Inspiration

This is the place to start to get caught up on the inspiration and inerrancy discussion that has taken place on The Naked Bible. If you posted a comment or complaint about something in the Naked Bible’s position, and I said “do the reading and get caught up,” this is what I’m talking about. To really follow the discussion, you need to read the items below IN ORDER — including the PDF readings. If you aren’t willing to invest the time to catch up, I won’t invest the time to reply.

1. The post that started it all, with readings – Beginning a Serious Discussion about Inerrancy

2. Looking at the Inerrancy Definitions, Part 1

3. Pre-Scientific Worldview “Problem” and Inerrancy

4. A Short Explanatory Note on the “Westminster Addendum”

5. Sifting the Posts and Comments on Inerrancy

6. Parsing the “God Alone” View of Inspiration

7. The Naked Bible’s Thoughts on Inspiration, Part 1

8. The Naked Bible’s Thoughts on Inspiration, Part 2

9. The Naked Bible’s Thoughts on Inspiration, Part 3 – The Myth of the Holy Stapler

10. The Naked Bible’s Thoughts on Inspiration, Part 4 – Which Edition of the Book of Joshua Originated with God but not the Human Writers?

11. The Naked Bible’s Thoughts on Inspiration, Part 5 – Which Edition of the Book of Jeremiah Originated with God but not the Human Writers?

12. 1 Samuel 13:1 – The Matter of Missing Words in the Bible

13. Inspiration and Inerrancy: Distinguishing Ends and Means, Process and Product

14. Let’s Talk About Divine Accommodation

15. Inerrancy and Literary Fiction in the Bible

16. Another Consideration for Inerrancy: The NT Author’s Quotation of (or Alteration of) the OT

17. One Last Illustrative Problem for Inerrancy and its Literary-Critical Solution

18. Another Whack at Bellingham Statement 1

19. Moving to Bellingham Statement 2

20. Bellingham Statement 3

More recent posts:

21. Guest Blogger: John Hobbins Responds to the Bellingham Statement

22. Mike’s Response to John Hobbins

23.  Hebrews 10:5-7 and Its Quotation of Psalm 40:6-8 (LXX 39:6-8): Another Very Tough Road to Hoe for the Traditional Inspiration View

24. Another Proposed Bellingham Statement (March 12, 2009)

17 Responses to “Inspiration”

  1. MSH says:

    @Diane: I’ll have a look

  2. MSH says:

    @Diane: Read Part I. Seems to be objecting to the (old) idea of dividing revelation from the Bible so that “revealed truth” can be found (or resides) in sources (conduits) other than the Bible. Not sure it adds anything — but did you have a specific question that prompted the links?

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  5. Marvin Johnson says:

    I am new to your website but I find that it goes indepth on subjects
    Maybe you can help me-I contend that there is no such thing as a Palestinian but Jews and Arabs that live in Cannan. Palestine was a roman term and the UN is full of BS

  6. MSH says:

    @Marvin Johnson: I agree the UN is basically worthless. “Palestinian” is a modern term that derives from modern politics.

  7. Cognus says:

    super posts last two days

  8. Joseph Ludvigson says:

    Please comment on the validitiy of Edward F. Hills, The King James Version Defended. The book was written in the 1950′s, so the title has nothing to do with the modern King James Only position. The title really means that Hills is defending the Received Text. But he also goes deeply into the views Bible Believers should have concerning the preservation of Scripture. I have read the book about three times in 35 years, and I learn something new every time. Hills is one of the few who defend the Textus Receptus who is also recognized as a textual scholar even by the unbelievers.

    • MSH says:

      The KJV / TR only is utterly useless and misguided. One example: *which* TR? There were 26 editions of it. The KJV only position ought to be mined in every logic class for logical fallacies. It is almost as silly as the Bible code nonsense since it proceeds along (some) similar lines of assumption.

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  10. […] Bible readers will remember I got into this issue several times during the discussion on inerrancy. It’s current again for me for two reasons. One is N.T. Wright has chimed in on the subject […]

  11. […] added to the blog just below the blog’s name and tag-line:  a page entitled “Naked Bible’s Inspiration Discussion.” For those who are new to this blog, we’re in a discussion on inspiration — why, […]

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