[tags: Bible, New Testament, God, Christianity] - Bible comes from the Latin word biblia meaning group or collection of books.
When the word “Bible” is heard many think of the Christian Bible, however, it is not the only one. Given this acknowledgment the Christian Bible is the most important book of the Christian faith.
Placher states that to understand how the Bible is true we need to first accept its genres, recognize its attitudes toward historical details, and consider the social context of the language in which it was written.
When a person understands the meaning of the Bible they then can trust the Bible as a guide to life, and a way of understanding the world.
- It has always been much speculated, and little doubt exists that the bible was not the work of any single author, but a collection of anecdotes by many.
Jews and Christians in their millions believe that the holy texts came directly from god, Hebrews certain that the Pentateuch or Five Books of Moses, ot the Torah is none other than godâs word, even though modern theologians concede that the whole was written by many, who preached diverse ideologies, linguistic styles and indeed a whole range of names for God as they saw the deity....
The Bible provides me with comfort, the guidance I need in my everyday life, and connects me to God.
Without the Bible, my life would never be the same....
Reading a text literally is not always reading it faithfully,” we are able to reach the idea that the Bible is in fact true, but it all depends on how the individual interprets the text.
Placher supports his argument that the Bible is true by alluding certain parts of the Bible to past American Literature....