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History and Authenticity of the Bible
Series: I. Doctrine of the Faith
Course: History and Authenticity of the Bible
Instructor: David Hocking
Enroll for: Grade Audit

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This course was taught during twenty-five classroom sessions with the purpose of instructing Bible college students in topics such as the inspiration, the inerrancy, and the authority of God’s Word. The instructor examines how the Bible was written over centuries of time and how it has been preserved by the Author Himself. He explains the process of translations from the original languages; the importance of canonicity; the issues of textual criticism; and the principles of interpretation. This informative series will elicit bold confidence in the inerrant & infallible Word of God.

Ages ago someone wisely said, “We cannot dispense with a single word of Holy Writ; the removal of a part would mar the completeness and connection of the whole. Absolutely perfect are the proportions of God’s inspired truth.” That view of the Bible is strictly adhered to in this course taught by David Hocking. It is available through the text or the audio version, and we encourage you to enroll today.

    1. Introduction — Part One
    2. Introduction — Part Two
    3. Miracles
    4. Scripture Cannot Be Broken
    5. Dead Sea Scrolls & Aramaic Targums
    6. The Greek Translations
    7. New Testament Manuscripts
    8. New Testament Languages and the Apocrypha
    9. The Apocrypha and the Catholic Church
    10. The Apocrypha and the Bible
    11. Inspiration — Part One
    12. Inspiration — Part Two
    13. Difficulties of Inspiration — Part One
    14. Difficulties of Inspiration — Part Two
    15. Review and Issues of Canonicity
    16. The Inerrancy of the Bible
    17. Manuscript Evidence
    18. Greek Translations
    19. English Versions
    20. Interpretation of the Bible — Part One
    21. Interpretation of the Bible — Part Two
    22. Interpretation of the Bible — Part Three
    23. Culture
    24. Symbolic Language
    25. Course Review

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