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1 The Bible in the Making Luzon City Churches Jubilee 2005
2 Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. - Ps 119:89 NIV The Bible in the Making - Intro
3 What is the Bible? The Bible is the record of Gods revealed word to mankind. It is called Bible from Ta Biblia (meaning The Books)
4 written in span of about 1500 years written by around 40 authors in 3 languages, in 3 continents, in very different contexts yet, it shows complete coherence and unity of thought Facts about the Bible
5 inspired by God (2 Tim 3:16) men carried along by the Spirit (2 Pet 1:21) with guidance, compiled by: dictation of words from God God-given visions oral tradition written records How were the words given?
6 Stone/Pottery Vellum/Parchment Papyrus Papyrus Scroll, then Codex Sheets of plant pulp Paper On what materials were Bible words written? originals copies
7 Stone/Pottery On what materials were Bible words written?
13 Sinaiticus & Leningrad Codices The Bible Record
14 Stone/Pottery Vellum/Parchment Papyrus Papyrus Scroll or Codex Sheets of plant pulp Paper Now, computers, PDAs, etc. On what materials were Bible words written?
15 Priests, then Scribes Teachers, Expositors Masoretic Jews -intense dedication -fear of God -attention to detail -destruction of faulty/old copies -methods of checking accuracy How were the words copied?
16 Matt 5:18 shows the power of the Bible I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. - Jesus Every word is important
17 … not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Every word is important
18 Examples of Divine Providence The Making of the Septuagint Development of Printing Discovery of Dead Sea Scrolls Survival from Nazi campaigns, etc. How did God protect the book?
19 Septuagint Alexander the Great - conquest Divine Providence
20 Septuagint Alexandria, one city named after Alexander the Great Divine Providence
21 Septuagint ATG dies Ptolemies take over Egypt Divine Providence
22 Septuagint Soter, cultural devt Philadelphus Demetrius Need for a Greek OT Divine Providence
23 Septuagint Alexander the Great Ptolemies Alexandrian Library Philadelphus Greek prominence Divine Providence Septuagint (LXX)
24 Development of Printing Development of writing History of Press Divine Providence
25 Printing Guttenburg, et al Divine Providence
26 Printing Reformation Religious sponsors Bible translators Divine Providence
33 Dead Sea Scrolls Copying accuracy challenged Discovery of Scrolls Resulting research Impact for us Divine Providence
34 Survival of Nazi campaigns, etc. Bible has always had enemies Hitlers rise to power Subsequent hate campaigns Liberal Theology Perseverance of the Bible Divine Providence
35 Nazi campaign, etc. Bible has always had enemies Hitlers rise to power Divine Providence
36 Nazi campaign, etc. Subsequent hate campaigns Liberal Theology Perseverance of the Bible Divine Providence
37 No other book has been so chopped, knived, sifted, scrutinized, and vilified… -Bernard Ramm Perseverance of the Bible Yet, consider its duplication... - more manuscript evidence than Plato or Shakespeare - translated in more than 2,200 dialects
38 Look at its popularity! UBS sells 110,000 bibles a day Each one on earth could have 5 bibles #1 best seller of all time Perseverance of the Bible
39 No other book has known anything approaching this constant circulation. - Greenslade, Cambridge History of the Bible Perseverance of the Bible
41 How should we respond? THE BIBLE… Seize it! I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread. - Job 23:12 NIV If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of mine. - Jn 8:31 NASB
42 How should we respond? THE BIBLE… Search it! Truly happy people are those who carefully study Gods perfect law that makes people free, and they continue to study it. They do not forget what they heard, but they obey what Gods teaching says. - Ja 1:25 NCV
43 How should we respond? THE BIBLE… Share it! Remember what Christ taught and let his words enrich your lives and make you wise. - Col 3:16a LB As for us, theres no question--we cant keep quiet about what weve seen and heard. - Acts 4:20 TMB
44 THE BIBLE… Seize it! Search it! Share it! How should we respond?
45 The Bible in the Making Luzon City Churches Jubilee
46 The Bible in the Making Luzon City Churches Jubilee