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RE:QUEST

A space for resources to help RE teachers and their students explore the Christian faith

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The Bible: An Introduction

Introduction to this bestselling 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 the Greek word biblos which simply means book.

However, the Bible is not one book but a collection of different books: 66 in total!

They all 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, alongside words of wisdom, laws, proverbs and letters.

 

The Bible