By Donald Ryan
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Photo by Joshua Miller) King James Starts a Trend A great milestone was achieved when an official English language translation of the Bible, commissioned by the English monarch King James, was published in 1611. The King James Version became a standard that's still in use today. There are many who claim that this translation was inspired by God and is the authoritative version of the Bible. < previous page page_11 next page > If you like this book, buy it!
Yet, once examined closely, such discoveries often remain elusive. Perhaps the biggest Biblical mystery of all is why the Bible continues to evoke so many differing interpretations. In this book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Biblical Mysteries, Donald Ryan, scholar and professional archaeologist, takes us on an exploration of the Bible's many mysteries. With knowledge of the ancient world and a healthy sense of humor, Ryan excavates the many layers of history that cover the Bible's mysteries, continually brushing away fiction from fact.
Much of the rest of the New Testament consists of letters, most of which are said to be written by a believer and missionary named Paulthey elaborate upon the teachings of Jesus. The final book, Revelation, is a highly symbolic work which is often used to predict dire times preceding the return of Jesus, also known as the Second Coming. < previous page page_6 If you like this book, buy it! next page > < previous page page_7 next page > Page 7 Not All Bibles are the Same All Christian Bibles contain both the Old and New Testaments.