From God To Us: How We Got Our Bible by Norman L. Geisler, William E. Nix


From God To Us is a fascinating account of the history of the Bible. This enormously comprehensive book (some 432 pages) covers a vast array of topics, such as:

  • The structure of the Bible and order of the books, including the traditional Hebrew arrangement of Old Testament books
  • An in-depth look into the definition & nature of “inspiration”, as well as Old Testament and New Testament claims of inspiration
  • Evidences for inspiration
  • The history of the canonization of the Bible
  • The discovery of the dead sea scrolls in the caves of Qumran, and their effect on our knowledge of the reliability of Old Testament texts
  • Many disputed books of the Old Testament and New Testament, including the Apocrypha
  • The many languages, writing materials, and preservation methods of the Bible
  • Charts, including my favorite- which compares the reliability of New Testament documents to other ancient texts
  • Several pages of black and white photos of ancient tablets (several of which mention Israel), the caves of Qumran and the scrolls which were found inside, and many other scripts and texts, including some of the oldest complete Bibles.
  • Many other non-biblical texts which agree with and prove the historical accuracy of the Bible

This book also covers textual criticism, variants within the text, and different translations of the bible including the septuagint and other greek translations, as well as latin, early english, and modern english translations.

For the casual reader, From God To Us may be a little dry, but it is absolutely indispensable as a reference source. This book is loaded with relevant, compelling information which will help to solidify your surety in the reliability and inspiration of God’s word, and would make a valuable addition to any serious scholar’s library!

Rating: 5 stars


I received a free copy of this book through Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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