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Lesson 1: The Biblical Foundation for the Preservation of God's Word
In this lesson Dr. Holland establishes the Bible as the starting point for this class. In fact, this lesson shows the importance of basing our faith on God's Word alone.
Lesson 2: Presenting Some Basics
This lesson lays a basic foundation for understanding textual criticism.
Lesson 3: Listing Some Differences
This lesson shows some differences between the King James Bible and modern translations.
Lesson 4: Early Heresies and the Alexandrian and Western Line
This lesson traces heresies in the early church as well as the development of the Greek text that underlies the NIV and other modern perversions of the Bible.
Lesson 5 - The Traditional Text Line
This lesson traces the development of the Greek text that underlies the KJB.
Lesson 6: German, Spanish, and Early English Versions
This lesson discusses German, Spanish, and early English versions of the Bible based on the Textus Receptus.
Lesson 7: The Authorized Version
This lesson discusses the history behind the King James Bible, as well as comparisons between it and the New King James Version.
Lesson 8: The Hebrew Masoretic Text and Greek Septuagint:
This lesson discusses the origin of the Hebrew Masoretic text and the Greek Septuagint, including comparisons between the Septuagint and the KJB.
Lesson 9: The Dead Sea Scrolls:
In this lesson Dr. Holland discusses the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls in relation to the King James Bible.
Lesson 10: Textual Considerations
In this lesson Dr. Holland discusses the significance of how the actual text was translated. He gives quite a few examples verses from different versions.
Lesson 11: Translational Considerations
In this lesson Dr. Holland discusses some different translations in various languages in relation to the King James Bible.
Lesson Twelve: Deliberating the Arguments
In this concluding lesson Dr. Holland discusses more on how to know which Bible is the true words of God. He points out many more philosophies and errors of D. A. Carson, Bruce Metzger, and James White.