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Persuasive Speech

The Bible
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Lindsey Caudle

on 27 March 2013

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The Question The Bible A true historical document The Need People need something to believe in. Ill informed because learning about the Bible is a choice. What you believe can be a huge part of someone’s life. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Can we trust the Bible? Manuscripts Historical evidence Historical Evidence Written word, not spoken Span of time over which the Bible was written. Genesis written in 1450 B.C. Revelation written in 90 A.D. a span of years 1,500 www.allabouttruth.org Biblical Manuscripts Manuscript - "written or typewritten composition or document as distinguished from a printed copy." www.merriam-webster.com Who copied manuscripts? Jewish Scribes Scribes were trained to copy and preserve the accuracy of the holy books.
Even one mistake meant that they had to burn their copy, and start all over. www.allabouttruth.org Biblical vs. Secular Manuscripts Secular Gallic Wars- 10 copies. Written 1,000 years after event Writings of Aristotle- 5 copies. Written 1,400 years after event. Homer's Iliad- 643 copies. Biblical New Testament Manuscripts- over 24,000 copies. Written 24 years after event. Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War- written 1,300 years after event Dead Sea Scrolls Discovered in Qumran Cave (near the Dead Sea) in 1947 www.dcdebate.org/manuscriptevedence Isiah- before the Dead Sea Scrolls, the only copy we had was from the Masoretic Texts. Two copies of Isiah were found in Qumran cave, both 1,000 years older than the Masoretic Texts, but the Dead Sea Scrolls copies were found to be 95% identical.
The other 5% were differences of grammar and spelling. The Answer In Conclusion Become informed:
look it up! Give it some thought (all photos from Google images) Over 60% of Americans can't name 5 of the Ten Commandments. 80% of people surveyed believe that "God helps those who help themselves" is a direct quote from the Bible. according to a study done by CBN in 2009 The Problem
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