred texts and to prove it is based on present truth in a story form because many parts of it were written simple and childlike men. Once the readers is a purely Protestant, they only accept and believe the 66 Books because 39 came from the Old Testament while 27 books came from the New Testament.

Third, it is a book of legends with underlying moral lessons that people could learn something the word of God in order to find a timeless principles of scripture.

Fourth and the last although not the least is based on the word of God through day by day living.

In recent years, the Bible has been studied for its beautiful style. English literature is full of references to the Bible. Entire novels have been written about Biblical characters. Although it is the style of the Bible itself which has drawn most praise and admiration from the English-speaking world. The bible has a beautiful style in all languages. Its sentences often have a natural rise and fall with each part balanced against each other, as in this example : "He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand; he shall not hold it fast, but it shall not endure." Its words call vivid pictures to the mind: "Or ever the silver cord be loosed , or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern." It has many phrases, such as " And Abraham was old and full of days," which have a special charm. Many of these phrases are repeated like the refrain of the song. The King James version or known as present which is New King James Version was completed during one of the greatest periods in the history of English literature. This fact accounts for much of the beauty of its style.

The Bible contains war songs, laments, proverbs, prayers and poetry. Its stories of battles are exciting.

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Biblical Chronology

Nearly everyone is interested in learning just when the events mentioned in the bible took place.

Take for an example, When did Abraham go out from Ur of the Chaldees?

Did David live before or after the Trojan War?

Many attempts have been made to work out a chronology, or ear by year account of events in the Bible. The Jews reckoned time from the Creation, and worked out a complete system of chronology.

In 240 A.D., Christians scholars figured the date of creation as around 5500 B.C.

Archbishop Ussher in 1650 believed it to be 4004 B.C. His chronology appeared in 1701 in the King James Version.

Some religious denominations still hold it to be correct. The reading of newly discovered Egyptian, Babylonian, and Assyrian writings in the last hundred years has thrown much light on these matters.

The Biblical histories are not history per se. They are trying to describe the story of Israel within a moral or religious view. Unlike the goal of modern historians, the purpose of this is not to have a balance view, although to illustrate a point using selective accounts. For the modern readers, the history books are not history, although they are fictional either. They are simply a product of the time period they are written in, and it's specific customs and moralities.

So with further ado, they dive it into a first series which is a span of 800 years of Israel's history, from Joshua to Zedekiah!

Supportive Verses about Bible

Readers and viewers must read all of these Bible verses carefully because it needs analysis and observations.

According to the book of Joshua 23:14 the verse says “Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.”

The second bible verse is found in the Gospel of John 17:3 and it says “ Now this is in eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”

All of these scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version. 2008. International Bible Society. It is used by the permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers.

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Bible is unique

The bible is also unique in that it alone gives satisfying answers to a fundamental questions we ask:

Why are we here?

Why is there so much suffering?

Is there a chance or hope for the loved ones who are already passed away?

What does this passage really mean?

How does it apply to my life?

Why does some Bible seem irrelevant?

What do these ancient cultures have to do at present times?

What is really going on to the lives of these Biblical characters?

In applying God's word is a vital part of one's relationship with God; it is the evidence that we are obeying to him. Honestly speaking, difficulty in applying the Bible is not with the Bible itself, although with the reader's inability to bridge the gap between the past and present, the conceptual and the practical


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