The Bible I. Authenticity II. Credibility III. Morality
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The Bible I. Authenticity II. Credibility III. Morality

By John Eleazer Remsburg
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Table of Contents
  • Works by John E. Remsburg
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • THE BIBLE.
  • PART I.—AUTHENTICITY.
  • CHAPTER I.
  • SACRED BOOKS OF THE WORLD.
    • Sacred Books of India.
    • Sacred Books of China.
    • Sacred Books of Persia.
    • Sacred Books of Islam.
    • Sacred Books of the Jews.
    • Sacred Book of Christians.
  • CHAPTER II.
  • THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE.
    • Canonical and Apocryphal Books of the Old and New Testaments.
    • 1.
    • Books accepted as canonical and divine by all Jews and Christians.
    • 2.
    • Books accepted as canonical and divine by a part of the Jews and by all Christians.
    • 3.
    • Books accepted by a part of the Jews as canonical, but not divine; by most Christians as canonical and divine.
    • 4.
    • Books accepted as canonical by some Jews, and for most part by the Greek and Roman Catholic churches, but rejected by the Protestants.
    • 5.
    • Lost books cited by writers of the Bible.
    • 6.
    • Books which formed the original canon of the New Testament and which have always been accepted by Christians.
    • 7.
    • Books which are now generally accepted by Christians, but which were for a time rejected.
    • 8.
    • Books now excluded from the canon, but which are found in some of the older manuscripts of the New Testament.
    • 9.
    • Other Apocryphal books of the New Testament which are extant.
    • 10.
    • Apocryphal books of the New Testament which are lost.
  • CHAPTER III.
  • FORMATION OF THE CANON.
    • The Jewish Canon.
    • The Christian Canon.
    • Founding of the Canon.
    • Completion of the Canon.
    • Christian Councils.
    • Ancient Christian Scholars.
    • Protestant Scholars.
    • Martin Luther.
  • CHAPTER IV.
  • DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THE BIBLE.
    • Versions of the Jewish Scriptures.
    • Ancient Christian Versions.
    • Ancient Manuscripts.
    • Modern Versions.
  • CHAPTER V.
  • AUTHORSHIP AND DATES.
  • CHAPTER VI.
  • THE PENTATEUCH.
    • Arguments for Mosaic Authorship.
    • Arguments Against Mosaic Authorship.
    • The Work of Various Authors and Compilers.
    • The higher Criticism—Its Triumph and Its Consequences.
  • CHAPTER VII.
  • THE PROPHETS.
    • Joshua.
    • Judges.
    • First and Second Samuel.
    • First and Second Kings.
    • Isaiah.
    • Jeremiah.
    • Ezekiel.
    • Minor Prophets.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
  • THE HAGIOGRAPHA.
    • Psalms.
    • Proverbs.
    • Job.
    • The Five Rolls.
    • Daniel.
    • Ezra and Nehemiah.
    • First and Second Chronicles.
  • CHAPTER IX.
  • THE FOUR GOSPELS.
    • The Apostles.
    • The Apostolic Fathers.
    • The Christian Fathers.
    • Internal Evidence.
    • Matthew.
    • Mark.
    • Luke.
    • The Synoptics.
    • John.
    • The Four Gospels.
  • CHAPTER X.
  • ACTS, CATHOLIC EPISTLES, REVELATION.
    • Acts of the Apostles.
    • James and Jude.
    • Epistles of Peter.
    • Epistles of John.
    • Revelation.
  • CHAPTER XI.
  • PAULINE EPISTLES.
    • Genuine Epistles.
    • Doubtful Epistles.
    • Spurious Epistles.
    • Conclusion.
  • Part II.
  • CREDIBILITY.
  • CHAPTER XII.
  • TEXTUAL CORRUPTIONS.
    • Errors of Transcribers.
    • Errors of Translators.
    • Different Versions Contain Different Books.
    • Different Versions of the Same Book Differ.
    • Different Copies of the Same Version Differ.
  • CHAPTER XIII.
  • TWO COSMOGONIES OF GENESIS.
    • 1.
    • 2.
    • 3.
    • 4.
    • 6.
    • 7.
    • 8.
    • 9.
    • 10.
    • 11.
    • 12.
    • 13.
    • 14.
    • 15.
    • 16.
    • 17.
    • 18.
  • CHAPTER XIV.
  • THE PATRIARCHAL AGE.
    • 1.
    • 2.
    • 3.
    • 4.
    • 5.
    • 6.
    • 7.
    • 8.
    • 9.
    • 10.
    • 11.
    • 12.
    • 13.
    • 14.
    • 15.
  • CHAPTER XV.
  • THE JEWISH KINGS.
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
  • CHAPTER XVI.
  • WHEN DID JEHOSHAPHAT DIE?
    • Kingdom of Judah.
    • Kingdom of Israel.
    • 1.
