By Norman L. Geisler

The publication is split up into 4 significant parts,

Part one: idea of the Bible

Part : Canonization of the Bible

Part 3: Transmission of the Bible

Part 4: Translation of the Bible

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Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah are attributed to Ezra the priest, who functioned with all the authority of a prophet interpreting the law of Moses and instituting civil and religious reforms thereupon (cf. Jer. 1:10, 13). So then, either the books of the Old Testament testify for themselves, or the men who are believed to have written them, almost without exception,4 claim them to be the authoritative word of God. THE CLAIM OF INSPIRATION IN THE LAW AND PROPHETS The earliest and most basic division of the Old Testament Scriptures was that of Law and Prophets, that is, the five books of Moses and then all of the prophetic writings that came after them.

1), but each one has an explicit claim, as Amos 1:3 and the opening verse in each of the following books indicate: Hosea, Joel,Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah,Malachi. Although many of these revelations were given originally in oral delivery, they were eventually preserved in written form. Numerous references to such written utterances from God are provided in Scripture (cf. 2 Chron. 21:12; Isa. 30:8; Jer. 25:13; 29:1; 30:2; 36:2; 51:60; Ezek. 43:11; Dan. 7:1 Hab.

Likewise, Adam’s existence and fall cannot be a myth. If there were no literal Adam and actual fall, then the spiritual teaching about inherited sin and eventual or physical death (Rom. 5:12) are wrong. The historical reality and the theological doctrine stand or fall together. The inseparable relation between the physical and the spiritual is evident in the nature of man, who is made up of soul and body. Man is made in the image of God, but an attack upon the body (murder) is considered an attack on the image of God and worthy of capital punishment in the Old Testament (Gen.

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