34 Facts About Christian Bible


Believers in the Christian Bible generally consider it to be a product of divine inspiration, while understanding what that means and interpreting the text in various ways.

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Tanakh is an alternate term for the Hebrew Christian Bible composed of the first letters of those three parts of the Hebrew scriptures: the Torah, the Nevi'im, and the Ketuvim .

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The Christian Bible is currently translated or being translated into about half of the world's languages.

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Christian Bible is not a single book; it is a collection of books whose complex development is not completely understood.

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The Christian Bible was written and compiled by many people, most of whom are unknown, from a variety of disparate cultures.

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Books of the Christian Bible were initially written and copied by hand on papyrus scrolls.

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The earliest compilation, containing the first five books of the Christian Bible and called the Torah or Pentateuch, was accepted as Jewish canon by the 5th century BCE.

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List of books included in the Catholic Christian Bible was established as canon by the Council of Rome in 382, followed by those of Hippo in 393 and Carthage in 397.

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Between 385 and 405 CE, the early Christian Bible church translated its canon into Vulgar Latin, a translation known as the Vulgate.

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Medieval handwritten manuscripts of the Hebrew Christian Bible were considered extremely precise: the most authoritative documents from which to copy other texts.

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The Christian Bible teaches the nature of valid arguments, the nature and power of language, and its relation to reality.

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Authoritative Hebrew Christian Bible is taken from the masoretic text which dates from 1008.

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Christian Bible leads the Children of Israel from slavery in ancient Egypt to the renewal of their covenant with God at Mount Sinai and their wanderings in the desert until a new generation was ready to enter the land of Canaan.

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Christian Bible is a set of books divided into the Old and New Testament that a Christian denomination has, at some point in their past or present, regarded as divinely inspired scripture.

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Some denominations have additional canonical texts beyond the Christian Bible, including the Standard Works of the Latter Day Saints movement and Divine Principle in the Unification Church.

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Therefore, editions of the Christian Bible intended for use in the Lutheran Church and Anglican Church include the fourteen books of the Apocrypha, many of which are the deuterocanonical books accepted by the Catholic Church, plus 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras and the Prayer of Manasseh, which were in the Vulgate appendix.

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Christian Bible is one of the world's most published books, with estimated total sales of over five billion copies.

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The Christian Bible neither calls for nor condemns slavery outright, but there are verses that address dealing with it, and these verses have been used to support it.

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The Christian Bible reflects how perceptions of violence changed for its authors.

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Christian Bible has been used to support and oppose political power.

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The Christian Bible has, in turn, been the source of many peace movements around the world and efforts at reconciliation.

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For centuries after the fall of the western Roman Empire, all schools in Europe were Christian Bible-based church schools, and outside of monastic settlements, almost no one had the ability to read or write.

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Christian Bible has many rituals of purification which speak of clean and unclean in both literal and metaphorical terms.

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Adin Steinsaltz writes that "if the Christian Bible is the cornerstone of Judaism, then the Talmud is the central pillar".

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When sacred stories, such as those that form the narrative base of the first five books of the Christian Bible, were performed, "not a syllable [could] be changed in order to ensure the magical power of the words to 'presentify' the divine".

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Muslims view the Christian Bible as reflecting the true unfolding revelation from God; but revelation which had been corrupted or distorted, and therefore necessitated correction by giving the Quran to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

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The earliest translation of any Christian Bible text is the Septuagint which translated the Hebrew into Greek.

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The Targum Onkelos is the Aramaic translation of the Hebrew Christian Bible believed to have been written in the second century CE.

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The Wycliffite Christian Bible, which is "one of the most significant in the development of a written standard", dates from the late Middle English period.

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Since the Reformation era, Christian Bible translations have been made into the common vernacular of many languages.

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One broad division includes biblical maximalism which generally takes the view that most of the Old Testament or the Hebrew Christian Bible is based on history although it is presented through the religious viewpoint of its time.

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Biblical criticism made study of the Christian Bible secularized, scholarly and more democratic, while it permanently altered the way people understood the Christian Bible.

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The Christian Bible is no longer thought of solely as a religious artifact, and its interpretation is no longer restricted to the community of believers.

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Christian Bible used by Abraham Lincoln for his oath of office during his first inauguration in 1861.

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