What is the Bible?
Introduction to this best selling book.
Christians often refer to the Bible as ‘God’s Word’ and therefore see it as the most important book ever written. Although the Bible is more than 3000 years old Christians believe that, through this amazing book, God is still teaching, helping and guiding them today.
The word Bible comes from a Greek word biblos, which simply means book. However, the Bible is not one book but a collection of different books: 66 in total that speak about God and his plan for the world. This library of books was written over a long period of time by about 40 different authors. It includes many different types (genres) of writing including history, prophecy, poetry, and words of wisdom, laws, proverbs and letters.Bookmark