Starting on February 24th
Adult Bible Class
Sunday Mornings 9:15 to 10:15
How We Got The Bible
BY: Dr. Paul L. Maier
This Bible study will survey the historical development, textual transmission, and publication history of the Bible as it has come down to us through the centuries. With special emphasis on God’s divine activity through the Spirit-inspired authors of the Old and New Testaments, this study will show how the Bible is His book, His Word-revealed to man that they might know the way of salvation as revealed by the prophets and made real in the flesh through the life, death, and resurrection of God’s son, Jesus Christ.
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
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.
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