Bible Origin

Litke, S. – How We Got the Bible

How We Got the Bible
Study By: Sid Litke
2009

This 8 chapter work by Litke (Dallas Theological Seminary) presents us with a study on the origin of our Bible. His chapters are Introduction, revelation, inspiration, inerrancy, transmission, canoncity, translation, and a final chapter, Interpretation, Illumination, and Application. Continue reading

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Barclay, W. – Making the Bible

Making the Bible

by William Barclay

William Barclay was a Scottish author, radio and television presenter, Church of Scotland minister, and Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at the University of Glasgow. He wrote a popular set of Bible commentaries on the New Testament that sold 1.5 million copies. william-barclay.com

Summary

In this classic work by british author William Barclay, he explains God’s process of giving us the Bible. Chapters are (1) the Grandeur of the law, (2) the Writings, (3) For further guidance, (4) The final test.

This is a three chapter work (rather long chapters with many subdivisions) about the formation of the Bible and the Canon. Chapers run: The Grandeur of the Law, The Starting-Point of Scripture, Some Discrepancies, The Holiness Code, Just Because the Days of the Prophets Were Held to Have Ended, The Prophets Established, The Writings, Attributed Authorship, The People of the Book, The Emergence of Sacred Scripture, The First Christian Books, Collecting Paul’s Letters, Making the Collection, The Gospels Win Their Place, A Written Gospel, Authoritative and Sacred, Discarding the Old Testament?, The Church’s Decision, Closing of the Books, The Final Completion, The Final Test: Does the Book Speak of Christ? Faith in a Living Saviour

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Griffith-Thomas, W.H. – How we got our Bible

How We Got Our Bible

And Why We Believe It Is God’s Word
By W.H. Griffith Thomas
© 1926 The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Copyright expired.
Published by Moody Press, Chicago, Illinois

In this twelve chapter book, Griffith-Thomas presents us with the origin of our Bible. He begin with the structure and history of the Bible, then the canonicity, authority, trustworthiness of the Bible. He then presents the unity of the Bible as a testimony to its divine origin, and then deals with the progressiveness of the Bible. He sums up with two chapters on the inspiration of the Bible, the interpretation of the Bible, and finally God’s purpose in giving us the Bible.

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Ballou-Letters in Defence of Divine Revelation

A SERIES OF LETTERS, IN DEFENCE OF DIVINE REVELATION;
IN REPLY TO REV. ABNER KNEELAND’S SERIOUS INQUIRY INTO THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE SAME.

BY HOSEA BALLOU,
Pastor of the Second Universalist Society in Boston.

This is simply a series of about 15 letters from Hosea Ballou to Abner Kneelands on the Divine Revelation.

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Arlandson, J.M. – Historical Reliability of the Gospels

Historical Reliability of the Gospels
Study By: James M. Arlandson

This study by Arlandson is a 15 chapter apologetics book on the reliability of the Gospels. He looks at many different aspects of the reliability of the Gospel accounts of Christ, the source and transmission  of these accounts (including the Q document), and many other questions involved in the reliability and origin. Continue reading

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