Pick up a copy of the Bible. Find a poetic psalm by King David. Read a gripping passage about Moses speaking directly to God, or Jesus protecting Mary Magdalene from stone throwers. The 2,000-year-old text you're holding has had a greater impact on Western civilization than any other book, ever.
People study the Bible for many reasons. Some wish to delve into a fascinating work of literature while others wish to understand the Western concept of God. Still others want to learn how Judaism and Christianity have shaped history, gain spiritual inspiration, or discover guidelines for living the good life. Most Bible studies majors prepare for careers as religious leaders or scholars.