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How the Bible Came Together

Date recorded: 22 May 2016 | Speaker: Dirk Jongkind | Event: ELF Workshop


Our modern Bibles are translated from the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament. The first was written over a period of over 1,000 years, the latter within a single generation. These two parts of Scripture have quite different transmission histories, and, as with everything to do with the Bible, there has been plenty of unhelpful speculation. But what does the Bible itself indicate about how it was written? Why do the Old and New Testaments have such different histories, and does this teach us anything about God as the ultimate author of Scripture? Using the Bible (and a bit of common sense), we will learn about how the Word of God came to us after a long history.