How We Got the Bible
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How We Got the Bible

From Ancient Origins to Modern Translations
4.8 (2 ratings)
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Created by Andy C Lewter
Last updated 11/2014
English
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What Will I Learn?
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
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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
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.

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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Curriculum For This Course
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Overview
1 Lecture 00:43
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Introduction
2 Lectures 10:29
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Autographs and Manuscripts
3 Lectures 16:23
Historical Overview
05:42

Old Testament Manuscripts
05:47

New Testament Manuscripts
04:54
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Early Printed Bibles
4 Lectures 20:34
The Vulgate to the Printing Press
05:18

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

Mid Term Exam
20 questions

Early English Bibles
05:24

Modern English Bibles
04:54

Modern English Bible Continued
04:58
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Contemporary English Bible
1 Lecture 04:13
Transliteration
04:13

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

Final Exam
25 questions
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Supplemental Material
5 Lectures 00:22

This video is provided by Dr. Paul Maier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcEN6_TC4PU

The World's Most Important Book
00:01

Sources of Authority
00:05

The Old Testament
00:04

A Question of Christology
00:03

Finally An English Bible
00:07
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Closing
1 Lecture 00:46
Summary
00:46
About the Instructor
Andy C Lewter
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214 Students
7 Courses
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