Know How We Got Our Bible
Author: Ryan Matthew Reeves, Charles E. Hill
The easy accessibility of the Bible in most of the world's major languages can obscure a dramatic and sometimes unexpected story. In Know How We Got Our Bible, scholars Ryan Reeves and Charles Hill trace the history of the Bible from its beginnings to the present day, highlighting key figures and demonstrating overall the reliability of Scripture. Reeves and Hill begin with the writing of the Bible's books (including authorship and dating), move into the formation of the Old and New Testaments (including early transmission and the development of the canon), and conclude with several chapters on Bible translation from the Latin Vulgate to the ongoing work of translation around the world today. Written simply and focused on the overarching story of how the Bible came to us today, Know How We Got Our Bible is an excellent introduction for formal students and lay learners alike. Each chapter includes reflection questions and recommended readings for further learning.
How We Got Our Bible
Author: Chuck Missler
Publisher: Koinonia House
Where did our Bible come from? How good are the texts?Why do we believe its origin is supernatural?How do we know that it really is the Word of God?How accurate are our translations?Which version is the best? Chuck Missler, an internationally recognized Biblical authority, reviews the origin of both the Old and New Testaments in light of recent discoveries and controversies.
How We Got Our Bible
Author: Ralph Earle
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
"One of the most heartening trends of the last century has been the increased interest in the study of the Bible. Many articles, exploratory texts, commentaries, and reference books have been written on and about the Bible. Yet, through all of this study, one basic question still remains: How did we get our Bible? In this powerful examination, adapted for youth by Mike Wonch, readers will be taken on the miraculous journey of the development of the Bible. With veracity and inspiration, this text colorfully introduces readers to the many aspects of development, including the issues of canonization, biblical transmission, archaeological discoveries, translation, and modern textual criticism. Through the captivating stories and challenges met along the way, readers will find themselves immersed in a deeper understanding and appreciation for God's Word. for God's Word. Included on Enhanced DVD: DVD with 6 short films Extensive Leader's Guide Student Handouts"
How We Got the Bible
Author: Neil R. Lightfoot
Publisher: Baker Books
This popular and accessible account of how the Bible has been preserved and transmitted for today's readers is now available in trade paper.
Where did the Bible come from? How do we know the right books are in the Bible? Does the Bible contain errors? What are the oldest copies we have of the Bible? How do we know that the Bible hasn't been changed over the years? Why are there so many translations of the Bible, and which one should I use? These are just some of the important questions about the Bible that are discussed in this book. Understanding basic facts about the origin of the Bible is essential for every Christian, but it can also be confusing and difficult. Here, two well-known scholars, authors of a more technical book, A General Introduction to the Bible, explain simply and clearly these basic facts. Inspiration, the biblical canon, major manuscripts, textual criticism, early translations, and modern versions are some of the major topics discussed. Careful explanations of important points are given throughout, as the entire field of biblical introduction is covered. Completely updated and revised edition of the 1974 work (more than 78,000 copies sold). Helpful charts have been added, along with an index of subjects, persons, and Scripture. This book is ideally suited for Bible students, pastors, and professors. While writing for readers without previous training, the authors do not gloss over difficult and complex issues when they arise. The nature of inspiration, the extent of the canon, and the usefulness of modern versions are all clearly discussed. The authors write: "The chain of communication from God to us is strong. It has several solid links: inspiration, collection, transmission, and translations. The strength of these links provide the contemporary Christian with the moral certitude that the Spirit-inspired original text of Scripture has been providentially preserved by God so that for all practical purposes the Bible in our hands is the infallible and inerrant word of God."
How We Got Our Bible
Author: John Paterson Smyth
Publisher: Musson Book Company, [191-?]
Author: Bill Donahue
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
How did the Bible come into existence? Why and how were these books chosen? How do we know that the Bible we hold today is reliable? This guide gives you the foundational information you need to read the Bible as a trustworthy source for your life.
The Story of Scripture
Author: Robert Plummer
Publisher: Kregel Publications
An excellent primer for those who want to understand who the original writers of the Bible were, how the books of the Bible came together, how we can be sure that the Bible is authoritative, and what the differences are between modern translations. Author Robert Plummer writes with a warm style in an accessible "big questions" format.
How did the Bible come to be? How has it been passed down to us through the ages? Is it still trustworthy and relevant after all these years? The Bible is the bestselling book of all time and the basis of faith for billions of people around the world. Encompassing the fields of archaeology, biblical studies, and history, the story of how the Bible has come to us today is a fascinating one. It is told here, accompanied by beautiful full-color photographs and illustrations. You’ll marvel at the care and reverence with which this ancient book has been preserved. Just a few of the remarkable insights you’ll gain include scriptural origins on animal skins and clay tablets and the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
How We Got the Bible
Author: Timothy Paul Jones
Publisher: Rose Publishing Incorporated
From Moses to Gutenberg, easily find out how we got the Bible we have today and discover why we can trust it with this highly-visual and easy-to-understand handbook on the history of Bible! Dive into the fascinating stories of the people who risked their lives to print and distribute the Word of God (Tyndale, Wycliffe, etc). Perfect for personal or small group use.Have you ever wondered where the Bible came from? Who wrote the books of the Bible and how did they end up together? Perhaps you have been asked by a friend or coworker about books that were cut out of the Bible. Through seven dynamic chapters in How We Got the Bible, expert Dr. Timothy Paul Jones will guide you through all the important questions about the Holy Bible to show you why it can be trusted. Filled with dramatic stories and highly-visual charts and illustrations, this exciting Bible History handbook will take you from the earliest clay tablets and papyrus copies to the first bound Bible and the various Bible translations that we use today!
How We Got Our Bible
Author: W Griffith Thomas
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Is the Bible God's Word? Or does it contain God's Word? How much of it is accurate? Can it be trusted? How can one be sure? Who decided which books were to be included? What about the books which were left out? How have archaeological discoveries affected the Bible? These forthright questions—and scores more—are clearly and concisely answered in How We Got Our Bible. W. Graham Scroggie has said that "the reading of Dr. Thomas' books creates in one a deeper love of and desire for God as revealed in His Word," and this is strikingly ture of this clear and satisfiying marshaling of evidence as to what the Bible is. In twelve fact-packed chapters, Dr. Thomas ably discusses the structure and history, canonicity, authority, trustworthiness, unity, progressiveness, inspiration, interpretation and purpose of the Bible. Questions conclude each chapter, giving How We Got Our Bible a wide range of usefulness.
From God to Us
Author: Norman L. Geisler, William E. Nix
Publisher: Moody Pub
An introduction to the Bible's origin, history, and development, and including charts, photographs, and indices, and addressing inspiration, canonicity, major manuscripts and recent discoveries, textual criticism, Greek and Latin translations, and modern English translations.
Author: Charles Leach
Dr. Leach answers these pertinent questions: (1) Is the Bible really true? (2) Where did our Bible come from? (3) Has our Bible suffered change through the years? (4) When were the books of the New Testament collected? (5) Did Christ use our Old Testament? Dr. Leach first discusses the New Testament then the Old, and finally traces the history of our English Bible. Dr. R.A. Torrey concludes with ten reasons given to prove that the Bible is the Word of God.
God’s Word to Us
Author: R.W. Hamilton III
The Bible has existed for millennia, and has been translated into over 600 languages. In this fascinating and informative book, author R.W. Hamilton traces the history of writing, canonization, and transmission of both the Old and New Testaments into our current English versions. Both newcomers to Christianity and biblical scholars alike will enjoy this well-researched and enlightening look into the development of the best-selling book of all time.