Revelation and Interpretation

Christians believe the Bible is direct revelation from God. It is the basis for all our beliefs about Christ and his gospel message! Here are some materials to help you understand the important beliefs about the Bible itself, along with some discussion of issues in interpretation.

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, BiblePlaces.com

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.


Wallace-Ehrman Debate on Textual Accuracy [2 pages]
A two page summary of the debate between Daniel Wallace and Bart Ehrman about whether the New Testament text we have today is an accurate representation of the original. You can get a DVD of the debate at www.csntm.org

Wallace on Textual Accuracy [1 page]
A summary of Daniel Wallace’s comments on the accuracy of the New Testament text we have today

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

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

The Historical Present [17 pages]
This is a technical/academic analysis of how we should translate the Greek historical present into English.

Greek Connectives [18 pages]
This is a technical/academic analysis of what discourse analysis reveals about the meaning of Greek connectives.