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What is Truth? 
Even among the Christian world the Bible is being torn apart and changed. 
Among many Christian churches the Bible is becoming more and more fiction rather than truth. 
English is the most bizarre language because of it vocabulary. 
O.E.D. (website) Where words come from in different languages. 
Understanding how the bible came together has caused many Christians to leave their faith because 
they have a hard time to reconciling its actual compilation with what they had been taught. 
Genesis covers: 
Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham…. To Joseph(of Egypt). 
Moses abridged this account. 
Recorded in Adamic up until Noah, this was when the languages were fractured. 
Western Society has come to trust written text much more then Oral Tradition, this was not the case in 
the past.  You can write anything you want, if the stories were told then you could look the speaker in 
the eye and judge the truthfulness of the statement. 
The Book of Mormon was written for the intent that we might believe the Bible, if we believe the Bible 
then we will believe the Book of Mormon. 
Languages of the Bible: 
Adamic (first records) 
Hebrew (Abraham, maybe Egyptian?) 
Egyptian (Moses, the abridger) 
Aramaic (Jesus's spoken language) 
Greek (language of the learned) 
Latin (language of the Holy Roman Church) 
The people who recorded what Christ said in Aramaic, did so in Greek.  So, some of what he said was 
lost in translation.  Changed again when the bible was compiled in Latin. 
What is authoritative? 
Canon, accepted authoritative text 
Apocrypha, these things ring true, sound nice, but there are many things that are not accurate.   
Pseudepigrapha, things that are made up and not true to author. 
Scrolls v. codices (singular = codex) 
•  Dead Sea Scrolls (300BC -100 AD)  •  Masoretic text (600 - 1000 AD)  •  Vulgate (Latin 4th Century AD)  •  Codex Sinaiticus (the oldest text, complete NT with parts of OT), Alexandrinus, Vaticanus  1611 was when the KJV was published in ancient English. 

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School: Brigham Young University
Department: Religion
Course: Christ & the Everlasting Gospel
Professor: Tyler J Griffin
Term: Spring 2017
Tags: Religious Studies
Name: Week 2 Review
Description: This is a review of things discussed in class.
Uploaded: 01/20/2017
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