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Bible Search  Definitions

Whole Bible
.............. All 66 books of the Protestant Bible = Genesis to Revelation
Old Testament .......... 39 books written between 1500-400 BC = Genesis to Malachi
New Testament ......... 27 books written from AD 50-100 approx
Books of the Law ..... First 5 books of the Old Testament, called Pentateuch or Torah
Books of History ...... 12 books from Joshua to Esther
Books of Wisdom ..... 5 books from Job to Song of Solomon = known for poetic style
Major Prophets ........ There are 4 major prophets = Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel & Daniel;
                                   Lamentations written by Jeremiah is in this group as well. 
Minor Prophets ........ 12 less proplific prophets = begin with Hosea end with Malachi
The Gospels
.............. First 4 books of the New Testament, covering the life of Jesus Christ 
Pauline Epistles ......... Paul wrote the books from Romans - Hebrew, it a debate about
                                   Hebrews being written by Paul as well   
General Epistles ........ Non-Pauline letters = begin with James end with Jude
Apocalyptic Books ....This is referring to the book of Revelation and prophecy of Tribulation


Version Abbreviations

NAS  .... New American Standard                   NCV .... New Centry Version   
ASV .... Authorized Standard Version             GWT ... God's Word Translation
NKJ .... New King James                                 WEB ... World English Bible
TMB .... Third Millennium Bible                        BBE .... The Bible in Basic English 
NLT .... New Living Translation                        DBY .... The Darby Translation
NRS .... New Revised Standard                       HNV .... Hebrew Names Versions
RSV .... Revised Standard Version                  TWB ...  The Websters Bible
TEV .... Today's English Version                       VUL ...  The Latin Vulqate
DHE ....  Douay-Rheims Bible [edition]              YLT .... Young's Literal Translation
STR ....  KJV w/Strong's numbers                   WNT ... Wesleys New Testament
 


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