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Letters to Prison #3: The Scripture and Translation Letter
This was my third letter to my friend in prison who has been asking such wonderful questions. This letter is all about scripture and translation and how we can know we have an accurate bible, and why we should believe it at all.
Consider this quote from a second century man named Lucian who wrote the ancient text *How to Write History* saying in it:
“Let it be adorned […] by the interweaving of the matter.”
They didn’t have cameras or tape recorders. It was all based on eye-witness testimony of hundreds and in a few cases “the multitudes.” Guys who didn’t know each other wrote corroborating accounts based on oral eye-witnesses. They were a culture of oral story-tellers, and they were a lot more flexible with the details than we are today and a lot better at preserving the really important stuff. It’s the differences that make the Gospels believable.
More "Letters to Prison" episodes coming soon!