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The Bible, though written by about 40 different authors over a period of perhaps 1500 years, is one story. The 66 documents of the biblical canon tell that story and contain supporting material to enrich it.
The introduction to that story is the first eleven chapters of Genesis. Those chapters set the stage and outline the plot: God's audacious attempt to win back His rebellious creation.
The story begins in earnest in Genesis 12 with the choosing of Abraham. The conclusion of the story is given in Revelation, the last book of the New Testament. There, John sees the fulfillment of what God had promised to Abraham, that through him all nations would be blessed.
To boil scripture down to a one-page story, here -- in chronological order -- are the principal events which I would include:
|Let's move from the overall story line to looking at content close up. What passages illustrate major themes of Scripture?j There are 15 or so key chapters. [ read more ]|
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