Episode 416: Recently, an article was published concerning “How We Got the Bible.” Having done some research on the subject, I decided to respond to the claims being made in that article. I start out with a run through 2 Timothy 3.16 for orientation. Then, I tackle the articles assertions paragraph. As will become evident, many assertions are made with no basis in reality, history, or, most importantly, Scripture.
Since I reference it, here is the bibliographic information on Beckwith’s book:
Beckwith, Roger. The Old Testament Canon of the New Testament Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1985.
Episode 395: One of the first, if not the first, Bible translations is also arguably the most important. The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) was translated into the Greek in approximately the 3rd century B.C. & is known as the Septuagint (LXX). What is the story behind this translation & why is it so important? Tune in as we explore the interesting story behind this important work.
Episode 393: We continue the journey of how we got the Bible by exploring the formation of the Old Testament. What is the timeline for the writing of each book? How did these 39 books come together in a single volume? Tune in as I do my best to build the timeline & examine the process of canonization.
Episode 390: The Bible is an ancient book written by people from long ago in ancient languages. What were the languages used by Moses, for example? And what kinds of materials were used in the writing process? Tune in as I explore these questions & take another step in the journey of how we today have the Bible.
Episode 387: There are several different theories about how God breathed out His word. The question is: How did God preserve the personality & style of each writer while ensuring that what was written was exactly what He wanted written? I explore the different theories & then provide what I believe concerning how God inspired His word.
Episode 384: This episode begins to journey through the rich history of how we got the Bible in our language today. First, we need to lay some ground work concerning the nature of things, both physical & spiritual. This will orient us in our discussion of God’s providential care in ensure the survival of His word. Tune in as we explore important matters.
Today in Church History: or tomorrow, An earthquake shakes London about 2 pm as a synod, led by Archbishop William Courtnay, meets to condemn John Wycliffe for his efforts to reform the church (1382)