December 2013

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    The Bible Week 8

    Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 by Elgin Hushbeck

    Manuscripts,  Hebrews 1, scribe comments,  Old Testament Canon,  Daniel 9:2, Josephu, John 5:39, 2 Peter 3:15, New Testament Canon, Marcion,  Church fathers,  Church Councils, Diatessaron, Apocrypha, Council of Trent,  Other Gospels (Peter, Thomas),  Gnosticism, The Gospel of Judas,  1st century date of Acts and Luke,  Gnosticism 2nd century,  “Missing books”.  1 Kings 11:41,  1 Cor 5:9-10,


    Manuscripts Greek Bible Introduction Palaeography

    codexsinaiticus Hebrews 1

    The Bible Week 7

    Friday, December 27th, 2013 by Elgin Hushbeck

    New Testament manuscripts,  Age of Manuscript vs Age of Reading,  translations, citations by Church fathers, the attitude of early believers,  Council of Nicaea, Conspiracy theories,  Textus Receptus vs Modern Text, Textual issues,  1 John 5:7-8,  Matthew 15:5-6, Matthew  28:20, John 7:53-8:11 The woman caught in adultery, Mark 16:9-20, impact of textual issues on reliability, Joseph Smith’s “Inspired Version.”
    A problem with the camera lost the remainder of this class.

    Handout H

    The Bible Week 6

    Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 by Elgin Hushbeck

    Reliability of the Bible,   What do we mean by Reliability? Psalms 12:6, Psalms 19:7, word vs meaning,  Should we use a translation?,  KJV only?,  Tests for Reliability, Bibliographical test,  Old Testament manuscripts,  Masoretic Text, Dead Sea Scrolls, Isaiah 53:11.

    Note: A problem with the camera lost the ending of this class.

    The Bible Week 5

    Monday, December 16th, 2013 by Elgin Hushbeck

    New Testament, Synoptic problem, Order of Gospels, why were the Gospels written. The Baptism of Jesus, why is John so different, why study the Gospels in parallel. Finished the background section.  Begins the discussion on the Reliability of the Bible.  What do we mean by Reliability?

    The Bible Week 4

    Monday, December 16th, 2013 by Elgin Hushbeck

    Here is week 4 of the 16 week course on the Bible.

    Summary of Documentary Hypothesis,  Evidence for Authorship of Moses, Why is the authorship of Moses rejected, Alfred Wegener, rejection of the supernatural,  Daniel and prophecy
    New Testament, Types of Book, Chronology and order