The Bible is a collection of ancient writings which are God’s revelation to the human race. It has everything – poetry, history, letters, prophecies… In the Bible we meet many different, exciting people with various backgrounds, each with a unique story and destiny. The most important of them is, of course, Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah, the man who in one short lifetime of about 33 years – of which only three included active public ministry – changed the course of history forever. No one before or since has ever, with such modest resources, had such an impact as to change the lives of billions of people. When you read about him in the Old and the New Testament you will understand why!
The Bible is a book that you can read again and again throughout your lifetime. It was written by different people, ranging from kings to prisoners of war, over a period of approximately 1,600 years, but even though it was written thousands of years ago, it always speaks to us, and we can discover new things in it every day. Throughout the ages people have again and again made the same amazing discovery: these ancient texts are about me!
It is a book that doesn’t try to make the world or the people in it more beautiful than they are. It describes life as it was for the people during that time, and as it is for us today. This is why the Bible will always be relevant, meaningful, and important. Whatever our experiences throughout life, we can always discover new aspects of the Bible that we didn’t see before.
With the exception of two authors whose ethnic identity is disputed (Job and Luke), the entire Bible was written by the Chosen People, the people of Israel, and the majority of it was written right here, in the land of Israel.