1. What is the Bible?
1. The Bible is the collection of books, inspired by God, and written by holy men throughout history, that reveal God to Man.
2. What are the two parts into which the Bible is divided?
2. The Bible is divided into the Old and New Testaments.
3. What is the Old Testament?
3. The Old Testament reveals God's creation of the world, the fall of mankind, the election of Israel and the promise of a messiah.
4. Into how many parts is the Old Testament divided?
4. The Old Testament is divided into three parts: Law, Prophets, and Writings.
5. What is the New Testament?
5. The New Testament reveals the coming of the Messiah, and the establishment of the Catholic Church.
6. Into what two parts is the New Testament divided?
6. The New Testament is divided into two parts: 1. the life and teaching of Jesus Christ (the Gospels) and 2. the life and teaching of the Apostles.
7. How many books are there in the Bible?
7. There are 73 books in the Bible: 46 in the Old Testament, and 27 in the New Testament.
8. How is each book of the Bible divided?
8. Each book of the Bible is divided into Chapters and Verses.
9. In what languages was the Bible first written?
9. The Old Testament was written in Hebrew, and the New Testament in Greek.
10. What is the Pentateuch?
10. Pentateuch means "five books", and is another name for the five books that make up "the Law" in the Old Testament.
11. What is the first book of the Pentateuch, or the Law?
11. The first book of the Pentateuch is Genesis.
12. Why is the book named "Genesis"?
12. Because it tells the story of the "beginning" of the world.
13. What is contained in the book of Genesis?
13. The book of Genesis reveals the story of God and His people from the creation through the death of Jacob.
14. What does God create on each of the seven days of creation?
1. Day and Night 4. Sun, moon, stars
2. water and air 5. water and air animals
3.dry land & plants6.land animals & man
7.The Sabbath rest
15. What does the story of creation teach us about God and the world?
15. The creation story reveals that God is good, that He made man in His image to know, love, serve Him.