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A Summary Of The Bible

Updated: Jun 1

What is the Bible about?

Abraham becomes friends with God, and he and his descendants have a close relationship with him.

People will ask what the Bible is about as Christianity becomes more talked about again. The Bible is divided into two main parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament is the first part. Early on in the Old Testament, a man named Abram is introduced. He is more commonly known today by the name he later takes, Abraham. He is a real historical figure. Abraham becomes friends with God, and he and his descendants have a close relationship with him. Abraham’s grandson is eventually named Israel, and the nation of Israel is named after him. Israel has 12 sons from whom the 12 tribes of Israel come. Also known as the Hebrews, they go through times of both happiness and hardship, which is reflected in the different books of the Old Testament.


The New Testament begins after the Hebrews have been conquered in battle by the Romans. This is a time of great hardship and strife for them. However, it is at this time that Jesus is born on earth to one of the 12 tribes of Israel. He comes to teach people how to live and treat others in both good times and bad. He also gives up his own life on a cross before heaven to take the blame for the wrong people do on earth, which is why people who believe in Jesus and his sacrifice are saved from the punishment of Hell and are welcomed into a new life in heaven after death. Jesus then returns from the dead himself, which shows his promises are true.


After the accounts of Jesus on earth are given, the New Testament describes the events that follow. His followers tell many people about Jesus, his teachings, what he has done, and how they can become his followers. Punishments follow for doing this. However, the teachings of Jesus continue to spread. A Christian from Tarsus begins setting up churches and communicating with them in writing, the letters of which are also found in the New Testament. It is not mentioned in the Bible, but he is killed for his work. However, his life on earth is not ended before he helps to set Christianity on the path to being known across the world.


Analysis is lightly intertwined into the summary above.


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