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General Introduction to the Bible / Edition 1
     

General Introduction to the Bible / Edition 1

by Norman L. Geisler, William E. Nix, William Nix
 

ISBN-10: 0802429165

ISBN-13: 9780802429162

Pub. Date: 08/28/1986

Publisher: Moody Publishers


An updated version of the popular original, it satisfies the exacting demands placed on any good Bible introduction: Excellent scholarship and clear writing.

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An updated version of the popular original, it satisfies the exacting demands placed on any good Bible introduction: Excellent scholarship and clear writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802429162
Publisher:
Moody Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
724
Sales rank:
921,780
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.66(d)

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Photographs / 9

Charts / 10

Foreword to the Revised Edition / 11

Foreword to the First Edition / 13

Preface to the Revised Edition / 15

Preface to the First Edition / 17

Part One: Inspiration of the Bible

1. The Structure and Divisions of the Bible / 21

2. Definitions of Revelation and Inspiration / 33

3. Scriptural Claims for Inspiration in General / 49

4. Specific Claims of Inspiration in the Old Testament / 65

5. Supporting Claims for the Inspiration in the Old Testament / 77

6. Specific Claims for the Inspiration of the New Testament / 89

7. The Continuation of the Doctrine of Inspiration to the Reformation / 99

8. Doctrines of Inspiration Since Reformation / 113

9. Divergent Views of the Revelation and Inspiration in the Modern World / 133

10. Contemporary Theories of Revelation and Inspiration / 165

11. Evidences for the Inspiration of the Bible / 191

Part Two: Canonization of the Bible

12. Determination of Canonicity / 203

13. The Discovery and Recognition of Canonicity / 221

14. Development and History of the Old Testament Canon / 235

15. The Old Testament Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha / 257

16. Development and History of the New Testament Canon / 277

17. The New Testament Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha / 297

Part Three: Transmission of the Bible

18. Languages of the Bible / 321

19. Writing Materials / 331

20. Manuscript Transmission, Preparation, and Preservation / 343

21. Old Testament Manuscripts / 357

22. New Testament Manuscripts / 385

23. Papyri, Ostraca, Inscriptions, and Lectionaries / 409

24. Patristic Witness of the Text of Scripture

25. Development of Textual Criticism / 433

26. Restoration of the Scripture Text / 465

Part Four: Translation of the Bible

27. Translations Containing the Old Testament Text / 493

28. Translations Containing Both the Old and New Testament Texts / 511

29. Latin Versions of the Old and New Testament Texts / 525

30. The Bible in English / 539

31. Modern English Versions and Translations of Scripture / 559

32. Modern Speech Versions and Translations of Scripture / 575

General Conclusion / 603

Appendix / 605

Glossary / 637

Bibliography / 645

Index of Subjects / 683

Index of Persons / 697

Index of Scripture / 709

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