The Bible contemplates many controversial subjects, like the origin of the universe, the purpose of life, and humanity’s destiny. Yet the cohesion between the books and agreement about these subjects remarkably form one grand narrative: that God, in his love, offers salvation from sin to everyone who believes in the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The books of the New Testament were originally written in the koine — or “common” — dialect of Greek. The books of the Old Testament were written mostly in Hebrew; some included Aramaic. Today they’re translated into a plethora of languages.
As you read through Scripture passages in Bible Gateway, you can refer to the "Intro" tab above the sidebar to find information on the book's author, theme, timeline, and more.
Explore Bible Gateway’s many resources to learn how the Bible works. For example:
- Create your free personal Bible Gateway account to take notes and highlight your favorite verses.
- See the Bible’s table of contents
- Learn when each book of the Bible was written
- Explore the Apocrypha
- Read articles that introduce you to the Bible
- Engage the Bible on a personal level
Discover practical insights from pastor and author Mel Lawrenz in his Blog lessons: