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How the Bible came to us

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How the Bible came to us

  1. 1. How the Bible came to us 038.How the BIble came to us - June 3, 2014
  2. 2. “because “All flesh is as grass,And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers,And its flower falls away, But the word of the LORD endures forever.” Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.” (1 Pet 1:24–25 NKJV) 038.How the BIble came to us - June 3, 2014
  3. 3. “Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.” (Prov 30:5–6 ESV) 038.How the BIble came to us - June 3, 2014
  4. 4. “Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.” (Psa 119:89 ESV) 038.How the BIble came to us - June 3, 2014
  5. 5. “The entirety ofYour word is truth, And every one ofYour righteous judgments endures forever.” 
 (Psa 119:160 NKJV) 038.How the BIble came to us - June 3, 2014
  6. 6. “For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.” (1 Th 2:13 NKJV) 038.How the BIble came to us - June 3, 2014
  7. 7. THE OLD TESTAMENT 038.How the BIble came to us - June 3, 2014
  8. 8. ““Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book, from the one before the priests, the Levites.” 
 (Deut 17:18 NKJV) 038.How the BIble came to us - June 3, 2014
  9. 9. “And there, in the presence of the children of Israel, he wrote on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he had written.” 
 (Josh 8:32 NKJV) 038.How the BIble came to us - June 3, 2014
  10. 10. “The king went up to the house of the LORD with all the men of Judah, and with him all the inhabitants of Jerusalem —the priests and the prophets and all the people, both small and great.And he read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant which had been found in the house of the LORD.” (2 Kings 23:2 NKJV) 038.How the BIble came to us - June 3, 2014
  11. 11. Masoretic Text Our English Old Testament Dead Sea Scrolls Cairo Geniza Fragments 038.How the BIble came to us - June 3, 2014
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  16. 16. Cairo Geniza 038.How the BIble came to us - June 3, 2014
  17. 17. Dead Sea Scrolls 038.How the BIble came to us - June 3, 2014
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  19. 19. THE NEW TESTAMENT 038.How the BIble came to us - June 3, 2014
  20. 20. Manuscripts Our English New Testament Lectionaries Early church writings 038.How the BIble came to us - June 3, 2014
  21. 21. • Over 6,000 manuscripts • Best date to ca.AD 350 (Vaticanus, Sinaiticus,Alexandrinus) • John Ryland Papyrus’ ca.AD 117-138 • Early church “fathers” dating back to AD 70. 038.How the BIble came to us - June 3, 2014
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  24. 24. • “Every day, all around the world, individuals, groups, businesses, schools, etc. operate with the conviction that autographs are unnecessary to learn the truths within them. Copies of wills, articles, and books can be gathered, inspected, and scrutinized until new copies are published that virtually are identical to the original.“[A]ccurate communication is possible despite technical mistakes in copying” (Archer, 1982, p. 29). So it is with the Bible.” 038.How the BIble came to us - June 3, 2014
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