At this site the word ‘Bible’ means the Christian
Scriptures. The Bible is made up of a collection of 66 books which are
divided into 2 parts: the Old Testament (39 books) and the New
Testament (27 books). The old testament was written before
Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem and the new testament was written
after he rose from the grave and went to heaven. The message of the entire
Bible is inspired by the Spirit of Yahweh, the Almighty God of Israel.
The physical writing of the Bible was done by some 40 people during a period
covering over 15 centuries. Many books in the Bible bear the names of prophets
and apostles, e.g. Ezra, Nehemiah, Zechariah, or Matthew, John, James. Some
books bear the name of the subject they are about or even the person or church
group to whom they were initially addressed, e.g. Timothy, Titus, Corinthians,
Hebrews etc. The name of an individual book, however, is not that important.
What is important is the real author, Yahweh and His message.
Remember these two facts when reading the Bible texts quoted at this site.
2. Bible Versions
The Authorized Version (A.V.) of the Bible, also known as the
King James Version (KJV), was first published in 1611. The A.V. reigned
supreme till 1885 when the Revised Version was published. Since 1885 there have
been 100+ modern versions published in the English language alone: over 70 of
these in the past 30 years! Modern versions of the Bible are very different from
the Authorized Version and even from each other. What’s more they are dangerously
A Voice In The Wilderness articles written before March 1997 often
contained quotations from modern versions. But since that date all Bible
quotations at this site have been - and will continue to be - from the
Authorized King James Version alone.
Bible Versions for details as to
why we have made this extraordinary decision.
3. Abbreviations/Book List
When A Voice In The Wilderness quotes a Bible text, its address is often - not always - abbreviated:
e.g. Exodus chapter 20 verses 8-11 could be written as Exo. 20: 8-11 or
Ex. 20: 8-11. Matthew chapter 24 verse 6 could be written as Matt. 24: 6 or
even Mt. 24: 6. The book of Mark could be abbreviated to Mk and the book of
John to Jn. If you do not know the books of the Bible then the following
list should be useful.
Songs of Solomon
No book is more worthy of study than the Authorized Version of the
Holy Bible. It is, without a doubt, the REAL WORD OF GOD! and is
infinitely superior to every other book in the world: simply because it's
author is the Creator of the mighty universe, Yahweh, the Holy One of
Israel. We are privileged to recommend it to the Internet Community.
See HOLY BIBLE
“Blessed is he that readeth,
and they that hear the words of this prophecy,
and keep those things which are written therein:
for the time is at hand.”
(Revelation 1: 3)
In the Son’s Name For the Father’s Glory
Elder: Max W. Mader
A Voice In The Wilderness - Canada