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Why Believe the Bible?

ISBN: 9780852345597

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The Bible is the most revered book in the world; it is also the most reviled. Millions of people turn to it every day to find inspiration and direction for their lives, yet for two thousand years no other book has been so hated, vilified, and attacked. Many of its translators have been persecuted, tortured, and murdered, and countless copies of their work have been banned or destroyed. Yet for many people the Bible is neither loved nor loathed; it is nothing more than an ancient religious document that raises a host of questions. How can we know that the present text is anything like the original? Is it anything more than folklore? How can such an old book be relevant in the twenty-first century? Has science not taken its place as an explanation of the world and our place in it? Here are the answers.

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“of the Roman Empire—and ‘to separate Romans from Barbarians” (Page 8)

“The word ‘Bible’ is based on the Greek biblos, the inner bark of the papyrus plant” (Page 5)

“how close in time are the manuscripts we have to the original text” (Page 7)

“Secondly, they were not all written in the same language” (Page 6)

“Firstly, how many documents do we have to work with” (Page 7)

John Blanchard is an internationally known author, teacher, apologist, and conference speaker. Some fifteen million of his publications are in print in over forty languages, and his best-sellers include Right with God, Ultimate Questions, Does God Believe in Atheists?, Truth for Life, Has Science Got Rid of God?, and Where is God When Things Go Wrong?"


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