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2014 Session 34: How did we get the Bible 2 (A Few Questions)

In this session, Dr. Nunnally fields questions from the class about the Biblical canon, reminding us that there were solid procedures in place to assure integrity-of-content. “The credibility of the ancient eyewitnesses, the authors, the reliability of the text — the scripture — all of those things come into play when we’re dealing with matters of canon.” Is the canon an open or closed collection of reference? What is the status of the Apocrypha with respect to Christian belief? How do we discover what’s “main and plain” in scripture?

Proverbs 30:6; Ephesians 2; Acts 10

Read Psalm 19 and 119 for homework.  Look at all the things the Word of God does for us.

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2014 Session 33: How Did We Get the Bible 1

In today’s session, Dr. Nunnally redirects class discussion to a subject, seldom explored: how were the Old and New Testaments compiled? Was our Bible put together by a single group of scholars, or was it result of a special council of church leaders? The answer is not exactly what most people expect. Both the Old and New Testaments share commonalities in terms of origination. The subject presents us with interesting surprises.

Jeremiah 1:4; Matthew 23:25; Luke 24:44

Click here to download Dr. Nunnally’s .pdf document on the Canon.

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