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1 Talkin’ the Talk that Walks Three Myths About Oral Transmission James Patrick Holding Tekton Apologetics Ministries “Skeptics silenced…. rogues refuted.”

2 Talkin’ the Talk that Walks Why Is It Important? To defend the integrity of the Biblical record To understand the world of the Bible better The APAS Principle: Were people in Bible times stupid -- unlike us?

3 Can You Get It Out of Your Head? Mr. Clean gets rid of dirt and grime and grease in just a minute, Mr. Clean will clean your whole house and everything that's in it. Mr. Clean Mr. Clean. Mr. Clean.

4 Myth #1: It’s Unreliable! Claim: “Studies show human memory is fallible.” Elizabeth Loftus

5 Myth #1: It’s Unreliable! BUSTED! Memory studies dealt with impression accounts – not things people worked to memorize. Ancient people had powerful memory techniques.

6 Example: “Parallelism” BUSTED! Fred admires people with integrity and who have character. Fred admires people who have integrity and who have character.

7 Myth #2: It’s Inferior to Writing! Claim: “It would all have been much clearer if Jesus had written things down.”

8 Myth #2: It’s Inferior to Writing! BUSTED! This claim is the result of a bias called graphocentrism – the assumption that if it is important, it will be written down.

9 “Why Couldn’t Jesus Shop Here ?” “I sure didn’t write anything down myself….why do you expect Jesus to have done so?”

10 Myth #3: It’s Worthless Hearsay! Claim: “Our courts don’t admit hearsay. Why should we?” (Blame THIS guy for this one!)

11 Myth #3: It’s Worthless Hearsay! BUSTED! Nearly everything we believe is hearsay Critics misuse the legal definitions

12 Further Reading thinktank.com/loftus.htmlhttp://www.christian- thinktank.com/loftus.html mlhttp://www.tektonics.org/tsr/paperweight.ht ml


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