The first five books of the New Testament are Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Acts. The first four books are often referred to as the gospels.
There are a total of 27 books in the New Testament. The gospels tell the stories of Jesus Christ, from his birth to his teachings and to his ultimate death and resurrection.
The Gospel of Mark was written in about 70 A.D., nearly 40 years after the crucifixion of Jesus. The books Matthew and Luke appeared much later between 80-90 A.D. The fourth book, the Gospel of John, appeared sometime around the year 95 A.D. The book of Acts mainly tells the story of the early apostles Peter and Paul.Learn More
King David, Moses, Heman the Ezrhaite, Ethan the Ezrhaite, King Solomon, Asaph and the sons of Korah are named as authors of many of the Psalms. Several of the Psalms are not attributed to a writer.Full Answer >
Since the Bible was written in ancient Hebrew and Aramaic, translations vary greatly, and so there is no single count for the occurrence of the word "heaven." Rather, its appearance differs according to which translation is used.Full Answer >
The earliest books of the Bible were written more than 1,000 years before the Koran, and the New Testament was completed at least five centuries earlier. The oldest books of the Bible were written between 1000 and 500 B.C.Full Answer >
"This, too, shall pass" does not appear in any translation of the Bible that is available in modern times. There are several possible origins of the phrase. Some attribute it to King Solomon, others believe it comes from a fable by Persian Sufi poets and still others think it stems from an old English poem by Deor.Full Answer >