Do you know everything, subject, meaning and scriptures about The Bible, but have never read it? Or only read a book or two, maybe 3? Genesis to Revelation.


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Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

No I don't.

But I am pretty comfortable with what I do know about the various scriptures and meanings with which I am most familiar.

Which I hope answers your question.

But I am also compelled to comment on the answer that states, "There wouldn't be a difference between Catholics, Protestants, Eastern Orthodox, if people didn't interpret the Bible differently."

I doubt anyone who has studied Comparative Religion would make such a comment.

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hey cameron
hey cameron commented
"I doubt anyone who has studied Comparative Religion would make such a comment."

And why do you say that? Catholics and Protestants and other sects of Christianity often disagree about Biblical points, like the Eucharist. They interpret it differently. If they didn't, everyone would believe the same thing and there'd be no "sects"; there'd just be one Christianity.
Jann Nikka
Jann Nikka commented
@ Tom, that's what I'm looking for people to say I know a lot or some but not everything. Thanks.
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hey cameron answered

No one knows everything about the Bible, no matter what they claim. All people can do is read it and interpret it, the same goes for the Qur'an or any other holy book. There wouldn't be a difference between Catholics, Protestants, Eastern Orthodox, if people didn't interpret the Bible differently. People get different things out of reading it.

Charles Davis Profile
Charles Davis answered

I have read it cover to cover (in English), and am now going back through it trying to read it as it was originally written and peer into the minds of the writers. Although I do not read Hebrew or Koine Greek, I follow some research doing the study of the bible, chapter by chapter, sometimes verse by verse, in such a fashion. Many interesting things have so far come to light, one being that the OT never makes claim that God created a planet called Earth, and didn't create a universe.

As far as knowing everything in or about the bible, no I do not, but education is a beautiful thing.

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Charles Davis
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Actually if you read on, it says the condition the dry land was in. It actually is stating that when God began to form the dry land it already existed, but was covered by water, so he had to form it into something usable. A quote by a biblical scholar from the Azusa Pacific Seminary

"When we read Genesis 1:1, “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” we picture the origin of the atmosphere, space, solar systems, and galaxies. We think of the creation of the planet in our solar system named “Earth,” whose shape is an oblate spheroid or a rotationally symmetric ellipsoid. This mental picture is natural, because the English term “Earth” is the name of the planet in this solar system on which humans reside. But in Genesis 1 “earth” does not mean the planet Earth. Genesis reports the origin of the “heavens and earth” as such terms meant in the author’s time and within his worldview, which did not include a twenty-first century acquaintance with astronomy. What does “earth” mean in Genesis 1? The answer is provided in the text itself." Dr Karen Winslow Professor and Chair, Department of Biblical Studies.

Karen Winslow is a Christian by the way, and teaches at the above named Christian University.
Jann Nikka
Jann Nikka commented
I think of this old old saying man can prove any theory, beliefs and notions by the The Bible.
Karen gets paid for hers.
Charles thank you :)
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
Charles, you get "All that and a bag of chips" because of your earnest pursuit of the truth. "As it was written so shall it be", should be on most believers tongues but the heaping majority, are of the opinion of "Regardless of what IS written, I will interpret to fit" . . .
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Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

I'll be honest with you also and tell you that I read it some as a kid but that's it. I couldn't quote a thing from it. I highly doubt I ever will either as I'm not religious.

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Didge Doo answered

Nobody knows everything about the Bible, Jan. It's far too complex and subject to far too many interpretations. Even so, I've read most of it, studied it, and am familiar with the history and culture of Biblical times.

The problem with the Bible is that, like the prophecies of Nostradamus, it can be interpreted to support virtually any point of view, which is why there are more than 40,000 Christian denominations.

Omar Khayyam wrote this:

Ah, the Qu'ran, come, put me to the test,
lovely old book in hideous error dressed.
Believe me, I can quote the Qu'ran too:
the unbeliever knows his Qu'ran best.

He could have written the same thing about the Bible.

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Ty Hibb answered

Nobody knows everything there is to know about the bible. It was written so that we would turn to it's author for understanding. Without doing that we have missed the point of it's being written. I have read the bible a number of times. When I complete It I start all over again and I always pick up,something new that missed when I read it before. I don't think the bible is a book that you read once and you don't look at it again. The kings of Israel had to make a copy in their own handwriting of the scriptures that were available to them at the time. After doing that they were to read in it everyday if their rule was to benefit their subjects. Be very careful of someone that claims they know all there is to know about the bible. They have a different problem.

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

I've read it cover to cover, Memorized large portions of it during school (grades 4th through High school) -

From time to time I will look up a verse that someone uses and use online resources to translate from ORIGINAL language. I am interested in debunking Church Doctrines based on NO Biblical backing but still find the book fascinating.

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Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
No, it is literally looking the Bible for a reference to an obvious "Church Doctrine" (what FELLS GOOD to believe) rather then Biblical truth . . . let's say "Age of Accountability" . . . NOT in the Bible.
As far as being fallible or infallible . . the Bible accomplishes the rank of Infallible on its own . . .
Jann Nikka
Jann Nikka commented
Your opinion.
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
Give chapter an verse to prove otherwise . . . I still enjoy looking things up and their literal translations . . . :)
Cookie Hill Profile
Cookie Hill answered

That's a good question, I am sure those who quote the bible have never read nor studied it and they always give their opinion never give a scripture where you can go to see if what they say is true.or not.  Still no one can know everything about the bible, only God knows everything.

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