Bible Origins

This series of handouts (PDFs) and recorded presentations (MP3s) discusses the history and origin of the Bible as we know it today.

1. History of the Bible (introduction to the origin of the Bible) pdfsmp3s
2. How the Christian Bible Came to Be (formation of the New Testament) pdfsmp3s
3. Formation of the Hebrew & Christian Bibles (the canon) – Part A. . . Part B pdfsmp3spdfsmp3s
4. Writing & Copying Biblical Books by Hand pdfsmp3s
5. Christianity & Bible Become “Official” (Constantine & the consequences) pdfsmp3s
6. Versions & Revisions: Gods Word Translated (the Septuagint, Origen, & much more) pdfsmp3s
7. Two Latin Bibles Compete (Origen, Jerome, & the Latin Vulgate) pdfsmp3s
8. Into New Languages & Cultures (Christianity expands) pdfsmp3s
9. Monks & Monasteries (preserving & copying Bible manuscripts) pdfsmp3s
10. Jews Living Under Christianity & Islam (Jewish changes & responses) pdfsmp3s
11. The Bible in the Dark Ages (A.D. 600-1400: monasteries & universities) pdfsmp3s
12. The Underground Church – Medieval Times (Ireland, Ethiopia, Italy, & the Waldenses) pdfsmp3s
13. The Bible to Britain (2nd century to Wycliffe) pdfsmp3s
14. Reconnaissance & Reformation in Europe pdfsmp3s
15. Martin Luther & the Reformation in Europe pdfsmp3s
16. Protestantism Divides Europe pdfsmp3s
17. The English Bible pdfsmp3s
18. The King James Version pdfsmp3s
19. Changing Role of Manuscripts pdfsmp3s
20a. Do We Have the Right Words?
20b. Getting the “Original” Writings
21. Reason & Scripture pdfsmp3s
22. Modern Jews & Their Scripture (Tanakh) pdfsmp3s
23. Biblical Issues Among Modern Christians pdfsmp3s
24. The Story of the Bible Never Stops pdfs
25. Where Are We Now? pdfs