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About This Series

This series is an ongoing series appearing in Living Springs Institute's bimonthly publication, Shaqah, beginning with issue #42. Segments of the series are presented here as parts. Each part contains the writing that appeared in a single issue of Shaqah. They are presented here without modification, just as they appeared in each of their respective issues of Shaqah. However, for convenience, each part has been republished in its own independent PDF file so you can read, save, and print them as you may desire.

Shaqah is an excellent way to keep up with this series as it continues to be published. Shaqah is also the way to read further in the series than this series' page may allow for a time. If you find a series' part is listed as under construction, you can still read that part by looking it up in Shaqah. All back issues of Shaqah can be found on our website, and all you need to do is click on the Shaqah issue listed for "The Bible As A Book" part that is under construction.

Also, if you come to the last part listed on this page, you can look to see if the issue number of Shaqah listed for that part is the most current issue published.

Introduction

"The Bible As A Book" lays out many facts about the Bible, including things not necessarily in the Bible, but all things which are important to our confidence that we are receiving the truth while reading our Bible. As the title indicates, this series is all about the Bible as it stands today in the book form many of us know It as. The series is based on a question submitted to Living Springs Institute, "How were the Books of the Bible Named? Who named the Books? Who Wrote each Book? and Why are the Books in the order that they are in our Bibles?"

The series starts by talking about the Bible as a whole, covering topics such as why we have a written Word at all, why it is so important to our lives, and how we should view its divisions. The series moves forward taking a specific look at each book, and facts about their names, time periods, etc. As with any series that is in progress, we can not specifically say just all of what this series will cover in the end. However, Part I does talk about the general outline of topics and facts it intends to cover, and serves as a good introduction to the concepts of the series as a whole!


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The Bible As A Book Part I
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #42, May & June 2009 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

Part I is an introduction to the series which covers many basic thoughts and concepts that are looked at much deeper as the series moves forward. Its primary focus is in pointing out how important it is and should personally be to us that God has given us a written Word we can hold in our hands. Near the end of this part, there is the explanation about how this series is based on a Q&A submission and lists the more specific points the series intends to cover.

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The Bible As A Book Part II
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #43, July & Aug. 2009 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

Part II begins a look at the question of why God took so long into human history to give us a written Word. Thus, it discusses the way God has communed with man from the very beginning and how our actions have changed and does change the dynamics of how God can interact with us.

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The Bible As A Book Part III
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #44, Sept. & Oct. 2009 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

Part III continues looking at the question of why God eventually did give us a written Word. By taking a look at the establishment of the tabernacle/temple among Israel, it emphasizes why we need the written Word, and exactly why each individual should have It to read for themselves.

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The Bible As A Book Part IV
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #46, Jan. & Feb. 2010 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

Part IV continues to look at why God gave us a written Word, by discussing the fact we need a perspective which shows us the bigger picture of God's plan. This part discusses the institution of marriage, the point of prophesy, and the work of The Messiah all in the light of why each of us existing as individuals is important to God.

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The Bible As A Book Part V
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #47, March & April 2010 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

Part V discusses the fact God's plan was laid out for us in plain sight in spite of the fact many do not see it. It talks about how God's plan not only includes God's Word but a nation to hold it as their national heritage. In doing this, it covers the how and why God's plan was chosen to be revealed in and through a nation of people, and speaks about many issues involving The Messiah and His return.

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The Bible As A Book Part VI
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #48, May & June 2010 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

Part VI begins the discussion of how the Bible is divided and the reason the names of the divisions many Christians call Old and New Testament have their true roots in religious motivation. This part discusses the proper perspective as to why Jesus talked about a new covenant, and in doing so, covers that meal which is often called "The Last Supper."

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The Bible As A Book Part VII
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #49, July & Aug. 2010 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

Part VII is a discussion about Bible chronology and the ways it is, and is not, important to us and our study of God's Word. It talks about how the Gregorian calendar, most of the world is familiar with today, is a fairly new item in the history of men that most people studying the Bible in the past did not have, but which the Bible had a lot to do with it coming into existence.

