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Instructor David Hocking
Category Doctrine of the Faith
Course Provider Blue Letter Bible BLBi

History and Authenticity of the Bible


This course was taught during twenty-five classroom sessions with the purpose of instructing Bible college students in topics such as the inspiration, the inerrancy, and the authority of God’s Word. The instructor examines how the Bible was written over centuries of time and how it has been preserved by the Author Himself. He explains the process of translations from the original languages; the importance of canonicity; the issues of textual criticism; and the principles of interpretation. This informative series will elicit bold confidence in the inerrant & infallible Word of God.

Ages ago someone wisely said, “We cannot dispense with a single word of Holy Writ; the removal of a part would mar the completeness and connection of the whole. Absolutely perfect are the proportions of God’s inspired truth.” That view of the Bible is strictly adhered to in this course taught by David Hocking. It is available through the text or the audio version, and we encourage you to enroll today.

Lesson List
Lesson 1Introduction — Part One
Lesson 2Introduction — Part Two
Lesson 3Miracles
Lesson 4Scripture Cannot Be Broken
Lesson 5Dead Sea Scrolls & Aramaic Targums
Lesson 6The Greek Translations
Lesson 7New Testament Manuscripts
Lesson 8New Testament Languages and the Apocrypha
Lesson 9The Apocrypha and the Catholic Church
Lesson 10The Apocrypha and the Bible
Lesson 11Inspiration — Part One
Lesson 12Inspiration — Part Two
Lesson 13Difficulties of Inspiration — Part One
Lesson 14Difficulties of Inspiration — Part Two
Lesson 15Review and Issues of Canonicity
Lesson 16The Inerrancy of the Bible
Lesson 17Manuscript Evidence
Lesson 18Greek Translations
Lesson 19English Versions
Lesson 20Interpretation of the Bible — Part One
Lesson 21Interpretation of the Bible — Part Two
Lesson 22Interpretation of the Bible — Part Three
Lesson 23Culture
Lesson 24Symbolic Language
Lesson 25Course Review