The BibleAbout the Bible

Lean about the Bible through the eyes of a variety of biblical scholars. Learn about the ‘Book That Made Our World” as Indian philosopher and evangelist Vishal Mangalwadi titled his book.  The Bible (a transliteration of the Greek word for ‘book’ – biblios) and is a collection of books, a small library, that was written over a period of about 1500 by more than 40 different authors.

Historically Accurate

Unlike other religious writings, the Bible is a factual news account of real events, places, people, and dialogue. Historians and archaeologists have repeatedly confirmed its authenticity. There is one central message consistently carried by all 40 authors of the Bible: God, who created us all, desires a relationship with us. He calls us to know him and trust him.

A Trustworthy Source

Some people have the idea that the Bible has been translated “so many times” that it has become corrupted through stages of translating. If the translations were being made from other translations, they would have a case. But translations are actually made directly from original Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic source texts based on thousands of ancient manuscripts.

The Old Testament’s accuracy was confirmed by an archaeological discovery in 1947, along today’s West Bank in Israel. “The Dead Sea Scrolls” contained Old Testament scripture dating 1,000 years older than any manuscripts we had. When comparing the manuscripts at hand with these, from 1,000 years earlier, we find agreement 99.5% of the time. And the .5% differences are minor spelling variances and sentence structure that doesn’t change the meaning of the sentence.

Regarding the New Testament, it is humanity’s most reliable ancient document. We have thousands of copies of the New Testament, all dated closely to the original writing. In fact, we are more sure the New Testament remains as it was originally written by its authors, than we are sure of writings we attribute to Plato, or Aristotle, or Homer’s Iliad.

Learn for Yourself

The videos linked below will help you to understand this remarkable collection of writings and how it has provided the philosophical foundation for the modern ideas of human rights, charity, law, government, science, health care, and reason.

The Reliability of the New Testament Text

The Reliability of the New Testament Text

The Reliability of the New Testament Text Dr. James White Is the New Testament reliable? What about all the different manuscripts with variants that we get our translations from? Dr. James White addresses the question, “Can we trust the New Testament documents?” in this event sponsored by Trinity Law School. …

The Real Jesus

The Real Jesus

The Real Jesus: Paul Maier presents new evidence from history and archeology at Iowa State In this lecture, “The Real Jesus,” Dr. Paul Maier examines how many scholars and popular writers play the “Jesus Game” – inventing speculative new images of Jesus that owe more to the author’s imagination than …

Jesus’ Resurrection

Jesus’ Resurrection

Jesus’ Resurrection and Christian Origins* (Originally published in Gregorianum, 2002, 83/4, 615–635. Introduction The question of Jesus’ resurrection continues to haunt the thinking and writing of many scholars. I shall not debate in detail with them here; there are other places for that. I want instead to sketch, in broad …

Historical Resurrection of Christ?

Historical Resurrection of Christ?

Historical Resurrection of Christ? NT Wright responds (HD) Do you believe in the historical resurrection of Christ?  In this short 2.2 minute video former Bishop of Durham, N. T. Wright explains why that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is an historical fact.  I have read Wright’s books in the “Christian …

The Book That Made Your World

The Book That Made Your World

The Book That Made Your World By Dr Vishal Mangalwadi Understand Where We Came From Whether you’re an avid student of the Bible of a skeptic of its relevance. The Book That Made Your World will transform your perception of its influence on virtually every facet of Western civilization. Indian …

Bible 101

Bible 101

Bible 101 With Dr. Craig Evans – Part 1 Produced By: Denise Lodde ; Acadia University Professor Dr. Craig Evans sits down with Denise Lodde to give an overview of the Bible, what it is, who wrote it, its historical accuracy and message and why it’s a book that matters …