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A general introduction to the Bible

Author: Norman L Geisler; William E Nix
Publisher: Chicago : Moody Press, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expandedView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norman L Geisler; William E Nix
ISBN: 0802429165 9780802429162
OCLC Number: 13269801
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 724 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One: Inspiration of the Bible --
The structure and divisions of the Bible --
Definitions of revelation and inspiration --
Scriptural claims for inspiration in general --
Specific claims of inspiration in the Old Testament --
Supporting claims for the inspiration of the Old Testament --
Specific claims for the inspiration of the New Testament --
The continuation of the doctrine of inspiration to the Reformation --
Doctrines of inspiration since the Reformation --
Divergent views of revelation and inspiration in the modern world --
Contemporary theories of revelation and inspiration --
Evidences for the inspiration of the Bible Part Two: Canonization of the Bible --
Determination of canonicity --
The discovery and recognition of canonicity --
Development and history of the Old Testament canon --
The Old Testament Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha --
Development and history of the New Testament canon --
The New Testament Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha Part Three: Transmission of the Bible --
Languages of the Bible --
Writing materials --
Manuscript transmission, preparation, and preservation --
Old Testament manuscripts --
New Testament manuscripts --
Papyri, ostraca, inscriptions, and Lectionaries --
Patristic witnesses to the text of scripture --
Development of textual criticism --
Restoration of the scripture text Part Four: Translation of the Bible --
Translations containing the Old Testament text --
Translations containing both the Old and New Testament texts --
Latin versions of the Old and New Testament texts --
The Bible in English --
Modern English versions and translations of scripture --
Modern speech versions and translations of scripture --
General conclusion --
Appendix.
Responsibility: Norman L. Geisler and William E. Nix.
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