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Major Religions

Books of the Old Testament

Books of the New Testament

The Ten Commandements

The Ten Plagues

The Thirteen Disciples

Popes

The Seven Seals


TEN COMMANDMENTS

1 : THOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GODS

2 : THOU SHALL NOT MAKE GRAVEN IMAGES

3 : THOU SHALT NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD IN VAIN

4 : REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY

5 : HONOUR THY FATHER AND MOTHER

6 : THOU SHALT NOT MURDER

7 : THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY

8 : THOU SHALT NOT STEAL

9 : THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS

10 : THOU SHALT NOT COVET THY NEIGHBOUR'S ASS


TEN PLAGUES OF EGYPT

1 : RIVERS AND OTHER WATER SOURCES TURNED TO BLOOD KILLING ALL FISH AND OTHER WATER LIFE : ( DAM )

2 : AMPHIBIANS : ( TSFARDEIA )

3 : LICE OR GNATS : ( KINIM )

4 : BEASTS OR FLIES : ( AROV )

5 : DISEASE ON LIVESTOCK : ( DEVER )

6 : UNHEALABLE BOILS : ( SHKHIN )

7 : HAIL MIXED WITH FIRE : ( BARAD )

8 : LOCUSTS : ( ARBEH )

9 : DARKNESS : ( CHOSHECH )

10 : DEATH OF THE FIRST-BORN OF ALL EGYPTIAN FAMILIES : ( MAKAT BECHOROT )


Major Religions

For now here are the main religions practiced in the UK with links to their relevant web sites.

Anglican

Church of England

Church in Wales

Scottish Episcopal Church

Church of Ireland

Roman Catholic

Catholic Church in England and Wales

Catholic Scotland

Catholic Ireland

Other Christian

Baptists

Charismatic Renewal

Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints

Church of Scotland

Jehovah's Witnesses

Methodism

Greek Orthodox

Russian Orthodox

Pentecostalism

Quakers
(Religious Society of Friends)

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Unitarianism

United Reformed Church

Other Religions

Baha'i

Buddhism

Hinduism

Islam

Jainism

Judaism

Rastafarian

Scientology

Sikhism

Zoroastrians


Books of the Old Testament (with numbers of chapters).

The first five books are also known collectively as the Pentateuch, the Books of Moses, or the Torah.

These are sacred to Christians, Jews, and Moslems.

        1. Genesis          Ch: 50 
        2. Exodus           Ch: 40 
        3. Leviticus        Ch: 27 
        4. Numbers          Ch: 36 
        5. Deuteronomy      Ch: 34 
        6. Joshua           Ch: 24 
        7. Judges           Ch: 21 
        8. Ruth             Ch:  4 
        9. 1 Samuel         Ch: 31 
       10. 2 Samuel         Ch: 24 
       11. 1 Kings          Ch: 22 
       12. 2 Kings          Ch: 25 
       13. 1 Chronicles     Ch: 29 
       14. 2 Chronicles     Ch: 36 
       15. Ezra             Ch: 10 
       16. Nehemiah         Ch: 13 
       17. Tobit            Ch: 14 (not in Protestant Bible)
       18. Judith           Ch: 16 (not in Protestant Bible)
       19. Esther           Ch: 10 (not identical in Catholic and Protestant Bibles)
       20. 1 Maccabees      Ch: 16 (not in Protestant Bible)
       21. 2 Maccabees      Ch: 15 (not in Protestant Bible)
       22. Job              Ch: 42 
       23. Psalms           Psalms: 150 
       24. Proverbs         Ch: 31 
       25. Ecclesiastes     Ch: 12 
       26. song of solomon  Ch:  8 ("Song of Songs" in the Catholic Bible)
       27. Wisdom           Ch: 19 (not in Protestant Bible)
       28. Sirach           Ch: 51 (not in Protestant Bible)
       29. Isaiah           Ch: 66 
       30. Jeremiah         Ch: 52 
       31. Lamentations     Ch:  5 
       32. Baruch           Ch:  6 (not in Protestant Bible)
       33. Ezekiel          Ch: 48 
       34. Daniel           Ch: 14 (not identical in Catholic and Protestant Bibles)
       35. Hosea            Ch: 14 
       36. Joel             Ch:  4 
       37. Amos             Ch:  9 
       38. Jonah            Ch:  4 
       39. Micah            Ch:  7 
       40. Nahum            Ch:  3 
       41. Habakkuk         Ch:  3 
       42. Zephaniah        Ch:  3 
       43. Haggai           Ch:  2 
       44. Zechariah        Ch: 14 
       45. Malachi          Ch:  3 


Books of the New Testament (with numbers of chapters).

