By Norman L. Geisler
The booklet is split up into 4 significant parts,
Part one: idea of the Bible
Part : Canonization of the Bible
Part 3: Transmission of the Bible
Part 4: Translation of the Bible
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8:). And again God told him: “Go, write it on a tablet before them and inscribe it on a scroll, that it may serve in the time to come as a witness forever” (Isa. 30:8). A similar command was given to Habakkuk: “Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run” (Hab. 2:2). There can be little doubt, then, that the prophets did write, and what they wrote was the Word of God just as much as what they spoke was the Word of God. That being the case, it remains only to discover whether the Old Testament was the work of the prophets in order to establish it, in its entirety, as the Word of God.
11:19; 12:1, 12) which lead to this definite conclusion: “When all has been heard . . fear God and keep His commandments because this applies to every person”(2:3). That is, the teaching of this book claims to be the word from God on the subject. Song of Solomon Although it has no explicit claim for its divine inspiration, this book was thought to be inspired by the Jews on the grounds that it gave a picture of the Lord’s love for Israel. 3 Whatever the interpretation, the implication is that the book is a revelation from God about the intimacy and purity of love (whether human or divine).
1 and 2 Samuel The books of and 2 Samuel, which were originally one book, have many references to the voice of God. Through Samuel, the traditional author of the book, these books record, “And the Lord said to Samuel”(1 Sam. 3:11). “Thus the word of Samuel came to all Israel” (4:1). ” This support indicates the books are prophetic, and hence authoritative. 1 and 2 Kings These books have no explicit claim to inspiration. Tradition ascribes them to Jeremiah the prophet (Baba Bathra 5a), which would automatically assume them to be prophetic.
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