New PDF release: A General Introduction to the Bible

By Norman L. Geisler

The publication is split up into 4 significant parts,

Part one: idea of the Bible

Part : Canonization of the Bible

Part 3: Transmission of the Bible

Part 4: Translation of the Bible

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In fact, whatever Jesus did know He affirmed with absolute authority, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth” (Matt. 28:18). Some twenty-five times He introduced His teachings with the formula, “Verily, verily” or “truly, truly” (cf. John 3:3, 5, 11). Jesus placed His words on the very level with God’s words (Matt. 7:26-29). 1 caption>

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“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away” (Matt.

AN EXPLANATION OF BOOKS THAT LACK EXPLICIT CLAIM FOR INSPIRATION The vast majority of the books of the Old Testament (about twenty-six of thirty-nine) explicitly claim that they are God’s words to men, but some do not have such clear statements as to their origin. Several reasons may be offered in the clarification of this important matter. They are all part of a given section Every book is included within the organic unity of a section (Pentateuch, Prophets, Writings) in which there is distinct and indisputable claim for inspiration, which fact thereby speaks for every book within that section.

Several reasons may be offered in the clarification of this important matter. They are all part of a given section Every book is included within the organic unity of a section (Pentateuch, Prophets, Writings) in which there is distinct and indisputable claim for inspiration, which fact thereby speaks for every book within that section. As a result, each individual book does not need to state its own case; the claim has already been made for it by the claim made for the section as a whole and confirmed by the fact that later biblical books refer to the authority of that particular section as a whole.

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