Who Wrote the Bible?

The Bible was written by many authors, but all inspired by God. It is neither a simple collection of books written by human authors, nor is it the literal words of God dictated to human scribes. It is a source of religious truth, presented in a diversity of styles, genres, and languages.

The Composition of the Bible

Here is a look at that composition, including how many books are in the Bible, the Old and New Testaments, and the structural placing of some books that do not appear in all versions.

Christmas Blessing

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What if we put children at the center of our policies and decisions?

As a career professional in the field of education and child care before coming to MassBible, I was intrigued by Frank Thomas' lectionary column in the November 3rd edition of The Christian Century. Drawing on sacred text (1 Samuel 1:4-20) to ask what our society would look like if we truly held a sacred view of children, Dr. Thomas reflects on the far ranging impact of the world pandemic.
-Dr. Ted Wilson

November 14, Ordinary 33B (1 Samuel 1:4–20)
Living by the Word What if we put children at the center of our policies and decisions? by Frank A. Thomas October 19, 2021

MBS Bible Collection at Boston University

On a beautiful first day of November, I found myself walking past swarming students and heading into the quiet of the library at the Boston University School of Theology. The school's archivist, Kara Jackman, had pulled out several boxes of historic records pertaining to what is known as the "MBS Bible Collection."

Migration and the Prophets

Written by Carly L. Crouch, David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary

The Hebrew Scriptures tell the story of migrants. To recognize the role of migration in the story of God’s people is not only to admit that the Old Testament is indispensable to a Christian theology of migration in the 21st century, but to recognize that experiences of migration have stood at the heart of the theological project for more than three millennia. This brief piece examines the contributions of Jeremiah and Ezekiel, the two prophetic books ... read more

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