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The Bible - Christian Religious Education CBC Grade 6 Revision Notes

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The Bible As The Inspired Word Of God.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

  • The Bible is a collection of Holy Book
  • The Bible is the inspired word of God.

Why the Bible is the inspired word of God

2 Timothy 3:16-17

  • The Bible contains the word of God which is used for
    • teaching the truth
    • rebuking wrongs
    • correcting faults
    • giving instructions for right living
  • It is divided into 2 testaments, Old Testament and New Testament.
    • Testament means covenant or agreement.
  • There are 66 books in the Bible.
    • Old Testament has 39 books while the New Testament has 27 books.
  • The Bible was written by people who were inspired by God.

The Authors Who Were Inspired To Write The Old And The New Testaments

  • The Bible was written by different authors.
  • The authors were inspired by the Holy Spirit.
    1. Genesis
    2.  Exodus
    3.  Leviticus
    4. Numbers
    5. Deuteronomy
      • They were written by Moses
      • Genesis means origin or beginning
      • Exodus means coming out or departure
      • Numbers means census
      • Leviticus explains rules and regulation of priests
Book  Writer 
 Joshua  Joshua
 Judges  Samuel
 Ruth   Samuel
 1 Samuel  Samuel, Gad, Nathan
 2 Samuel  Gad and Nathan
 1 kings  Jeremiah
 2 kings  Jeremiah
1 Chronicles Ezra
2 Chronicles Ezra
Ezra Ezra
Nehemiah Nehemiah
Esther Mordecai
Job Moses
Psalms David
Proverbs Solomon
Ecclesiastes Solomon
Song of Solomon Solomon
Isaiah  Isaiah
Jeremiah Jeremiah
Lamentation Jeremiah
Ezekiel Ezekiel
Daniel Daniel
Hosea Hosea
Joel Joel
Amos  Amos 
Obadiah Obadiah
Jonah Jonah
Micah Micah
Nahum Nahum
Habakkuk Habakkuk
Zephaniah Zephaniah
Haggai Haggai
Zechariah Zechariah
Malachi Malachi
Book Writer
Matthew Matthew
Mark Mark
Luke Luke
John John
 Acts of apostle Luke.
Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians ,Galatians
Ephesians, Philippians ,Colossians, 1 Thessalonians ,
2 Thessalonians , 1 timothy , 2 Timothy , Titus Philemon
Hebrews Unknown
1 Peter, 2 Peter Peter
James James, the brother of Jesus
1 John, 2 John, 3 John John
Jude Jude, the brother of Jesus


  •  Revelation is the last book of the Bible and the New Testament.
  • It was written by John after having a vision on Patmos Island.

Reasons That Lead To Translation Of The Bible Into Local Languages

  • Old Testament, It was originally written in Hebrew.
  • It was written before Jesus Christ came to exist physically.
  • It was later translated to Greek and other languages
  • New Testament, It was originally written in Greek.
  • Written after Christ
  • The Bible was translated into local languages to help the missionaries spread the word of God easily.

Advantages Of Translating The Bible Into Various Local Languages

  • Bible translation enabled the missionaries to put the word into languages which the local people could understand.
  • The translation of the Bible enabled the missionaries to learn local languages
  • The gospel reached more people because the language of communication was familiar.
  • More Africans learnt to read and write hence they were able to read the Bible for themselves
  • Education was promoted, by the good work of translation of the Bible.
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