The purpose of How We Got the Bible is to acquaint the student with the process the church fathers used when determining what books to include in the Bible, especially the New Testament.

The student will be able to:

Know how the New Testament was put together

Know how we know the Bible is accurate

What “tests” did the church fathers use when deciding what books were to be included?

Why we should believe the Bible over other religions sacred books

Why some books were not included in it, like the Gospel of Judas or the Gospel of Thomas

References:

Books:

Who Made God by Ravi Zacharias & Norm Geisler pgs 105-152––easy

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel, chapters 1-6, easy

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible by Robert J. Hitchinson, chaptyers 2,3––easy

When Skeptics Ask by Norm Geisler & Ron Brooks pgs 141-210––medium

I don’t have enough Faith to be an Atheist by Geisler & Turok, chapters 9-11 &14––medium

New Evidence That Demands A Verdict by Josh McDowell, chapters 1-4, 11 & 13––advanced

A General Introduction to the Bible by Norm Geisler & William Nix––advanced

Science Speaks by Peter Stoner, chapters 2,3––advanced

Student notes and Handouts

02-Canonization student notes

03-OT timeline

04-some facts notes

05-Bible chapter & verses

06-6 tests notes

07-Is the Bible accurate notes

08-Is the Bible accurate notes-2

09-Bible-NT-copies

10-Bible-NT-copies-2

11-Early-patristics-writings-1

12-4 types of writings

13-Antilogoumena student notes

14-Old Testament Apocrypha & Lost Books of the Bible

15-Old Testament Pseudepigrapha

16-NT apoc & pseu

17-Exponents & References

Ad

How We Got the Bible ad

Course Synopsis

How We Got the Bible Class Synopsis

Objectives

How We Got the Bible objectives

Powerpoint

How We Got the Bible pp

Teacher notes and Handouts

02-Canonization

03-OT timeline

04-Some facts

05-Bible chapter & verses

06-6 tests

07-is Bible accurate

08-is Bible accurate 2

09-Bible NT copies

10-Bible NT copies-2

11-Early patristics writings

12- 4 types of writings

13-antilogoumena

14-Old Testament Apocrypha & Lost Books of the Bible

15-Old Testament Pseudepigrapha

16-NT apoc & pseu

17-Exponents & References

18-Gospel of Thomas

Teacher Instructional Videos

How We Got the Bible Intro – Bible Studies for Skeptics, Seekers and Believers

How We Got the Bible 1 HD

How We Got the Bible 2 HD

How We Got the Bible 3 HD

How We Got the Bible 4 HD