The first four books are collectively referred to as the Gospels.
 
        1. Matthew          Ch: 28 
        2. Mark             Ch: 16 
        3. Luke             Ch: 24 
        4. John             Ch: 21 
        5. Acts             Ch: 28 
        6. Romans           Ch: 16 
        7. 1 Corinthians    Ch: 16 
        8. 2 Corinthians    Ch: 13 
        9. Galatians        Ch:  6 
       10. Ephesians        Ch:  6 
       11. Philippians      Ch:  4 
       12. Colossians       Ch:  4 
       13. 1 Thessalonians  Ch:  5 
       14. 2 Thessalonians  Ch:  3 
       15. 1 Timothy        Ch:  6 
       16. 2 Timothy        Ch:  4 
       17. Titus            Ch:  3 
       18. Philemon
       19. Hebrews          Ch: 13 
       20. James            Ch:  5 
       21. 1 Peter          Ch:  5 
       22. 2 Peter          Ch:  3 
       23. 1 John           Ch:  5 
       24. 2 John
       25. 3 John
       26. Jude
       27. Revelation       Ch: 22 


The Thirteen Disciples.

Peter :
Renamed by Jesus, (original name was Simon) was a fisherman from the Bethsaida "of Galilee". Also known as Simon bar Jonah, Simon bar Jochanan (Aram.), Cephas (Aram.), and Simon Peter.

James, son of Zebedee:
The brother of John.

John:
The brother of James. Jesus named both of them Bo-aner'ges, which means "sons of thunder".

Andrew:
The brother of Simon/Peter, a Bethsaida fisherman, and a former disciple of John the Baptist.

Philip:
From the Bethsaida of Galilee

Bartholomew, son of Talemai:
It has been suggested that he is the same person as Nathanael, who is mentioned in John 1:45-51.

Matthew:
The tax collector, also known as "Levi", son of Alphaeus.

Thomas:
Also known as Judas Thomas Didymus - Aramaic T'oma' = twin, and Greek Didymous = twin.

James, son of Alphaeus:
Generally identified with "James the Less", and also identified by Roman Catholics with "James the Just".

Thaddeus:
The identity of this apostle, who has traditionally been called St. Jude, varies between the Gospels and also between ancient manuscripts of each gospel: Mark names him as Thaddaeus, different manuscripts of Matthew identify him as either Thaddeus or "Lebbaeus"; Luke names him as Judas, son of James (translated in the KJV as: "Judas the brother of James" Luke 6:16). It is presumed that all these names refer to the same person.

Simon the Cananean:
Named in Luke and Acts as "Simon the Zealot". Some have identified him with Simeon of Jerusalem, which others dispute on the grounds that Simeon was described at the time of Jesus' birth some thirty years before, as an old man not far from death. The Catholic Encyclopedia says: "Some identify him [Symeon of Jerusalem] with the Apostle Simon the Cananean (Matthew 10:4; Mark 3:18) or the Zealot (Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13)."

Judas Iscariot:
The disciple who later betrayed Jesus.(Mark 3:19) The name Iscariot may refer to the Judaean towns of Kerioth or to the sicarii (Jewish nationalist insurrectionists), or to Issachar. Also referred to as "Judas, the son of Simon" (John 6:71 and John 13:26). He was replaced as an apostle shortly after Jesus' resurrection by Matthias.

Matthias:
The Apostle chosen by the remaining eleven apostles to replace Judas Iscariot, following Judas's betrayal of Jesus and his suicide.


Popes to the present day.


      	  1	   32  -   67	St. Peter	
	  2	   67  -   76	St. Linus	
	  3	   76  -   88	St. Anacletus Cletus	
	  4	   88  -   97	St. Clement I	
	  5	   97  -  105	St. Evaristus	
	  6	  105  -  115	St. Alexander I	
	  7	  115  -  125	St. Sixtus I	      aka Xystus I
	  8	  125  -  136	St. Telesphorus	
	  9	  136  -  140	St. Hyginus	
	 10	  140  -  155	St. Pius I	
	 11	  155  -  166	St. Anicetus	
	 12	  166  -  175	St. Soter	
	 13	  175  -  189	St. Eleutherius	
	 14	  189  -  199	St. Victor I	
	 15	  199  -  217	St. Zephyrinus	
	 16	  217  -  222	St. Callistus I	
   	 17	  222  -  230	St. Urban I	
	 18	  230  -  235	St. Pontain	
	 19	  235  -  236	St. Anterus	
	 20	  236  -  250	St. Fabian	
	 23	  251  -  253	St. Cornelius	
	 22	  253  -  254	St. Lucius	
	 23	  254  -  257	St. Stephen I	
	 24	  257  -  260	St. Sixtus II	
	 25	  260  -  269	St. Dionysius	
	 26	  269  -  275	St. Felix I	
	 27	  275  -  283	St. Eutychian	
	 28	  283  -  296	St. Caius	      aka Gaius
	 29	  296  -  308	St. Marcellinus	
	 30	  308  -  309	St. Marcellus I	
	 31	  309  -  311	St. Eusebius	
	 32	  311  -  314	St. Miltiades	
     	 33	  314  -  335	St. Sylvester I	
	 34	  336  -  337	St. Marcus	
	 35	  337  -  352	St. Julius I	
	 36	  352  -  366	Liberius	
	 37	  366  -  384	St. Damasus I	
	 38	  384  -  399	St. Siricius	
	 39	  399  -  401	St. Anastasius I	
	 40	  401  -  417	St. Innocent	
	 41	  417  -  418	St. Zosimus	
	 42	  418  -  422	St. Boniface I	
	 43	  422  -  432	St. Celestine I	
	 44	  432  -  440	St. Sixtus III	
	 45	  440  -  461	St. Leo I the Great	
	 46	  461  -  468	St. Hilarius	
	 47	  468  -  483	St. Simplicius	
	 48	  483  -  492	St. Felix III (II)	
	 49	  492  -  496	St. Gelasius I	
	 50	  496  -  498	Anastasius II	
	 51	  498  -  514	St. Symmachus	
	 52	  514  -  523	St. Hormisdas	
	 53	  523  -  526	St. John I	
	 54	  526  -  530	St. Felix IV III	
	 55	  530  -  533	Boniface II	
	 56	  533  -  535	John II	
	 57	  535  -  536	St. Agapetus I	      aka Agapitus I
	 58	  536  -  537	St. Silverius	
	 59	  537  -  556	Vigilius	
	 60	  556  -  561	Pelagius I	
	 61	  561  -  575	John III	
	 62	  575  -  579	Benedict I	
	 63	  579  -  590	Pelagius II	
	 64	  590  -  604	St. Gregory I the Great	
	 65	  604  -  607	Sabinian	
	 66	  607  -  608	Boniface III	
	 67	  608  -  615	St. Boniface IV	
	 68	  615  -  619	St. Deusdedit Adeodatus I	
	 69	  619  -  625	Boniface V	
	 70	  625  -  638	Honorius I
	 71	  640  -  640	Severinus	
	 72	  640  -  642	John IV	
	 73	  642  -  649	Theodore I	
	 74	  649  -  655	St. Martin I	
	 75	  655  -  657	St. Eugene I	
	 76	  657  -  672	St. Vitalian	
	 77	  672  -  676	Adeodatus II	
	 78	  676  -  678	Donus	
	 79	  678  -  682	St. Agatho	
	 80	  682  -  684	St. Leo II	
	 81	  684  -  685	St. Benedict II	
	 82	  685  -  686	John V	
	 83	  686  -  687	Conon	
	 84	  687  -  701	St. Sergius I	
	 85	  701  -  705	John VI	
	 86	  705  -  708	John VII	
	 87	  708  -  708	Sisinnius	
	 88	  708  -  715	Constantine	
