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Where Did the Bible Come From? How did we get the Bible?  Who preserved it for us to read? Who decided which writings were inspired or not? The Bible is The most historically verifiable book of all antiquity. The saints of old have handed us a glowing beton of understanding. What they got in the 12th,13th,14th,15,etc, centuries isn't the measure of what GOD want's to give the human race, it's only to get you jump started.We're to take what they had and lunch into regions beyond that GOD has already ordained to give the end time church.Not only did His Word provide hundreds of statements that could be tested for accuracy, it also anticipated—thousands of years in advance—many facts of socio-political history and of nature that research would one day confirm.It contains historical,dramatic,wisdom and Apocalyptic literature; legal documents;Song lyrics and poetry;short stories; sermons; speeches and proclamations; prayers,parables and fables and epistles.聖書はどこから来たのか。どのように聖書のか。 人は私たちを読むためにそれを保存しますか。誰が決めたか、どの文章が触発された"真実はこれらの回で非常に不明瞭な虚偽のために設立され、その限り、我々 は、真実を愛し、我々 はそれを知ることができない」― ― パスカル。聖書は、すべての古代の最も歴史的に検証可能な本です。聖徒は昔の理解の熱烈な beton、私たち渡したが。12、13、14、15 の彼らが得たものなど、世紀の神が求めるものは、人間のレースは、それがあなたを取得するためだけを与えるためのメジャー ジャンプ開始ではないです。We'retake 彼らがいたし、神を超えて地域に昼食は終了時間の教会を与えるに既に任命してしまった。それだけでなく彼の言葉は何百もの精度をテストすることができるステートメントを提供、また予想される、数千年前の-社会政治史の研究 1 日が確認される自然の多くの事実。終末論的な文献には歴史、劇的な知恵が含まれています法的文書。曲の歌詞や詩; 短編小説;説教;スピーチや布告;祈り、たとえ話や寓話と書簡。

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Overview

Sixty-six different books comprise the Bible. They include books of law, such as Leviticus and Deuteronomy; historical books, such as Ezra and Acts; books of poetry, such as Psalms and Ecclesiastes; books of prophecy, such as Isaiah and Revelation; biographies, such as Matthew and John; and epistles (formal letters) such as Titus and Hebrews. 

How did we get the Old Testament?

Ezra and the Great Assembly brought together all the writings inspired by God and produced an Old Testament made up of twenty-two (22) manuscripts (books). The number of finalized manuscripts (22) is the same as the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet. The Old Testament canon was divided into three major divisions: 1) The Law, 2) The Prophets, and 3) The Writings (also known as "the Psalms" because the book of Psalms is listed first in this division).

How did we get the New Testament?

According to the HBFV, many scholars have arbitrarily divided the canonization of the New Testament into five periods. The finalization of what would become our New Testament, they state, did not occur until the third Council of Carthage in 397 A.D.God did not commit the collection and finalization of his books to men of questionable faith over a period of 300 years. He instead choose to canonize his word through the three Apostles who were the most prolific writers of New Testament books - Paul (14 books), Peter (2 books) and John (5 books).
 The Authors
About 40 different human authors contributed to the Bible, which was written over a period of about 1500 years. The authors were kings, fishermen, priests, government officials, farmers, shepherds, and doctors. From all this diversity comes an incredible unity, with common themes woven throughout. The Bible’s unity is due to the fact that, ultimately, it has one Author—God Himself. The Bible is “God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16). The human authors wrote exactly what God wanted them to write, and the result was the perfect and holy Word of God (Psalm 12:62 Peter 1:21).

 The Divisions
The Bible is divided into two main parts: the Old Testament and the New Testament. In short, the Old Testament is the story of a nation, and the New Testament is the story of a Man. The nation was God’s way of bringing the Man—Jesus Christ—into the world. The Old Testament describes the founding and preservation of the nation of Israel. God promised to use Israel to bless the whole world (Genesis 12:2-3). Once Israel was established as a nation, God raised up a family within that nation through whom the blessing would come: the family of David (Psalm 89:3-4). Then, from the family of David was promised one Man who would bring the promised blessing (Isaiah 11:1-10). The New Testament details the coming of that promised Man. His name was Jesus, and He fulfilled the prophecies of the Old Testament as He lived a perfect life, died to become the Savior, and rose from the dead. 

