A perennial favorite. This short treatise outlines the history of the Bible in complete, yet simple terms. Shows how the Catholic Church has determined and proclaimed through her infallible rulings just which books are actually part of Sacred Scripture, and how she has preserved and maintained the Bible throughout the centuries. A real eye-opener, especially for anyone who thinks the Bible is a Protestant book.
Have you ever wondered who wrote the books in the Bible and how they ended up together? Has anyone ever told you that some books were cut out of the Bible or that the stories of Jesus in the Gospels can't be trusted? In this book, dive into the fascinating account of the most amazing--and best preserved--book the world has ever seen. Dr. Timothy Paul Jones gives easy-to-understand answers to popular questions on the Bible's reliability and accuracy.
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.
This is the leader guide to the How We Got the Bible DVD-based series. This all-inclusive guide has everything a leader needs: from tips on how start each session to riveting discussion questions, this leader guide makes leading a Sunday School class, small group, or home study easier than ever. Easily find out how we got the Bible we have today and discover why we can trust it with this 6-session DVD study on the history of Bible!
The How We Got the Bible pamphlet will increase the confidence of every believer regarding the reliability of the Bible. The bestselling pamphlet includes a time line of key events in Bible-making history, examples and illustrations of ancient writing materials, and a variety of Bible versions. This full-color, glossy pamphlet includes the inspiring stories of early translators who gave their lives to translate and print the Bible, including William Tyndale, John Wycliffe, King James, Erasmus, and Johann Gutenberg. Size: 8.5x 5.5 unfolds to 33 long. Fits inside most Bible covers. Few stories in the history of the world are as amazing and as touching as the story of how we got the Bible, This stunning pamphlet takes readers through this historical story and a time line of faithfulness, courage, and sacrifice for the sake of making the Bible available to us today. How We Got the Bible provides: Ten key points on how we got the Bible Illustrations of ancient documents created on papyrus and fine animal skins, as well as the first printing press A timeline that follows the emergence of the Scriptures that begins in 2000 BC and each step major step taken in Bible publishing through AD 2000 How We Got the Bible is an amazing pamphlet that will encourage every believer, and that answer the questions of those still seeking. The pamphlet reveals how the Old and New Testaments were communicated through a variety of forms beginning as early as 1500 BC when they were written on stone, clay and leather, and later on papyrus, and fine animal skins. Discover the reasons we can trust the reliability of the Bible, for example, how earliest Bible manuscripts were intricately copied by handand how ancient texts, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, validate the earliest manuscripts. A timeline in the pamphlet displays the remarkable and fascinating history of the Bible beginning in 2000 BC with Old Testament writers. The time-line captures key moments in Bible-making history such as: The translation of the Septuagint, the Hebrew Old Testament translated into Greek in 500 BC (KP - use exact date) The collection of the 27 Books of the New Testament and formal confirmation of the Canon in AD 300 (KP - use exact date) The first English translation of the Bible by John Wycliffe in 1300 (KP - use exact date)The King James Version of the Bible written in 1611 The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 The creation of dozens of modern versions of the Bible through 2008 How We Got the Bible pamphlet reveals the people that were key to Bible translation history, including: Erasmus, Martin Luther, William Tyndale, Miles Coverdale, and many others.
VOLUME 2: Do you have a question about some Bible verses concerning God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, a Bible verse or passage, theology, Christian history, textual issues, Bible translation differences, interpretation concerns, or anything Bible or Christian-related? GOT BIBLE QUESTIONS is a new book series that will address these types of difficult Bible questions. The apostle Peter said that the apostle Paul's letters were “hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.” (2 Pet. 3:16) The Bible at times can be difficult, complex, or elusive. GOT BIBLE QUESTIONS will get at what the author meant by his words. See the Table of Content and discover what verses and Bible difficulties we have dealt with in volume 2.