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Understanding the Blueprint of the Bible

Bishop Terence L. Daniels


 

Hi, this is not an attempt to give a self-interpretation of the Bible but to present some facts about it.  This is an excellent source for the beginner and well-versed student of the Bible.

 

Lesson 1 

Bibles sold per year according to WordsRated (WordsRated is a non-commercial, international research data and analytics group.)

  • The number of bibles sold on average has more than doubled in the US since 1950 with:

    • 20 million bibles sold each year

    • 1.66 million bibles sold each month

    • 384,615 bibles sold per week

    • 54,945 bibles sold every day

    • 2,289 bibles sold per hour

    • 38 bibles sold per minute

    • 6.4 bibles sold every 10 seconds

  • In addition to the bibles sold, another 115,055 bibles are given away or distributed every day

  • The US accounts for a quarter of newly printed bible sales every year

 

The Christian Bible is divided into the Old Testament and the New Testament. There are some Christians and Jews that prefer First Testament.                                                                                                                                      

 

Their reasoning, be it right or wrong, is that they feel when you say Old Testament that, it suggests “out of date”, which is farther from the truth.  

 

The Old Testament is foundational; the New Testament builds on that foundation with further revelation from God.

 

The Bible is subdivided into two significant divisions. The Old Testament and the New Testament.  The Bible is made up of 66 books. The Old Testament consists of 39. It spanned over two hundred years and was written by twenty-eight authors. 

 

While the New Testament consists of 27 books written by nine authors and covers fewer than a hundred years.

 

The timeline of the Old Testament starts with creation and tells the story of Israel’s Beginnings up to the time of Christ.  

 

The first five books in the Old Testament are the Books of the Law, also known as The Pentateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy).

 

You will find three kinds of books in The Old Testament: Historical Books, Poetical Books, and Prophetical Books. 

 

The Historical Books contain a detailed History of Israel. After the Pentateuch, they are the next twelve Old Testament books.

Joshua

Judges

Ruth

1 Samuel

2 Samuel

1 Kings

2 Kings

1 Chronicles

2 Chronicles

Ezra

Nehemiah

Esther

 

 

 

 

In the five Poetical Books, you will find poetry. 

Job.

Psalms

Proverbs

Ecclesiastes

Songs of Solomon 

 

 

And in the Prophetical Books, are sub divided into two, five Major and 12 Minor Prophets, which end the Old Testament.

Note that the word Major doe not mean that those books where more important than the 

Minor but the Major books were longer.

 

Major Prophets

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Lamentations

Ezekiel

Daniel

 

Minor Prophets

Hosea

Joel

Amos

Obadiah

Jonah

Micah

Nahum

Habakkuk

 

In Biblical numerology, the number three represents divine fulness. It is the first of the 4 perfect numbers, which are 3 (divine perfection); 7 (spiritual perfection); 10 (ordinal perfection); and 12 (governmental perfection).

The earth was separated from the waters on the 3rd day, and life began [Genesis 1:9-13].

There were three Patriarchs of the children of Israel: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel.

offer sacrifice to their God [Exodus 3:18].

Three may also represent God’s perfect design

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