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How we got the Bible modified pp

How we got the Bible modified.

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How we got the Bible modified pp

  1. 1. How We Got the Bible Process Inspiration/Revelation Transmission Translation Canonization (Copy what is on this slide in your notes.)
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  3. 3. How We Got the Bible Inspiration: The supernatural influence of the Holy Spirit upon scripture writers which rendered their writings an accurate record of the revelation or which resulted in what they wrote being considered the Word of God. God
  4. 4. History of Writing Oral tradition: repeating record or information orally from one generation to another. “And God said…” l l l l Creation Noah Abraham Moses ? ? 2000B.C. (possible writing) Oral tradition
  5. 5. History of Writing Clay papyrus parchment (moist tablet) (paper from (animal skins) papyrus reeds)
  6. 6. Manuscript: A handwritten copy of the Bible in the original language. 1000s of these are available today but these have been copied many times.
  7. 7. Masoretic Scribes
  8. 8. Masoretic rules for copying the Old Testament • the whole scroll must be carefully ruled before a word is written • the ink must be black, made from soot, charcoal and honey • each line is to contain 30 letters exactly • each column is to contain an even number of lines, the same number throughout the scroll
  9. 9. • no letter or word is to be written from memory • each word must be studied in the original manuscript and spoken aloud before being copied • the document is to be carefully checked using word and letter counts • the entire scroll is to be checked by a supervisor Masoretic rules for copying the Old Testament
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  14. 14. Dead Sea Scrolls: In 1947 manuscripts of the Old Testament were found in a cave by a Bedouin shepherd in Qumran near the Dead Sea. They date back to 100-200B.C. and are 1,000 years older than the oldest manuscript discovered prior to this time.
  15. 15. The Dead Sea Scrolls contain: •Portions of all the OT books except Esther •The complete scroll of Isaiah •Evidence of the accuracy of the scribes
  16. 16. Codex: During the 2nd century parchment scrolls were folded and fastened at one side with a cover. These were forerunners to books.
  17. 17. Theories of Inspiration Neo-orthodox: the Bible is a witness to the word of God. Because man is finite, reports may contain errors. As a person experiences God afresh through these accounts it becomes the word of God. Limited Inspiration theory: God inspired the thoughts of the biblical writer but not necessarily the words they chose. It may contain errors but the Holy Spirit protected doctrinal portions from error. Dictation theory: God dictated the Bible to human scribes. He gave them the words he wanted them to write. Plenary Verbal Inspiration theory: The Holy Spirit interacted with human writers to produce the Bible. Plenary means complete. All scripture is inspired even the words but some freedom is noted for the style and personalities of the authors but the end product faithfully reflects the message God intended
  18. 18. Good Day! April 15 2015 • Open schoology.com • Open the file 4/15 and the document. • Once complete copy this into your Evernote for today

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