The Bible is a compilation of sixty-six books written by many different authors in different languages over a period of at least fifteen hundred years from the time of Moses in Egypt, to the time of the Apostles in the first century since Christ. Christians believe these books are inspired by the Spirit of God and have been prepared to live their lives according to these books and die for the truth revealed in these books if necessary. Who were the authors? Who decided what books were inspired and which were not? How do we know which translations and presentations are faithful and valid? These and many other questions are addressed in this series of programs.
This first volume, Book 1, starts with a general introduction to the subject of the Bible, a list of some of the many Bibles that can be purchased, the technical problems inherent in Bible translation and interpretation, and the formidable task involved in making a faithful translation. Two Bibles are considered as examples of the extremes that can be encountered in Bible presentation. Since the proliferation of Bibles began with the Reformation, a history is presented of salient persons and movements leading to some popular, influential modern Bibles. Consisting of four discs of nine tracks each, about seventy minutes of information and insight is provided per disc.
Originally prepared for radio presentation, the format and length of the tracks makes this ideal for re-presentation to Bible Study groups; it also makes an excellent addition to any individual theological library