How to Read the Bible: Biblical Story


The Bible is an important book. But It is really long. Yeah, it is a collection of many books written over a long period of time. But, all together, they tell one unified story. So, what is the story of the Bible? Well, it begins by introducing us to a beautiful mind, the author of all reality, a being called God. He has the power to take the dark chaos of the uncreated world and bring about order and beauty and a garden full of life. To crown this accomplishment, God appoints these creatures called humanity or in Hebrew, “Adam”. They are made as God’s image. This means they are commissioned to rule this beautiful world on God’s behalf by harnessing all of its potential and creating even more beauty and order. This is a story about humans using their power to do meaningful life-giving work. But the question is, how? Yeah, humanity now faces a choice that is represented by a fruit tree. Humans could partner with God and find freedom by trusting in his knowledge of good and evil. Or, they could seize power and define good and evil on their own which, God warns, will kill them. They hear the voice of a dark mysterious creature that tells them, the choice is simple. Take the fruit. It will give you power and freedom to rule the world on your own terms. So, they seize this knowledge. As a result they become suspicious and self-protective. It leads to fractured relationships, violent power grabs and, ultimately, a whole civilization, Babylon, that has redefined evil as good. So, God scatters this corrupted human project. Here the story of the Bible takes an important turn. We zoom into the story of a man and a woman who come out of Babylon, Abraham and Sarah. Yeah, God promises that from them will come a new people, a nation that has another chance to make the right choice. If they succeed, it will open up this new way forward for the rest of humanity. This is why the rest of the Bible story is about this family. It does not go well. Despite God’s personal guidance, Abraham’s family gives in to that same temptation to redefine good and evil on their own terms, apart from God. Even when their best people were in charge, rulers who loved God’s guidance and had divine wisdom, even they gave in. Israel was warned by their own prophets that these choices would lead them back to Babylon, this time as conquered captives living in exile. That is exactly what happened. Even with God’s personal guidance, Israel fails. Who can succeed? Well, the prophet said that the story was not over. God is going to send a new leader to Israel to cover for their failures and to transform the people’s hearts and minds so that they can make the right choice. So, the part of the Bible called the “Old Testament” ends. These promises are left hanging. Then the biblical story continues into the New Testament. We are introduced to a man who comes from the line of Israel’s kings, Jesus of Nazareth. He said that he was bringing all these promises to their completion. He confronted that dark mysterious evil that all humanity has given into and resisted its power. Then he announced that God had arrived to rule the world through himself. Jesus taught about God’s definition of good and evil. He said that real power is serving others. According to Jesus, it is people who love the poor and even love their enemies who are the kinds of people who will actually rule the world. That is confusing but also really beautiful. So is the claim that the story goes on to make about Jesus, that he is God become human, to be for Israel and for all humanity what we could never be for ourselves. He came to take the consequences of our evil into himself. His sacrificial love proved more powerful than evil, than even death itself. Now, humanity is presented with a new choice, represented by a new tree. Stick with the old way of being human or venture into this new way. In the story, those who choose the way of Jesus find themselves energized by God’s own power. People who know that they are loved and forgiven by God can become people who love and forgive others in return. The Jesus Movement quickly spread throughout the world, forming these new communities, people who follow the way of Jesus. But they face problems. There was persecution from the outside by people in power. Inside there was confusion, even compromise. Yeah, because following Jesus is really hard. So the movement’s leaders, called apostles, wrote letters to comfort and to challenge these communities to stay faithful to the difficult way of Jesus. They are called to hope for the day when Jesus will come and change everything. The Bible ends by pointing to the future day when all wrongs are made right, when evil is eradicated, heaven and earth are united, and humanity can rule the world, together in the love and power of God. Okay. So, that is the story of the Bible. It brings all of these books together. What is interesting is that each book contains a different kind of literature that contributes to the story in a unique way. That is what the next video will begin to explore.

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  • I love your videos!!!!!

  • These are so good!

  • Greetings from Asia.. we love Jesus but colonialism avoids us to really understand his message..

  • Why do Jews reject Jesus?

  • Hell Is Real & It's Forever Servus Christi > cut and paste to watch that will save you from false teaching presented here in The Bible Project.

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  • happy to see that you made Jesus look historically/ethnically accurate

  • Jesus is the Son of God

  • WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW WOW WOW. YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING. SUCH A CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE WAY TO GET THE GOOD NEWS TO THE WORLD!

