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The Bible is a book, but not an ordinary book. It is God’s message to us humans, written down by human writers in the course of centuries and collected into one book. It contains various genres: historical books, poetry, prophetic books, and letters. In all their diversity, the Bible books transmit a coherent message that is relevant to every single individual.

Start with our main article What is the Bible? to get a good overview or select one of the subcategories below to delve deeper.

Biblical vocabulary: איל (deer)

Like a deer … There are many images in the Bible that are used to convey certain aspects of God’s Word to man. In the majority of cases, these are images from nature or everyday life. They are images that people...

Who was Noah?

Noah’s name is connected with a dreadful event in human history: the great flood. The book of Genesis records in detail what happened, and Noah plays a major role in this story. Historical background Noah lived around...

Who is the Messiah?

In the first chapters of the Bible, we read how God created everything very good, including the first human couple, Adam and Eve. But these first humans disobeyed God, and their sin severely damaged man’s relationship...

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Biblical vocabulary: נר (lamp)

The Bible regularly mentions objects of common use in daily life. These objects include the lamp that played a central role in the domestic circle and was an important part of the household goods in biblical times. In...

What can we learn from the life of Joseph?

Historical background Joseph was the son of Jacob and the grandson of Isaac. He grew up in the land of Canaan, but spent most of his life in Egypt. We are not completely sure when he lived exactly; some think from 1915...