The first people, or human beings, appeared on Earth some 200,000 years ago on the plains of Sub-Saharan Africa. All modern humans belong to the species known as Homo sapiens that evolved from earlier species of hominids.
The term "people" can also be extended to all forms of humans, including earlier hominids from which modern humans derive. In this case, the first people are considered to be Homo habilis, who evolved in Africa over 2.4 million years ago. Homo habilis, their immediate successors Homo erectus and modern Homo sapiens, were all originally hunter-gatherers, using simple stone, wood and bone tools to organize themselves in small tribal families.Learn More
The first four books of the New Testament are the book of Matthew, the book of Mark, the book of Luke and the book of John. These four books present the ministry of Jesus Christ and are known as the historical books.Full Answer >
The reasons why people study the Bible vary. However, most study it to seek God and grow spiritually. Those who follow Christianity or Judaism study the Bible because they believe it to be God's word.Full Answer >
The Bible was written over the span of 1500 years by 40 authors. There are 30 authors in the Old Testament and 10 in the New Testament.Full Answer >
Acts 1:15 notes that there were approximately 120 people present in the Upper Room on the day of Pentecost. Jesus and his disciples accounted for a dozen with the rest being believers. According to the Bible, some of the female followers of Jesus and his mother were also present.Full Answer >