  • Ever since I found one of their videos, i never stopped watching. I love how they make it understandable for everyone. Blessings to everyone! ๐Ÿ™Œ

  • I like how you illustrate the cross road Good and Evil no in between

  • LOVE these videos !!!!!!

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  • The only book with living words. You read through it a first time you'll find something new a second and a third on to infinity.

  • Cool bro , all main words in one video โค๏ธโค๏ธ

  • Thanks you guys so much

  • Nice animations and descriptions

    Still propaganda

  • Thanks bless you. I'am very interested watching next one

  • Eve has a ๐Ÿคณ selfie stick

  • Thank you guys for sharing these cute and holy animations

  • These videos are lite

  • How can they animate so good love the video

  • The Bible can be summed up in 1 verse. Genesis 1:31. Everything after is God reconciling the world back to Genesis 1:31. This is the set "destination" ( predestination) for those who are "elected" through Faith. For by Grace you have been saved THROUGH FAITH….
    How can I be saved? BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ and YOU WILL BE SAVED….

  • You miss the part of NOAH and the FLOOD.

  • disagree:
    why must I continue loving someone who doesn't love me or continues stabbing me?
    you got to fight one day, right time right place

  • 4:35 …

    Matthew 11:28-30.

    28 Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
    30 For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.

  • Sugar coated? Diabetes in 5:37!

  • The rapture isnโ€™t funny..

  • I Love…Love your Storys..however
    I was watching your video of…only
    My Favorite Story in The Bible ok..
    They are all my Favorite…but the story of Esther..YOU didn't tell the tale…correctly.But why you ask..l stop listening when you said Esther was in A beauty pageant..that is Not correct…What Happened was The King being Drank..Wanted to Have Her Come Down..but when she refused…because she knew they were vulgar..He The King consult These men about Her..So they all agree she should be removed from the kingdom…sent her on her way..ok..bye..bye..next..The King Now looking For Love …Has His men Bring Ever Young Girl…by Force..which…He pamper all of them For A Year…But Esther would come And read..To Him..He Fall in Love…with her..and will you got the rest right…but this is what l have read..so l Love You guys your Doing an Amazing….Amazing..
    Justice For The Kingdom Of Christ..l would consider all your storys For Children Around The World..You are awesome To offer And really Not ask..God is Blessing YOU Already..๐Ÿ’

  • May I ask ๐Ÿ™‚ , Why Jesus, Moses , Aaron and Jesus Pray like Muslim pray ๐Ÿ™‚ ?

    Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, โ€œMy Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.โ€ (Matthew 26:39)

    "Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?" – Old Testament (Tanakh) (Genesis 17:17)

    โ€œAnd Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.โ€ – Old Testament (Tanakh) (Numbers 20:6)

  • Bible…
    A bumbling moron named yaweh created beings that could do evil and disobey…yet gets mad when they do!
    He's also omniscient…so he HAD to know they would let him down!!
    So…he sacrifices himself, to himself, so he could escape a fate that he decided!
    Sounds perfectly logical.
    Religion is a dangerous mental illness!

  • This is the best summary Iโ€™ve ever heard! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

  • This is an interesting and humanistic approach which tries to define God – in humanistic terms. Here is a definition for you. . . Humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism and empiricism) over acceptance of dogma or superstition.

    So you try to put God in a box? How do you to this "Bible project people"? God is omnipresent – omnipotent – omniscient.

  • Thx you. So greatfull that you use talent that God given to His Glory. And you do it with all your heart, your strength and all.your mind. Keep growing in the truth of God. To God be the glory. God bless you and your ministry

  • u guys r amazing

  • A friend recomended me to this channel and I am love it. It makes understanding the bible so much easier.

  • Yes cause following Jesus is really hard. Well said!

  • This is a very well thought-out and elaborately well organized project. This is the best summarized story of the world I have yet seen on the Internet. Keep up the good job, guys!

  • I love the Bible.

  • Is it god or yhwh ? Is it jesus or yahshua ?

  • This is so cool!

  • I'm a seeker and I wish to thank you (and everybody on your production team) for your efforts in these videos. So, thanks!

