Bibliology for Beginners: What Does the Bible Say about the Bible? by Mark Ward
I’ve just released a very short book on bibliology that is not intended to break new ground but rather to help beginners step firmly onto biblical ground. I wrote it at the request of a local church—nycgrace.org, pastored by my respected friend Tim Richmond—which has diligently produced a series of discipleship books for its urban, multi-ethnic congregation.
In the book I talk about revelation (general, special, and personal—following John Frame); I talk about the inspiration, authority, and inerrancy of Scripture; I briefly discuss canon (following Michael Kruger closely), and textual transmission. I then camp out a little longer on Bible translation, because I think this is where Christians most often fall into fear and confusion. I argue that the Bible calls for Bible translation, that Bible translation into languages normal people understand is not something to take for granted, that there is no such thing as a perfect or even a “best” translation, and that because there are any number of useful translations in a given language Christians would do well to read several.
Basic bibliology stuff, written briefly and humbly for beginners.
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Intro Turn to Matthew 22:34, and some of the most familiar but important words of the New Testament. In honor of my own infotainment documentary tonight, I’ll be reading from the 1611 King James Version. But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees...