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Why the Story of the Woman Caught in Adultery Belongs in the Bible

Dr. Edward F. Hills, The King James Version Defended, pp. 150-159.

The Woman Taken In Adultery (John 7:53-8:11)

The story of the woman taken in adultery (called the pericope de adultera) has been rather harshly treated by the modern English versions. 4,917 more words


New essay on NT Papyrus "P45"

Today’s post brought the published version of my essay, “P45 as an Early Christian Artefact:  What it Reflects about Early Christianity,” which has just appeared in the Norwegian journal, … 433 more words

To Know the Holy Bible

Friday, November 25, 2016

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works” 347 more words


Comments on the Syriac Version of Ignatius' Epistles

There is a wide array of opinions over the authorship of Ignatius’ Epistles.

Some men such as John Calvin and many textual critics today view them as… 2,180 more words


Textual Criticism in Church History...Irenaeus View of How the Bible was Written

Reading Irenaeus, I came across the following gem in Against Heresies 3:21.2–

[D]uring the captivity of the people under Nebuchadnezzar, the Scriptures had been corrupted, and when, after seventy years, the Jews had returned to their own land, then, in the times of Artaxerxes king of the Persians, inspired Esdras the priest, of the tribe of Levi, to recast all the words of the former prophets, and to re-establish with the people the Mosaic legislation. 507 more words


Introduction: Numbers


The book of Numbers is the fourth book of the Bible. The English title comes from the Latin Vulgate (Numeri) and the Greek Septuagint (Arithmoi). 2,382 more words


Ehrman Equates the Apocryphal Gospels as Being Equal to the Canonical Gospels—Debunking Bart D. Ehrman

To be sure, of all the hundreds of thousands of textual changes found among our manuscripts, most of them are completely insignificant, immaterial, of no real importance… 5,650 more words