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The Bible As A Book Part VIII
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #50, Sept. & Oct. 2010 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part IX
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #51, Nov. & Dec. 2010 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part X
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #52, Jan. & Feb. 2011 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XI
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The Bible As A Book Part XII
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The Bible As A Book Part XIII
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #55, July & Aug. 2011 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XIV
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #56, Sept. & Oct. 2011 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XV
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #57, Nov. & Dec. 2011 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XVI
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #58, Jan. & Feb. 2012 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XVII
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #59, March & April 2012 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XVIII
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #60, May & June 2012 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XIX
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #61, July & Aug. 2012 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XX
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #62, Sept. & Oct. 2012 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

Part XX covers the basic information about Exodus as a book. This includes a discussion on why it is named, how we easily see it is the continuation of Genesis' story, how and when it was written, etc. This part also contains an extensive look into how much time Exodus covers, and how that is calculated, based on genealogical as well as numerical facts given in the book itself.

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The Bible As A Book Part XXI
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #63, Nov. & Dec. 2012 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XXII
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #64, Jan. & Feb. 2013 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XXIII
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #65, March & April 2013 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XXIV
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The Bible As A Book Part XXV
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #67, July & Aug. 2013 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XXVI
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The Bible As A Book Part XXVII
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #69, Nov. & Dec. 2013 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XXVIII
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #70, Jan. & Feb. 2014 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XXIX
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #73, July & Aug. 2014 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XXX
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #74, Sept. & Oct. 2014 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XXXI
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #75, Nov. & Dec. 2014 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XXXII
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #76, Jan. & Feb. 2015 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XXXIII
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #77, March & April 2015 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XXXIV
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #78, May & June 2015 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XXXV
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The Bible As A Book Part XXXVI
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #80, Sept. & Oct. 2015 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XXXVII
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #81, Nov. & Dec. 2015 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XXXVIII
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #82, Jan. & Feb. 2016 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XXXIX
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #83, March & April 2016 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XL
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #84, May & June 2016 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XLI
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #85, July & Aug. 2016 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XLII
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #86, Sept. & Oct. 2016 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

Part XLII continues the overview of the book of Numbers. It begins with the story of the twelve spies that were sent into the promised land to bring back a report about it. It covers how the people rebelled against God in not trusting Him to bring them into the land, and after finding what their punishment would be, their attempt to give it a try. From there it begins to cover the commandments God laid out to the nation as they returned back into the wilderness of the Sinai Peninsula, including ordinances about sacrifice and plant-based offering, as well as the very interesting instructions of how Israel was to wear on their clothing an item that would remind them, and show others, they were God's people!

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The Bible As A Book Part XLIII
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #87, Nov. & Dec. 2016 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

Part XLIII continues the overview of the book of Numbers. Its main focus is the time directly following the people heading back into the wilderness as God had informed them they would not be allowed to go into the promised land, and only their children would one day see it. It covers the challenge that was made at this time against both Moses' leadership of the nation and Aaron's position as High Priest. It goes on to cover the rebellion of the people against Moses and Aaron as they blamed them for what God had done to those who brought the original challenge. This part finishes with the story of God showing the people Aaron was who God had picked to be the High Priest, with the budding of the rod, and the instructions for how the priests were to pay their tithe.

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The Bible As A Book Part XLIV
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #88, Jan. & Feb. 2017 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

Part XLIV continues the overview of the book of Numbers. It starts out by covering the topic of the very unusual sacrifice of a red heifer, the ashes of which were to be use in ceremonial cleansings. After that, it goes into Israel's true journey as they transition from wandering in the wilderness to a people headed to a place they would call home. This part covers the words of God about how Moses and Aaron would not lead the people into the promised land as well as the actual death of Aaron and transition of the High Priesthood to his son. In covering Israel's journey, it talks about the resistance Israel faced from the people living in the region, both those people related to them as well as those of true Canaanite blood. In facing this opposition from Canaanites, it shows how God was ready to give Israel victory over such people and begin to give Israel their land.

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The Bible As A Book Part XLV
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #89, March & April 2017 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

Part XLV continues the overview of the book of Numbers. Much of this segment is taken up by covering the story of how the Moabite king desired a prophet of God to come and curse Isreal after Israel had moved into the region just to the east of Jordan. After that failed, it discusses how the Moabites attempted to corrupt Israel with their pagan celebrations and the specifics of what God and those righteous in Israel did about it. The ending portion of this segment tells of the census that was taken in order to determine what this new generation of Israel consisted of tribe by tribe, so the land of Canaan could be divided between them.

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The Bible As A Book Part XLVI
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #90, May & June 2017 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XLVII
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #91, July & Aug. 2017 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XLVIII
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #92, Sept. & Oct. 2017 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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The Bible As A Book Part XLIX
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Appeared in Shaqah Issue #93, Nov. & Dec. 2017 This symbol means the link is to a PDF file.

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