How We Got the Bible

How We Got the Bible

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by Neil R. Lightfoot
     
 

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This is a factual account of how the Bible has been preserved and handed down to our generation. This volume, a profitable study of the numerous translations of the Bible, is necessary to understand the heritage and origins of varying versions.

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This is a factual account of how the Bible has been preserved and handed down to our generation. This volume, a profitable study of the numerous translations of the Bible, is necessary to understand the heritage and origins of varying versions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780891121800
Publisher:
Abilene Christian University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1986
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
106
Sales rank:
422,413
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

Neil R. Lightfoot (PhD, Duke University) serves as Frank Pack Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. He is the author of several books, including Everyone's Guide to Hebrews.

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How We Got the Bible 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lightfoot's classic has only gotten better with successive editions. I use this source to respond to questions nearly every series I teach. I cannot recommend it too highly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book with the very question that the book asks, 'How did we get the Bible?' So many people would believe more in the Bible's inspiration if they had an informed opinion to back it up- Lightfoot gives just that. With stories of the men who found ancient mansucripts that back up the Old and New Testament to explaining why a perosn should believe the Bible has not been changed through out history- he covers the basics giving a comprehensive and interesting read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good, honest account of how the bible came to be the book that we have today. This book explains verry well the fact that we can rest assured that we have the complete and accurate Word of God. Anyone who already harbors unfounded doubts or misconceptions about the Word of God will not find this book to be helpful in continuing their opposition to the Word of God. Anyone looking for good answers to legitamate questions will find this book very helpful.
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Curledupreading More than 1 year ago
This book goes into detail of who and how the Bible came to be in it's current form. Very interesting!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was searching for authority from Christ for the writing of the Bible and I didn't find it in this book. Christ prophesized the end of times but failed to authorize or prophesize the creation of the Bible which should be troubling for every Christian. Lightfoot on page 95 stated the Bible is divine but then degrades God by stating that the reason the Bible has been fraught with translation errors is because 'God would have to perform a mitacle everytime a scribe picked up a pen and ink'. Give me a break what it is beyond the abilities of the Creator of all we see to ensure the accuracy of the Bible? Why would God provide an error free original version which is lost to all those searching for it (them) then permit errored copies to be spread throughout the world? Could it be the reason there are errors has to do with my original question? Did Christ authorize His followers to add to the scriptures that Christ held to be Holy or is the Bible the creation of false prophets that Christ warned about?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has been around since the 1960s and hasn't aged well. It's written from a fundamentalist viewpoint, albeit an informed one. Lightfoot conveniently omits any serious look at the extracanonical books like the Gospel of Peter and their implications for the formal canon. I would recommend instead Bart Erhlman's (Univ. of North Carolina) new book on the development of the Bible. Broader, up to date, more informative.