By Norman L. Geisler
The publication is split up into 4 significant parts,
Part one: proposal of the Bible
Part : Canonization of the Bible
Part 3: Transmission of the Bible
Part 4: Translation of the Bible
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In Romans 15:4 Paul says that whatever was written in former days in the Scriptures was for the believer’s admonition. He also spoke of “the Scriptures of the prophets” (16:26). In his other epistles the apostle Paul said that Christ had died and arisen “according to the Scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:3-4); that the “Scripture” foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles (Gal. 3:8); that “the Scripture has shut up all men under sin” (Gal. 3:22). ” (Gal. 4:30); made the statement, “The Scripture says” (1 Tim.
2. Jesus set His words over against the false beliefs of Jewish teachers six times by using emphatic words: “you have heard . . but I say to you” (Matt. 5:21, 27, 31, 33, 38, 43). 3. ” (John 3:10). 4. Jesus bluntly declared to the Sadducees, “You are mistaken. 22:29). 5. Jesus’ severe words of Matthew 23 are scarcely accommodating: “Woe to you, blind guides. ” (v. 16); “you fools. ” (v. 17); “you serpents, you brood of vipers. ” (v. 33). 6. When Jesus took a whip and chased the animals of the money changers from the Temple, He was not accommodating to their false beliefs and practices (John 2:15-16).
8). So whatever alternate (or later) manner of arranging the Old Testament books into three sections may have existed, it is clear that the usual arrangement was a twofold division of Law and Prophets (which included the books later to be known as “Writings”) from late Old Testament times through the “intertestamental” period and on into the New Testament era. THE CLAIM FOR INSPIRATION IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AS A WHOLE Throughout the foregoing discussion runs the concept that a writing was considered the Word of God if it was written by a prophet of God.
A General Introduction to the Bible by Norman L. Geisler