Archbishop Langton added chapter divisions to the Bible during the 13thCentury.Rabbi Kalonymus and Robert Estienne who added verse divisions to the Old Testament and New Testament respectively during the 15th and 16th Century.* Guttenberg and his press, which led to easy access of the printed Bible for one and all


The Central Character
Jesus is the central character in the Bible—the whole book is really about Him. The Old Testament predicts His coming and sets the stage for His entrance into the world. The New Testament describes His coming and His work to bring salvation to our sinful world.  Jesus is more than a historical figure; in fact, He is more than a man. He is God in the flesh, and His coming was the most important event in the history of the world. God Himself became a man in order to give us a clear, understandable picture of who He is. What is God like? He is like Jesus; Jesus is God in human form (John 1:1414:9). 

A Brief Summary
God created man and placed him in a perfect environment; however, man rebelled against God and fell from what God intended him to be. God placed the world under a curse because of sin but immediately set in motion a plan to restore humanity and all creation to its original glory. 

 Literature

The Bible contains historical literature (1 and 2 Kings), dramatic literature (Job), legal documents (much of Exodus and Deuteronomy), song lyrics (The Song of Solomon and Psalms), poetry (most of Isaiah), wisdom literature (Proverbs and Ecclesiastes), apocalyptic literature (Revelation and parts of Daniel), short story (Ruth), sermons (as recorded in Acts), speeches and proclamations (like those of King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel), prayers (many Psalms), parables (such as those Jesus told), fables (such as Jotham told), and epistles (Ephesians and Romans)

The individual acts of the Trinity can be seen in three parts in the bible.

  • Old Testement: Acts of the Father
  • The four Gospels and Revalation: Acts of the Son
  • The rest of the New Testament: Acts of the Holy Spirit


They all work at the same time but one is more infasized at a sertant time then the other two.The GOD of the Old Testement is the same GOD in the New Testement. The GOD Who never changes didn't all of a sudden get a personality change when the New Testement came. The New Testement Revieals what the Old Testement is trying to say  & the Old Testement Explains in depth through symbols and pictures the New Testement.

 

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There are many issues we face today that are not directly addressed in the Bible, because the Bible was written at a certain time and place where such things might not have been done, and therefore they weren't addressed. So you have to look for principles. You have to look for directions.

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A STUDY OF TYPES
What is a Type?
What is a type? Literally speaking, the word type comes from the Greek word tuptein, to strike. In Webster's dictionary, type is defined as "to figure, to represent by a model or symbol beforehand. In the context of our study of the Bible we consider both the type and antitype. In our study of the Bible a type is a person, place, thing, or event that is a foreshadowing of a future person or event. The antitype or thing the type foreshadows is greater and clearer to understand. For example, a rubber stamp is a type. It is not clear and simple to understand. However, its antitype, that print that appears when the rubber stamp is pressed on paper, is much clearer than the type. The type was a shadow, or promise of the revealed antitype to come. There are dozens of types of Christ in the Old Testament.

We must never expect the type and antitype to be the same. We cannot therefore see a type-antitype relationship in every detail of a certain person, place, or thing. We should not seek types out of every verse in the Old Testament. The Scriptures must not be twisted just to bear out our desire to make a type out of a rather insignificant person or event in the Old Testament. On the other hand, we must not limit ourselves to only the types that are so denominated in God's word. Although we are always safe in those we can prudently use others, provided the context allows it. Remember too, that the antitype is always superior to the type. If it were not, there would be no need of the type. The antitype is always clearer and more revealing.

"The Bible student should be careful to distinguish between the possible, the probable and the certain" (Oswald Allis). This wise maxim should be applied to the study of typology.

A number of terms are related to the study of typology. A few examples are:

1. typos "type" (Romans 5:14; 1 Corinthians 10:6,11);

2. skia "shadow" (Colossians 2:17; Hebrews 8:5; 10:1);

3. hypodeigma "copy" (Hebrews 8:5; 9:23); and

4. sémeion "sign" (Matthew 12:39).

By the very nature of the case, it is not always evident what formulates a genuine type and what not. To define our terms, a type is a shadow cast on the pages of the Old Testament history by a truth whose full embodiment or antitype is found in the New Testament revelation.

The most historically verifiable book all antiquity

The Christian Scriptures are historically outstanding, deserving serious consideration. One could even say that the history of the Bible is so compelling that to doubt the Bible is to doubt history itself since the Bible is the most historically verifiable book of all antiquity. The only book more historically verifiable than the Old Testament (the Hebrew Bible) is the New Testament. Consider the following:

1) More manuscripts exist for the New Testament than for any other of antiquity—5,000 ancient Greek manuscripts, 24,000 in all including other languages. The multiplicity of manuscripts allows for a tremendous research base by which we can test the texts against each other and identify what the originals said.

