Ep.875: So, Where Does the Bible Come From?
The "how" and "why" of the books of the Bible
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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!
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.