Summary: I’ve been called many names since I dare to assert that the King James Bible has flaws. After all, isn’t it based on the “received text?” And doesn’t mean that it is inspired such that it is inerrant? I don’t think so. What the authors originally wrote were moved by God to compose what […]
The Witness of Ancient Scholars Verifies the Septuagint’s Longer Chronology is What the Original Hebrew Revealed
Summary: Is the Bible’s chronology corrupted? Did this corruption take place before the time of Christ? Or might it have happened after the Temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. when rabbis altered the Old Testament to hide the fact that Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled the prophecies of the Messiah? Which Chronology is Correct? The Masoretic’s […]
The Epic Story: Why We Know the Bible Is Authoritative and True to the Original Words of Prophets and Apostles (Part 1: The Old Testament)
Summary: The Bible we have today is the result of herculean efforts by scholars for over 500 years, built on sustained efforts to maintain the pure Word of God for almost 1500 years prior to that. Those who do the work of text criticism to discern the original words written by prophets and apostles almost […]
HOW THE SEPTUAGINT CORRECTS THE MASORETIC TEXT
Does the LXX Ever Fill in the Gaps Left by the MT? Summary: Textual Criticism Is NOT Just a Tool for Those Who Doubt the Authority and Inerrancy of the Bible’s Autographs. It is the means by which we have confidence that the written word we have is the Word of God. Historical Evangelicalism does […]
HAS THE THIRD JEWISH TEMPLE BEEN BUILT ALREADY? DID SIMON BAR KOKHBA ACCOMPLISH THIS IN 132 A.D.?
Summary: There were three Roman-Jewish Wars between 66 A.D. and 135 A.D. The second Temple, Herod’s Temple, was destroyed by Titus in 70 A.D. But two other wars would follow even more devastating than the first. The Jews had proven to be Rome’s worst citizens driven by an apocalyptic vision that they lived in the […]
THE 47 SCHOLARS WHO TRANSLATED THE SCRIPTURES AND CREATED THE KING JAMES VERSION TELL US WHAT WE SHOULD BELIEVE ABOUT THIS BIBLE
THE KING JAMES BIBLE PREFACE: AN AFFIRMATION OF THE PREMISES HELD BY ITS 47 TRANSLATORS. This post is taken from Appendix 1 of REBOOTING THE BIBLE. My assumption: It matters what the 47 scholars who did the translating from Hebrew and Greek into the King James Version asserted about their work. If they acclaimed it […]
IS THE KING JAMES BIBLE AN INSPIRED TRANSLATION, MORE ACCURATE THAN THE ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPHS IN HEBREW AND GREEK?
Within evangelicalism is a sizeable group of believers who assert that the King James Version (KJV) is the only version of the Bible that should be used by Bible-believing Christians. They argue this point for a number of reasons which we will explore in a series of posts over the next week or two. The […]
A BRIEF BUT POWERFUL SUMMARY OF WHY THE BIBLE PROVIDES AN ACCURATE HISTORY
Does the Septuagint provide confirmation or contradiction to Hebrew Old Testament history? In writing REBOOTING THE BIBLE, some might suppose I am arguing that the Bible makes historical errors and therefore needs to be scrubbed of inaccuracies. That is the opposite of my message. In fact, the Septuagint is a witness that can correct any […]