Can Our Bible Translations Be Trusted?

Even though there has been a serious decline in Christianity over the past 70 years, the Bible is still the bestselling book throughout the world. In fact, it seems that since 1960 there have been dozens of new translations over the years.

How Well Has the Old Testament Text Been Preserved?

Judaism has always been a book religion: it stands or falls with the Old Testament, especially with the Pentateuch. Although no manuscript of the Hebrew Old Testament is older than the 10th-century B.C.E, save for one papyrus and the Dead Sea Scrolls, we know, from citations, translations, etc., that the consonantal text of the Old Testament was in the 1st century C.E. practically what it is today.

What Was the Origin of the Hebrew Language?

Secular historians are not able to disclose the origin of the Hebrew language. In fact, for that matter, the same is true for any of the most ancient languages known, such as Sumerian, Akkadian (Assyro-Babylonian), Aramaean, and Egyptian. The reason for this is because the earliest tongues appeared already fully developed in the earliest written records that have been discovered. However, nevertheless, ...

Professional Scribes and Secretaries

Scribes were employed as secretaries in Palestine, Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Greco-Roman Empire. Court scribes would sometimes rise to positions of social prestige and considerable political influence, much as a Secretary of State today.

The Lachish Letters or Lachish Ostraca

Please Support the Bible Translation Work of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV)$5.00Click here to purchase. Lachish letters Lachish letter III Replica (front side) Below Material Clay ostraca Writing Phoenician script / Paleo-Hebrew script Created c. 590 BC Discovered 1935 Present location British Museum and Israel Museum Identification ME 125701 to ME 125707, ME 125715a, IAA 1938.127 and 1938.128 The Lachish... Continue Reading →

Who Were the Bible Scribes

Although scribes continue to perform such roles in the postexilic period (cf. Neh. 13:13, where a scribe named Zadok is appointed as a treasurer over the storehouses where tithes are kept), the term begins to be more specifically associated with the transmission and interpretation of Torah.

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