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  • When They Set Fire to Our Monasteries (irreparable damage from anti christians)

    07/24/2014 5:02:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Aleteia ^ | July 24, 2014 | Philip Jenkins
    Day by day, we hear new horrors about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Now, believers living under ISIS control in northern Iraq must choose between conversion to Islam, payment of protection money, or death. Ancient churches and shrines are already in flames. I want to concentrate on a unexamined aspect of this problem, one that has done much to shape what we know about the history and nature of early Christianity. In one particular historical era, anti-Christian violence did irreparable damage to our historical sources.   The story goes back to the dual origins of monasticism,...
  • Vatican, Oxford put ancient manuscripts online

    12/03/2013 9:16:43 AM PST · by oxcart · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/03/13 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Access to the Gutenberg Bible and other ancient manuscripts has just gotten easier.</p> <p>The Vatican Library and Oxford University's Bodleian Library put the first of 1.5 million pages of their precious manuscripts online Tuesday, bringing their collections to a global audience for the first time.</p>
  • US presidential manuscripts on sale

    03/31/2008 4:57:31 PM PDT · by BGHater · 142+ views
    BBC ^ | 31 Mar 2008 | Matthew Price
    The pages are mottled and a little yellow. Some look almost burnt around the edges. A letter from Abraham Lincoln is said to be the auction's centrepiece Enlarge Image The ink is blotchy in places, but the signatures are unmistakable, and magical. You need a good imagination, but stare for long enough and you can picture the writers. Abraham Lincoln for instance, perhaps stroking his beard as he writes from the "Executive Mansion, Washington, April 5, 1864." George Washington, sitting at his desk at Mount Vernon ("in Virginia" he usefully adds on the top right-hand corner) on 2 June 1784....
  • Ancient Manuscript Discovery has 'Da Vinci Code' Touch (Claims to have Bible Figure Biographies)

    04/30/2005 5:08:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 1,382+ views
    Scotsman ^ | Thu 28 Apr 2005 | Gemma Collins and Vicky Shaw
    An ancient document likened to something which could have been featured in best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code was being analysed at a top auction house for its significance today. The manuscript, believed to date from the 17th century, contains biographical details of every person in the Bible. It was unearthed in the depths of the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth where it had been kept in storage for Llandovery College, an independent school near the Brecon Beacons. It was among about half of the school’s archive of books which were taken to the library around 50 years ago....
  • From the Desert, a Wellspring of Ancient Manuscripts

    06/29/2003 7:34:52 AM PDT · by SteveH · 4 replies · 621+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2003 | Philip Kennicot
    washingtonpost.com From the Desert, a Wellspring of Ancient Manuscripts By Philip Kennicott Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, June 25, 2003; Page C01 "Our ceilings are not very tight," says Abdel Haidara of the houses in his native Mali. He's talking in Arabic at a Monday afternoon lecture at the Library of Congress in one of the library's more ceremonial rooms. Curiously, there is sign of what looks like a little water damage above an arch window behind him.
  • QUESTION #41

    02/03/2003 6:05:33 PM PST · by Commander8 · 1 replies · 134+ views
    The Answer Book ^ | 1989 | Dr. Samuel C Gipp Th.D
    QUESTION: I've heard that there have been many manuscripts discovered since 1611 that the King James translators did not have access to. Do these strenghten the Bible or weaken them? ANSWER: They strengthen the King James Bible.
  • QUESTION #8

    01/08/2003 12:30:27 PM PST · by Commander8 · 1 replies · 98+ views
    The Answer Book ^ | 1989 | Samuel C Gipp
    QUESTION: Where do Bible manuscripts come from? ANSWER: Most existing manuscripts of the Bible are divided into two "families." These two families are represented by the cities of Alexandria, Egypt and Antioch, Syria.
  • King James Bible, manuscript evidence

    08/02/2002 12:11:00 PM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 13 replies · 1,792+ views
    manuscript website ^ | unknown | Thomas Holland
    Lesson Twelve: Deliberating the Arguments "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me." (John 5:39) LESSON INDEX The foundations of mankind are philosophies, traditions (Col. 2:8 ), and science (1 Tim. 6:20). The reality, however, is that our very bedrock lies with the blessed Hope and His bountiful word (Heb. 11:1-3). What and how we think is not as important as what God says. How we view our world is not how God views it (Isa. 55:8). Therefore, if we are to know the truth of a matter...
  • King James Bible, manuscript evidence

