Anglicans believe that the Holy Scriptures, sometimes known as the Bible, to be the Word of God, and a written record of his Divine Revelation to Humans.
Anglicans believe in the sufficiency of the Scriptures, that is that all things necessary to salvation, can be found or derived from it.
The first part of the Bible is the so-called Old Testament. Because these Scriptures were originally used by followers of the Jewish faith in the Hebrew language they are sometimes known as the Hebrew Scriptures.
The Old Testament is organized as follows:
Anglican Bibles also contain several deuterocanonical books, sometimes known as the Apocrypha. Many Christian groups do not include these books in their Bibles as Jews do not include it in their own Bibles. The source of these books is a Greek version of the Old Testament known as the Septuagint, which was used by Greek-speaking Christians during the Apostolic age.
These books are:
Anglicans do not believe that any doctrines can come from these deuterocanonical books, and instead, they are included in our Bibles in order to give us examples of life and instruction of manners.
The New Testament is the second part of the Christian bible, consisting of 27 Books that were originally written in Koine Greek.
The Gospels, coming from the Old English Gōdspel, meaning Good News, are written accounts of the life and teachings of Jesus.
Ascribed to St. Matthew, this Gospel is viewed as having been written by a Jewish Christian for a Jewish audience.
Ascribed to St. Mark, this Gospel is viewed as having been written for a general audience. It is also the shortest of the Gospels.
Ascribed to St. Luke, this Gospel is viewed as having been written by a Gentile Christian for a Gentile audience.
Ascribed to St. John the Evangelist, it is structured differently than the other three Gospels, and also includes stories of miracles and sayings of Jesus that are not found in the other three.
Ascribed to St. Luke, this is a narrative of the ministry and activity of the Apostles after Jesus' Ascension.
The Epistles are letters written by the Apostles
These are letters written by St. Paul to several Churches:
These are letters written by St. Paul to specific persons:
This book, which was once attributed to St. Paul, is a letter written to a Jewish or Jewish-Christian audience, and attempts to exhort the readers to persevere in the face of persecution.
The General, or Catholic, Epistles are a collection of Epistles written for a General audience:
The final book of the New Testament is Revelation, also known as the Apocalypse of John, is a work prophetical or apocalyptic literature.