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A Timeless Book

The Bible remains the most-read text on Earth. It is also an essential reference work: its historical, theological and poetic texts still speak to and guide millions of Jews and Christians and other people around the world. And that's not to mention the artists, writers, musicians and playwrights who have been influenced by the Bible. Even the countless translations of the Bible have helped shape and consolidate the use of many languages and dialects.

Audio - Curator's Tour (Dr. Adolfo Roitman)

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Comparison of Books and Sequences in Jewish and Christian Bibles

All the books in the Jewish Bible are included in the "Old Testament" of the Christian Bible, but the order of books in the Christian Old Testament differs from the order of books in the Jewish Bible. View a comparative table.