The Book, also known as the Holy Book (English: The Bible or Holy Bible) is the main holy book of Christendom. It is made up of many books from sundry times. The whole is dealt into two halves, known as 'witnessings', for they are witness to God's deeds and oath to his followers. The first is nearly the same in makeup as the Jewish Tanakh, and the following is mainly the four gospels and a handful of writings by Paul.


The Book inholds one of two kindred holy writs anent to Jewishness and Christenness—the Hebrew and Christenly holywrits. The Book is the main outspring for the yorelore of Old Israel. Although it is not a yorelorebook in today's meaning, the books of Joshua through twinned Chronicles are the works of oldful Israelite yorelorers. The Book yorelorers laid out a draft of olden Israel built upon gathered knowledge that they bethought as giving a true reckoning of yoretide. Like today's yorelorers, holy-book writers sometimes gave forth yorelorish thoroughtells or the background lowdown of the happenings they outline.

Jewish lore acknowledges a onefold set of priestly books known as the Tanakh, also called the Hebrew Bible, folklorishly dealt into three bits: the Torah [teaching or law], the Neviim [foretellers], and the Ketuvium [writings].

The Holy Book as brooked by Christens is dealt into the Old Witnessing and the New Witnessing. The lorebound makeups of the Old Witnessing are not fully acknowledged by sundered Christnish offshoots: Protestants/ Beliefshakers hold the books of the Hebrew Bible as lorebound and hold them together in what they call the Old Witnessing. Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox ontoply bethink the twin lorebound books, a faying of Jewish books, to be a lawful share of their Old Witnessing. The New Witnessing is made up of the Gospels [good news], the deeds of the ones sent forth, the errand-writs and the Book of Inlightening.

The term Book is sometimes brooked to bemeal any writing of a godly-belief or a thorough steeringbook on any one field.


By the online stemlore wordbook, the word "Bible" is from the Latin 'biblia', followed back from the same word through Middle-Eld Latin and late Latin and brooked in the wordstring biblia sacra [holy book—and the Latin Middle Eld, the neuter plural for Biblia in time came to be thought of as being a shekind lone nameword. This stemmed from the Greek term τὰ βιβλία τὰ ἅγια (ta biblia ta hagia), "the holy books", which has its outspring from βιβλίον (biblion), "paper" or "scroll," the mean word for "book", which was erely a shortening of βύβλος (byblos, "Egyptian papyrus"), so called from the name of the Phoenician harbour Byblos (also known as Gebal) whence Egyptian papyrus was ferried to Greece.

The Greek wordstring Ta biblia (lit. "little papyrus books") was "a chide Hellenistic Jews used to bemeal their holy books many hundred years before the time of Jesus" and would have bemealed Septuagint. The Online wordbirthlore wordbook writes, "The Christian holybook was swettled in Greek as Ta Biblia as early as c.223."

Jewish CanonEdit

The Tanakh is made up of 24 books. Tanakh is a nametoken for the three deals of the Hebrew Bible, the Torah, Neviim, and Ketuvim; the word is often brooked by the Jews but is unknown to many English speakers and others.


The Torah, or “unterrighting” is also known as the five books of Moses, thus Chumash from the Hebrew meaning fivesome, and Pentateuch from the Greek meaning "five scrolls". The Torah deals mostly with three tides and the wending underholdingss between God and folk. It is made up of the following five books:

The Hebrew booknames come from some of the first words in the books.

The Torah is shed into 54 bits which are read on each Sabbath one after the other in Jewish worship from the beginning of Genesis to the end of Deuteronomy. The tale ends and edstarts at the end of Sukkot, which is called Simchat Torah. The first 11 deals of Genesis tell of the forthmaking of the world, and the tale of God's early underholdings with mankind. The other 39 deals of Genesis tell of God's tweenbond between the Hebrew eldfathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and Jacob's children, mostly Joseph. It tells of how God bebid Abraham to leave his kin and home in the town of Ur, in time to settle in the land of Canaan, and how the children of Israel later settled in Egypt. The other four books of the Torah tell the tale of Moses, who lived hundreds of years after the eldfathers. His tale falls in with the tale of the freeing of the children of Israel from thrall in Egypt of yore, to the ednewing of their ties with God at the Sinai and their wanderings in the dryland until a new kith-end would be ready to go into the land of canon. The Torah and the death of Moses.

