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July 19, 2015

Ep.875: So, Where Does the Bible Come From?

The "how" and "why" of the books of the Bible

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Who decided what went into the Bible?

In what languages was the Bible written?

Why do we think we have the correct New Testament compilation?

Does the number of ancient manuscripts found give us proof of the New Testament's validity?

What does Constantine have to do with this?

Theme Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16

The Bible is not only an ancient book, it is also an incredibly unique book, for it was written over a period of about 1,500 years by many authors and in several languages. It covers history and prophecy, moral and legal guidance, family counsel, spiritual enlightenment and a firm pathway to finding and appreciating the God and Creator of the Universe and His plan. The Bible – a book made up of 66 books. So, how do we know that the collection of writings we have is the correct collection? What about the origin of the Bible? How do we know if we are omitting some “books” that should belong while including others that shouldn’t belong? Who made these decisions? Answers and understanding coming right up!

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We will talk about biblical canon (the list of books considered to be authoritative Scripture), the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Apocrypha, the Septuagint, the Muratorian Fragment, the Chester Beatty Papri and more!

The Bible is important for us to understand individually.  With our own due diligence and searching the Scriptures, we can have confidence they are true.  The responsibility is on us to do that searching.  This podcast is about finding out the core values of God's plan by looking at His word through the pen of men, preserved for our benefit.



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    THOMAS D ADAMS says:

    Why is “Where Does the Bible Come From” video only 30 Seconds long?? Good lead-in, but where is the rest of the story??

    • Christian Questions
      Christian Questions says:

      Hi, Thomas – the video ad on this page is just to give you an idea of what the podcast is about. Just scroll up from the video and please play or download the audio so you can hear our thoughts on this topic. Clicking the CQ Rewind Show Notes button on this same page will give you the written transcript of much of the audio. If you have any questions or issues hearing the audio on your computer, just write us here or at inspiration@christianquestions.com and we will do our best to help you. – Christian Questions


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