All the cannons in the Bible are distinctly divinely inspired by God. Write a review Rate this item: Christianity at the Crossroads: Don't have a Kindle? A very disappointing find for this reader for a book I had higher hopes for.
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The author comes from a part of the Hellenistic Christian world that desires to reject the authority of the Catholic Church, partly by criticizing the English translations based on the Vulgate and partly based on critiquing the Alexandrian textual tradition that led to the writing of the apocrypha that were accepted by Catholics despite lacking factual truth or genuine biblical basis.
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How We Got the Bible
The E-mail Address es you entered bivle are not in a valid lightvoot. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. Please try again later. This book was difficult to read, written much like a text book for a college class; I had to read many passages twice to get the full understanding. I would not say that this is exactly a bad book. Explains the "Lost Books" and why they are not included.
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The book also manages to present a viewpoint that is within the line of the contemporary consensus regarding the Westcott-Hort text, a certain hostility towards the Byzantine text tradition most notably upheld in the Textus Receptus, and in a bias for the untrustworthy Alexandrian tradition , and therefore although the book manages to present a view that strongly defends the importance of the Bible, it fares badly as far as its own specific comments within its study of the Bible.
People including me have wondered how The Bible came to be. In doing so, Lightfoot gives manuscript history for each as well as strengths and weaknesses of each translation This was a very helpful book in understanding the process of canonization.
He demonstrates what's so great about biblf Dead Sea Scrolls in that they thus far show that between the thousand years of the first available Hebrew manuscript little has changed from the first century and before.
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Learn about the first materials used to write down the words of Scripture. Read more Read less. Nov 27, Thomas Peters rated it liked it. Manuscripts of the New Testament.
Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. Central Church of Christ ; Burlington, Lightffoot. Lightfoot Snippet view - Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. How has the Bible been preserved and transmitted to us? Instead, hwo is a sort of primer in text history -- where did the oldest extant manuscripts come from and how have they been translated into English.
A very disappointing find for this reader for a book I had higher hopes for.
It begins with the stone, clay, leather, and papyrus that the words were originally written on to what was used to write with and who was writing it all the way to how we've gotten to the most popular Bible s KJV and NIV to date. And how has it come to be in translations that we can understand? It's straightforward, easy-to-read, and nicely connects everything together.
The same would be true if you could compare the best liked copies with documents written at the time these events took place but that is impossible since it is most unlikely that these godly events ever happened.
This is a scholarly book ths for the lay person.
How we got the Bible
I listened to the Audible audio version of this book. Uncover the facts of some of history's most fascinating archaeological discoveries. Some critics of the Bible have challenged its authority on the basis of errors of transmission. Learn about the first materials used to write down the words of Scripture.