1. The Writing of the Bible
(Q). The Bible was written over a _______ year period by approximately _______ men. The time of the writing was from _______.
2. The Divisions of the Bible
(Q). While the Bible is one book, it contains _______ smaller books. The books of the Old Testament were written before the birth of _______ and the New Testament covers the life of _______ and beyond.
3. Chapters and Verses
(Q). Each of the books of the Bible, except for five, are divided into chapters and verses. Which five aren’t divided by chapters and verses?
4. The Longest and Shortest of the Bible
The longest chapter if the Bible is Psalm 119 with _______ verses. The shortest chapter is Psalm _______ with only two verses. The longest book of the Bible is Psalms with _______ chapters. It contains _______ words. The shortest book is _______ with only one chapter and 299 words.
5. The Bible Claims to be God’s Word
(Q). There are many books written about and by various religions, but the Bible is the only one which claims to be the actual word of God. Those who believe the Bible also believe that God inspired various people through the years to write down His actual words for mankind. The Bible says more than _______ times “thus saith the Lord.” It claims that the words, which follow, are quotes from God.
6. The Bible is Historically Accurate
(Q). There were several secular historians who wrote about the events of the New Testament at the same time the Bible was being written. _______ is the most well known of them. He was a Jewish historian. A second man, _______ , was a Roman historian who would have no benefit from not telling the truth. Both these men, as well as others, can be used to back up the historical accuracy of the Bible.
7. The Writers of the Bible
While there were at least 40 different people who wrote parts of the Bible, some were more prolific than others. The Apostle Paul wrote at least _______ books of the Bible. He may have also been the author of the book of Hebrews. Moses wrote the first _______ books. The Bible attributes more than _______ proverbs to King Solomon. These are not all written in the book of _______. However, most of that book is said to be the proverbs of Solomon.
(A)1. 1600/ 40 /1500 BC to AD 100, (A)2. 66 / Jesus Christ / Christ, (A)3. Obadiah, Philemon, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude. These are short books which only have verse divisions / Cardinal Hugo de S. Caro /1551, (A)4. 176 / 117 / 150 / 43,743 / 3 John, (A)5. 3,000, (A)6. Josephus / Tacitus, (A)9. 13, 5, 3000, Proverbs. According to David Peach.