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by Norman Geisler,William Nix,Norman L. L.. Geisler,William E. E. Nix,William E. Nix,Norman L. Geisler


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He is also President of The Electronic Bible Society. Dr. Nix is co-author with Dr. Norman L. Geisler of From God to Us and A General Introduction to the Bible

Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). He is also President of The Electronic Bible Society. Geisler of From God to Us and A General Introduction to the Bible. He resides with his wife, Eulaine, in Dallas, Texas.

Nix is co-author with Dr. Библиографические данные. From God To Us SAMPLER: How We Got Our Bible. Revised and ExpandedGeisler, William E. Nix. Издатель.

Geisler was formerly a president of the Evangelical Theological Society but left the ETS in 2003, after it did not expel . Geisler, Norman L; Nix, William E (2012), From God To Us Revised and Expanded: How We Got Our Bible, Moody, ISBN 978-0-80242882-0.

Geisler was formerly a president of the Evangelical Theological Society but left the ETS in 2003, after it did not expel Clark Pinnock, who advocated open theism. Geisler also founded and was first president of The Evangelical Philosophical Society. Geisler, Norman L (2012), Big Book of Christian Apologetics, The: An A to Z Guide, A to Z Guides, Baker, ISBN 978-0-80101417-8.

Geisler and Nix write what might be considered to be a classic on textual criticism. It is not impossible to read and should be understood by the average layperson who is not frightened of reading. They deal with everything from inspriation, canonicity of both the OT and NT, the major manuscripts, and translations of the Bible. It's probably as good an overall view of textual criticism as there is out there. With no updates since its original 1974 printing, and since the authors are still alive, I would challenge them to update the book for future generations, especially since there have. From God to Us: How We Got Our Bible. Geisler, William Nix.

Best-selling authors Norman Geisler and William Nix thoroughly answer this .

Helpful charts, photos, and indices have been added, rendering this book ideally suited for Bible students, pastors, and professors. He is the author or co-author of some 80 books including A General Introduction to the Bible, Baker Dictionary of Christian Apologetics, Christian Ethics, and Systematic Theology. He has also written hundreds of articles.

From God To Us: How We Got Our Bible. by. Geisler

Where did the Bible come from? How do we know the right books are in the Bible? . How do we know that the Bible hasn't been changed over the years? Why are there so many translations of the Bible, and which one should I use?

Where did the Bible come from? How do we know the right books are in the Bible? Does the Bible contain errors? What are the oldest copies we have of the Bible? How do we know that the Bible hasn't been changed over the years? Why are there so many translations of the Bible, and which one should I use? These are just some of the important questions about the Bible that are discussed in this book. Understanding basic facts about the origin of the Bible is essential for every Christian, but it can also be confusing and difficult

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Where did the Bible come from' How do we know the right books are in the Bible' Does the Bible contain errors' What are the oldest copies we have of the Bible' How do we know that the Bible hasn't been changed over the years' Why are there so many translations of the Bible, and which one should I use' These are just some of the important questions about the Bible that are discussed in this book. Understanding basic facts about the origin of the Bible is essential for every Christian, but it can also be confusing and difficult. Here, two well-known scholars, authors of a more technical book, A General Introduction to the Bible, explain simply and clearly these basic facts. Inspiration, the biblical canon, major manuscripts, textual criticism, early translations, and modern versions are some of the major topics discussed. Careful explanations of important points are given throughout, as the entire field of biblical introduction is covered. Completely updated and revised edition of the 1974 work (more than 78,000 copies sold). Helpful charts have been added, along with an index of subjects, persons, and Scripture. This book is ideally suited for Bible students, pastors, and professors. While writing for readers without previous training, the authors do not gloss over difficult and complex issues when they arise. The nature of inspiration, the extent of the canon, and the usefulness of modern versions are all clearly discussed. The authors write: "The chain of communication from God to us is strong. It has several solid links: inspiration, collection, transmission, and translations. The strength of these links provide the contemporary Christian with the moral certitude that the Spirit-inspired original text of Scripture has been providentially preserved by God so that for all practical purposes the Bible in our hands is the infallible and inerrant word of God."

Comments: (7)

Bloodray
I purchased this book at the recommendation of my pastor when I told him that I had had a good friend asking questions about why we have the Bible that we do - why some books have been rejected and others accepted, etc. Since I grew up in the church, a lot of this information was stuff that I "knew" but couldn't explain very well.

While some of this book got a smidge technical, overall it was quite readable and very interesting. The explanations as to why some books did or didn't "make the cut" were informative and understandable. It was a book that I was able to read, digest, and then explain to my friend who had asked the questions in the first place.