	 89	  715  -  731	St. Gregory II	
	 90	  731  -  741	St. Gregory III	
	 91	  741  -  752	St. Zachary	
	 92	  752  -  752	Stephen II	
	 93	  752  -  757	Stephen III	
	 94	  757  -  767	St. Paul I	
	 95	  767  -  772	Stephen IV	
	 96	  772  -  795	Adrian I	
	 97	  795  -  816	St. Leo III	
	 98	  816  -  817	Stephen V	
	 99	  817  -  824	St. Paschal I	
	100	  824  -  827	Eugene II	
	101	  827  -  827	Valentine	
	102	  827  -  844	Gregory IV	
	103	  844  -  847	Sergius II	
	104	  847  -  855	St. Leo IV	
	105	  855  -  858	Benedict III	
	106	  858  -  867	St. Nicholas I the Great	
	107	  867  -  872	Adrian II	
	108	  872  -  882	John VIII	
	109	  882  -  884	Marinus I	
	110	  884  -  885	St. Adrian III	
	111	  885  -  891	Stephen VI	
	112	  891  -  896	Formosus	
	113	  896  -  896	Boniface VI	
	114	  896  -  897	Stephen VII	
	115	  897  -  897	Romanus	
	116	  897  -  898	Theodore II	
	117	  898  -  900	John IX	
	118	  900  -  903	Benedict IV	
	119	  903  -  904	Leo V
	120	  904  -  911	Sergius III
	121	  911  -  913	Anastasius III
	122	  913  -  914	Lando
	123	  914  -  928	John X
	124	  928  -  929	Leo VI
	125	  929  -  931	Stephen VIII
	126	  931  -  936	John XI
	127	  936  -  939	Leo VII
	128	  939  -  942	Stephen IX
	129	  942  -  946	Marinus II
	130	  946  -  955	Agapetus II
	131	  955  -  963	John XII
	132	  963  -  964	Leo VIII
	133	  964  -  965	Benedict V
	134	  965  -  973	John XIII
	135	  973  -  974	Benedict VI
	136	  974  -  983	Benedict VII
	137	  983  -  985	John XIV
	138	  985  -  996	John XV
	139	  996  -  999	Gregory V
	140	  999  - 1003	Sylvester II
	141	 1003  - 1003	John XVII
	142	 1003  - 1009	John XVIII
	143	 1009  - 1012	Sergius IV
	144	 1012  - 1024	Benedict VIII
	145	 1024  - 1032	John XIX
	146	 1032  - 1045	Benedict IX
	147	 1045  - 1045	Sylvester III
	148	 1045  - 1045	Benedict IX
	149	 1045  - 1046	Gregory VI
	150	 1046  - 1047	Clement II
	151	 1047  - 1048	Benedict IX
	152	 1048  - 1049	Damasus II
	153	 1049  - 1055	St. Leo IX
	154	 1055  - 1057	Victor II
	155	 1057  - 1058	Stephen X
	156	 1058  - 1061	Nicholas II
	157	 1061  - 1073	Alexander II
	158	 1073  - 1086	St. Gregory VII
	159	 1086  - 1088	Blessed Victor III
	160	 1088  - 1099	Blessed Urban II
	161	 1099  - 1118	Paschal II
	162	 1118  - 1119	Gelasius II
	163	 1119  - 1124	Callistus II
	164	 1124  - 1130	Honorius II
	165	 1130  - 1143	Innocent II
	166	 1143  - 1144	Celestine II
	167	 1144  - 1145	Lucius II
	168	 1145  - 1153	Blessed Eugene III
	169	 1153  - 1154	Anastasius IV
	170	 1154  - 1159	Adrian IV
	171	 1159  - 1181	Alexander III
	172	 1181  - 1185	Lucius III
	173	 1185  - 1187	Urban III
	174	 1187  - 1187	Gregory VIII
	175	 1187  - 1191	Clement III
	176	 1191  - 1198	Celestine III
	177	 1198  - 1216	Innocent III
	178	 1216  - 1227	Honorius III
	179	 1227  - 1241	Gregory IX
	180	 1241  - 1243	Celestine IV
	181	 1243  - 1254	Innocent IV
	182	 1254  - 1261	Alexander IV
	183	 1261  - 1265	Urban IV
	184	 1265  - 1271	Clement IV
