Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Understanding the Bible Part 3 - Content

Although the Bible is one volume, it contains sixty six individual books written over a period of around fifteen centuries, and containing a number of different types of literature. Broadly speaking, it has historical accounts, it has poetic books, it has instructional letters and also great swathes of prophetic writings. Therefore we have to  understand what kind of literature we are reading at the outset, in order to able to appreciate, understand and correctly apply it.