There is a popular English idiom; A picture is worth a thousand words.
Many people had and have been doing Bible Book Charts for a long time. Taking that as an inspiration, I plan to do my own charts of Bible books and share it with you all. This will immensely help me understand the Bible books better as I would be reading it multiple times :-). The reader of my blog can also benefit from this as it gives them a bird’s eye view of each book.
Please bear with me. It can take a while to do all the books in the Bible. I will list the charts as soon as I have them ready.
Studying the Parables of Jesus, I now fully understand these verses in the first chapter of the Book of Proverbs; “let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance— for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. ‘Proverbs 1:5-6
I will be blogging about the Jesus’ parables in this page. So, please check back for the latest updates.
Many of my friends (both believers and non-believers) ask me why there are so many versions of the English Bible and which is the correct version to read. I can easily relate to this because I myself was on the same boat at one point. So for those who have the same questions and concerns about these multiple English versions, I think the question should be what is the difference rather than ‘what is the correct version’. And this leads us to two important questions; (1) how was the original Scripture translated into so many different languages? (2) does the translation of Scripture take away the benefit of inspiration by removing readers one step from the original text? Please see my post on Scripture Translation Explained that answers these questions..
Here is a very well put together diagram by Dr. Walt Russel that shows the translation spectrum of different versions of the English Bible. I found this to be very helpful and I hope it will be for you too. My personal choice is reading both KJV and NIV/ESV versions in parallel to get a better understanding of the scriptures.
Hey, if you can learn Hebrew and Greek that is even better for studying the Bible 😉