Dr. John Oakes is taught a five week series on The Reliability and Inspiration of the Bible on Saturdays in October, 2016. Class Outline is below. Notes, PPT and audio are attached. Reliability and Inspiration Notes Reliability and Inspiration PPT Reliability and Insp Audio I Reliability and Insp Audio II Reliability and Insp Audio III Reliability and Insp Audio IV Reliability and Inspiration Audio V Reliability and Inspiration Audio VI
Outline for Reliability and Inspiration of the Bible:
1. The manuscripts and the reliability of the New Testament and Old Testament text.
2. The history of the canonization of the Old and New Testaments.
3. Inspiration and Inerrancy of the Bible.
We will be spending quite a bit of time on arriving at a solid definition of inerrancy. Questions related to this topic include:
a. Supposed inconsistencies and contradictions.
b. Errors of transmission and of translation.
c. Editorial license, chronological “errors”, rounding off of numbers, use of hyperbole, etc.