The great variety of voices that make up the Bible allows us to find our favorites. This list brings together only a handful of them and we share them as well.
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” Genesis 1:26
Without a doubt, one of the most popular books of the Holy Bible is Genesis, the very beginning of all existence on the planet. The book tells the famous seven days of creation of the earth, seven days in which he created from light, to heaven, through humans, fields and water. And on the seventh day he finally rested.
Afterward Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Let my people go, so that they may hold a festival to me in the wilderness.” Exodus 5:1
The book of Exodus shows its popularity partly because of its central history, which is nothing more or nothing less than the story of how Moses guides the Hebrew slave people of the Egyptians to the promised land, freeing them in that way of oppression.
“Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.” Job 1:10
To speak of Job is to speak of the man of the legendary patience, and all because of the extreme suffering to which he was subject all his life, as the book to which he gives name narrates. Job is subjected to several and quite cruel tests by the devil, before the curious gaze of God. Neither one, nor two, nor three, nor four friends manage to make Job recover his joy after being subdued by the Devil. It will have to be Christ himself who indicates the path to lost happiness to Job.
“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” Deuteronomy 30:19
Deuteronomy recovers the story of Moses at an advanced age and with his near death, recalling his great adventure leading the Hebrews to the Promised Land. His message addressed to the Israelites, is simple: keep your faith in God.
“After this, I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people an language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.” Revelation 7:9
To talk about the Apocalypse is to talk about the perfect horror movie, which has more detail about the coming of the end of the world. The great variety and complexity of the symbology and analogies that it addresses in its texts, makes the Apocalypse one of the most complicated and exciting works to study in the Bible.