Truth of the Bible

Joshua 1:8
It was written over a period of 1500 years by more than 40 authors in different places in 3 different languages yet it is a unity. From the beginning to the end it tells of God's plan of salvation for mankind.

Early copies:
Codex Alexandrinus AD 425 Kept in British Museum

Codex Vaticanus AD 340 Kept in Vatican library in Rome

Codex Sinaiticus AD 330 Kept in British Museum

Vulgate Bible (AD 400 in Latin)

5500 handwritten manuscripts that contain all or part of the new testament.

Bible was translated into other languages early. There are 18000 copies of the translations.

Text of the New Testament can be reproduced from the writings of the early church fathers who wrote before 325 AD.

86,000 citations of the New Testament in the writings of the church fathers.

Life of Jesus was written by eyewitnesses or people who recorded first hand testimony.

First three gospels were all composed within 30 years from the time these events occurred.

Unfriendly witnesses were still living and could contradict their testimony if it was not accurate.

Dead Sea scrolls demonstrated that Jews were faithful in their transcription of biblical manuscripts.

Isaiah 40:8

Isaiah 45:23

2 Timothy 3:16

2 Peter 1:21

He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. (Psalms 105: 8)

Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. (Psalms 119: 89) Deuteronomy 8:3 I Kings 8: 56 Isaiah 55: 10-11 Psalms 119:11 Proverbs 30: 5-6

Psalms 119:70, 103, 105, 98, 133, 142,165, 174 Psalms 19: 7-11 Psalms 138: 2

Feast of simkhat Torah (rejoicing of the Torah) Jews dance with the scrolls of Torah

To be immersed in Torah is a joyous thing for a Jew

His word is my hope. Psalms 119:81

His word is my delight. 119:92,143

His word is my meditation. 119:97

His word is sweet to my taste. 119:103

His word is my rejoicing. 119:111

His word is better than gold. 119:127

His word gives understanding to simple. 119:130

His word is righteous. 119:138

His word is pure. 119:140

His law is the truth. 119:142

I stand in awe of your word. 119:161

His word is my peace. 119:165