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Has the Bible Been Corrupted?

Introduction | Has the Bible Been Corrupted?

Dave Miller

Has the Bible been corrupted? Can we be sure the Bible is God's word? Skeptics, atheists, and other religions have aggressively attacked the Bible for centuries. How do their arguments fair against the historical and documented history? Join Dave Miller, Ph.D., in this first part of a nine-session series, where he provides easy-to-understand answers to these important questions.

Unintentional Errors

Dave Miller

During the first few centuries after Jesus' death, the Bible was transmitted through copies of the original letters. Since persecution was intense against Christianity, any copies would have been produced by individual members. Later centuries saw larger standardized methods for producing copies to distribute. What types of unintentional errors could occur and how widespread or complete would these errors be? Join Dr. Dave Miller as he discusses the historical context and the manuscript evidence

Intentional Errors

Dave Miller

As copies of the Bible were being made, sometimes the scribes or monks who were transcribing the texts introduced intentional changes. These were not a miscreant act to alter the text, but what a scribe may have felt needed to be changed, such as what he thought might have been a misspelled word. In this lesson, Dave Miller, Ph.D., discusses these different types of intentional errors and if they affected the message of the Bible.

Weighing Textual Variants (Part 1)

Dave Miller

How do scholars distinguish between textual variants, and what criteria are used to sort out differences? The vast majority of manuscript variations involve minor matters and do not affect doctrine relating to one's salvation. Join Dave Miller, Ph.D., as he discusses the process of evaluating the significance and origin of textual variants.

Weighing Textual Variants (Part 2)

Dave Miller

One of the best ways to be assured of the Bible's integrity is to see the process for how manuscripts variants are resolved. Join Dave Miller, Ph.D., as he uses specific verse examples to illustrate the resolution in each case.

Weighing Textual Variants (Part 3)

Dave Miller

Has the Bible been corrupted? As we explore this question, Dave Miller, Ph.D., has explained the process for evaluating specific manuscript variants. Seeing the resolution illustrates the Bible's integrity.

Weighing Textual Variants (Part 4)

Dave Miller

In evaluating textual variants, we have seen how the variants affect very little the doctrinal teachings of the Bible. In this last segment covering textual variants, Dave Miller, Ph.D., addresses the most prominent textual variant in the New Testament from Mark 16:9-20. Follow along as Dr. Miller applies the principles of textual criticism and weighs the important considerations for these verses.

The Translation Process Works

Dave Miller

How do we know the Bible was preserved accurately? First, we have seen that the Greek text has been authenticated and textual variants are minimal. In this segment, join Dave Miller, Ph.D., as he discusses the translation process and how it corroborates the accuracy of the original text.

Translation Differences Are Decipherable

Dave Miller

Has the Bible been corrupted in its transmission? Can we know that we have the New Testament that God intended us to have? Join Dave Miller, Ph.D., as he answers these questions and demonstrates that the Bible text we have today is trustworthy. Dr. Miller addresses a third proof for the Bible's preservation from the translation processes.