The Bible presents a historical religion and is very difficult to read and understand. For these reasons, the Biblenotes were written as a compilation of important points from the viewpoint of a scientist/engineer/researcher. There has been no attempt to discuss or debate these points, merely to present them in summarized fashion.
The Holy Bible, New International Version(International Bible Society; The
Zondervan Corporation, Grand Rapids, Michigan; 1991) was used for quoted verses for the
great majority of this work: See Notice of Copyright. Also The Holy Bible, King James Version (American Bible
Society, New York; 1992) was used for some references that are better known in the wording
of the King James Version. When not stated, the verses are from The Holy Bible, New
International Version (NIV ). All verses and references are given in
standard form of Book, Chapter: Verse -- as in this example:
1 Kings 11:5-7
- 1 Kings = Book
- 11 = Chapter
- 5-7 = Verses 5 through 7
The Living Bible (Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois; 1972) was also used for reading as an aid in this work, because of its simplicity in wording/paraphrases.
The 39 books of the Old Testament are reviewed in order of presentation in the NIV in OLD TESTAMENT NOTES -- Book-by-Book. The 27 books of the New Testament are reviewed in order of presentation in the NIV in NEW TESTAMENT NOTES -- Book-by-Book. Additionally both the Old and New Testaments are reviewed in an overall short summary.