The Bible is a book which consists of 66 subbooks, if one accepts the Protestant canon, or 73 subbooks if one accepts the Catholic canon. It is considered by both Christian denominations to be the inspired word of a god they describe variously as the god of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Acts 3:13, NIV), the first and the last (Revelation 22:13, JUB), and many other ways. Christians sometimes refer to the Bible as "the scripture" (Romans 4:3, KJV) or "the scriptures" (Acts 18:28, KJV).
Where Catholics and Protestants agree is on the designations "Old Testament" and "New Testament", to refer to the two major subsections of the Bible. The Old Testament deals with the Christian concept of history prior to Jesus, and the New Testament deals with the Christian concept of history afterward. Jesus was born no later than 750 post urbem conditam (after the founding of Rome), which would be 4 BC. He is considered by Christians to be the son of the god of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (John 1:14, NIV).
- The editors of "Encyclopædia Britannica". "Chronology: Christian". britannica.com. Retrieved 21 March 2017.