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Additional Resources for How We Got The Bible

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  • Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Authenticity of Scripture
    Describes multiple "quests for the historical Jesus" by scholars and others.
  • True or False?
    A discussion of the truth or falsehood of 11 statements from Dan Brown's book, The Da Vinci Code
  • Mormons
    Mormons believe the Bible is the Word of God "as far as it is translated correctly." Read article 8 of the Articles of Faith.
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
    This group appears to accept the Bible but actually makes changes to the text of their version to support their own beliefs. Scroll down to section IV, "Erroneous Translations."


  • 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
  • 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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