"The Reliability of the Old Testament" (A Defense, Part 2)
The text of the Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew, with small portions (as in Daniel chapters 2 through 7)written in a similar language: Aramaic. The New Testament was written in c...
Posted: February 04, 2015, 09:57 AM
"Examining Textual Variants in the Old Testament" (A Defense Part 3)
Some manuscripts have different readings than other manuscripts of the same book in the Bible. Oh no! So does that destroy the belief that the Bible is the Word of God? Not at ...
Posted: February 07, 2015, 05:11 PM
"The Reliability of the New Testament Text" (A Defense Part 4)
Do we have the New Testament that was completed by the end of the first century? When I open up my English Bible, can I be reasonably assured that the words accurately reflect what the apo...
Posted: February 12, 2015, 10:29 PM
"Questions About Mark 16:9-20" (A Defense Part 5)
Kurt Eichenwald stated in his Newsweek piece about the Bible, "Scribes added whole sections of the New Testament, and removed words and sentences that contradicted emerging orthodox beliefs." Agai...
Posted: February 18, 2015, 12:21 PM
"A Conclusion About Mark 16:9-20" (A Defense Part 6)
What is the evidence for the last twelve verses of Mark? First of all, of all the Greek manuscripts we have of Mark's Gospel, only two omit verses 9-20. Only two. Hardly overwhelming evidence ag...
Posted: February 18, 2015, 12:42 PM
"John 7:53-8:11. . .the Story of the Adulterous Woman" (A Defense Part 7)
The is the famous story of the woman who was caught in the midst of adultery, and Jesus tells the audience, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone." Then he concludes by telling the woma...
Posted: February 19, 2015, 01:32 PM
"More Questions and Answers Regarding Textual Criticism" (A Defense Part 8)
Volumes have been written on the textual criticism of the Bible, but I will address just one more topic with the Greek text of the New Testament. Mr. Eichenwald in his Newsweek article men...
Posted: February 24, 2015, 02:29 PM
"Translation and Accuracy" (A Defense Part 9)
Kurt Eichenwald has written, "Many words in New Testament Greek don't have clear English equivalents. . . That is why English translations differ." How is this a problem with und...
Posted: February 24, 2015, 03:02 PM
"Formal Equivalence, Dynamic Equivalence, and Paraphrases" (A Defense Part 10)
In Bible translation, there are basically three different kinds of work. First, there are the English Bibles that try to remain as literal as possible and still try to be clear. Thes...
Posted: February 24, 2015, 03:22 PM
"Some Disinformation About a Translation" (A Defense Part 11)
It really bothers me when people are ignorant or deceitful, and they give out information that is easily disproven by hard historical evidence. Kurt Eichenwald writes "the gold standa...
Posted: February 24, 2015, 03:46 PM