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Old 10-09-2018, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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I am Catholic and I am going to read the 66 book Protestant Bible. As you may or may not know the Catholic Bible has additional books.

I have finished reading the first 10 books but have 56 to go until I finish. The Ethiopian bible is the longest of all bibles. The Ethiopian Orthodox bible has 81 books. Someday, I would like the read the Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox bible that 50+ million Christians call their Holy Book.

I have recently read the English Quran completely, all 114 chapters. I also have a Hindu Vedas, the Hindu scripture.

Have any of you read the bible in it's entirety? If you have, what did you take from it?
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:46 AM
 
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I am Catholic and I am going to read the 66 book Protestant Bible. As you may or may not know the Catholic Bible has additional books.

I have finished reading the first 10 books but have 56 to go until I finish. The Ethiopian bible is the longest of all bibles. The Ethiopian Orthodox bible has 81 books. Someday, I would like the read the Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox bible that 50+ million Christians call their Holy Book.

I have recently read the English Quran completely, all 114 chapters. I also have a Hindu Vedas, the Hindu scripture.

Have any of you read the bible in it's entirety? If you have, what did you take from it?
Yes. It's amazing when you really read through the OT, it tends to open up and help one understand the NT. The NT really does reference the OT a LOT.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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Yes. It's amazing when you really read through the OT, it tends to open up and help one understand the NT. The NT really does reference the OT a LOT.
I thought it was so cool when Saul summoned Samuel from the grave. Even if your not religious that stuff is great!
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:12 AM
 
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I am Catholic and I am going to read the 66 book Protestant Bible. As you may or may not know the Catholic Bible has additional books.

I have finished reading the first 10 books but have 56 to go until I finish. The Ethiopian bible is the longest of all bibles. The Ethiopian Orthodox bible has 81 books. Someday, I would like the read the Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox bible that 50+ million Christians call their Holy Book.

I have recently read the English Quran completely, all 114 chapters. I also have a Hindu Vedas, the Hindu scripture.

Have any of you read the bible in it's entirety? If you have, what did you take from it?
For some the Bible appears fragmented. In order to gather the full picture one must cross-reference with other Biblical literature...including the accepted and non-accepted (canonized) text...i.e. who was Enoch? Melchizedek?...
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:52 AM
 
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Have any of you read the bible in it's entirety? If you have, what did you take from it?

Using 'scott hahn & jeff cavins Our Father's Plan' as a guide really helped me 'piece it all together' as the beautiful Plan for Salvation that Our Father gives us!
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:10 AM
 
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I am Catholic and I am going to read the 66 book Protestant Bible. As you may or may not know the Catholic Bible has additional books.

I have finished reading the first 10 books but have 56 to go until I finish. The Ethiopian bible is the longest of all bibles. The Ethiopian Orthodox bible has 81 books. Someday, I would like the read the Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox bible that 50+ million Christians call their Holy Book.

I have recently read the English Quran completely, all 114 chapters. I also have a Hindu Vedas, the Hindu scripture.

Have any of you read the bible in it's entirety? If you have, what did you take from it?
early n in my ex-fundamentalist life, I read through the bible 3-5 times a year for 7 or 10 years...

It now sits in a closet somewhere in my house. I no longer feel the written word is valid. I have since realized this all important FACT---




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Old 10-09-2018, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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This is what I got Jan 2006...an ex Catholic with no Bible in my family's home...
Like a dawning, mouth dropping realization given to me....in the middle of the New Testament....

'Why, there's a theme here!" Still makes people laugh when I say that.
But, when you really get it with your mouth dropped it is a 'moment'!
Spoiler
The theme is: Do not worry, Be anxious for nothing, Cast your cares, Give God your burdens, Delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart, (but by the time you delight in Him your desire is only for more of Him, of course. Acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will make straight your path, focus on the things above and not the things on the earth, have no doubt, have no fear, and if you must boast boast of this, that you know and understand Him, believe, God has a place for us that love Him beyond the breadth that we could ever imagine, Go to the secret place and Be still...
And I do and I did 99% and by golly...it works.

Scott Haun haven't heard that name in years.
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:06 PM
 
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I've read the Bible through, twice. I'll keep my comments to myself, since they only really apply to me (no two people need to share the same opinion of it).

That's good to have read the Quran and other significant texts. The more, the better.

I put in a recommendation to read the Tao Te Ching and any Buddhist text. Even the more modern Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind is great.
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:30 AM
 
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Using 'scott hahn & jeff cavins Our Father's Plan' as a guide really helped me 'piece it all together' as the beautiful Plan for Salvation that Our Father gives us!
Or you were taken for a ride...
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:52 AM
 
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i have read the standard bible, but have since been introduced to the apocrypha, a collection that derived from the essenes. to tell you the truth, i do not know what to make of the gospel of thomas. sure, there are other sensational writings( nag hammadi library being forgeries) but the gospel of thomas carbon datings suggest that it derives around the inception of the early christian movement. the jesus seminar, a collection of scholars, layman and theologion, wrote some interesting things not only about the early christianz, but also of the gospel of thomas. as a christian, i dont really think the gospel of thomas is relevent when compared to the canonical gospels.nevertheless, the gospelof thomas was an early written text that was written around the time of the early christian inception
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