From God to Us Revised and Expanded How We Got Our Bible

ISBN-10: 0802428827

ISBN-13: 9780802428820

Edition: 2012

Authors: Norman L. L. . Geisler, William E. E. Nix

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Where did the Bible come from? How do we know the right books are in the Bible? Does the Bible contain errors? What are the oldest copies we have of the Bible? How do we know that the Bible hasn't been changed over the years? Why are there so many translations of the Bible, and which one should I use? These are just some of the important questions about the Bible that are discussed in this book. Understanding basic facts about the origin of the Bible is essential for every Christian, but it can also be confusing and difficult. Here, two well-known scholars, authors of a more technical book,A General Introduction to the Bible, explain simply and clearly these basic facts. Inspiration, the biblical canon, major manuscripts, textual criticism, early translations, and modern versions are some of the major topics discussed. Careful explanations of important points are given throughout, as the entire field of biblical introduction is covered.Completely updated and revised edition of the 1974 work (more than 78,000 copies sold). Helpful charts have been added, along with an index of subjects, persons, and Scripture. This book is ideally suited for Bible students, pastors, and professors. While writing for readers without previous training, the authors do not gloss over difficult and complex issues when they arise. The nature of inspiration, the extent of the canon, and the usefulness of modern versions are all clearly discussed.
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Publication date: 8/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

NORMAN GEISLER(Th.B., William Tyndale College; A.B., Wheaton College; M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School; Ph.D., Loyola University) is Distinguished Professor of Apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. Norman has been teaching Bible and related topics for over 50 years. He is the author or co-author of some 80 books, includingA General Introduction to the Bible, From God To Us: How We Got the Bible, andA Popular Survey of the New Testament. He has also written hundreds of articles. He and his wife Barbara of 56 years have six children, fifteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. They live in Charlotte, NC.

WILLIAM E. NIX(A.B., Wayne State University; A.M., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is an editorial and educational consultant based in Dallas, Texas. He is author ofTransforming Your Workplace for Christand co-author ofFrom God to UsandA General Introduction to the Biblewith Dr. Norman Geisler. He has also written several articles. Dr. Nix serves at Veritas Evangelical Seminary, Murrieta, CA as Professor of Historical and Theological Studies and Director of Master of Theological Studies. He resides in Dallas, Texas.

Acknowledgments
Inspiration
The Character of the Bible
The Nature of Inspiration
The Inspiration of the Old Testament
The Inspiration of the New Testament
The Evidences for the Inspiration of the Bible
Canonization
The Characteristics of Canonicity
The Development of the Old Testament Canon
The Extent of the Old Testament Canon
The Development of the New Testament Canon
The Extent of the New Testament Canon
Transmission
Languages and Materials of the Bible
The Major Manuscripts of the Bible
Additional Witnesses to the Bible Text
The Development of Textual Criticism
Restoration of the Bible Text
Translation
Aramaic, Syriac, and Related Translations and Bibles
Greek and Related Translations
Latin and Related Translations
Early English Translations
Modern English Bible Translations
English Bible Translations and the New Millennium
In Conclusion
Subject Index
Person Index
Scripture Index
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