You probably know that the Bible is the best-selling book of all time, the most translated book of all time, and, it’s fair to say, one of the most influential books of all time. But how did we get the Bible? How well (or poorly) was its text preserved over millennia? Are modern-day English translations of the Bible better or worse than their predecessors? As a collection of books, how do we know it has the right books, especially since different branches of Christianity disagree? Does the fact that the Bible as a book has a history mean we should doubt its authority?
Such questions are perennial for Christian believers. Those who follow Jesus want to believe that we live on every word that comes from the mouth of God. But those words have a history written in ink and blood. A better knowledge of that history promises more confidence and great appreciation for the remarkable history of the Bible. Join us at TGC to better appreciate the story of the Bible as we think together about the canon and text of Scripture.
Below is a sample of three articles that touch on the topics we’ll be covering at this year’s TGC23 conference in Indianapolis.