Survey of Theology - Bibliology
The Bible in English through the Centuries
Which English version of the Bible is best? Which do you like the most? Why are there so many translations? Come and find out about the advantages and disadvantages of the various translations. Also, we will cover some of the problems translators encounter.
Survey of Theology - Rein Paasuke - January 17, 2021
Bibliology - Does our Bible have the right books? Apocrypha
In this session we will explore why the Apocrypha are not included in the Hebrew and most Protestant Bibles but included in the Catholic Bibles. The argument goes something like this: “The Church of Rome would say Protestants took away from the OT canon, by rejecting the Apocrypha, and the Protestants say the Church of Rome added to the OT canon by including the Apocrypha.” So who is right?
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Survey of Theology - Pastor Josh Munan - December 6, 2020
Bibliology - Does our Bible have the right books? Canonization
Our Bibles have a table of contents telling us what books are in them. But ancient Biblical manuscripts didn’t have any such table of contents. None of the Old or New Testament writers told us what to include in the Bible. How did the 66 books we have get included in the canon of Scripture? How do we know we have the right ones? In this session we explore the criteria used to determine the Canon of Scripture.
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Survey of Theology - Pastor Josh Munan - November 22, 2020
Bibliology - Do we have the Right Words? Part 4
In this last session on transmission of the text, we will explore the three most important types of existing manuscript evidence for the NT documents are: 1) Original Greek Manuscripts 2) The writings of the early church fathers 3) Various translation of the NT. If we add up all the existing manuscript evidence for the NT documents, we have more than 25 000 handwritten copies of the NT! That is astounding!
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Survey of Theology - Pastor Josh Munan - November 15, 2020
Bibliology - Do we have the Right Words? Part 3
In this session we will look at the how scribes copied the Old and New Testament text and then we will look at the plethora of manuscript evidence we have for the Scripture. From this evidence we will indeed discover that God has providentially preserved His Word throughout the ages. It is unlike any ancient text known.
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Survey of Theology - Pastor Josh Munan - November 8, 2020
Bibliology - Do we have the Right Words? Part 2
In order for succeeding generations to share in the Word of God, Scriptures had to be copied, translated, re-copied and re-translated. Transmission is how the text moved from the pen of the apostle to the printing press of today. Since all transmissions of the Bible were copied by hand until the invention of printing press in 1455 there has invariably been some copy errors that have crept in over the years. However due to the abundance of manuscripts and the science of textual criticism it is estimated that even with all the scribal “errors” the Bible you hold in your hand is 99.5% pure.
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Survey of Theology - Pastor Josh Munan - October 18, 2020
Bibliology - Do we have the Right Words? Part 1
Since the Scriptures have undergone some 3000 plus years of transmission this raises important questions: 1) Is the Bible we have in our hand the same as when it was written? Has the content of the Bible changed over the years? 2) Did the scribes ever make mistakes when copying the Bible? 3) Why does my Bible sometimes say that many manuscripts do not contain these verses? Answering these questions is what we will be discussing during the next few sessions.
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Survey of Theology - Pastor Josh Munan - October 4, 2020
Where do we go for ultimate authority?
Over 100 million Bibles are printed every year and is the most widely distributed and best-selling book in the world. Why is the Bible unlike any other book in the world? Why were believers over the centuries willing to give up their lives rather than to give up their Bibles? Can we truly trust the Bible to be the very words of God and without error? Join us in this and in following sessions as we seek to answers these questions and more.
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Survey of Theology - Pastor Josh Munan - September 28, 2020