Paul’s epistles are addressed to various communities and deal with philosophical and social issues facing new Christians. These 13 books are: Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus and Philemon. It is a matter of debate whether Paul is the writer in Hebrews
The second division in the old testament is the 12 Books of History. The Historical Books tell the story of the rise and fall of Israel, covering a large part of her history. They tell of the history of the Hebrew people and the development of the nation of Israel.
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One cannot speak of the Bible without speaking in superlatives. It is the most widely read
book in the world. It is the most translated book in all of history. It has continued to be the
number one best-selling book in all of history. It is the most valuable book in the world.
There is no question that it is the most life-changing book ever written.
The final book of the New Testament is called the Book of the Revelation to John, or more commonly, “Revelation.” Revelation is unique in that it is the only New Testament book to focus entirely on prophetic experience. Its use of vibrant symbolism is also a distinguishing characteristic. Though a man named John is the attributed author, the writer’s exact identity remains unclear. It is believed to be John the apostle.
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Greek word, ‘evangelion’ is translated as Gospel, which is an old English word meaning good news. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are the four Gospel accounts of the life of Jesus. The first three of these are usually referred to as the “synoptic gospels,” because they are similar. John is bit different.