No book in human history has had more critics than the Bible. This makes sense in that no other book makes more claims of its authority over our lives. These accusations demand reasoned answers that this course seeks to provide. Use the presentations and notes below to defend the Old Testament against its critics in areas such as canonicity, prophecy, origins, the Flood, chronology, authorship of OT books, archaeology, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the unique nature of Israel as the only nation that believed in one God amidst polytheistic pagan religions. See also the companion course on NT Critical Studies here.
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