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The quickest way to get a good handle on the Bible is to start with some broad generalities, and then work to the details. So let's find a good vantage point to take a sweeping look at this enormous document.

Roughly 1500 years from the first writer to the last, Genesis to Revelation.
Some of the evidence for the authenticity and reliability of the text

Breakdown of how the books of the Bible are grouped and a bit about each group. (History, poetry, wisdom, prophesy, etc.) Types of writing in the Bible: historical narrative, poetry, parable, eye-witness testimony, etc.)

Since we're looking at both Old and New Testaments, we're seeing it through Christian eyes, which will be very different from the lens of Jewish readers who only hold to the Old Testament texts.

Old Testament Books
   The big ideas of each book -- author, historical context

New Testament Books
   The big ideas of each book -- author, historical context

Overarching themes from the Christian perspective


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