How We Got The Bible Pamphlet
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How We Got the Bible covers the 10 key facts everyone should know about the Bible. This bestselling booklet, How We Got the Bible, includes a History of the Bible Timeline that explains the key events and most important people involved over the centuries.
Few stories are as amazing and as touching as the story of how we got the Bible. This stunning pamphlet tells of the faithfulness and sacrifice by courageous Christians to bring the Bible to people in their own common language. This How We Got the Bible booklet is perfect for Bible studies, Sunday school classes, and church small groups.
How We Got the Bible Answers the Questions—
- Who wrote the Bible
- When was it written
- Where was it written
- How can we know it is reliable
How We Got the Bible Covers the Main Events in the History of the Bible
The History of the Bible: 1500 BC to AD 1455 — From Moses to Gutenberg's Printing Press
- From God's command to Moses to write on tablets
- The Dead Sea Scrolls confirm the reliability of the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures)
- The Earliest Hand-Made Copies of the Bible
- Jerome's translation into Latin: The Vulgate
- The Masoretes, Jewish Scribes and their System to Ensure Accuracy
- The first Bibles printed on Gutenberg's revolutionary printing press
The History of the Bible: From Martin Luther and William Tyndale to Modern Bibles and Bible Translations
- Luther, Tyndale, and other scholars publish the Bible in local languages of common people.
- People who sacrificed their lives to print and distribute the Bible in English
- English Bibles Develop:The Wycliffe Bible, Coverdale Bible, Matthew's Bible, The Great Bible (also called the Chained Bible), and the King James Version.
- Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which confirm the reliability of Scripture.
- Discovery of several very ancient Bibles which were hand-copied within 350 years after Christ's resurrection. These confirm the remarkable accuracy of the copyists.
- Modern Bible translations we have today.
People wonder if they can be confident that the Bibles we have today are reliable. This How We Got the Bible Booklet gives reasons to believe in a high degree of accuracy of Bible transmission over the years. In fact, the Dead Sea Scrolls have provided significant evidence that modern Bibles are remarkably true to the original writings. How We Got the Bible includes a timeline of key events that stretch from the writing of the first five books of the Bible (also known as the Law of Moses, The Pentateuch, or Torah) to the printed Bibles we have today.
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How We Got the Bible Pamphlet includes the inspiring stories of early translators who gave their lives to translate and print the Bible in English. Size: 8.5"x 5.5" unfolds to 33" long. Fits inside most Bible covers
- 10 Basics Everyone Should Know about the Bible
- Stories of key people, including William Tyndale, John Wycliffe, Erasmus, and Johann Gutenberg
- Timeline and explanation of how we got the Bible in English
- Pictures of ancient writing materials such as tablets, skins, and papyrus
- Methods used by ancient Masoretic scribes to hand copy each Bible accurately
- Shows the history of Bible versions such as the Wycliffe Bible, the Geneva Bible, and the King James Version, in addition to today's modern Bible translations.
How We Got the Bible is an amazing booklet that will encourage every believer, and that answer the questions of those still seeking. The pamphlet reveals how the Old and New Testaments were communicated through a variety of forms beginning as early as 1500 BC when they were written on stone, clay and leather, and later on papyrus and fine animal skins. Discover the reasons we can trust the reliability of the Bible, for example, how earliest Bible manuscripts were intricately copied by hand and how ancient texts, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, validate the earliest manuscripts.
The How We Got the Bible Timeline Includes
- The translation of the Septuagint, the Hebrew Old Testament translated into Greek in 500 BC
- The collection of the 27 Books of the New Testament and formal confirmation of the Canon in AD 300
- The first English translation of the Bible by John Wycliffe in 1300
- The King James Version of the Bible written in 1611
- The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947
- The creation of dozens of modern versions of the Bible through 2008
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How We Got the Bible
I recently received an advanced copy of Rose Publishing’s How We Got the Bible pamphlet. This is a great overview of how the bible has developed through the centuries. As with most publication Rose Publishing produces, this is richly illustrated.
It is presented in timeline format, making it easy to follow. The timeline starts at 2000 BC and moves through history ending at 2005 AD. Under each year heading are listed the significant events and people responsible for translating and producing the bible as we know it. The last page is a chart depicting major translations in order of publication.
What I like about this pamphlet, is its simplicity. The facts are presented in a condensed form. There is enough generalization to be significant, yet leaves room for further investigation by those who want to delve deeper into the material.
The one fault I find is under the 2005 New English Translation (NET) more could have been said as to why the translation was produced. Also, in 2006 the NET was available as a print edition.
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