Outline:. 1). What is the Bible? 2). Who wrote the Bible? 3). Genealogy 4). Camping/Story telling. What is the Bible?. A collection of ancient writings about God. Bible is Greek ('biblia') meaning 'Books'.. What is the Bible?.
When on high the heavens had not been named,
Firm ground below had not been called by name,
Naught by primordial Apsu, their begetter,
(And) Mummu-Tiamat, she who bore them all,
Their waters commingling as a single body.
From this union of primeval waters all other gods spring.
They fought against each other. They killed their parents.
Marduk makes heaven & earth out of each half his mother's body.
Blood I will mass and cause bones to be.
I will establish a savage,
'man' shall be his name.
Verily, savage-man I will create.
He shall be charged with the service of the gods
That they might be at ease! (ANET 68)
“Let us make man in our own image,
in the likeness of ourselves,
And let them be masters of the fish of the sea,
the birds of heaven,
all the wild beasts and all the reptiles upon the earth.
God created man in the image of himself,
in the image of God he created him,
male and female he created them.
And so it was.
God saw all he had made
and indeed it was very good.” (Genesis 1:26-31)