    • 2.
    • 3.
    • 4.
    • 5.
    • 6.
    • 7.
    • 8.
    • 9.
    • 10.
    • 11.
    • 12.
    • 13.
    • 14.
    • 15.
    • 16.
    • Recapitulation.
    • Notes and Explanations.
  • CHAPTER XVII.
  • INSPIRED NUMBERS.
    • 1.
    • 2.
    • 3.
    • 4.
    • 5.
    • 6.
    • 7.
    • 8.
    • 9.
    • 10.
    • 11.
    • 12.
    • 13.
    • 14.
    • 15.
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    • 17.
    • 18.
    • 19.
    • 20.
  • CHAPTER XVIII.
  • HARMONY OF THE GOSPELS.
    • 1.
    • 2.
    • 3.
    • 4.
    • 5.
    • 6.
    • 7.
    • 8.
    • 9.
    • 10.
    • 11.
    • 12.
    • 13.
    • 14.
    • 15.
    • 16.
    • 17.
    • 18.
    • 19.
    • 20.
  • CHAPTER XIX.
  • PAUL AND THE APOSTLES.
    • 1.
    • 2.
    • 3.
    • 4.
    • 5.
    • 6.
    • 7.
    • 8.
    • 9
    • 10.
    • 11.
    • 12.
    • 13.
    • 14.
    • 15.
    • 16.
    • 17.
    • 18.
    • 19.
    • 20.
    • 21.
    • 22.
    • 23.
  • CHAPTER XX.
  • THE BIBLE AND HISTORY.
    • 1.
    • 2.
    • 3.
    • 4.
    • 5.
    • 6.
    • 7.
    • 8.
    • 9.
    • 10.
    • 11.
    • 12.
  • CHAPTER XXI.
  • THE BIBLE AND SCIENCE.
    • Astronomy.
    • Geology.
    • Geography.
    • Botany.
    • Zoology.
    • Ethnology.
    • Physiology.
    • Chemistry.
    • Physics.
    • Mathematics.
  • CHAPTER XXII.
  • PROPHECIES.
    • 1.
    • 2.
    • 3.
    • 4.
    • 5.
    • 6.
    • 7.
    • 8.
    • 9.
    • 10.
    • 11.
    • 12.
    • 13.
    • 14.
    • 15.
    • 16.
  • CHAPTER XXIII.
  • MIRACLES.
    • The First Cutlet.
    • The Great Freshet.
    • Ringstreaked, Speckled, and Spotted.
    • The Waters Were Divided.
    • Quails!!!
    • Three Good Snake Stories.
    • More of Aaron’s Tricks.
    • The Sun Stood Still.
    • Samson’s Feats.
    • The Loquacious Ass.
    • A Bear Story.
    • The Boy Sneezed.
    • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego.
    • Take Me Up.
    • The Confiding Husband.
    • They Did Eat and Were Filled.
    • Lazarus Come Forth.
  • CHAPTER XXIV.
  • THE BIBLE GOD.
    • Is God Omnipresent?
    • Is God Omnipotent?
    • Is He Omniscient?
    • Is He Immutable?
    • Is He Visible and Comprehensible?
    • Is There One God Only?
    • In What Form Does God Exist?
  • Part III.
  • MORALITY.
  • CHAPTER XXV.
  • THE BIBLE NOT A MORAL GUIDE.
    • What is Morality?
    • Bible Codes.
    • Bible Models.
    • Immoral Teachings of the Bible.
  • CHAPTER XXVI.
  • LYING—CHEATING—STEALING.
    • Lying.
    • Cheating.
    • Stealing.
  • CHAPTER XXVII.
  • MURDER—WAR.
    • Murder.
    • War.
  • CHAPTER XXVIII.
  • HUMAN SACRIFICES—CANNIBALISM—WITCHCRAFT.
    • Human Sacrifices.
    • Cannibalism.
    • Witchcraft.
  • CHAPTER XXIX.
  • SLAVERY—POLYGAMY.
    • Slavery.
    • Polygamy.
  • CHAPTER XXX.
  • ADULTERY—OBSCENITY.
    • Adultery.
    • Obscenity.
  • CHAPTER XXXI.
  • INTEMPERANCE—VAGRANCY—IGNORANCE.
    • Intemperance.
    • Vagrancy.
    • Ignorance.
  • CHAPTER XXXII.
  • INJUSTICE TO WOMEN—UNKINDNESS TO CHILDREN—CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.
    • Injustice to Women.
    • Unkindness to Children.
    • Cruelty to Animals.
  • CHAPTER XXXIII.
  • TYRANNY—INTOLERANCE.
    • Tyranny.
    • Intolerance.
  • CHAPTER XXXIV.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • APPENDIX.
  • INDEX.
  • Colophon
    • Availability
    • Encoding
    • Revision History
    • External References
    • Corrections
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