The Bible
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The Bible

What It Is, How We Got It, And Is It The Real Thing?
4.8 (5 ratings)
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Created by Scott Metz
Last updated 10/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 11 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will learn how the Bible has been passed down through the centuries and why the documents can be trusted.
  • By the end of the course you will have a greater appreciation of the Bible and why it is unique.
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Requirements
  • None
Description

This course looks at the Bible, what it is, how we got it, and can we trust that it is the real thing. First we explore some facts about the Bible that make it unique. Then we examine its structure and overall theme. From there, how the Bible has come to us, and finally, why we can trust that the Bible is reliable.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is skeptical of the Bible, new to the Bible, or simply wants to know more about the Bible will benefit from this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 11 Lectures Collapse All 11 Lectures 10:19:37
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:21
This is a short introduction of myself, the Seminary At Church curriculum, and this class.
Preview 01:21
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What Is The Bible?
2 Lectures 30:07
This lecture gives an overview of some of the things that make the Bible unique in both secular and religious literature. It briefly outlines what the Bible is and how it originally came to be.
Preview 22:34

This lecture provides a brief overview of the structure of the Bible and how this organization came about over the centuries.

Lecture 3: The Organization Of The Bible
07:33
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The Theme Of The Bible
2 Lectures 16:28

This lecture provides a brief overview of the many themes that run through the Bible. That Jesus Christ is the theme of the entire Bible is emphasized and how the Old Testament points towards Him is discussed.

Lecture 4: The Theme Of The Bible (1)
10:58

This lecture continues the discussion of Jesus Christ as the theme of the entire Bible. The idea that Jesus is explicitly revealed in the New Testament is discussed.

Lecture 5: The Theme Of The Bible (2)
05:30
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How We Got Our Bible
2 Lectures 23:34

This lecture begins to deal with how we got our Bible. Here, we discuss the first step, the Inspiration of the scriptures, or how God chose to convey His Word to us through the men the wrote the Bible.

How We Got Our Bible: The Inspiration Of The Scriptures
11:36

This lecture deals with why God chose to communicate with us via the written word and the process of how God's written word was passed along to us.

How We Got Our Bible: The Transmission Of The Scriptures
11:58
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The Reliability Of The Bible
3 Lectures 01:03:53

This lecture looks at how the early church, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, determined which of the many writings available to it were to be considered as scripture.

Settling The Canon
18:38

In this lecture, we explore the reliability of the scriptures from the perspective of the transmission process. We look at the reasons why we can trust in the reliability of these ancient documents.

Reliability In The Transmission Of The Scriptures
20:31

In this lecture we discuss how the manuscripts have been prepared and preserved. These processes give us a high degree of confidence in the reliability of the Biblical documents and that what we see today is accurate.

The Preparation Of The Manuscripts
24:44
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 12:14

A brief summary of the class and perspective on the Bible as God's inspired Word to us.

Conclusion: Putting It All Together
12:14
About the Instructor
Scott Metz
4.8 Average rating
16 Reviews
196 Students
2 Courses
Masters of Theological Studies

Hi. My name is Scott Metz and I am the founder and instructor for Seminary At Church, a newly designed Adult Discipleship and Education Program. I earned a Masters of Theological Studies Degree from the Anderson University School of Theology in 2009 where I was recognized for Professional Distinction In Pastoral Theology. One of the requirements for this course was the design of a practical ministry initiative, which was the genesis for this program. In 2010, a paper describing this program was under consideration for publication in the Journal of Adult Theological Education. Since then, I have continued to build on nearly 20 years experience in teaching adult theological education in the local church setting.