Intro to the Bible – Part Two

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Huda asks Dr. C about how to approach the Bible, so Dr. C gives an introduction to how the Bible is composed for those who know little about it. The Bible consists of the Old Testament, which are the collected holy writings from before Jesus came, and the New Testament, which are the books composed after Jesus came.

The Old Testament reveals to us who God is, and gives us guidance on living a good life. It contains the Torah (known as Taurat to Muslims), which is also called the Law, or the Books of Moses, since he is most closely associated with him. These five books in the Torah include Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

The Old Testament also gives many prophecies of things we see come to pass in the New Testament. The word “testament” means “agreement.” The New Testament does not cancel or “abrogate” the Old Testament, rather it fulfills it. Jesus told his followers that having his new teachings alongside the Old Testament was like adding new treasures to old.