By Neil R. Lightfoot

How and while did the books of the Bible originate? In what feel are those books diversified from different books? How have those books been preserved and transmitted to us? Why will we have such a lot of assorted translations of the Bible?
How We obtained the Bible presents genuine, obtainable solutions to questions like those. A vintage consultant for Bible scholars, it has bought greater than 300,000 copies in the course of its 40 years in print. Now, during this new version, each one bankruptcy has been revised and chapters were additional, together with at the Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate. This thorough revision will tempt enthusiasts of the former variation and pave the best way for a brand new iteration of readers in addition.

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P. Grenfell and A. S. Hunt at Oxyrhynchus in Egypt P46, the first leaf of the Book of Ephesians P52, the first side (recto) of the John Rylands Fragment IQIsa, a column of the Isaiah Scroll Portrait of William Tyndale Preface to the Third Edition his study seeks to be a factual and honest account of how the Bible has been preserved and handed down to our generation. The subject is vast and at times complex. It has been my constant aim, therefore, to simplify the material and to state it, so far as possible, in a nontechnical manner.

Lightfoot It is reassuring at the end to find that the general result of all these discoveries and all this study is to strengthen the proof of the authenticity of the Scriptures, and our conviction that we have in our hands, in substantial integrity, the veritable Word of God. Sir Frederic Kenyon For Ollie Contents Cover Title Page Copyright Page Endorsements Dedication List of Illustrations Preface to the Third Edition 1. The Making of Ancient Books 2. The Birth of the Bible 3. Manuscripts of the New Testament 4.

Modern Hebrew books and magazines are normally printed without vowels, and this is precisely the way the Old Testament text originally appeared. 2. Aramaic. Aramaic is a kindred language to Hebrew and after the time of the exile (c. ) became the common tongue in Palestine. ) Because Aramaic was spoken by the Jews several centuries before Christ, it is not surprising to find some portions of the Old Testament in Aramaic instead of Hebrew. 26). If someone looks at a copy of the Hebrew Bible, these sections in Aramaic will appear no different from other parts of the Old Testament.

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