The Bible is an imposing set of ancient documents, written in various centuries by various authors. It is easier to make sense of these documents if you realize that there are important concepts which run from one end of the collection to the other. Without an appreciation for these concepts, reading and studying the Bible is far less rewarding. With a proper appreciation of them, the Bible can be more quickly apprehended as a cohesive, consistent, and compelling message from God to the human race.
Here begins a catalog of those key biblical concepts, in alphabetical order.
Some of these important biblical concepts correlate closely with each other. For example:
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, see the blog A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted. (In the NASB New Testament, quotations of the Old Testament are rendered in all capital letters in order to make them easier to identify.)