Presentation on theme: "Review: We know the 66 books of the Bible are Gods Word because of: 1. Historical evidence 2. Biblical evidence 3. Intrinsic evidence."— Presentation transcript:
Review: We know the 66 books of the Bible are Gods Word because of: 1. Historical evidence 2. Biblical evidence 3. Intrinsic evidence
Review: We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as originally written were God breathed, both verbally and in every part. We believe God, who is Truth, communicated through Spirit-controlled men so that the Scriptures are without error and therefore authoritative in all they teach and in all matters they touch.
II Timothy 3:16-17: 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
II Peter 1: Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophets own interpretation. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
John 17:17 Sanctify them by the truth, your Word is truth.
Writing of Scripture: Supernatural act of God (God worked directly) Copying of Scripture: Providentially preserved by God (God used means)
John Ryland's Manuscript (AD 125), Contains John 18:31-33, 37-38
Bodmar Papyrus (AD ) -Contains parts of John
Papyrus 46 from the Chester Beatty Papyri (AD 200) -Contains major sections of the NT -Page of Galatians 1:10-22
Codex Vaticanus (AD ) -Most of the Bible in Greek -Page from the beginning of Matthew
Codex Sinaiticus (AD 350) -Half the OT and the entire NT in Greek
Leningrad Codex (AD 1008) -The entire OT in Hebrew -Page of Genesis 1:1-26
The ruins of Qumran and some of the caves
Some of the caves at Qumran
The Great Isaiah Scroll (125 BC) -From the Dead Sea Scrolls
Page from the Isaiah Scroll -Isaiah 53 (center column)