The Torah inholds the biddings of God, yondshown at Bg Sinai [although there is some fliting among Jewish learners as to whether this was written down fully in one go or whether it was spread out in the 40 years of wandering]. These biddings are the bedrock for Halakha (Jewish religious law]. Folklore tells us that there were 613 biddings altogether. There is some fliting as to how to cut these up.


The Neviim or foretellers, is the tale of the rise of the Hebrew kingship, its sundering into two kingdoms, and the foretellers who, in God's name warned the kings and children of Israel of the strifing of God. It ended with the winning over of the king of Israel by the Syrians and winning over of the Kingdom of Judah by the Babyloners and the fordoing of the bead hut in Jerusalem. Bit-chunks of the foretellish books are read by Jews on the Sabbath. The book of Jonah is read on the Yom Kippur. By Jewish folklore, neviim is dealt into 8 books (today they are dealt into 21 books).

The Neviim is made up of the following 8 books:

  • 6. Joshua
  • 7. Righters
  • 8. Samuel
  • 9. Kings
  • 10. Isaiah
  • 11. Jeremiah
  • 12. Ezekiel
  • 13. Twelve, withhas all smallsome foretellers –Tre Asar

A. Hosea B. Joel C. Amos D. Obadiah E. Jonah F. Micah G.Nahum H.Habakkuk I. Zephaniah J.Haggai K. Zechariah L. Malachi


The ketuvium, or writings, may have been written while or after the Babylonian outcast. By the rabbis' lore and the Psalms themselves many of the Psalms in the book of Psalms are bystamped to David, King Solomon is lived to have written the Song of Songs in his youth, Proverbs in his young days, and ecclesiastes in his old days. In the foretellers, Jeremiah is thought to have written Lamentations. The book of Ruth tells the stale of a non-Jew who wed a Jew and on his death followed in the ways of the Jews, by the Bible, choose the great mother of King David. Five of the books, called the five scrolls, are read on Jewish holidays, Song of Songs on Passover, the book of Ruth on Shavuot, lamentaions on the Ninth of Av, Ecclesiastes on Sukkah, and the book of Esther on Purim. Altogether the ketuvium inholds lyrical poetry, laythoughts on life and the yarns of foretellers and other Jewish leaders bewhilee the Babylonian outcast. It ends with the Persian forthsay thwaring Jews to go back to Jerusalem to edbuild the Temple.

The ketuvium is made up of the following 11 books, dealt in many of today's oversets, into 12 through the upcutting of Ezra and Nehmiah.

The uttered TorahEdit

By some Jews bewhile the Greek tide, such as the Sadducees, only a few cunnings at the uttering of the words of the Torah were frimfull. By the Pharisees, however, God yondshewed both the written Torah and an uttered Torah to Moses, the uttered Torah being built of tales and thews of law. In rabbinic Judaism, the uttered Torah is needed to understand the true meaning of the written Torah [as it has no markings for either vowels or punctuation].

The uttered Torah deals mostly with: the Halacha(laws), the Aggadah(tales), and the Kabbalah(hidden knowledge). Weighty chunks of the mouthly Law have been set to writing, notably the Mishnah; the Tosefta; Midrash, such as Midrash Rabbah, the Sifre, the Sifra, and the Mechilta; and both the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds also.

Orthodox Judaism still acknowledges the uttered Torah in whole. Masorti and Conservative Judaism hold that the mouthly Overgiving is to some flack godly besouled but shuns its lawsome sidebits. Reform Judaism also gives some liefworthiness to the Talmud inholding the lawsome sidebits of the uttered Torah, but, as with the written Torah, holds that both were besouled, but not given word-for-word, by God. Reconstructionist Judaism withholds any link of the Torah, written or uttered, with God.

Witnessings of the BookEdit

The Christian Book is cleft in two witnessings, the Old Witnessing, within which are the books of the Jewish canon, and the New Witnessing, which tells of the life of Jesus and his early followers.

Old WitnessingEdit

The Five Books



New WitnessingEdit

Good News

Deeds of the Sendlings

Writs of Paul


An Anglish Overbringing of the BookEdit

This is a teamwork overbringing of the Book into Anglish. Feel free to work on it as you wish.

References and NotesEdit

See alsoEdit

Hidden Writings

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