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Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Holy Spirit Interactive Kids: Questions Children Ask: Why Do Some Bibles Have Pictures and Some Don't?

Why Do Some Bibles Have Pictures and Some Don't?

The people who wrote the Bible didn't put pictures in them. But in recent years, the people who print Bibles wanted to help us better understand the Bible stories. So they put pictures at various places in the Bible to help us see what Bible people and places may have looked like. The pictures are drawings or paintings, not photographs. These pictures were made recently-they're not very old. The artists knew what to draw by learning about that part of the world and by reading what the Bible says about how people lived in Bible times.

Key Verse

When you come, bring the coat I left at Troas with Carpus. Also bring the books, but especially bring the parchments. (2 Timothy 4:13)

Related Verses

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Related Question

Why are there different Bibles?

Note to parents

In the key verse, Paul was in prison, just before his death, when he wrote this letter to Timothy. The "parchments" were copies of the Old Testament Scriptures. With this question, children may also be asking why there are different versions of the Bible or why there is a difference between their Bible storybook and your Bible.

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