2) The manuscripts of the New Testament are closer in age to the originals than are any other document of antiquity. All of the originals were written within the time of the contemporaries (eyewitnesses), in the first century A.D., and we currently have parts of manuscript dating back to A.D. 125. Whole book copies surface by A.D. 200, and the complete New Testament can be found dating back to A.D. 250. Having all the books of the New Testament initially written within the times of eyewitnesses means that the books did not have time to devolve into myth and folklore. Plus, their truth claims were held accountable by members of the Church who, as personal witnesses to the events, could check the facts.

3) The New Testament documents are more accurate than any other of antiquity. John R. Robinson in Honest to God reports that the New Testament documents are 99.9 percent accurate (most accurate of any complete antique book). Bruce Metzger, an expert in the Greek New Testament, suggests a more modest 99.5 percent.

Studying Sacred Texts and other so-called holy books

"At age seventeen, while beginning to serve as director of observations for Vancouver’s Royal Astronomical Society, I also began a very private study of the world’s sacred texts, testing them for accuracy. My non-religious upbringing freed me from emotional attachment to any particular book or set of beliefs. So I started with the books revered by my neighbors, Eastern religious texts, and worked my way westward.

One by one each book failed the factuality test, and I gained confidence that my initial skepticism would be affirmed—until I picked up a Bible. From page one, this book proved an exception. Not only did it provide hundreds of statements that could be tested for accuracy, it also anticipated—thousands of years in advance—many facts of socio-political history and of nature that research would one day confirm. For example, it anticipated the history and current tensions in the Middle East. It also described the four fundamental features of big bangcosmology: 1) the beginning of space and time coincident with the beginning of matter and energy; 2) continual expansion of the universe from the cosmic beginning; 3) the constancy of physical laws; and 4) the pervasiveness of entropy (decay).

Through nearly two years of study this book’s predictive power persuaded me that it must have been inspired by One who knows and guides the past, present, and future. I had essentially proven to myself that the Bible is more reliable than the laws of physics I focused on in my university courses. The only reasonable conclusion I could see was that the Bible must be the inspired Word of God."-Hugh Ross

Psalm 145:4

David recognized the inherit responsibility of one generation to take what the other generation gave them and then to have fresh discoveries to give to the new generation. That's the spiritual responsibility of ever generation.
As history unfolds the measure that GOD has given to the human race gets bigger and bigger, there's Meir Revalation of GOD witch means greater worship and praise. It's building.

The saints of old have handed us a glowing beton of understanding. What they got in the 12th,13th,14th,15,etc, centuries isn't the measure of what GOD what's to give the human race, that only to get you jump started. The Great Master of Math teaches you to get you going quicker at a greater measure. Were to take what they had and lunch into regions beyond that GOD has already ordained to give the end time church. 

I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.

–Harold Kushner

Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.

–John Green

  • LINKS

Unlocking the Bible, summery of every book
https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4ITeu1ELkHhFeZcktPV5pc0KanDR0L_2

How did we get the Bible?

Christ in all the scriptures
http://www.thebookwurm.com/amh_tc.htm

http://www.crivoice.org/books.html

Unlocking Sybolism & Meanings
http://amazingdiscoveries.org/RT_encyclopedia_Revelation_Daniel_sym...

http://www.gotquestions.org/

Hebrew Names of the Books of the Bible     

The Bible Project/YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVfwlh9XpX2Y_tQfjeln9QA

 http://www.revelation-today.com/a1bible%20symbols.htm

http://www.behindthename.com/names/usage/biblical-hebrew

http://www.shalach.org/BibleSearch/booksofthebible.htm

http://www.foundationsforfreedom.net/References/OT/OTSurvey/Hebrew_Bible_Books.html

https://trailviewallianceyouthsc.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/the-bible-project-chapter-6/

Discussion Forum

The Old Testement

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The GOD of the Old Testement is the same GOD in the New Testement. The GOD Who never changes didn't all of a sudden get a personality change when the New Testement came.The New Testement Revieals…Continue

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The Revalation of JESUS イエス の親愛なります

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The Book of RevalationThe book of Revelation reveals the glory of Jesus (Rev. 1:1) and His plan to transition the earth to the age to come. The book is called The Revelation of Jesus because it…Continue

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Song Of Solomon 雅歌

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がかWHY STUDY THE SONG OF SOLOMON?One of the greatest needs in the Church today is to understand Jesus’ love. Leaders throughout church history have encouraged people to read the Song ( Through it's…Continue

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Comment by DSW2315 on November 6, 2016 at 6:51pm

OT Theocracy was unique and temporary. It was not the ideal for tall time but the means to a promised new covenant.

