corruption

Was the Bible Corrupted? Part 2: Peshitta

By Elysia McColley Read “Was the Bible Corrupted? Part 1: Abrogation” Last week, we looked at evidence that the Old Testament has been passed down reliably at least since 250BCE via the Septuagint, a Greek translation of the Hebrew text. This week, we are going to look at the New Testament, particularly at a version of it that may be even older than the Greek manuscripts that most scholars use: the Peshitta, or Aramaic (Syriac) New Testament. The primary language of the Mediterranean during the days of Jesus’ earthly ministry … Read More »

Was the Bible Corrupted? Part 1: Abrogation

By Elysia McColley One criticism of the Bible is that it is corrupted, meaning that the document we have today is not the same as the document that existed 2000 years ago. There are many different ways to approach the topic of Biblical corruption, and I will address some of them through a series of blog posts. I want to begin by pointing to some truths that we need to be aware of as we approach the question of whether or not the Bible was corrupted. If God is omnipotent, … Read More »