By Craig Blomberg

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"Challenges to the reliability of Scripture are perennial and feature often been addressed. notwithstanding, a few of these demanding situations are extensively extra universal this day, and the subject is at the moment of specific curiosity between evangelicals. ... Blomberg bargains an available and nuanced argument for the Bible's reliability based on the intense perspectives approximately Scripture and its authority articulated via each side of the Read more...

summary: "Challenges to the reliability of Scripture are perennial and feature usually been addressed. even though, a few of these demanding situations are significantly extra universal this present day, and the subject is presently of specific curiosity between evangelicals. ... Blomberg deals an obtainable and nuanced argument for the Bible's reliability in accordance with the extraordinary perspectives approximately Scripture and its authority articulated via either side of the talk. He believes cautious research of the correct proof indicates we've cause to be extra convinced within the Bible than ever prior to. As he lines his personal educational and non secular trip, Blomberg sketches out the case for self belief within the Bible despite quite a few demanding situations to the trustworthiness of Scripture, delivering a favorable, expert, and defensible approach."--Publisher description

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Second- and third-century New Testament manuscripts may well be copies of the very autographs, or at least copies of those copies. But it is still important to recall that we have no actual evidence to suggest that the Hebrew text of a biblical book was ever treated without great care by the majority of copyists in any era of its transmission. 64 One may fantasize about all kinds of wild changes being introduced between the first, complete written form of a given book and the oldest copy we actually have, but it will be just that—fantasy—unless some truly remarkable new discoveries change the state of the discipline.

The Holman Christian Standard Bible [HCSB], NAB, NET, NJB, NLT, CEB, and NRSV). 53 Did Originals Originally Exist? Second- and third-century New Testament manuscripts may well be copies of the very autographs, or at least copies of those copies. But it is still important to recall that we have no actual evidence to suggest that the Hebrew text of a biblical book was ever treated without great care by the majority of copyists in any era of its transmission. 64 One may fantasize about all kinds of wild changes being introduced between the first, complete written form of a given book and the oldest copy we actually have, but it will be just that—fantasy—unless some truly remarkable new discoveries change the state of the discipline.

Matt. 25 Different Canons Elsewhere? This is possible, of course, but no actual evidence has yet emerged to support this hypothesis. 30 It is also noteworthy that none of the apocryphal books claim to be God’s Word, as many books of the Hebrew Scriptures do. But none of these issues should distract from the fact that the books in the Hebrew canon had no known competitors within Judaism. The Song of Songs was suspect because of its apparent delight in the sexual desires of a young woman and her lover.

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