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How We Got the Bible

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Who were the authors of the books of the Bible?

How do we know when the books of the Bible were written?

In what languages was the Bible written?

What is Biblical Hebrew? Why was the Old Testament written in Hebrew?

What is Koine Greek, and why was the New Testament written in it?

How long did it take to write the Bible?

Did the writers of the New Testament regard their writings as Scripture?

How much of the Bible was transmitted by oral tradition?

What is the JEDP Theory?

Who wrote most of the New Testament?


What are the books of the Bible? What does it mean that the Bible is composed of different books?

What is the canon of Scripture?

How and when was the canon of the Bible put together?

How do we decide which books belong in the Bible since the Bible does not say which books belong in the Bible?

What was the process of deciding on the Old Testament canon?

What was the process of deciding on the New Testament canon?

The closed canon—what are the implications?

Is it possible that more books could be added to the Bible?

What is the antilegomena?

Does the warning in Revelation 22:18-19 apply to the entire Bible or just the Book of Revelation?

What are the lost books of the Bible?

Should Mark 16:9-20 be in the Bible?

Does John 7:53—8:11 belong in the Bible?

Why are the newer translations of the Bible missing verses?

How do we know that the Bible is the Word of God, and not the Apocrypha, the Qur'an, the Book of Mormon, etc.?

What does it mean that something is extrabiblical / extra-biblical?

Where did the Bible come from? How did we get the Bible?


Is the original Bible still in existence?

What is the history of the Bible in English?

What are the Dead Sea Scrolls and why are they important?

How did people know about God before the Bible?

What is the Muratorian Canon?

Who divided the Bible into chapters and verses? Why and when was it done?

What is the Comma Johanneum?

Who were Westcott and Hort and what did they have to do with the text of the Bible?

What is the Majority Text?

Historical Texts

What is the Septuagint?

What is the Samaritan Pentateuch?

What are Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus?

What is the Masoretic Text?

What is the Aleppo Codex?

What is the Codex Gigas?

What is the Gutenberg Bible?

What is the Latin Vulgate Bible?

What is the Textus Receptus?

What is the Critical Text?

What is the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament?

What is the United Bible Societies Greek New Testament?

What is a palimpsest, and how are they important in manuscript studies?

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