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Mobile Ed: NT308 The Reliability of New Testament Manuscripts (1 hour course)

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In this course, Craig Evans answers a question commonly asked about the New Testament—can we trust the manuscripts? Because the answer has serious consequences, Dr. Evans clearly outlines the history of these important documents. He discusses the quality, quantity, and age of the manuscripts and how these elements compare to nonbiblical ancient texts. He describes the practices of ancient writers and scribes and provides numerous examples to show that the manuscripts of the New Testament are reliable.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Detail the number of pre-Gutenberg NT manuscripts we have and describe their quality
  • Explain how the NT manuscript record compares to that of other ancient works
  • Describe practices of ancient scribes and scholars that contributed to the longevity and quality of NT manuscripts
  • Describe the preservation of the NT in ancient translations and commentaries
  • Discuss how the various forms of historical attestation demonstrate the reliability of the NT text

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Evidence for the Reliability of New Testament Manuscripts

  • The Basics of New Testament Manuscripts
  • Finding Manuscripts in Logos
  • Examples Demonstrating the Quality of New Testament Manuscripts
  • Adding Manuscript Images to Presentations or Documents
  • Exploring Ancient Manuscripts and Resources
  • The Comparative Strength of the New Testament Manuscript Record
  • The Longevity of the Autographs
  • Researching the Works of Tertullian
  • The Number of Autographs
  • Accessing and Navigating the Textual Apparatus
  • The Preservation of the New Testament in Translations

Product Details

  • Title: NT308 The Reliability of New Testament Manuscripts
  • Instructor: Craig A. Evans
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 1
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About Craig A. Evans

Dr. Craig A. Evans received his PhD in New Testament from Claremont Graduate University and his DHabil from the Karoli Gaspar Reformed University in Budapest. He is the John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins at Houston Baptist University in Texas.

Evans taught at Trinity Western University in British Columbia for 21 years, where he directed the graduate program in biblical studies and founded the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. He has recently served on the advisory board for the Gospel of Judas for National Geographic Society and has appeared frequently as an expert commentator on network television programs.

Evans has written and edited extensively on the historical Jesus and the Jewish background of the New Testament era. His published works include From Prophecy to Testament: The Function of the Old Testament in the New , Jesus and the Ossuaries, Jesus: The Final Days, and Dictionary of New Testament Background.

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Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.



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  1. Richard Aaron Thomas
  2. Forrest Cole

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  3. Fabrice



    Very good introduction, but the teaching per se lasts less than 45 min all added up (Logos tips excluded). Quite expensive for 45 min course.
  4. Tim Kuhn

    Tim Kuhn


    This was an enjoyable course to go through. There was material I have never heard before so I found this to be very educational. Anyone who doesn't trust the manuscripts could learn from this.



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