	185	 1271  - 1276	Blessed Gregory X
	186	 1276  - 1276	Blessed Innocent V
	187	 1276  - 1276	Adrian V
	188	 1276  - 1277	John XXI
	189	 1277  - 1281	Nicholas III
	190	 1281  - 1285	Martin IV
	191	 1285  - 1288	Honorius IV
	192	 1288  - 1294	Nicholas IV
	193	 1294  - 1294	St. Celestine V
	194	 1294  - 1303	Boniface VIII
	195	 1303  - 1305	Blessed Benedict XI
	196	 1305  - 1316	Clement V
	197	 1316  - 1334	John XXII
	198	 1334  - 1342	Benedict XII
	199	 1342  - 1352	Clement VI
	200	 1352  - 1362	Innocent VI
	201	 1362  - 1370	Blessed Urban V
	202	 1370  - 1378	Gregory XI
	203	 1378  - 1389	Urban VI
	204	 1389  - 1406	Boniface IX
	205	 1406  - 1406	Innocent VII
	206	 1406  - 1417	Gregory XII
	207	 1417  - 1431	Martin V
	208	 1431  - 1447	Eugene IV
	209	 1447  - 1455	Nicholas V
	210	 1455  - 1458	Callistus III
	211	 1458  - 1464	Pius II
	212	 1464  - 1471	Paul II
	213	 1471  - 1484	Sixtus IV
	214	 1484  - 1492	Innocent VIII
	215	 1492  - 1503	Alexander VI
	216	 1503  - 1503	Pius III
	217	 1503  - 1513	Julius II
	218	 1513  - 1522	Leo X
	219	 1522  - 1523	Adrian VI
	220	 1523  - 1534	Clement VII
	221	 1534  - 1550	Paul III
	222	 1550  - 1555	Julius III
	223	 1555  - 1555	Marcellus II
	224	 1555  - 1559	Paul IV
	225	 1559  - 1566	Pius IV
	226	 1566  - 1572	St. Pius V
	227	 1572  - 1585	Gregory XIII
	228	 1585  - 1590	Sixtus V
	229	 1590  - 1590	Urban VII
	230	 1590  - 1591	Gregory XIV
	231	 1591  - 1592	Innocent IX
	232	 1592  - 1605	Clement VIII
	233	 1605  - 1605	Leo XI
	234	 1605  - 1621	Paul V
	235	 1621  - 1623	Gregory XV
	236	 1623  - 1644	Urban VIII
	237	 1644  - 1655	Innocent X
	238	 1655  - 1667	Alexander VII
	239	 1667  - 1670	Clement IX
	240	 1670  - 1676	Clement X
	241	 1676  - 1689	Blessed Innocent XI
	242	 1689  - 1691	Alexander VIII
	243	 1691  - 1700	Innocent XII
	244	 1700  - 1721	Clement XI
	245	 1721  - 1724	Innocent XIII
	246	 1724  - 1724	Benedict XIII
	247	 1724  - 1730	Benedict XIII
	248	 1730  - 1740	Clement XII
	249	 1740  - 1758	Benedict XIV
	250	 1758  - 1769	Clement XIII
	251	 1769  - 1775	Clement XIV
	252	 1775  - 1800	Pius VI
	253	 1800  - 1823	Pius VII
	254	 1823  - 1829	Leo XII
	255	 1829  - 1831	Pius VIII
	256	 1831  - 1846	Gregory XVI
	257	 1846  - 1878	Blessed Pius IX
	258	 1878  - 1903	Leo XIII
	259	 1903  - 1914	St. Pius X
	260	 1914  - 1922	Benedict XV
	261	 1922  - 1939	Pius XI
	262	 1939  - 1958	Pius XII
	263	 1958  - 1963	Blessed John XXIII
	264	 1963  - 1978	Paul VI
	265	 1978  - 1978	John Paul I
	266	 1978  - 2005	John Paul II
	267	 2005  - 2013      Benedict XVI
       268    2013  -           Francis
	


The Seven Seals

First Seal

Conquest

White horse

Second Seal

War

Red Horse

Third Seal

Famine

Black Horse

Fourth Seal

Death

Pale Horse

Fifth Seal

Vision of martyrs

Sixth Seal

Cosmic disturbances

sun turns black, moon turns blood red; sealing of the 144,000

Seventh Seal

Prelude To The 7 Trumpets of 7 Angels & The Final Judgement


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