  • I love how you're using your talents to glorify God! This way many youth will become more curious and enthusiastic about the bible

  • great job! you summarized and explained the bible in such a simple way. thank you

  • Why don't you use the name He was born with Yeshua, which means Salvation or His full name Yehoshua which means Yehovah (YHWH) Will Save?
    No person was ever born in Israel 2000 years ago with an english name Jesus, which comes from the Greek language and means Hail Zeus. Its all part of the replacement theology passed on by the Roman Greco system, and prevalent in Western society. His name is important to all and especially His Father, and do you really think He will conform to your way of thinking? Do you think He will come with English letters on His garment? No! It will be In Hebrew the same language that will be restored and all will speak.

  • I LOVE your videos!!

  • I love the art! Thanks guys!!

  • I'm an ex-Christian who converted to Islam. Thanks to this video, I am forever more certain I chose the correct path. Subhanallah. Like if you're an ex-Christian too.

  • Ok, but what has taking a fruit from a tree to do with wanting to definine whats good and evil ??

  • Iโ€™m not a Christian but I am on a kind of journey trying to discover my spirituality Iโ€™m gonna try and figure out if I can decipher religion and see if there is something I believe in

  • Thank you so much for your whole channel, itโ€™s amazing

  • amazing!

  • Do not forget that the one we are waiting for is God and yes, he will have his Christ with him and you will only worship God, in spirit and in truth, because God is Spirit, he is not a man and he is Surround with many kinds of creatures in addition to the angels, who are unknown to us, as having more than two eyes, and I witnessed the manifestation of the invisible world that assaulted my sister 45 years ago in front of my family and we did not see anyone around her. Enoch CP: 15. Do not touch the Ouija and do not enter the houses where necromancy is practiced as the Ouija, because my mother played alone and very quickly with the Ouija believing she was addressing one of her sister died young, but God tells us in the Bible that it is not our dead who are in this invisible world because our deaths will be resuscitated at the end and as we have no idea of โ€‹โ€‹time it will seem to us all to Be revealed immediately after our death as when we sleep, 8 hours have passed and it is time to get up in what seems to us, the time of a wink. Life is only a passing exam. note that all the main religions all having the same God, agree to say that we are in the times of the end. cordially

  • I'm a Satanist

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  • If u are a Boss and u hired someone "KNOWINGLY" that someone was going to RUIN your Creative Business, wouldnt that make it your fault. It would have nothing to do with "freewill", but it would be considered" Reckless, Careless and Dangerous on the part of the Boss's decision. And that my friend would be sad and very BAD!

  • I like how the characters are black ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ facts

  • "Well, it begins byย introducing us to a beautiful mind, the author of all reality, a being called God."

  • Hello, I have a question about the names Adam and Eve. I've been taught that Adam was taken from "Adamah" meaning earth, as Adam was taken from earth and his purpose was to tend the earth. And "Eve" was taken from "Ezer" meaning "support" or "reinforcement". Also there were many instances where God was called "ezer" where ezer meant savior or rescuer like in psalms.

    It's very interesting to me because in the previous video as well as in this one, it is said that Adam meant "Human" and Eve meant "Life". It matters to me because I've always associated name meanings to one's purpose, and these new meanings to Adam and Eve's names may give me a new insight to that.

    Thanks and Shalom.

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  • Good mornnig

  • How did you know how the bible existed. Why did you even believe the source of your info? Why do you believe on what's written in the bible? Why do you believe that there's God?

  • This is so beautiful. I have seen the light. I'm ready to make the choice to live as Jesus lived. To love as Jesus loved.

    Eckhart Tolle and other spiritual writers always insisted that Jesus was a enlightened being. I now realize the point of the metaphor of the story. And the harmony of Abrahamic Religions with that of Taoism. With the Buddhist teachings. And more. All spirituality is at its core, the same.

  • Can someone out there be so polite to tell me why I don't have to believe in Adam to die, but I do have to believe in Jesus to live?

  • I love it.

  • Hey, do they have a video on the headship order?

  • Se tivesse dublado ou legenda eu me escreveria no canal parece ser muito bom

  • These videos are so dope! I'm 18 years old and have been in church my entire life, but recently I've come to the realisation that I barely know the book I am basing all my beliefs about the world on. I'm literally a child in my understanding. Thank you so much for the work you are doing!!

