Additional Resources for How We Got The Bible

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  • Bible Museum
    The history of the Bible museum
  • Paul Maier's Website
    More about his writings and work.




    • Why Do Bad Things Happen?
      Download the Lutheran Hour Ministries booklet.
    • The Sopherim
      How were the scribes able to safeguard their copying from typical transmission errors? The Sopherim ("counters of letters") were scribes who numbered the words and letters in each Old Testament book. They left lists with these statistics at the end of each book to insure the accuracy of future copies. To get some idea of what these rules and regulations looked like, click here.
    • More on the Sopherim
      The Sopherim began with Ezra the priest and completed their counting of letters in the first century BC. See the beginning of this article for more on the Sopherim.
    • The Dead Sea Scrolls
      An examination of the Essenes who are believed to have written the Dead Sea Scrolls
    • Essenes and Scrolls
      More on the Essenes and their scrolls
    • An Early Fragment
      A fragment of John's Gospel found in the John Rylands' collection
    • The Date of Daniel
      Evidence for Daniel being written before 155 BC
    • Prophetic or Historic?
      A convincing argument that Daniel is prophetic and not historic
    • DNA and Reconstructing Scrolls
      Using DNA to ensure the proper placement of scroll fragments
    • The Synchrotron
      The Synchrotron - a new tool to read damaged, fragile manuscripts



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