The Bible On Cassette

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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The Bible on cassette is the perfect way to receive your daily inspiration without having to sit down and crack open your beautiful leather-bound tome. A series of tapes contains the essential readings found in the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Writings. Together, these three sections constitute what's known to Christians as "the Old Testament."

Jews do not regard the Old Testament as such, since to them there is no New Testament. The Pentateuch, or the first five books of the Bible--Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy--are the same as the Torah. They document God's creation of the Earth and His subsequent relationship with mankind through a few chosen lineages, namely the house of Abraham.

So Who Reads the Bible on Cassette?

Jews might look to the first five books of the Bible on cassette (the Torah) for inspiration, but it is Christians of all walks and denominations who look to the texts in their entirety. After all, it is the New Testament that describes the ascension of Jesus as well as His teachings. After Jesus' death, his words carried on through the oral tradition, especially through his apostles.

It wasn't until some 60 or 70 years after the crucifixion that the first written accounts of His life took form. The Jesus Movement had grown so quickly that stories were no longer sufficient for spreading the "good word" or Gospels. Since then, those words have taken a multitude of forms. As a result, we have the Bible on CD, cassette, DVD, even MP3 format, as well as a suite of other Bible products across the Internet and in spiritual bookstores.

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