The first Bible did not drop down to earth from Heaven. Instead, God inspired men to write it (2 Tim. 3:16) over a period of 1,600+ years. How did this happen? Who decided it would be 66 books? Should we read books that did not make the cut? How accurate are the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts? What is inerrancy? Why was it so hard to get the Bible translated into English? What are the best Bible translations today? What are the worst ones? We will find answers to these questions and more as we study the inspiration, transmission, and translation of the Bible.
1/7: The Bible into English through Persecution, Plague, & Mishap
1/14: The Incomparable Miracle of Biblical Inspiration
1/21: Choosing the Canons: A Bookapalooza?
1/28: Wicked Wannabes #1 – Doubting the Gospel of Thomas
2/4: NO CLASS
2/11: Wicked Wannabes #2 – Something about Mary and Judas
2/18: Your Own Bible: What’s Inspired and What’s Not
2/25: Bible Translations: Divine or Devilish?
3/4: The Challenges of Bible Translation
3/11: NO CLASS
3/18: Faceoff: KJV vs. NASB vs. ESV vs. CSB vs. NIV
Dr. Jim Wicker is the Director of Web-Based Education and Professor of New Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was a pastor for nineteen years prior to teaching at seminary. He is also a deacon in our church, teaches The Wicker Sunday School class, and is teaching through the Gospel of Mark in the Wednesday night Bible Study in Truett chapel.
9 weeks | No cost