304 - Bible Translation: Has It Been Changed?

Was the Bible Just a Game of Telephone or Has It been Accurately Preserved?
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  • Length 1.5 hours
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Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

This is the fourth class in the Bible Myth or Fact Series. In this course we will be taking a deep look at how the Bible was translated and transmitted throughout time. Is the Bible the fanciest game of telephone or has it remained unchanged for thousands of years? This is an issue that many have questions about. How is it possible that the Bible could have remained the same over many years? Humanly, it seems impossible. If the Bible was written by mere humans it should have errors from the many years of copying and translating. If it does have errors then it can't be trusted as an authoritative writing. On the other hand if it was written by God through men then the Bible should have no errors despite the many translations and years of copying. In this class we will show you the physical evidence that the Bible has been translated correctly throughout the years. We will cover many issues including:

  • The accuracy of copying techniques
  • The number of manuscripts available
  • The oldest manuscripts available
  • How modern translations compare to the oldest manuscripts

These issues are critical to the accurate translation of the Bible. We invite you to examine this evidence with us. We hope that after this class you will be able to determine for yourself whether the Bible was translated accurately.

What are the requirements?

  • Viewing other courses in the Bible Myth of Fact Series may be useful but not required
  • Taking notes is encouraged but not required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the Difference Between Translation and Transmission
  • Determine Whether the Bible was Translated Accurately
  • Determine Whether the Bible was Transmitted Accurately

Who is the target audience?

  • Those who have doubts about how the Bible was translated
  • Those who want to learn about the Bible

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Section 1: Transmission and Translation
A Game of Telephone?
Ancient Texts
7 pages

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Section 2: The Dead Sea Scrolls
The Dead Sea Scrolls
What Was Found?
About the Dead Sea Scrolls
Section 3: The Old Testament
How Was the Bible Transmitted?
The Reliability of the Documents
The Accuracy of the Copies
Significance of the Manuscripts
Translation of Isaiah
The Expected Messiah
Section 4: The New Testament
The New Testament Texts
The Number of New Testament Texts
The Accuracy of the New Testament
Can the Texts Be Trusted?
3 pages

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Section 5: Versions of the Bible
What About All the Different Versions?
The Range of Versions
The ESV Version
Bad Translations
Section 6: Next / Previous Course for 2-Year Curriculum

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Instructor Biography

Kevin Conover, Christian Apologetics Teacher

Kevin Conover lives in San Diego with his wife and three kids. He earned his BA from the University of California San Diego where he was also the commencement speaker. He earned a Masters Degree in Divinity from Trinity Biblical University and is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Apologetics from Biola University.

He taught Christian apologetics at Horizon Christian High School for four years and was voted by the students as teacher of the year four years in a row. He is currently in his third year of teaching apologetics at Christian High School which is associated with Shadow Mountain Church and Pastor David Jeremiah.

Kevin is a volunteer assistant pastor at Skyline Church with Dr. Jim Garlow, a frequent guest host on the Bob Siegel radio show, and speaks at a variety of events on the truth of the Bible. He is the founder of a Christian education ministry, Educate For Life, which helps people know why the Bible is the only book that can credibly be called God's Word.

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