Wednesday, October 9, 2013

新約- 教會的書

The New Testament is often called the Church Book:

Written by the Church – 教會撰寫

         Not by Jesus or any single author

         By the Church community inspired by the Holy Spirit

         They are the faith statements of the Christian communities

Selected by the Church – 教會選定

         At least 63 documents circulated as “gospels,” “Acts,” “Epistles” in the early church (1st and 2nd century.)

         Canonized by the Church at the end of the 4th century.

         Still shows differences between Roman/Greek Orthodox/Protestant churches.

Edited by the Church – 教會編輯

         Titles were added/edited

         Words were added and/or omitted

         Chapters were added in 13th century

         Verse divisions were made in 16th century

         Punctuation marks were added in printed Bible

Transmitted by the Church - 教會傳播

         All copies were hand made till movable type [printing] was invented by Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468) in 1456

         We have about 5500 manuscripts of the New Testament

         A few copies/translations of the New Testament showed the differences

Translated by the Church – 教會翻譯

         The New Testament was written in Konie (common) Greek which is not the native language of the contemporary world.

         All versions of the today’s New Testament Bible need translation which are done by the Church and/or the Bible Society.

Source: The People's New Testament Commentary  by M. Eugene Boring and Fred B Craddock                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ,                                                                                                                                                                                                 
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