There are four recognised gospels in the New Testament Canon. They include the first four books of the New Testament: Mathew, Mark, Luke and John. The gospels are accounts of the life of Jesus Christ.
Luke, in the Gospel of Luke Chapter 1 vs. 1-4, says that many works were written about the life of Jesus. Only four of those books were canonized as gospels by the Council when they voted in the third century A.D. The vote was close, so the methods and opinions have been debated ever since. The discovery of formerly unknown ancient texts during the 20th century fueled the debate over whether the correct decisions were made by the council.Learn More
Biblical scholars generally agree that the James who wrote the Bible's Epistle of James was Jesus' half-brother. Religious historians believe that James did not follow Jesus during Jesus' time on Earth, but rather became a believer after Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection.Full Answer >
A classic example of a Bible trivia question is, "What are the names of Noah's three sons?" The story of Noah is a well-known one, so many people remember that Noah's three sons were named Shem, Ham and Japheth.Full Answer >
Bible students can test the depth of their friends' and family's Bible knowledge by posing the following brain teasers: How old was Joseph when his brothers sold him into slavery? In what situation did Old Testament rules require brides to shave their heads? Where did the Israelites encounter an enemy with 12 fingers and 12 toes? Was one of Jesus' ancestors a prostitute (and if so, who was she)?Full Answer >
Eight known authors and one unknown author contributed to the New Testament. The known authors were Matthew, Luke, Peter, Jude, Mark, John, James and Paul. Religious scholars do not know who wrote the book of Hebrews.Full Answer >