Category Archives: Scripture

WHY IS THE GAP BETWEEN THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS DIFFERENT FOR CHRISTIANS THAN FOR JEWS?

Most of my followers know that there is a period of over 400 years between the writings of the Old and New Testament.  In reality, it may span almost 500 years. The last Old Testament prophet was Malachi who wrote approximately circa 450-400 B.C. (and by the way, he may have been Ezra according to some scholars). The first New Testament book was written about 50 A.D., or slightly before, either by Paul, James, or John Mark.  This period is also known as the “Second Temple Period” in which numerous apocryphal and pseudepigraphal writings were written.  And, also, the story Read More

I BET YOU DON’T KNOW WHO WROTE JUDGES, KINGS, AND CHRONICLES.

I also bet you don’t have a good grasp of the 500-year period from the Conquest of Canaan to the coronation of King Saul, the first king of Israel.  There are many familiar names that figure into the story. But it might be the least understood period in the Bible.


“FOR ALL REAL STUDENTS OF THE BIBLE . THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE IS A FOUNDATIONAL STUDY .  IT PROVIDES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT DOUGLAS WOODWARD BEGAN IN REBOOTING THE BIBLE . BOTH ARE EXCELLENT AND EXHAUSTIVE WORKS ON HOW OUR BIBLE CAME TO BE AND WHY IT Read More

DID MOSES WRITE THE PENTATEUCH?

Many subscribe to the view that Moses was the inspiration of the Pentateuch, but he wasn’t really the author. Indeed, Israel’s most ancient history and revelation was oral tradition passed down nearly 1,000 years before it was written down. I disagree… and take a more conventional view. But how did the primeval history of the Bible get written down? I answer that question in my new book.

This weekend the book is available from Amazon (print only) for $17.56 instead of $21.95 (a 20% discount). Prime members get free shipping when ordering from Amazon.  Words of support came from Pastor … Read More

THE NEW BOOK IS COMING – NEXT WEEKEND

A BIOGRAPHY OF THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE

I will be releasing my next book, it’s number 19 or 20, but who’s counting?  It is entitled, A BIOGRAPHY OF THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE: AND HOW TO DEFEND THE PROTESTANT SCRIPTURES IN THE 21ST CENTURY.

There won’t be a lot of fanfare. (I can’t afford it). So I’ll need your help in getting the word out.  Here is the text from the back cover and the cover itself for you to take look. Please share this with your friends or others you think will be interested.

For eager beavers, the book will appear available … Read More

IS HISTORICAL VALIDATION OF THE BIBLE NECESSARY TO PROVE IT’S TRUE?

This article is a chapter in a new book I hope to publish in a few short weeks.  The working title is, “In Search of the Protestant Bible.” Feel free to comment on this as it is posted on my Facebook page (facebook/s douglas woodward) or by emailing me at doug@faith-happens.com. While this is a followup to my last book, Rebooting the Bible, it will take a different path in seeking to establish why the Protestant Bible must be understood in the context of other Bibles – The Hebrew Bible, the Greek Bible, and the Catholic Bible.

If

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