The Reliability of Scripture-Study Packet
The Old Testament writings in the Holy Bible were completed around 400 B.C. None of the original documents are in existence today. Most modern translations of the Holy Bible are derived from ancient manuscripts. These manuscripts were written by hand in their original language, and were not from a translation of a translation. How can we determine the reliability of scripture if the original documents are no longer in existence and we are only left with manuscript copies of the original texts? How can we be sure that there have not been significant changes or errors made in the copying process? Dr. Ben Pennington discusses the bibliography test, the internal evidence test, and the external evidence test used by researchers of ancient documents to determine the reliability of the texts.