How we got the Bible (DVD)
In How We Got The Bible, featuring Dr. Paul L. Maier, the Russell H. Seibert professor of ancient history at Western Michigan University discusses the production, canonization, and inspiration behind Scripture in this five-part Bible study from the LHM Men's Network. As the Word of God, the Bible is a collection of rich and reliable texts - "profitable," as the apostle paul says, "for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness" (I Timothy 3:16b). Over the centuries, believers have taken great pains - at times to the point of death - to translate and transmit the words of Scripture.
How We Got The Bible considers the vast assemblage of documents forming the 66 books of the Bible we have today. A mind-boggling 700,000 words are contained in its 1,100 chapters. Originally penned in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, the books of the Bible have today been translated into a multitude of languages the world over. Remarkably, from beginning to end, they declare - sometimes in minute detail - the saving promise God made to a sinful world that one day His own Son would atone for the sins of man. And this, of course, he fulfilled through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Joining Dr. Maier are Joel Lampe, manager of The BIble Museum, an extraordinary repository of printed texts, ancient manuscripts, and rare Bibles housed in Goodyear, Arizona. Additional commentary and insight are provided by Bruce Wurdeman, executive director of Lutheran Hour Ministries and Dr. Jeff Kloha, associate professor of exigetical theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
The contents of How We Got The Bible includes five sessions —
· Session 1 — The World's Most Important Book
· Session 2 — Can We Be Confident In The Bible?
· Session 3 — Silencing the Old Testament Critics
· Session 4 — Did the Church Make Jesus Divine?
· Session 5 — The High Price of an English Bible.