The History of the Bible

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The history of the Bible

How did we get the Bible? When was the Bible written? How can we trust the Bible?

We sat down with Ryan Reeves, Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and instructor for the Know How We Got Our Bible online course, to discuss the origins, history, and misconceptions about the Bible.

How we got the Bible

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The Bible we have in our hands and on our phones comes through a series of…

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Leon Morris Remembered on His 100th Birthday: “This is Not a History”

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Today we remember Leon Morris, whom Michael F. Bird calls "arguably Australia's greatest biblical scholar." Morris would have celebrated his 100th birthday today.

Morris (1914-2006) became an important figure in evangelical New Testament scholarship during the latter half of the 20th century. He wrote more than 50 books; was the first Australian elected to the Society for New Testament Studies; and participated in translating the NIV Bible.

You can find several reflections of Leon Morris online, including these:

The Leon Morris Centenary by Michael F. Bird Remember Your Leaders by Rev. Dr. Brian Rosner, Principal of Ridley College Hear sermons by Morris on

In honor of Morris' centenary, here's a salient excerpt from his book New Testament Theology (Zondervan, 1990). Pay special attention to paragraph three — where Morris…

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Giveaway: A Shorter Introduction to the New Testament

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We’re giving away 5 copies of Introducing the New Testament: A Short Guide to Its History and Message. This new abridgement of the classic textbook by D.A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo is perfect for personal study, Bible studies, and small groups. (Learn more below)

HOW TO ENTER Leave a comment telling us one NT book you’d like to learn more about. We’ll announce random winners this Friday.

How is this new abridgement different from the textbook? This abridgement still contains great scholarship, but you won’t feel like you’re reading a textbook. This is a resource…

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