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The Holy Bible
Member Name: janharper
The Holy Bible
Date: 18/03/01, updated on 18/03/01 (51 review reads)
Advantages: Lots of different books in one
Disadvantages: archaic language
It is very difficult to review a book like the Bible without going into spiritual and religious matters. It is my intention to write the review just as I would for any other book (spirtual or not).
First of all, this is not a book as such, it's a collection of books all gathered together. The seperate books were gathered together after scrolls that had been written over a period of many thousands of years were all gathered together.
The Bible is divided into two sections: The Old Testament, written before the birth of the prophet Jesus and The New Testament written after his birth. Both sections are divided into books which are further divided into chapters and verses.
The Old Testament is partly a historical record. It records the lineage of various Jewish families and records historical facts. The book of Genesis tells a story about the creation of the world.
The testaments written by prophets like Ezekiel describe some amazing events and it doesn't take much imagination to see that they may well relate to more recent world events. The famous spaceships of Ezekiel are fascinating in themselves. If you haven't read the book of Ezekiel you should look this up. You might be suprised. (This is just one amazing book from the Old Testament.)
Various stories described as miracles in this book have been investigated in modern times. For instance the parting of The Red Sea, in which God ordered the Red Sea to open up in the middle so that the Israelites could cross. Science has shown that a combination of wind, tide and earthquake could do this. The other story about the power of the Ark of The Covanent, the Jewish holy of holies, which had the power to glow and flash so that it burnt anyone who touched it has also been investigated. Apartly this box which held the scriptures probably had some form of ancient battery inside it.
I have related this particular stories to show that The Bible does have somethi
ng to offer the modern reader. (Not just from a religious perspective.)
The New Testament includes the Gospels written by Jesus' disciples. These are essentially records of the prophets life and death and the succeeding years. This is the main section of the Bible from a Christian religious point of view.
There are various modern versions of the Old and new Testaments but the most commonly owned and read version is the king James Bible. Most people have access to this book. If you have never considered reading it, even a glance through might suprise you.
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