How can we know if Bible is reliable?

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Many people wonder if the Bible is true or not. Below you will learn the most important evidence that Billy can be trusted.

More of the New Testament is preserved in manuscript than any other work of ancient literature. This is over 5,800 complete or incomplete Greek manuscripts, 10,000 Latin manuscripts, and 9,300 other manuscripts in various ancient languages, including Syriac, Slavic, Gothic, Ethiopian, Coptic and Armenian. The oldest manuscripts date from around 125 AD. Some 17,000 manuscripts attest to the authority of the Old Testament manuscripts. This figure impressed scholars and historians. Homer’s Iliad ranks second among ancient writings, with only about 1,900 manuscripts. People and events are considered historical based on some mentions in archaeological finds, chronicles, paintings, manuscripts, etc. Since we do not deny the existence of other ancient figures such as Alexander the Great, the greater number of authentic manuscripts proves the Bible to be historically reliable.


Is the Bible Reliable? According to sources, the consistency of the text of the manuscript in the Bible is as much as 99.5%, which is unique on a global and ancient scale. For centuries, biblical scholars, historians, linguists, and experts in all fields of science have critically assessed the reliability of individual manuscripts. Their validation involved examining each manuscript in different ways and classifying them as more and less reliable. Manuscripts are cataloged by language, date of creation, latitude, etc. This is how the code is created. The Bible circulating today is the result of hundreds of years of work by many researchers from various fields who have eliminated doubts and inaccuracies in individual manuscripts – sifting them to create the most accurate copy of the original text. In the Bible we read about most important topics like what is salvation, how to be born again and so on.


For most Christian denominations (Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox), the canon of the Bible is a collection of 66 books (39 of the Old Testament and 27 of the New Testament). *Catholics and Orthodox add additional books to this canon. Books and manuscripts related to biblical events are subjected to extensive historical, linguistic, and scholarly scrutiny to exclude books and parts of books that have not been claimed as inspiration (apocrypha).

Is the Bible Trustworthy as a Divinely Inspired Book? Yes, because it contains only undisputed, well-documented books and chapters that are consistent in the overall content and presentation of God. The earliest table of contents in the New Testament was written around AD 170. (Extracted from the village). On the other hand, the canon of the Christian Bible was finally established in the 4th century AD. Initially, different churches recognized the various additional scriptures as inspired, and some questioned them. Interestingly, the writings of the apostle Paul were quoted in Peter (2 Peter 3:15-16), and are mentioned and quoted in later epistles and early church apocrypha (e.g., Polycarp wrote to Philippians).

See also: speaking in tongues