Bible – The Indestructible Book

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e80KNWrX1gU One of the undeniable proofs that the  Bible is the word of God  is the amazing saga of its  indestructibility. The Bible has survived despite a myriad  of vicious attempts to destroy it. Satan first sought  to undermine the authority of God's word  by posing the first question ever asked “Hath God said…” His assaults have continued  unrelentingly until the present hour. Yet the devil has never been able to  vanquish the power of the word. In the days of the prophet Jeremiah,  the wicked king was infuriated at the  judgments of the scriptures  and thus ordered the inspired page to be  burned. But God overturned the king's edict  and re-transmitted the page to Jeremiah. In 167 BC, the Maccabeans  miraculously raised a revolt against the  Greeks  and drove…
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IN WHAT LANGUAGE WAS THE BIBLE FIRST WRITTEN?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BocngX1NyhM In what language was the bible first  written? Let's find out. The first human author to  write down the biblical record was Moses. He was commanded by God to take on this  task. Exodus 34 27 records God's words to  Moses “Write down these words, for in accordance  with these words I have made a covenant  with you and with Israel.” And what language did he use? He wrote in  his native language  called Hebrew. During the thousand years  of its composition,  almost the entire Old Testament was  written in Hebrew  but a few chapters in the prophecies of  Ezra and Daniel and one verse in  Jeremiah were written in a language  called Aramaic. This language became very popular in the  ancient world and  actually displaced many other languages.…
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Top 5 Non Christian Sources Attesting to The Historical Jesus

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAjwqDa1bcI I  get the claim a lot, that Jesus never  existed. Typically I see this objection  brought up when atheists are in an  argument that they're having trouble  with and so when they're having trouble  answering the other objections, this  serves as their proverbial trump card. Jesus never existed anywhere. Don't  you know that the Jesus story was  borrowed from pagan mythology? There are no credible historians  that mention Jesus. Let's examine  those claims together and give you  something to think about. Here are my top  5 non-christian sources attesting to the  historical Jesus.  Before we go into  the five sources, let me explain  something about the nature of ancient  history. When dealing with this subject,  we need to keep in mind that this is the  ancient world. They didn't…
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Were the Gospels Written by Eyewitnesses?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Nco7aq58A When I first started to look at scripture New Testament, I didn't have really any background in Christianity, didn't even know what I'm going to find. And as I read through the gospels, I was struck by a texture of each gospel that was so familiar to me as it's so similar to the kind of texture I would see when I reach supplemental reports that are written by detectives who are interviewing witnesses. And I notice right away that the witness never ever agree on any case in every word. There's always would appear to be contradictions between the eyewitness accounts and they're at a certain kind of level, a certain kind of texture, a certain ethos that I see in the account. I see that as I…
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Why are the Dead Sea Scrolls so Important?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUwLDzs91CI I'm just north of Masada, on a desolate  Terrace between the hills of the Judean  Desert and the flats of the Dead Sea. It's a site known as Qumran, which was  inhabited by a communal sect of Jews  known as the Essenes until the Romans  destroyed them in 68 AD. Qumran consists  of a large community building and  smaller rooms dedicated to writing,  storage and other tasks associated with  a self-sufficient community. The ruins  also include cisterns, pottery kilns and  an elaborate water-collecting system. Thousands of ceramic jars and pots have  also been discovered here. Many features  at Qumran including these ritual baths  known as mikvahs are strong evidence  that the Essenes were religious scribes,  maintaining a library of Jewish  manuscripts. As such Qumran is the  strongest candidate for…
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Bible manuscripts: Number of copies and time gap

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCBX1Hew1t0 Textual criticism examines the number of  copies of  early texts that we have available to us  today  and it looks at the time gap between the  original document  and the earliest copy that we have. And  basically,  the more manuscripts we have, and the  earlier they are,  the less doubt there's going to be about  the original. So let's compare the bible to other  texts in ancient history, ones that are  widely used in schools and universities. Let's look at the Greek historians  Herodotus and Thucydides. They both wrote  in the 5th century BC but the earliest  copy of their writings that we have  dates from AD 900 and that makes  a 1300 year time lapse. And even then,  we only have eight copies of these  manuscripts in the…
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The Bible is indestructible because it is God’s Word

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https://youtu.be/e80KNWrX1gU Transcript of the video I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Matt. 5:18 1. Survival through time. Being written on material that perishes and having been copied and recopied for hundreds of years before the invention of the printing press did not diminish the style, correctness, or existence of the Bible. Compared with other ancient writings, it has more manuscript evidence than any ten pieces of classical literature combined. 2. Survival through persecution. The bible has withstood vicious attacks of its enemies as no other book has. Many have tried to burn it, ban it, and outlaw it, from the days of the…
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Consistent theme of the Bible points to divine inspiration

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49mMc88dXj8 If I were to hand you a Bible and ask  you to find Jesus somewhere within its  pages, where would you look first? Probably the New Testament right? Especially in the Gospels - Matthew, Mark,  Luke and John where we have all the  information and the stories about  Jesus's life. But what if I told you that  you can actually find Jesus in every  book of the Old Testament and that that  fact was one of the greatest evidences  of the inspiration of the scriptures.  Here's why that's so important. It's  because the Bible was written by about  40 different men and it was written over  a period of 1,600 years. And every single  one of those men came from a different  time period in history, a different  political…
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Debunking the da vinci code

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https://youtu.be/5SbLu1PDRHI You've written this book Breaking the da vinci code which is a great book. Summarize what you saw in the da vinci code and tell me the hype, the historical errors, why it was based on the hidden gospels and what does true history tell us here about this. Was Jesus married to Mary Magdalene? Okay let's summarize what we've already covered. We've already suggested that Jesus didn't become divine at the council of Nicea and Constantine didn't have anything to do with it. That goes back to the very beginning roots of Christianity and can be seen in the encounter that he has with the Jewish leadership. So we've taken care of that one. We've talked about the fact that the canon, even though the naming of the…
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What about the lost books of the Bible?

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https://youtu.be/uWm2Sg-qRrg Scripture and canon. That's what we'll be spending the next few minutes talking About. I'm Mark Mellinger at the Gospel Coalition National Conference 2013 and joining me for this discussion is Dr. Michael Krueger. He is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte. Good to have you here Dr. Kreuger. Thank You Mark and good to be here. Well let's start here the, the obvious starting place. Which challenges to the veracity of Scripture seemed to have the most resonance in North America today? Well there's a lot of attacks on the Bible as you probably know just looking Around. But what I've discovered over the years is that the attack that has the most traction with people is one that has to do with how we know…
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