Guide to the Bible
Haven't read the Bible? Don't want to read it? Refuse to read it? Well, fear no more! RationalWiki's Guide to the Bible will provide you with summaries and analysis of each book of the Bible! This guide uses the Old Protestant version of the Old and New Testament.
This guide is meant to be accurate and cited, but will still contain extreme anti-fundamentalist commentary, especially in regards to apparent contradictions.
2 Chronicles is where the Jewish ordering of old testament ends, it is their last book
This is the last book in the Christian ordering of the old testament
 Significance of Dead Sea Scrolls
Many rationalists such as ourselves pointed out that until the DSS, the earliest manuscripts of Isaiah were 1,000 years old and had probably been changed since the time of Jesus to include prophecies of him retrospectively. We were largely wrong about this.
The DSS showed that Isaiah, for example, had not been changed since 200BC at least. Christians will continually point to the DSS as proof, using carbon dating, to show that vast swathes of the Bible have not been changed when compared to manuscripts found hidden in a cave.
 Some sources
You will, of course, need a Bible, for starters. We've provided a few links to online versions below:
- Bible Gateway, including translations in various languages (Even in Koine Greek and Hebrew, for the needs of the non-wimps)
- Oremus Bible Browser, including the King James and NRSV translations. The latter even includes all of the apocrypha used by the Eastern Orthodox churches.
- The Skeptic's Annotated Bible includes the text of the King James Version, along with much commentary specifically geared towards refuting Biblical inerrancy.
- The New International Version -- The International Bible Society presents the most popular translation of Anglophone Protestant Christianity.
- The NET Bible -- a translation from the original sources, under a liberal copyright.
- The New American Bible is a favorite of the US Catholic Church, and includes the Apocrypha that are part of the Catholic canon.
- King James Version Bible. Searchable, with pretty artwork next to it.
 See also
|Guide to the Jewish and Christian Scriptures edit|
|Torah: Genesis - Exodus - Leviticus - Numbers - Deuteronomy Old Testament History: Book of Joshua - Book of Judges - Ruth - Samuel (1 & 2) - Kings (1 and 2 Kings) - Chronicles - Ezra and Nehemiah - Book of Esther Old Testament Wisdom: Book of Job - Psalms - Book of Proverbs - Ecclesiastes - Song of Solomon Major Prophets: Isaiah - Book of Jeremiah - Lamentations - Book of Ezekiel - Book of Daniel Minor Prophets: Minor Prophets
Deuterocanon (Catholic and Orthodox): - Tobit - Judith - 1 Maccabees - 2 Maccabees - Book of Wisdom - Sirach - Baruch - Letter of Jeremiah Deuterocanon (Orthodox): 1 Esdras - 3 Maccabees - Prayer of Manasseh - Psalm 151 Deuterocanon (Georgian Orthodox): 4 Maccabees - 2 Esdras Ethiopian Orthodox ("narrow" canon): Jubilees - Enoch - Rest of the Words of Baruch - 1-3 Meqabyan Syriac Peshitta: 2 Baruch Psalms 152-155
The Gospels: Gospel of Matthew - Gospel of Mark - Gospel of Luke - Gospel of John Acts: Acts of the Apostles Pauline Epistles: Romans - 1 & 2 Corinthians - Galatians - Ephesians - Philippians - Colossians - First Thessalonians - Second Thessalonians - First Timothy - Second Timothy - Titus - Epistle to Philemon General Epistles: Epistle to the Hebrews - Epistle of James - First Peter - Second Peter - 1 John - 2 John - 3 John - Epistle of Jude Revelation: Book of Revelation
Rational Wiki's Guide to the Protestant Bible