As I think a couple of other reviews have mentioned, however, since this book was published in the mid-1970's, it lacks information about some of our more modern interpretations (like ESV, NIV, and the Message), and also doesn't delve a great deal into the concept of "thought by thought" vs. "word by word" translations, since thought by thought translations weren't as prevalent at the time. An update that got more into those topics would be very useful.

Overall, though, I think that this is a great foundational book on the topic, and definitely worth a read.
Ironfire
This book is an excellent resource to understand how the 27 writings and letters that are included in Bible got there, and why we can be confident that they are the inspired (God Breathed) Word that we need to use to guide our daily lives, and bring glory to our God. I always accepted that scripture was the Word of God, but now I fully understand how the Bible was assembled over 1500 years and can instruct others with confidence.
Reighbyra
I'm only part way through the book and so far I'm learning a lot. A person has to like reading technical writing to enjoy this book, it isn't for the casual reader but for the student who wants to learn. It's an in depth study on how the Bible came to be and why the books that are in the Bible were chosen out of all the scripture that had been written. Now the trick for me is to be able to retain all that I read so I can have an inteligent conversation about it when the need arises.
shustrik
Excellent resource.
Simple
From God to Us met my expectations and more. We use it in our Bible study and the class enjoys it.
FLIDER
This book was recommended by a very learned Pastor who I respect. However, as a layman, I found it almost impossible to unravel what was being taught. I know Norman Geisler is a very knowledgeable man, but for my intellectual level this book was way too difficult. I am saving it on my bookshelf for when I get smarter!!
Windforge
No prophecy ever came from the impulse of man, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. 2 Peter 1:21

All scripture is inspired by God and it's profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16

The authors of this work chose to quote these two scriptures in their argument that the Bible is inspired by God; God chose what is contained in the Bible; God chose what is excluded from the Bible. God chose human vessels to write the books of the Bible; the author goes to lengths to describe how God use man, his personality and circumstances to convey God's will. I argue it is God who predestined certain individuals to live at a certain time, to face certain circumstances, and witness God's work in their lifetime. It is God who chose certain men to record His word, therefore His will. These works are without error.

Conveyance of information from God to us is the theme of this book. God has used and does used other means to convey information to man. The written word is God's principle means of communication today. The Bible is the measuring rod or plum line for Christians to understand normative belief. This work being reviewed is meant for an English reading audience, so the end of this work is the history and about how the Bible is translated into the English language.

The authors briefly discuss that the original document writing of the Bible but through other means. These autograph or originals are not available. What are available are copies of the originals. Originally photocopy machines did not exist, so the copies were made by hand. Some errors did occur. One reason the originals did not divide words through spacing. Another is lack of chapter and verse separation. The authors argue there relatively few mistakes. Ancient copies are more numerous then any other ancient writings.

It is with this background that translations are created: From the Hebrew and Greek into Latin, Latin into English, or Hebrew and Greek into English. The authors do discuss other translations then English, but the us in the title is to the English speaking population. The authors do use some technical terms in using lower (textual criticism) into getting an accurate English translations. A version is a translation from the original to another language. Wycliffe's translation is not a version because it was translated from Latin into English. Tyndale's translation is a version, because it was translated from the original languages of Greek and Hebrew. This work discusses many other English translations prior to 1973.

This work is an argument how God wrote His book. Orthodox theology argues the Bible is the word of God. Modernism theology argues the Bible contains the word of God. Neo-Orthodoxy argues the Bible becomes the word of God. This work argues the orthodox position that the whole content is inspired by God, therefore true in every detail and as a whole. E.F. Bruce book titled The Canon of Scripture is a more comprehensive work on how the books came together in the formation of the Bible. This book is less detailed about the formation of the individual books of the Bible into the canon. Man did not create the canon, but God did use ordinary means for man to discover the Canon. The authors discuss adequate and inadequate arguments for a writing to be included in the canon. What is an adequate argument that a book is inspired by God? The Bible is God breathed. There is a comprehensive argument that Jesus stated the authority of what is known today as the Old Testament. How the Old Testament writers claimed their works were inspired by God. How New Testament writers called other works now in the New Testament as inspired by God.

This work gives quite a comprehensive argument what it means to inspired by God in the context of scripture as oppose to scripture that man finds inspirational. The Bible is the measuring rod or the rule of Faith prepared by God without error. Other works are faithful attempts to understand God and God's Will for man, but is not meant to part of the measuring rod. The Bible is the authoritative writing (The normative for believers). The Bible is a prophetic writing (The writing comes from a Spokesman from God). The Bible is Holy Scripture (It is from God and treated correspondingly).
From God To Us: How We Got Our Bible download epub
Bible Study & Reference
Author: Norman Geisler,William Nix,Norman L. L.. Geisler,William E. E. Nix,William E. Nix,Norman L. Geisler
ISBN: 0802428789
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
Language: English
Publisher: Moody Publishers (June 1, 1974)
Pages: 256 pages