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Old testament + New Testament

45 OT + 27 NT = 72 books in total

old testament= laws, prophecy, poetry and history

new testament= gospels,acts,letters to saint paul, revelation

1st mark- shortest gospel

written in poor greek

-christians under persecution

-Jesus as an adult

2nd Luke- Gentile

Written in Greek

-Jesus as a child, mary, and as an adult

-dedicated to Theophilus

3rd Matt-longest gospel

-teachings and quotations

written in Hebrew

4th John- unique


christ is the word made flesh

The bible comes from a latin word meaning 'the books'. it was written over a period of 1000 years about different people. Christians believe the Bible is one


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