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1) What is the Bible?

This is episode 1 of an ongoing series that explores the origins, content, and purpose of the Bible. Here you'll be introduced to a condensed history of how the Bible came into existence, and the different forms of the Bible in the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christian traditions.

Watch the video and then answer the question using the comment box below.


The video reminded us that the Bible is comprised of different styles of writing called genres. There are narrative books like Genesis, 1 & 2 Kings, and the gospels; Law books like Leviticus & Deuteronomy; Poetry like the Psalms; Wisdom like Ecclesiastes & Proverbs, Epistles in the New Testament; and Apocalyptic books like Daniel and Revelation. As we begin this course, what is your favorite genre? Write a sentence or two explaining why.

Use the comment box below to post your answer. You will only need to put your name (initials or a nickname is fine) and email address in one time and you'll be recognized after that. Your name & comment will be visible to others, but your email address will not. It's important that you put your email in so that we can award your certificate upon completion! Also comment on other posts that have been entered!

After posting your answer, go to module two.


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