Comment by DSW2315 on November 6, 2016 at 5:22pm

THE BIBLE MANUSCRIPTS

The reason the bible has so many textual variations is because for the simple fact that we have so many more manuscripts then any other document in ancient history.

The number of manuscripts is usually a positive thing in historical investigations cause if you have a lot of manuscripts that's a good reason to think you have a reliable text. But something that's usually positive historical evidence is seen as negative because people would say because we have so many we have that many more oprotunies to discover variance within the textual tradition and the numbers go up.

But then what would they say if we only had 5 copies of the New Testement and very few manuscript variations? Would it then be reliable to them. The would surely answer no ( the complaint would be then that we don't have enough manuscripts).

So whichever way you go weather it's lots of variance & manuscripts or few variance & manuscripts either way their just taking the position they take based on preference and not on credibility, reliance, or fact.

Comment by DSW2315 on November 6, 2016 at 5:21pm

ERRORS IN THE BIBLE

In Ancient Documents, every document in history; there were certain types of scribal changes that happened just naturally. Like slips of the pen, misspellings, certan kinds if word order changes, certan minor Scribal variations that don't effect the integrity of the bible at all.

These minor types of changes make up upwards 80% to 90% of scribal variations that we see in the bible. But If were talking about meaningful scribal variations there very few. If you add up all the meaningless ach rival variations that are out there of course we're going to get high numbers but were talking about the ones that make any impact.

But Even of these small numbers of variance within the textual tradition that would threaten the integrity of the bible we can determine which of those readings were original an which were not.

So we don't need to worry about mistakes because we can catch them when they happen. We have so many manuscripts at our disposal (5,000 ancient Greek manuscripts, 24,000 in all including other languages) that we can compare them with one another. We can see when a scribe has made a mistake (were they exit or enter tradition) and a change has been made. We can see them happen over time and trace our way back to the original text.

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Comment by DSW2315 on November 6, 2016 at 12:43am

BIBLE PARODOXES

English is hard to learn if you weren't raised hearing it all the time. We use words and phrases diffrently and they mean diffrent things based on who's saying them and their perspective and the context in which it's being used,etc.

Comment by DSW2315 on November 5, 2016 at 5:45pm

METHOD TO DETERMINE BIBLE CONTRADICTIONS

  1. Is it the same person,place, or thing?
  2. Is it the same time period?
  3. Is it being used in the same sense?
  4. Is it supplemental information/ extra information?
  5. Who's speaking?
  6. Is it something that can be understood in the way that it was worded by common sense/figures of speech,metaphors,etc? (
    Inclusive and Exclusive)

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Comment by DSW2315 on October 26, 2016 at 7:14pm
  1. Prophetic Consistency.  There are over 300 specific prophecies in the Old Testament that are fulfilled in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the New Testament.  “The very dimension of the sheer fulfillment of prophecy of the Old Testament Scriptures should be enough to convince anyone that we are dealing with a supernatural piece of literature….God has himself planted within the scriptures an internal consistency that bears witness that this is his Word.” R.C. Sproul, Now That’s a Good Question.
  2. Expert Scrutiny. The early church had extremely high standards for what books were judged to be authentic and therefore included in the Bible. A book had to have been written by an Apostle or someone in their immediate circle, had to conform to basic Christian faith and had to be in widespread use among many churches. This was a careful process of “the people of God in many different places, coming to recognize what other believers elsewhere found to be true”; these writings were truly God’s word. G.J. Wenham, J.A. Motyer, D.A. Carson and R.T. France, The New Bible Commentary.
  3. Leader Acceptance.  A majority of the greatest leaders and thinkers in history have affirmed the truth and impact of the Bible"I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong.” Abraham Lincoln.
  4. Global Influence.  The Bible has had a greater influence on the laws, art, ethics, music and literature of world civilization than any other book in history.  Can you think of one that even comes close?  “Christianity”, as set forth in the Bible “is responsible for a disproportionately large number of the humanitarian advances in the history of civilization—in education, medicine, law, the fine arts, working for human rights and even in the natural sciences….” Craig L. Blomberg, in Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith.
  5. Changed Lives.  From St. Augustine to Martin Luther to Joni Eareckson Tada to countless everyday men, women and children, the words of the Bible have transformed lives unmistakably and forever.  “As unnamed masses of Christians down through the ages have shown us, the Bible is the most reliable place to turn for finding the key to a life of love and good works.” T.M. Moore, The Case for the Bible.

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