The Greek word “biblia” is a plural noun derived from the word “biblion,” which means “scroll.” The general meaning of “biblia” is “books.” In a biblical context, the word “biblia” is commonly used to refer to the collection of books that make up the Christian Bible, both the Old and New Testaments. The Greek word “bibliia” (βιβλία) is used in the Greek New Testament to refer to books, especially religious or sacred books. In the context of the New Testament, the word is typically used to refer to the Old Testament, which was the collection of sacred texts used by Jews in the time of Jesus and the early Christians.
During the first 17 centuries of our Common Era, the reliability of the Gospels was never seriously questioned. In the 19th century and beyond, some academics have questioned the traditional view of the Gospels as being inspired by God and have instead suggested that they were written by human authors who were attempting to convey their own perspectives and interpretations of the life and teachings of Jesus.
Sir William Ramsay, an atheist and the son of atheists, tried to disprove the Bible. He was a wealthy person who had graduated from the prestigious University of Oxford. Like Albright, Ramsay studied under the famous liberal German historical school in the mid-nineteenth century.
For the conservative Evangelical Christian, one of their foundational doctrines is “The Bible alone, and the Bible in its entirety, is the Word of God written and is therefore inerrant in the autographs.”
The Agnostic New Testament Scholar Bart D. Ehrman in his book FORGERY says that first Peter was not written by Peter, but instead was written as a forgery. Is this true?
The book Forged: Writing in the Name of God – Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are by Agnostic New Testament Bible scholar Dr. Bart D. Ehrman contends that many NT Bible books are a “forgery.”
It has often been said [by whom?] that it was an accepted practice in antiquity for a writer to attribute his work to a well-known figure from the past or a teacher who has greatly influenced him. The practice would have been condemned as dishonest by all authorities in antiquity.
Agnostic “Bible scholar” Bart D. Ehrman maintains that the more honest term is “forgery.” The book suggests that 11 or more books out of the 27 books of the Christian New Testament canon were written as forgeries. Is the Book of Jude a forgery?
Agnostic “Bible scholar” Bart D. Ehrman maintains that the more honest term is “forgery.” The book suggests that 11 or more books out of the 27 books of the Christian New Testament canon were written as forgeries. Is the James' Epistle a forgery? Was the Epistle of James a forgery?