Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Evangelical Wrong about the Bible's History

Evangelical Wrong about the Bible's History · Historic-Critic Method Proponent Wrong about Historic Evidence

How Is a Bible Made?
22 Febr. 2022 | The Ten Minute Bible Hour

Here are two egregious errors right at the start, as indicated by my comments at time signatures within the second minute:

1:20 or something - you said something about the [Hebrew] "Bible in each household" - I think that is wrong, only a minority had even Bible books in their houses, and I mean believing Old Testament Hebrews.

You are projecting back a situation common among Protestants and today especially Evangelicals to conditions way before printing.

1:50 "They discovered they were all using the same writings"

Definitely wrong again. The 27 books came together, complete and exclusive of others, in the Councils of Carthage and Rome in the 4th C. Same councils also defining OT to include two books of Maccabees, Book of Wisdom and a few more.

It is actually from Maccabees you have the Bible proof text for creation from nothing.

I beseech thee, my son, look upon heaven and earth, and all that is in them: and consider that God made them out of nothing, and mankind also:
[2 Machabees 7:28]

Luther didn't like 2 Macc because it also includes prayers for the dead approved, chapter 12:

[43] And making a gathering, he sent twelve thousand drachms of silver to Jerusalem for sacrifice to be offered for the sins of the dead, thinking well and religiously concerning the resurrection, [44] (For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should rise again, it would have seemed superfluous and vain to pray for the dead,) [45] And because he considered that they who had fallen asleep with godliness, had great grace laid up for them. [46] It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins.

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