Guinness World Record declared the Christian Bible is the top-selling book globally. At the same time, it is not a single book but a complex arrangement of 66 faith-affirming books chronicling events from Creation to Redemption for all humanity. It is the guide that teaches the path to inner peace through Jesus.
Christians affectionately explain The Word of God is separated into two collections of books; the Old and New Testaments. Adherents treasure the educational component of each section. However, the second testament attracts many new Christians because they learn about Jesus’ life on Earth and the Church’s birth through the disciples’ eyes. Their mission is “to learn to think, love, and live like Jesus and reproduce that in the lives of others.”
The Bible’s final book, Revelation, uses visions and symbolic imagery to glimpse God’s plan for a new creation.
Meredith Gold explained: This book was initially written in Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic. Every current available Bible was translated from these three original languages.
The Holy Book has been translated entirely or partially into over 3,000 languages. Some languages have only one translation, while others may have many.
The King James Bible has been one of the most popular translations since its first printing in 1611. The New International Version (NIV) and the New American Standard Bible are two widely used translations.
Written by Cathy Milne-Ware
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