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BIBLICAL TRAINING ACADEMY—Apologetic Defense of the faith, the Bible, and Christianity

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August 10, 2018

INTRODUCTION: The Sources of New Testament Textual Criticism

Edward D. Andrews, Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV) If we are to be able to evaluate the readings of the manuscripts that we have, we must be familiar with the manuscripts themselves. Moreover, we must understand... Continue Reading →

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THE CHURCH FATHERS: Advocates of Bible Truth

Edward D. Andrews, Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV) The Church Fathers were prominent theologians and Christian philosophers who lived between the second and fifth centuries C.E. More broadly speaking, Robert M. Grant writes, “In Christian thought since... Continue Reading →

THE APOLOGISTS: Christian Defenders of the Faith

Edward D. Andrews, Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV) Marcion of Sinope: He was a rich young man who was also a significant leader in early Christianity (c. 85 – c. 160 C.E.). He publicly stated that... Continue Reading →

Patristic Quotations from New Testament Authors

Edward D. Andrews, Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV) Another primary source for recovery of the original text of the New Testament is the enormous number of quotations from the early Christian writers (apologetic works, epistles, commentaries,... Continue Reading →

The Greek Septuagint and Other Versions

Edward D. Andrews, Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV) Ancient Versions A version is a translation of the Bible from Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek into another language. Actually, the entire Bible has been translated into over 450... Continue Reading →

Greek Minuscule Manuscripts of the New Testament

Edward D. Andrews, Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV) The minuscule script was a style of Greek writing used as a book hand during the ninth and tenth centuries in Byzantine manuscripts. The minuscule took the place... Continue Reading →

Greek Uncial Manuscripts of the New Testament

Edward D. Andrews, Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV) This category can be somewhat confusing because the papyrus manuscripts were written in uncial letters.[50] However, “uncial” is a term used to designate only the parchment manuscripts, written... Continue Reading →

Greek New Testament Papyri

Edward D. Andrews, Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV) The Importance of the Papyrus Manuscripts The earliest sources for the Greek New Testament are the papyri in codex (book-like) form. Of course, this designation came from the... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Friday, August 10, 2018

Fondly Embrace Wisdom Tightly with Tender Love Proverbs 4:8 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 8 Prize her, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her. Prize her, and she will exalt you: The Hebrew verb (sā·lǎl) prize means... Continue Reading →

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