The New Evidence That Demands A Verdict: The Bible Is True! | Josh McDowell

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Josh answers two questions in this video:

  1. Is the Bible we have now what was originally written 2,000 years ago?
  2. Is what was written down true?

oo:00 preliminary music
01:22 Josh starts speaking
04:35 – 6:50 Graphic: “Do you think that the Bible we have today is the same Bible that was first written?” followed by people on the street giving their answers.
11:08 – 12:12 Josh articulates the two questions that this video is intended to answer (see above)
12:13 – 14:26 Graphic: “Do you believe that truth is discovered or created?” followed by people on the street giving their answers.
18:49 – 19:43 First chart, showing “Time Gap from Original Writing to Earliest Survived Manuscript” (see more below)
22:46 – 23:56 Second chart, “Number of Manuscripts That Have Survived” (see more below)
24:07 – 24:43 The Illiad by Homer at 643 manuscripts is second among documents from antiquity.  [David Limbaugh in Jesus on Trial (2014; Kindle edition location 3979) says recent discoveries from the period 300-150 B.C. have brought this total to 1,800.*]
27:00 – Josh’s second question: Was what was written down true?
43:50 – 45:07 Graphic:  “Do You Believe the Bible Is the Word of God?” followed by people on the street giving their answers.

First chart: “Time Gap from Original Writing to Earliest Survived Manuscript”

Pliny the Younger – 750 years
Julius Caesar (“Gallic Wars”) – 1,000 years
Plato – 1,200 years
Aristotle – 1,400 years
Sophocles – 1,400 years
Euripedes – 1,500 years
New Testament – 50 to 75 years

Second chart:

Caesar (“Gallic Wars”) – 10
Plato – 7
Tacitus – 20
Thucydides – 7 (1,300 year gap)
Herodotus – 8 (1,400 year gap)
Pliny the Younger – 7
Sophocles – 193
Euripedes – 9
Aristotle – 49
Homer – see note above on number of copies
New Testament – 24,633 [Since Greek NT manuscripts number 5,000 to 6,000, Josh must be including translations.]

 

 

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