The Bible, a brief introduction

In the Begining

In the beginning was the Word

The Bible is an amazing book. It’s the most important book in human history. It defines existence. It is our story, regardless of race, gender or national origin. It’s God’s revelation of Himself to His creation.

This site, The-Bible.net, is an overview of the entire Bible as one miraculous and continuous story. The Bible is the story of man, from the beginning of creation, to the birth and resurrection of God’s son Jesus, through the destruction of the earth and the triumphal return of Jesus. The Bible is also the story of God’s love for us, and His constant pursuit allowing us to connect with Him through His word.

We have created this site to help those who may be unfamiliar with the Bible’s content to begin their journey with this unparalleled book of truth.

Key events in the Bible

The Bible describes thousands of events that actually occurred in the history of mankind. We have selected just a few of what we believe are the most critical stories that help to illustrate the themes and messages of the Bible. These events are dated and listed in chronological sequence below. Reading these descriptions is a good place to start to explore the meaning of God’s Holy Scriptures:

God created heaven and earth.

Creation

In the beginning God created heaven and earth. He said let there be light and there was light, before 4000 BC. Read More →

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The Fall

The Fall of Man

Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, before 4000 BC. Read More

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Cain kills Abel

Cain kills Abel

After the Fall of Man evil, jealousy and murder become part of the human experience. Cain is jealous of his brother so he kills him, before 3000 BC. Read More →

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The Flood

The Flood

God became so angry at the wickedness of His creation that He destroyed all but a few, before 2500 BC. Read More

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the offering of Isaac

Isaac Offered

Abraham, in obedience to God offers his son as a sacrifice, 2054 BC. Read More →

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Jacob becomes Israel

Jacob is Israel

God creates His chosen race, Israel, and begins the linage of Jesus Christ with Jacob, 1906 BC. After this, Jacob’s sons and grandsons will be the 12 tribes of Israel, and are called the Israelites. Read More →

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Egypt has ten plagues

Ten Plagues

Pharaoh’s disobedience to God caused the ten plagues of Egypt, 1446 BC. Then the first Passover happened and allowed Moses to begin leading Israel out of slavery. Read More →

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Moses Recieves the Commandments

Commandments

God gives Moses the Ten Commandments and shows us how to live well, 1446 BC. Read More →

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Israelites crossing the Jordan River

Promised Land

Joshua leads the Israelites across the Jordon River and into the promised land 1406 BC. Then they brought the Ten Commandments with them in the Ark of the Covenant. Read More →

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David King of Israel

King David

David rules over ALL of Israel and foreshadows Jesus’ ruling over all of us, 1003 BC . Read More →

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Isaiah's prophesy of Immanuel

Immanuel

Isaiah tells of a virgin birth, the promised Messiah who will be called Immanuel, God with us, 735 BC. Read More →

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The Birth of Jesus

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Birth of Jesus

Jesus is born, 5 BC.

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.” Read More →

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Jesus with Disciples

Disciples

Jesus calls His first disciples and begins teaching them and us everything we need to know, 27 AD. Read More →

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Jesus enters Jerusalem

Jesus in Jerusalem

Jesus enters Jerusalem triumphantly to celebrate Passover, but will soon be betrayed, 30 AD. Read More

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Jesus Promises The Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit Promised

Jesus Promises The Holy Spirit to be with us and to guide us, 30 AD. Read More →

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Jesus' Crucifixion

Crucifixion of Jesus

Jesus in betrayed by Judas, goes to trial and is crucified, 30 AD. Making Jesus is our “Passover lamb”, taking our punishment so that we may have eternal life with God. Read More →

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The Resurrection of Jesus

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Jesus' Resurrection

Jesus rises from the dead and shows Himself to His disciples, 30 AD. Because He came back to life, this is the most consequential event in human history. Everything in the Bible points to this event. Read More →

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Holy Spirit comes

Pentecost

Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost just as Jesus promised, 37 AD. Because of this, when we trust Jesus, we receive the Holy Spirit within us. Read More →

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Paul writes to the Romans

Paul writes to Rome

Also, Paul writes to the church in Rome, 57 AD. Paul, was a Roman citizen and writes this letter to explain the gospel to the small church of believers in Rome. Read More →

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Jesus will return!

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Revelation

Finally, John’s Revelation on Patmos, 95 AD, tells us about Jesus’ return to earth and our final judgement. It describes God’s final victory over evil and sin. Read More →

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In Conclusion

This brief introduction and overview of the Bible was created to help those unfamiliar with the Bible story understand its importance in the lives of all people. Also, this site explains why the Bible is the most consequential and unparalleled book in all of human history.

We have included a general timeline of the major events in the Bible as a way to examine the keys events of our story, hoping that our introduction will lead you to use the multitude of resources available to dig deeper. Additionally we have listed resources for you to use to begin your journey of discovery hoping that this site is a springboard for you as you dive into this wonderful book.