The Story of the Bible

The Story of the Bible During the last few years the Bible and questions relating text have been very much before the eyes of the public The purchase of the great Codex Sinaiticus revived the romantic story of its discovery

  • Title: The Story of the Bible
  • Author: Frederic G. Kenyon
  • ISBN: 2940012163417
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Nook
  • During the last few years the Bible and questions relating text have been very much before the eyes of the public The purchase of the great Codex Sinaiticus revived the romantic story of its discovery, together with various foolish rumours affecting its genuineness while the enthusiasm shown by the general public of all classes and in all parts of the world proved once aDuring the last few years the Bible and questions relating text have been very much before the eyes of the public The purchase of the great Codex Sinaiticus revived the romantic story of its discovery, together with various foolish rumours affecting its genuineness while the enthusiasm shown by the general public of all classes and in all parts of the world proved once again the attachment of the English speaking peoples to the Bible To this has been added the discovery of the Chester Beatty papyri, a group of manuscripts of many of the books of both Testaments, imperfect, it is true, but of substantial size, and older by a century or than the oldest manuscripts other than very small fragments hitherto known, and throwing new light on the conditions in which these books were originally written and circulated And then, still recently, has come the discovery of some fragments of a new Gospel, different from the four which we know, but unquestionably of a date in or very shortly after the Apostolic age, which remind us of a time when other records of our Lord s life were in circulation, besides those which were ultimately accepted as authoritative.In view of all this new material, it may be of interest to make a general survey of it, and to consider what we know about the way in which the Bible has come down to us The idea of a Bible accurately handed down without variation from the earliest times has gone The Bible has a human history as well as a divine inspiration It is a history full of interest, and it is one which all those who value their Bible should know at least in outline,if only that they may be able to meet the criticisms of sceptics and the ignorant.We know about it now than any previous generation has known and in this short history an attempt will be made to give in intelligent language the results at which scholars have been arriving in the light of the latest discoveries.

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