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August 30, 2018

A Book to Read …

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God Has Preserved His Text! : The Divine Preservation of the New TestamentWilbur N. Pickering | 2017, ISBN 9-780997-468625.

This book had been one the most technical I have read since Seminary. Its focus is based on the title. Throughout Dr. Pickering (Ph.D), is giving his defense for the Majority Text / Byzantine manuscripts family superiority over the Alexandria Text / Vaticanus & Sinaiticus manuscripts family. I have been an advocate for the Majority Texts for years as the preserver of the Koine autographs. So I enjoyed reading it even when it got bogged down in all of his stats. It is not a fast read.God Has Preserved His Text

August 10, 2018

A Book to Read …

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“From God To Us: How We Got Our Bible” – Norman L. Geisler and William E. Nix | Published by: Moody Publishers, 2012, ISBN 978-0-8024-2882-0. (This is the second edition which has been revised and expanded from the 1974 edition.)

This book examines the journey of the Word of God – our Bibles. The major topics discussed are inspiration, canonicity of the OT, the Hebrew Masoretic Text (MT), the Greek Septuagint (LXX), and the discoveries of the Dead Sea Scrolls and The Documents in the Judean Desert. Also, the canonicity of the NT, the various Greek manuscripts such as the Textus Receptus (TR), Majority/Byzantine text (M), Alexandrian/Critical text (NU) used in the English translations of today. Personally, I found this book will be a useful resource concerning β€œHow We Got Our Bible.” However, as in all books on this subject – one’s bias opinions usually determines whether they will like it or not! I think it is worth spending the $$. | 08/10/2018

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