About this course

In this course, Dr. Heiser surveys how the Scriptures came to be, from the original composition to canonical recognition, to transmission of ancient manuscripts, to English translations. He discusses how the roles of archaeology, paleography, and textual criticism contribute to this understanding, and he outlines controversies arising from the intersection of theology (revelation, inspiration, inerrancy) and the evidence yielded by the data.

What you'll learn

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Describe how the human authorship of the Bible is part of the process of biblical inspiration.

  • Explain the meaning of canonicity and how the books of the Bible came to be viewed as sacred (“canonical”).

  • Explain the nature of the Masoretic Text of the Hebrew Bible and the major manuscript families of the Greek New Testament.

  • Explain the history of the Bible in English, and why English translations disagree at various points.

Course content

  1. Module 01 | Inspiration and Authority

  2. Module 02 | The Hebrew Bible: Language, Script, and Composition

  3. Module 03 | The Hebrew Bible: Canonicity and Dead Sea Discoveries

  4. Module 04 | The Hebrew Bible: Transmission and Textual Criticism

  5. Module 05 | The Greek New Testament: Language, Script, and Composition

  6. Module 06 | The Greek New Testament: Canonicity and Manuscript Types

History of the Bible

  • $199.00
  • 8 Modules
  • 1 year access
  • Certificate of completion