How We Got the Bible

From Ancient Origins to Modern Translations
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to the specific steps that were involved in producing the Bible into what we know it to be today. This course does not address the contents of the Bible but rather examines the earliest records we have of Biblical literature and how the Bible has passed through a number of different cultures, copies and translations. The course takes an academic approach to the subject of the Bible and strives to give the student an appreciation of the monumental road that it has traveled in order to be available to the faith community and general public today. The course will look at ancient "targhums", archaic translations and contemporary translations to provide to the student an indepth understanding of why the Bible is so highly regarded by so many people.

What are the requirements?

  • This course has no pre-requisites and can benefit both longtime readers of the Bible and those who have not read the Bible at all
  • All of the material and resources that students will need are embedded in the course itself. Students will need no other external material
  • No other actions are required by the students other than a genuine thirst and appetite for knowledge

What am I going to get from this course?

  • discuss the Bible in more "academic" terms
  • appreciate the path the Bible has taken in order to be available to us today
  • teach others the history of the Bible
  • engage in meaningful discussions about the origins of the Bible
  • expand their own understanding and knowledge of the Bible

Who is the target audience?

  • This course does not discuss the content of the Bible and is consequently for students who have an interest in the Bible's origin and history
  • Students of the Bible who are looking to go beyond its content
  • Students who have a love for literature and want to understand its process of production

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Section 1: Overview
Section 2: Introduction
Why This Study is Important
Section 3: Autographs and Manuscripts
Historical Overview
Old Testament Manuscripts
New Testament Manuscripts
Section 4: Early Printed Bibles
The Vulgate to the Printing Press
20 questions

This exam covers the first six lectures of the course. There are 20 multiple choice questions.

Early English Bibles
Modern English Bibles
Modern English Bible Continued
Section 5: Contemporary English Bible
25 questions

This exam covers the material found in the last five video lectures of the course

Section 6: Supplemental Material

This video is provided by Dr. Paul Maier

Sources of Authority
The Old Testament
A Question of Christology
Finally An English Bible
Section 7: Closing

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Instructor Biography

Andy C Lewter, Church Historian

Andy C. Lewter is the Bishop of Christian Education for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship and is an Adjunct Professor at Beulah Heights Bible University in Atlanta, GA and the Apex School of Theology in Raleigh, NC. Bishop Lewter holds degrees from Oberlin College, Harvard Divinity School and the United Theological Seminary. Bishop Lewter is a highly sought after scholar and is involved in training candidates for the bishopric. He pastors the Hollywood Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral of Amityville, NY and the Queens Ministry of Jamaica, NY

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