    07/30/2002 11:37:07 AM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 4 replies · 178+ views
    Manuscript evidence website ^ | unknown | Thomas Holland
    Lesson Eleven: Translational Considerations LESSON INDEX As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. (2 Peter 3:16) The majority of objections to the King James Bible can be placed in one of two categories. The first deals with the text. In regard to this, we have not only considered the underlining Greek text of the Authorized Version, but also the Greek text which underlines the vast majority of...
  • King James Manuscript evidence

    07/28/2002 4:46:01 AM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 31 replies · 566+ views
    Manuscript evidence website ^ | Unknown | Thomas Holland
    Lesson Eleven: Translational Considerations LESSON INDEX As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. (2 Peter 3:16) The majority of objections to the King James Bible can be placed in one of two categories. The first deals with the text. In regard to this, we have not only considered the underlining Greek text of the Authorized Version, but also the Greek text which underlines the vast majority of...
  • King James Bible, manuscript evidence

    07/27/2002 8:42:08 AM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 15 replies · 1,304+ views
    Manuscript website ^ | Unknown | Thomas Holland
    LESSON 10: TEXTUAL CONSIDERATIONS LESSON INDEX Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6) Contextually the above citation concerns the strengthening of Zerubbable with regard to building the Temple. The Almighty God informed his servant that the accomplishment of this deed would not be fulfilled by the potency and purpose of human authorities, but by His Spirit. For us, there is a deeper and continuous meaning. Successful endeavors for God can auspiciously be...
  • King James Bible, manuscript evidence

    07/25/2002 2:40:47 AM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 3 replies · 539+ views
    Manuscript evidence website ^ | Unknown | Thomas Holland
    LESSON EIGHT: The Hebrew Masoretic Text and Greek Septuagint What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. (Rom. 3:1-2) LESSON INDEX According to the Bible, the Hebrews were given charge of keeping and copying God's word. The word oracle means revelation, prophecy, canon, or edict. It was unto the Jew, that the Old Testament revelation and canon were committed. This is why twice in the Old Testament they were instructed not to add to or take from the word of God....
  • King James Bible Manuscripts

    07/22/2002 8:30:18 PM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 25 replies · 900+ views
    Manuscript website ^ | Unknown | Thomas Holland
    LESSON SEVEN: The Authorized Version Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? (Ecc. 8:4) LESSON INDEX The Authorized King James Version is the word of the King. It not only contains the name of the monarch who ruled England in 1611, but it speaks with royal majesty proclaiming the words of the King of Kings. No translation of the Bible has had a greater impact on the English-speaking people as has the KJV. This is not opinion, but fact. In literature, it stands immortal with the writings of...
  • King James Bible, manuscript evidence

    07/20/2002 1:57:48 PM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 1 replies · 204+ views
    Website | Unknown | Thomas Holland
    LESSON SIX: German, Spanish, and Early English Versions The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it. (Psalm 68:11) LESSON INDEX It has been argued that if the KJV is the word of God, what about the time before 1611? Were believers who spoke English without the preserved word of God until the KJV was published? Is the word of God limited only to the English-speaking people? Such argumentation is clearly either a misunderstanding or misrepresentation of the views of Bible believers who hold to the KJV as the preserved word of God for the...
  • King James Bible, manuscript evidence

    07/19/2002 12:06:31 PM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 18 replies · 1,180+ views
    Website | Unknown | Thomas Holland
    LESSON FIVE: The Traditional Text Line For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. (1 Thess. 2:13) LESSON INDEX INSPIRATION AND PRESERVATION The Biblical approach to textual criticism stands in direct contrast to the concepts and theories of modern textual scholars and their accepted texts and translations. While textual evidence and studies is by no means to be ignored,...
  • Manuscript evidence, part 2

    07/14/2002 5:24:10 AM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 121 replies · 370+ views
    Logos1611 | Unknown | Thomas Holland
    LESSON 2 Comparing Translational Differences ''Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?'' (1 Cor. 5:6). The claim is often made that contemporary versions of the Bible and the traditional King James Version (KJV) differ only in that the modern versions update the archaic language found in the KJV. All one need do to verify this point is ask the average layperson who uses a current version why they use it. The common response will be that the King James is hard to understand and the modern version uses today's language. There are those who are more...