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...
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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 Bible was written in multiple languages by dozens of authors whose lives spanned a period of more than fifteen hundred years. How did it all come together? Best-selling authors Norman Geisler and William Nix thoroughly answer this question and many more in this revised and expanded edition of a classic which has sold more than 78,000 copies. Helpful charts, photos, and indices have been added, rendering this book ideally suited for Bible students, pastors, and professors.
Major topics addressed include: theories of inspiration, the process of canonization, major manuscripts and recent discoveries, textual criticism, Greek and Latin translations, and modern English translations. The entire field of general biblical introduction is covered.
Dr. Norman Geisler (Ph.D., Loyola University) is author or co-author of over sixty-eight books and hundreds of articles including Christian Apologetics; Apologetics in the New Age; Answering Islam; When Skeptics Ask; When Critics Ask; The Baker Dictionary of Apologetics; Handbook of Systematic Theology (4 volumes), Chosen But Free and When Cultists Ask. He has taught at the university and graduate level for forty eight years and has spoken or debated in all fifty states and in twenty-five countries. He is the co-founder and long-time Dean of Southern Evangelical Seminary, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
NORMAN GEISLER (Th.B., William Tyndale College; A.B., Wheaton College; M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School; Ph.D., Loyola University) is Distinguished Professor of Apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. Norman has been teaching Bible and related topics for over 50 years. He is the author or co-author of some 80 books, including "A General Introduction to the Bible, From God To Us: How We Got the Bible", and "A Popular Survey of the New Testament". He has also written hundreds of articles. He and his wife Barbara of 56 years have six children, fifteen grandchildr
- <div><p>1. the Character Of The Bible</p><p>2. the Nature Of Inspiration</p><p>3. the Inspiration Of The Old Testament</p><p>4. the Inspiration Of The New Testament</p><p>5. the Evidences For The Inspiration Of The Bible</p><p>6. the Characteristics Of Canonicity</p><p>7. the Development Of The Old Testament Canon</p><p>8. the Extent Of The Old Testament Canon</p><p>9. the Development Of The New Testament Canon</p><p>10. the Extent Of The New Testament Canon</p><p>11. languages And Materials Of The Bible</p><p>12. the Major Manuscripts Of The Bible</p><p>13. additional Witnesses To The Bible Text</p><p>14. the Development Of Textual Criticism</p><p>15. restoration Of The Bible Text</p><p>16. aramaic, Syriac, And Related Translations And Bibles</p><p>17. greek And Related Transitions</p><p>18. latin And Related Transitions</p><p>19. early English Translations</p><p>20. modern English Bible Translations</p><p>21. English Bible Translations And The New Millennium</p><p>index Of Subjects</p><p>index Of Persons</p><p>index Of Scripture</p><p> </p></div>