Genesis Chapter 1: God – The “Who” of Creation -God and His Word Part 5

The preservation of God’s Word

 

Writing materials of the Bible

 

The Old Testament

Clay – Jeremiah 17:13

Stone – Exodus 24:12

 

The New Testament

Papyrus

2 John 12

Revelation 15:1

Vellum (Calfskin)

Parchment (lamb skin)

Leather (cow hide) – 2Timothy 4:13

Metal – Exodus 28:36, Job 19:24, Matthew 22:19-20

 

The original language of the Bible

The Old Testament was written in Hebrew with the following exception

Aramaic – Ezra 4:8-6:18, 7:12-26

Jeremiah 10:11

Daniel 2:4-7:28

 

The entire New Testament was written in Greek

 

Why did God choose Hebrew?

It is a pictorial language. 1Corinthians 10:11

It is a personal language

It addresses itself to the heart and emotions rather than merely to the mind – Malachi 1:2-3

It is an intellectual language

It was more suited to exemplifying a communication or reflection on a revelation of God in order to put it into simple communicable form. The theological truths that were more generally expressed in the Old Testament Hebrew were more precisely formulated in the Greek of the New Testament.

It was a nearly universal language

Koine – common Greek. This was spoken in the marketplace. It was commonly used all the time.

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About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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