  • The blible ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿ˜ก vs ๐Ÿค“๐ŸŒน cool morning sunshine ๐Ÿ‰. Not sure why the other people who donโ€™t want them they play with me. โ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿฅจ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ”ccc

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    No problem Iโ€™ll call 9911. + 2 -6=1345565789000๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿฆฐ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฟโ€๐Ÿฆฑ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿง”๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿฆณ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿฆณ๐Ÿง“๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿฆฒ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€๐Ÿฆฒ๐Ÿ‘ฒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿฆฐ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿฆฐ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿฆฐ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿฆฑ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽค๐Ÿง›๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฆน๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿง๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿต๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿž๐Ÿ…๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ˜๐Ÿฆ›๐Ÿฆ’๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ€๐ŸŽ‹๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿš๐Ÿš๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒง๐ŸŒค๐ŸŒง๐ŸŒค๐ŸŒฆโ˜€๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅโ˜„๏ธโ˜„๏ธโ˜„๏ธโ˜„๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŒ”๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’ฅ119

  • Praise the Lord amen.

  • This is so perfect for my Bible class. Your organization is so effectively using your gifts to spread knowledge of God and what He has done for us. Thank you for answering the call and making your resources available. Every time I watch another video, I'm bowled over by how well it is done. God bless!

  • I appreciate your work, BUT this is not the story of the bible. You're just recanting the events that support the story.

  • God created the world. Satan caused humanity to sin. God send down Jesus as a sacirfire for humanity.

  • So my question is this…all of this was happening in Israel, or on that side of the world. What was happening on the other side. Where humanity was very much alive with no religion?
    Did those human beings follow the same rules or beliefs? If they didn't does that mean they go to hell when they are not even aware of a hell? Is there such a thing of a God free life? Where anyone as a human being does good because they r a good person but don't worship?

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  • 1 +erqwrryuioph. = ๐Ÿฅบ lol. God

  • bible is Boring because it doesnโ€™t talk about anything with the curtains are boring because it doesnโ€™t talk about anything with the curtains are the cat

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  • Please do the book of Dueteronomy.

  • โ€œI donโ€™t believe there has been a revelation of god. I donโ€™t believe he has ever shown
    himself to us. I think that the books in which such a revelation claims to have occurred are
    self-evidently man-made, and show many many signs of contradiction, of fabrication, of myth and legend; or of having been as H.L. Mencken bluntly puts it, โ€œtampered with.โ€

  • I love God and you guysss

  • This is a What If question..
    What If the Bible is a novel made long long time ago by a guy?

  • But believing in God WON'T wipe away your sins. Hear me out.
    If you've harmed many people, just because you convert to Christianity, it doesn't reverse what you did. You STILL deserve judgment. However, burning forever is screwed up no matter what you did. Good works won't save you. Neither can belief. If you've fucked up, you're fucked up. You are a bad person. Repenting won't erase it. If you've left a permanent scar on whatever, nothing you do can fix it.
    Sad but true.
    And yes, I do believe in forgiveness and grace. But, you need to atone to the person/people you harmed. Not God. You shouldn't apologize to the king for theft. You should apologize to the person you stole from.

  • very easy for dummies to understand ,please keep the lords work good

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  • Awesome! So helpful to me. Thank you! God is good.

  • Strange the world is

  • What man learn in history is that man never learn in history.

  • I LOVE the Bible project!! โค๏ธ

  • Wow! A blessing for babies in Christ ๐Ÿ™

  • Where did jesus say that he is god in human form?

  • ARE MY EYES DECEIVING ME??? I'M SEEING A MINISTRY LED BY TWO WHITE MEN TELLING THE STORY OF THE BIBLE USING MOSTLY BLACK PEOPLE IN IT. WOW!!! THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER LIVE TO SEE THAT. BECAUSE AS BLACK PEOPLE WE ALL KNOW THE BIBLE DID NOT HAVE 100% WHITE PEOPLE IN IT LIKE MOST WHITE PEOPLE INSULT OUR INTELLIGENCE AND WANT US TO BELIEVE. BECAUSE THE VERY FIRST NATION IN THE BIBLE IS ETHIOPIA AND WE ALL KNOW THAT MEANS MELANATED PEOPLE.(BLACKS)AND BEFORE ANYBODY SAIDS IT. . . . . . ."IT'S NOT ABOUT COLOR". YEAH, I WISH MOST(NOT ALL)WHITE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE GOT THAT MEMO AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 21ST CENTURY.

  • Heyyyy her hair looks like mine lol and sheโ€™s my fave color. K bye.

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