Most of your Bible was written by Civil Rulers, or is about Government.


   At the time of the Exodus, Pharaoh was the governor of Egypt. Moses was the governor of Israel. People often assume that the Bible is all about religion, and not government. The pubic is led to believe that Christians and religious people do not belong in government. That Clergy are not to speak out from the pulpit about political issues.


   Moses was the head of the nation's government. (Aaron was the High Priest and head of the church.)


   Joshua succeeded Moses as governor of Israel.


   After Joshua the Judges ruled in Israel.


Five books of Moses


   Kings and their kingdoms followed the Judges system of government. Saul was the first king and Zedekiah the last. After many wars the King of Babylon conquered the remaining Israelites. 


   The history of these kings and their kingdoms is recorded in your Bible in these four books.


1 Kings
2 Kings
1 Chronicles
2 Chronicles


   These are followed up by four books written by Kings David and King Solomon. These four books of your Bible written by kings are:


The Song Of Solomon


   In the Bible's books of Ezra and Nehemiah we read about the restoration of the Israelite government in Palestine many years later. What was Nehemiah's title? The answer is in the Bible's Book titled Nehemiah.


Nehemiah 5

14 Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, [that is], twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the bread of the governor.


    Here we are 500 pages into a 1130 page Bible and, thus far, it is almost all written by men in government, about civil rulers or it is about the history of national governments.


  1. Governor Moses wrote the first five books, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. 

  2. Joshua and Judges were about governors.

  3. I Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles and 2 Chronicles recorded the history of the Kings of Israel and Judah.

  4. Kings David and King Solomon wrote four books;  Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and The Song of Solomon.

  5. The Book an Nehemiah is about Governor Nehemiah.

   Now we are at page 638. In the remainder of the Old Testament we have books about the prophets such as, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel. The Prophets were sent to the governments of the nation. They delivered God's word to the king. Many times the king didn't like what he heard and the prophet had to leave town, hide, or be put in jail.

   Then we come to the New Testament. The Gospels are about the Kingdom of Heaven. In Acts 9:15, Paul was commissioned by Christ to bear His name before kings. Revelation 5:10 reads, ..and we (Christians) shall reign on the earth.

Acts 9

15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

Revelation 5

10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

   So, in addition to all the 'religious' content, the New Testament also talks about government. In fact, at least 71% of your Bible is about government!