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The Bible

Origin and Authenticity

What Is the Bible?

Begin your fascinating journey into the divine message called the word of God.

Is the Bible a Book of Human Wisdom?

Note the claim the Bible makes for itself.

Is the Bible a Record of God’s Thoughts?

Many Bible writers credited God for what they wrote. Why?

Did Moses Write the Bible?

Moses was involved in writing the Bible. How many people wrote the Bible?

Can Anyone Know Who Really Wrote the Bible?

Bible writers claim divine guidance and authorship. How can we believe what was written?

Has the Bible Been Changed or Tampered With?

Since the Bible is such an old book, how can we be sure that its message has been preserved with accuracy?

When Did God Begin to Create the Universe?

The answer lies in how the words “beginning” and “day” are used in Genesis.

Does Science Agree With the Bible?

Are there scientific errors in the Bible?

Is the Bible a White Man’s Book?

Where were the Bible writers born, what part of the world did they come from?

When Were the Accounts About Jesus Written?

What was the time span from Jesus death until the writing of the Gospels?

Reading and Understanding the Bible

What Are the Keys to Understanding the Bible?

You can unlock its valuable message.

Are There Contradictions in the Bible?

Examine some apparent Bible contradictions and the principles you can apply to make the meaning clear.

Who or What Is the Word of God?

As used in the Bible, the term has more than one meaning.

What Does “an Eye for an Eye” Mean?

Does the “eye for an eye” rule encourage vigilante justice?

What Are the Ten Commandments of God?

Who were they given to? Are Christians required to keep them?

What Does It Mean to Be a “Good Samaritan”?

In a masterful way, Jesus used this story to teach people how to treat others, regardless of their background, race, or nationality.

What Is the Torah?

Who wrote it? Are its teachings eternal, never to be set aside?

Prophecy and Symbolism

What Is Prophecy?

Does every divinely inspired prophecy predict the future? Not always.

What Do Numbers Mean in the Bible? Is Numerology Biblical?

Consider some examples of the symbolic meaning of numbers in the Bible, and find out how that is different from numerology.

What Does Bible Chronology Indicate About the Year 1914?

The prophecy of the “seven times” in Daniel chapter 4 pinpoints a critical time for human rulership.

The Book of Revelation​—What Does It Mean?

The book itself says that those who read, understand, and apply its message would be happy for doing so.

What Is New Jerusalem?

How does this unique city affect you?

What Is the Seven-Headed Wild Beast of Revelation Chapter 13?

The wild beast has authority, power, and a throne. What else does Bible prophecy reveal?

What Is the Scarlet-Colored Beast of Revelation Chapter 17?

Six keys help to identify this monstrous wild beast.

What Does 666 Mean?

The Bible reveals the significance of the number 666 and the mark of the wild beast.

What Is Babylon the Great?

The Bible says that it is both a prostitute and a city.

What Is the Lake of Fire? Is It the Same as Hell or Gehenna?

Jesus has “the keys of hell,” but does he have a key to the lake of fire?

Who Were the Rich Man and Lazarus?

Does Jesus’ parable teach that good people go to heaven and bad people are tormented in hellfire?

End of the World

What Is the Sign of “the Last Days,” or “End Times”?

The Bible foretold many things that together would identify the last days.

Did the Bible Predict the Way People Think and Act Today?

The Bible did foretell that people would change for the worse.

What Is the Great Tribulation?

So-called “end time prophecies” tell of the greatest period of trouble ever for mankind. What can we expect to happen?

What Is the Battle of Armageddon?

The word Armageddon appears only once in the Bible, but the battle it refers to is discussed throughout the Scriptures.

Will the Earth Be Destroyed?

What the Bible says may surprise you.

When Will the World End?

Does the Bible reveal an exact time?

What Will God’s Kingdom Accomplish?

Learn what you can expect when God’s government rules over the earth.

People, Places, and Things

Women in the Bible​—What Can We Learn From Them?

See the contrast between some great women in the Bible and others who were downright wicked.

Is Mary the Mother of God?

Both the Holy Scriptures and the history of Christianity provide a clear answer regarding this belief.

The Virgin Mary​—What Does the Bible Say About Her?

Some claim that Jesus’ virgin birth was the Immaculate Conception. Does the Bible support this teaching?

Who Was John the Baptist?

His prophetic message prepared the hearts of his fellow Jews to recognize the promised Messiah.

Who Was Mary Magdalene?

Some common beliefs about her are not supported by the Scriptures.

Who Were the “Three Wise Men”? Did They Follow the “Star” of Bethlehem?

Several terms used in popular Christmas traditions actually do not appear in the Bible.

What Does the Bible Say About Daniel?

God gave him visions about events that we see happening right now.

Who Was Cain’s Wife?

Reasoning from the Scriptures provides a satisfactory answer to this question.

The Story of Noah and the Great Flood​—Is It Just a Myth?

The Bible says that God once caused a great flood to destroy wicked people. What facts does the Bible present to support its claim of divine origin?

What Is the Ark of the Covenant?

God commanded the ancient Israelites to construct this object. What was its purpose?

Is the Shroud of Turin the Burial Cloth of Jesus?

Three important facts about the Shroud help to provide the answer.

What Does the Bible Say About Dinosaurs?

Does it harmonize with science?

Did God Use Evolution to Create the Different Types of Life?

Nothing in the Bible conflicts with scientific observations that variations occur within each kind of life.

Practical Value

Can the Bible Help Me to Have a Happy Family?

Wise advice from the Bible has already helped millions of men and women to have happiness at home.

What Does the Bible Say About Friendship?

Good friends bring out the best in one another and enhance one another’s strengths. Choose your friends carefully!

What Is the Golden Rule?

When Jesus gave the Golden Rule, he was speaking about how to treat not only people in general but even one’s enemies.

What Does It Mean to “Love Your Enemies”?

Jesus’ simple yet profound words can be very difficult to put into practice.

How Can I Make Good Decisions?

Six tips based on Bible principles can help you acquire wisdom and understanding.

Where Can I Find Hope?

A trustworthy source can improve your life now and give you confidence about the future.

Is Money the Root of All Evil?

The common expression “money is the root of all evil” is an incomplete Bible quotation.

Money Problems and Debt—Can the Bible Help?

Money can’t buy happiness, but four Bible principles can help you with your finances.

Living With Chronic Illness—Can the Bible Help?

Yes! Learn three steps that can help you to cope with chronic illness.

What Does the Bible Say About Revenge?

Advice from the Bible has helped many overcome a desire for revenge.

What Does the Bible Say About Anger?

Is anger ever justified? What should you do when it starts to build?

Can the Bible Help Me if I’m Depressed?

There are three things God gives generously to help with feelings of depression.

Can Religion, God, or the Bible Help You Feel Better About Your Life?

Learn how friendship with God can improve your life now and in the future.

What Does the Bible Say About Loving Yourself?

Jesus said: “You must love your neighbor as yourself.” What did he mean?