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Instructor David Hocking
• Theology • Bible

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