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What is the Holy Bible?

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The Holy Bible is a collection of 66 books that many Christians believe is the word of God. The Bible contains works from at least 40 authors that span over a 1,500-year period. It was written in three different languages on three separate continents.

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The Holy Bible is broken into the Old Testament, sometimes called the Hebrew Bible, which contains 24 books in the Protestant Bible. The Catholic Bible also includes several additional books, called the Apocrypha. The Hebrew Bible describes the relationship of the Hebrew people with God. The second part is the New Testament, which describes the life of Jesus and his disciples.

The Old Testament is further broken down into the Pentateuch, the first five chapters of the Bible, historical books, poetic books and the words of the prophets. The New Testament is broken down into the historical books, Paul's epistles and epistles written by other authors.

Many Christians believe that the Bible is holy because it is the word of God. They conclude that because the Bible mentions God approximately 2,000 times that God is speaking, including the word of Jesus Christ. Some Christians believe that the authors were inspired by the Holy Spirit to write their books, and since the Holy Spirit is also considered God, the writing is Holy.

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