Revelation and Interpretation

Christians believe the Bible is direct revelation from God. After all, it is the basis for all our beliefs about Christ and his gospel message! Here are some materials for helping you understand the important beliefs about the Bible itself, along with some discussion of issues in interpretation. If you are going to look at only one, look at the "Revelation Foundations of Faith," which is the easiest to understand and most comprehensive.

This is the first century Colosseum in Rome. Paul wrote one epistle to the Romans and later wrote several epistles to others while imprisoned in Rome. This photo is from the collection "Pictorial Library of Bible Lands, volumes 1-10," 2006 by Todd Bolen,

Theological Websites
Credo House Ministries

Manuscript Websites

The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts
Associates for Biblical Research
Biblical Archaeology Society

2 Timothy 3.16-17 NET: Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the person dedicated to God may be capable and equipped for every good work.

English Translations of the Bible [2 pages]
A brief discussion about the differences in English translations.

Differences between English Translations of the Bible [11 pages]
A longer discussion about the differences in English translations, including manuscript basis, readability, translation approach, gender inclusiveness, and more.