Divisions Of The Scriptures

img824The Scriptures, being the most important of all Writings are also called Holy or Sacred, composed by holy or inspired men; and Canonical, either because they are the rule of faith and practice or because they were received into the ecclesiastical canons or catalogues, and thus distinguished from those which were apocryphal or of uncertain authority.

The most common and general divisions of these Sacred Books, is that of the Old and New Testament or The Old Covenant and The New Covenant.

The divisions of the Old Testament are,

1.  The Pentateuch or the five books of Moses

2. The Historical Books comprising Joshua to Esther

3. The Poetical, or Doctrinal Books, from Job to the Song of Solomon.

4. The Prophetical Books, from Isaiah to Malachi

The New Testament are divided into,

1. The Historical Books, containing the Four Gospels and the Acts

2. The Doctrinal Books, comprising all the Epistles written by the Apostles, from Romans to Jude

3. The Prophetical, the Book of the Revelation of St. John

The Sacred Writers had the very best means of information, and could not be deceived themselves.

They were, for the most part, contemporary with, and eye-witnesses of, the facts they record; and those transactions which they did not see, they derived from the most certain evidences, and drew from the purest sources.

When they relate events that took place before their own times, they refer to certain public documents and annals, which might be appealed to by their readers.

The writers of the New Testament, as Matthew, John, Peter, James, and Jude were the immediate disciples of our Savior; His constant attendants and companions throughout His ministry; eye-witnesses of the facts and miracles, and ear-witnesses of the discourses they relate; and the other sacred writers, as Mark and Luke, though themselves not apostles, yet were contemporaries and companions of apostles, and in habits of society and friendship with those who had been present at the transactions they record.

Praise the LORD


About the Author: Nicetas Juanillo

Writing makes me happy away from home. My website is where you can find my tips about lifestyle, health and other issues. I also have books on my site that you can read to know more

Leave a comment