Tuesday, July 23, 2013

How DID We Get the Bible?

Someone said to me one day after I has taught on trusting the Bible, How Did we get the Bible? This excellent well written and easy to follow pamphlet lays it out well!
The How We Got the Bible Pamphlet increases your confidence about the reliability of the Bible. This bestselling pamphlet covers the top 10 facts every Christian should know about the Bible. It includes a timeline of key events that led to the printed Bibles we have today.

How We Got the Bible Includes
  • Timeline and explanation of how we got the Bible in English
  • Pictures of ancient writing materials such as tablets, skins, and papyrus
  • Methods used by ancient Masoretic scribes to hand copy each Bible accurately
  • Stories of key people, including William Tyndale, John Wycliffe, Erasmus, and Johann Gutenberg.
  • Shows the history of Bible versions such as the Wycliffe Bible, the Geneva Bible, and the King James Version, in addition to today's modern Bible translations.
How We Got the Bible Pamphlet includes the inspiring stories of early translators who gave their lives to translate and print the Bible in English. Size: 8.5"x 5.5" unfolds to 33" long. Fits inside most Bible covers
Few stories in the history of the world are as amazing and as touching as the story of how we got the Bible. This stunning pamphlet takes readers through this historical story and a time line of faithfulness, courage, and sacrifice for the sake of making the Bible available to us today. How We Got the Bible provides:
  • Ten key points on how we got the Bible
  • Illustrations of ancient documents created on papyrus and fine animal skins, as well as the first printing press with moveable metal type
  • A time line that follows the emergence of the Scriptures that begins in 2000 BC and each major step taken in Bible publishing through AD 2000
How We Got the Bible is an amazing pamphlet that will encourage every believer, and that answer the questions of those still seeking. The pamphlet reveals how the Old and New Testaments were communicated through a variety of forms beginning as early as 1500 BC when they were written on stone, clay and leather, and later on papyrus and fine animal skins. Discover the reasons we can trust the reliability of the Bible, for example, how earliest Bible manuscripts were intricately copied by hand and how ancient texts, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, validate the earliest manuscripts.
The How We Got the Bible Timeline Includes
  • The translation of the Septuagint, the Hebrew Old Testament translated into Greek in 500 BC
  • The collection of the 27 Books of the New Testament and formal confirmation of the Canon in AD 300
  • The first English translation of the Bible by John Wycliffe in 1300
  • The King James Version of the Bible written in 1611
  • The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947
  • The creation of dozens of modern versions of the Bible through 2008


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