Of course, the Bible comes from God. But, we are talking about, the means that God used to get the Bible to us.
In short, the Bible was written in ancient foreign languages then translated into English (and other languages). But, now, was there a single book that was translated into English? Yes and no.
The Bible exists in countless ancient manuscripts. These manuscripts are “combined” (note quotes) into a single book. Now, this combining is not a simple combining. This is because a tiny portion of the manuscripts disagree with the majority of manuscripts a tiny percentage of the time. How does God identify what is the correct text of the Bible in these cases? To be continued….
In a nutshell, we study the ancient manuscripts then apply God’s rules to determine which manuscripts are the Word of God. At this point, in the past, a book, called a “compilation,” would be put together. This compilation would, then, be translated into English (or another language).
Now, however, we have digigraphs to help us between the raw data manuscripts and the compilation. More later.
For a long time, a very long time, smart people have disagreed about what God’s rules are for determining what is God’s Word and, indeed, that disagreement continues to this day among the uninformed. More to come.
In the past, people used fact and logic alone to determine God’s rules. Now, however, we also have special digigraphs to determine God’s rules. Note that these digigraphs are made up of aurum (golden) verses in God’s Word. Aurum verses are verses that are identical in all ancient manuscripts. To be continued….
For the first time in history, we will begin posting the aurum (golden) verses. The aurum verses are verses that are identical in all ancient manuscripts. We will be posting the aurum verses at Aurum Verses.