Resolutions for 2010

  • #1 Raise $10,000 For My Husbands Garage
  • #2 Spend 1 Year Without Cable Television
  • #3 Spend a 24 Hour Period in Complete Silence
  • #4 Loose 15lbs By Memorial Day Weekend
  • #5 Listen to only Christian radio stations
  • #6 Read the entire Bible
  • #7 Conquer my Diet Coke addiction

Friday, January 22, 2010

#6 Read the Entire Bible

Another rainy day and a day off work…so I will work on resolution #6: Read the entire bible. I have read about 25 of the books completely and I have bounced around the bible during church, Sunday school and on my own since I was 8 years old and got my first bible. But I figured I should start fresh and read it cover to cover….I mean really read it, analyze it and truly understand it. But before I begin Genesis, I would like to start with some questions that I had about the actual document of the bible itself.

1. Where did the Bible come from? I casually entered this question into a search engine about 2 hours ago and was bombarded with tons of historical, and archeological evidence as to the authenticity of the bible and of its original manuscripts. It would be impossible to paraphrase all of my findings so I will give you some of the most helpful links I found, so that you can read them if you need proof that the bible is true.

2. Who wrote the Bible? Simply put, God. But instead of freaking us all out by bringing his giant hand down from the heavens and writing the bible in his own handwriting, he spoke to mere humans and told them what to write. The human authors of the bible include everyone from prophets to a tentmaker. They were all men and I am assuming that was because women during these time periods were not taught to read or write. Not to mention the fact that they were too busy drawing water from wells, making meals and clothing from scratch, and giving birth to prophets, disciples, and the messiah, to stop and put pen to paper. Here is a list of the books, the authors, and the approximate dates they were written.

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy = Moses - 1400 B.C.
Joshua = Joshua - 1350 B.C.
Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel = Samuel/Nathan/Gad - 1000 - 900 B.C.
1 Kings, 2 Kings = Jeremiah - 600 B.C.
1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah = Ezra - 450 B.C.
Esther = Mordecai - 400 B.C.
Job = Moses - 1400 B.C.
Psalms = several different authors, mostly David - 1000 - 400 B.C.
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon = Solomon - 900 B.C.
Isaiah = Isaiah - 700 B.C.
Jeremiah, Lamentations = Jeremiah - 600 B.C.
Ezekiel = Ezekiel - 550 B.C.
Daniel = Daniel - 550 B.C.
Hosea = Hosea - 750 B.C.
Joel = Joel - 850 B.C.
Amos = Amos - 750 B.C.
Obadiah = Obadiah - 600 B.C.
Jonah = Jonah - 700 B.C.
Micah = Micah - 700 B.C.
Nahum = Nahum - 650 B.C.
Habakkuk = Habakkuk - 600 B.C.
Zephaniah = Zephaniah - 650 B.C.
Haggai = Haggai - 520 B.C.
Zechariah = Zechariah - 500 B.C.
Malachi = Malachi - 430 B.C.
Matthew = Matthew - A.D. 55
Mark = John Mark - A.D. 50
Luke = Luke - A.D. 60
John = John - A.D. 90
Acts = Luke - A.D. 65
Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon = Paul - A.D. 50-70
Hebrews = unknown, mostly likely Paul, Luke, Barnabas, or Apollos - A.D. 65
James = James - A.D. 45
1 Peter, 2 Peter = Peter - A.D. 60
1 John, 2 John, 3 John = John - A.D. 90
Jude = Jude - A.D. 60
Revelation = John - A.D. 90

3. How, when and who, put the modern day Bible in the order that it is in? Again, another question that I found tons of information about that I am to lazy to re-word. These websites can give you all the information you need to know:


  1. I think I am going to love your blog!! I love that you do not do things half way!!!! :)

  2. The Case for Christ had a lot of really interesting information about the New Testament - the authorship of the books, dates they were written, how reliable they are, that sort of thing. It is such a fascinating study.

  3. Hey Michelle, I'm just super excited that the Lord is seriously touching your heart and life.I wanted to share with you that I wanted to read the entire Bible from front to back and really know what it was talking about when I first became saved,but then I found it overwhelming due to busy days and distractions, So a lady in the church yrs back gave me a " the one year bible" book.It starts off with Jan 1 and ends with Dec 31. Each day is split up of old test and new test to help you read the bible thru the year. Now, understanding it well,I believe that comes from the fellowship (asking what it means) and testimonies and being active in living Gods word everyday. I read this every morning (very early,lol) and start it every year because the Lord is always teaching us a new thing in His word. I did try to find you one at walmart the other day but I might of over looked it, I really wanted to buy you one. oh yeah , one more thing, plz be careful of what you read on the internet, check to see the background or beliefs before you read it, I was in a budizim and some other crazy site one time,lol.. Thanks for being such a great encourager and a blessing us.. Tina P.S. I did have to activate my subscription to comment :) thanks for your help