By Norman L. Geisler
The e-book is split up into 4 significant parts,
Part one: suggestion of the Bible
Part : Canonization of the Bible
Part 3: Transmission of the Bible
Part 4: Translation of the Bible
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And that voice had to be heeded; the prophets demanded that the nation give obedience to their message as to God Himself (cf. Isa. 8:5; Jer. 3:6; Ezek. 21:1; Amos 3:1). Thus, the Old Testament concept of a prophet was one who served as a mouthpiece of God. Aaron was to be a “prophet” for Moses, and Moses was told, “He shall be as a mouth for you, and you shall be as God to him” (Ex. 4:16). Edward J. ”9 THE WHOLE OLD TESTAMENT IS A “PROPHETIC UTTERANCE” The prophets were the voice of God not only in what they said but in what they wrote as well.
Mark records it: “Thou art the Christ” (8:29). Luke records it: “The Christ of God” (9:20). Even the Decalogue, “written by the finger of God” (Deut. 9:10), is stated with variations the second time that God gave it (cf. Ex. For example, Exodus gives creation as the reason for rest on the Sabbath, and Deuteronomy gives redemption as the reason. variations between the books of Kings and Chronicles in their description of identical events, yet there is no contradiction in the story they tell. 10 If such important utterances as Peter’s confession of Christ and the inscription on the cross (cf.
Because a “prophetic utterance” means an utterance of the Word of God, it follows that the Old Testament as a whole lays claim to be the divinely inspired Word of God, since the whole claims to be a prophetic utterance. 5 Supporting Claims for the Inspiration of the Old Testament Not only does the Old Testament claim inspiration for itself, but that claim is overwhelmingly supported by the New Testament use of the Old Testament. A careful examination of the New Testament writings reveals that the whole Old Testament is substantiated in its claim to authenticity and authority by New Testament references to sections and books of the Old Testament.
A General Introduction to the Bible by Norman L. Geisler