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All of it: both the OT and NT. 16 27.59%
Some entire books. Not all. 23 39.66%
Some verses here and there. 17 29.31%
I've never read any of it. 2 3.45%
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Old 04-26-2005, 02:10 PM   #1
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The Bible: How Much of It Have You Read?

I'm interested in this question. Whole books? The entire OT and NT? Certain scattered verses?

For those who have only read certain books or certain verses, how did you determine your choice of reading them? On the advice of friends? Family? Ministers?

Or how many of you haven't really read it at all, and just rely on what people tell you the Bible says? It's a large book. I wouldn't doubt that many people, nationwide, fit into this category.

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Some entire books. Not all.

Great poll
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Some entire books, not all. Years ago.
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I have read the entire New Testament many times over, and most of the Old Testament. I have to say that I never read the entire books of Numbers and Leviticus and couple more of that type.

My favorite New Testament books are The Gospels, Romans, Galatians and Hebrews.

My favorite Old Testament Books are the Psalms, Ruth, Esther, Isaiah and Ecclesiastes.

I mainly read the New Testament, especially Romans, over and over again. My fave chapters in Romans are 6 through 8.
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I was on a quest to read the whole thing once. I was given a guide from a friend as to a recommended order. No way was I going to read Genesis - Revaltions in that order. I didn't make it through every book probably 80%. Certain books like Numbers with all the geneology were just too boring. Revalations had some great imagery but I really couldn't get through it all either.
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Some books, not all. Sometimes I take a quote someone has given me and read the book it's in so I can fully understand the quote. I usually end up learning quite a bit.
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I guess I'm wondering, because some of the more "obscure" books of the Bible contain some of the most "interesting" tidbits and idiosyncrasies about Judeo-Christianity. It's the "obscure" books that said the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was inhospitality towards strangers and nothing to do with sex.

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Some entire books. Not all. Being a U2 fan, I love Psalm 40 for obvious reasons, but I don't really care for the book Psalms in full like Bono does. I LOVE Ecclesiastes, and a lot of Solomon's other work. It's kind of like a philosophy as opposed to religion. Job is another great book. The NT is great, but after the Gospels, it doesn't seem the same for some reason. The OT is interesting - how focused the culture was on hospitality and such. There are times when you want to question God's righteousness, I guess you can say.
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I read the bible for school. This year we're studying the NT, so mostly that.
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I wish I could take a college-level scholarly course on the Bible. I'd love to study it stripped of all the baggage and traditions accompanied with it. I'd love to learn about the history involved surrounding when it was written. I'd love even to study the evolution of and differences in translations over the past 2000 years.

Well, maybe someday when I'm not so busy.

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My favorite snippets from the bible is from an "obscure" book.

Habakkuk, all of chapter 1 plus chapter 2, verses 1-6. read it and think of iraq, 9-11, just watching the news in general. its very eerie, but good.
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I think I've read some full books in the past, but I'm not completely sure (awful memory) so I put "some verses here and there" just to be safe. Obviously, I hear verses in Church and I have to read them for some classes in school (so far mainly Old Testament class), and I read a decent amount of the Revelation a long time ago in elementary school, because I thought it was cool.
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I guess I'm wondering, because some of the more "obscure" books of the Bible contain some of the most "interesting" tidbits and idiosyncrasies about Judeo-Christianity. It's the "obscure" books that said the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was inhospitality towards strangers and nothing to do with sex.
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I've read the story of Sdom and Gomorrah in Genesis, and all it says is that their sin was "grevious". What are you referring to? I'd like to read it.
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I have read all of it, the OT and the NT. I occasionally still read from it.

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Some but not all. I've read a lot of the NT and some of the OT. I love Isaiah, but I just couldn't finish Leviticus.
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