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The Witnesses Testify. (1965) “THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION is a completely new translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.” “international scope” “many denominations”.

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(1965) “THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION is a completely new translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”“international scope” “many denominations”


Each book to team of scholars translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”Intermediate Editorial Committees revised initial translationGeneral Editorial Committees checked & revisedCommittee on Bible Translationfaithfulness to original languages and for its English style


Accurate translation, translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”clarity, literary qualityauthority and infallibility of the Bible as God’s Wordmore than a word-for-word translation


Masoretic Text, Biblia Hebraica translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.” (900AD)Hebrew, AramaicDead Sea Scrolls (200BC)Hebrew, Aramaic, GreekSeptuagint (300BC)Hebrew, Aramaic into GreekVulgate (400AD)Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek into LatinGreek Text (300AD)


Deuteronomy 19 15 matthew 18 15 16 ii corinthians 13 1

2 or 3 witnesses translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

Deuteronomy 19: 15Matthew 18: 15-16II Corinthians 13: 1


Luke 1 1 4 john 1 14 john 1 34

We saw, we testified translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

Luke 1: 1-4John 1: 14John 1: 34

“We have seen His glory.”

“I have seen and I testify

that this is the Son of God.”


John 19 35 john 21 24 25

We saw, we testified translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

John 19: 35John 21: 24-25

He saw it and his testimony is true

He testifies and he wrote them down


John 5 39 john 15 26 27

Jesus Himself gives proof translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

John 5: 39John 15: 26-27

Scriptures testify

Holy Spirit will testify, you will, too


Luke 24 45 49 acts 1 8

Jesus Himself gives proof translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

Luke 24: 45-49Acts 1: 8

Scriptures prophesied, you are witnesses

You will be My witnesses


Acts 1 21 22

A replacement for Judas translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

Acts 1: 21-22

Qualifications?

  • Been with us from the beginning

  • A witness of the Resurrection


Acts 4 18 20

Can’t stop talkin’ ‘bout my Jesus! translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

Acts 4: 18-20

“For we cannot help speaking about

what we have seen and heard.”


Acts 2 32

Peter, the witness translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

Acts 2: 32

“God has raised this Jesus to life,

And we are all witness of this fact.”

Acts 3: 15

“You killed the Author of life,

but God raised Him from the dead.

We are witness of this.”

Acts 5: 32

“We are witnesses of these things,

And so is the Holy Spirit.”


Acts 10 39 43

Peter, the witness translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

Acts 10: 39-43

“We are witnesses of everything He did...”

“witnesses whom God had already chosen –

us”

We testify and so do all the prophets


Acts 13 30 31

Paul, the witness translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

Acts 13: 30-31

“They are now His witnesses to our people.”

Acts 22: 15

Ananias to Paul - “You will be His witness.”

Acts 26: 16

Jesus to Paul - “You are My witness.”


I peter 5 1

Peter, the witness translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

I Peter 5 : 1

“a witness of Christ’s sufferings.”

II Peter 1: 15-18

After I am gone, I want you to remember…

“We were eyewitnesses of His majesty.”

“We ourselves (Peter, James, John)

heard this voice that came from heaven.”


I john 1 1 4

John, the witness translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

I John 1: 1-4

He appeared –

we have heard, seen, looked at, touched –

we testify and proclaim

I John 4: 14

“And we have seen and testify that

the Father has sent His Son

to be the Savior of the world.”


I corinthians 15 1 8

the transfer begins translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

I Corinthians 15: 1-8

“For what I received I passed on to you

as of first importance…

II Timothy 2: 1-2

“And the things you have heard me say…

entrust to reliable men…to teach others.”

II Thessalonians 2: 15

“stand firm and hold to the teachings

we passed on to you...”


I corinthians 15 5 8

go ahead, check it out translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

I Corinthians 15: 5-8

He appeared to Peter, the disciples,

over 500 others, James, the apostles,

and then to me, one who would never

have believed it for myself.

You need two or three witness

to establish evidence? Here’s a list,

go ahead, check it out for yourself!


45 70 ad

New Testament written: translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

~45 - < 70 AD

or

~45 - 95 AD

“…most of whom are still living,

though some have fallen asleep.”

Paul – I Corinthians 15: 6~ 55 AD


Witnesses can confirm OR debunk translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

The Jewish & Roman authorities,

the ones who stood to gain the most

by proving the falsity of the claims,

remained silent; because it was true!


Witnesses can confirm OR debunk translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

Where were you, what were you doing

when Kennedy was assassinated?

“The Holocaust is a myth.”

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad


The witnesses continue to testify

The Witnesses Continue translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”to Testify

But what about the 300 year gap

between the apostles and

the existing manuscript evidence?


The witnesses continue to testify1

The Witnesses Continue translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”to Testify

Paul “expounded the word of truth

accurately and authoritatively”

“to build yourselves up in the faith

which was given to you”

Polycarp ~135AD

Bishop of Smyrna

Letter to the Philippians


The witnesses continue to testify2

The Witnesses Continue translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”to Testify

“The Apostles received the Gospel

for us from the Lord Jesus Christ…”

“they appointed their earliest converts,

testing them by the Spirit…”

Clement of Rome ~80AD


The witnesses continue to testify3

The Witnesses Continue translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”to Testify

“The Apostles, in the Memoirs

which they produced,

which are called the Gospels,

have thus passed on that which was

enjoined upon them…”

Justin Martyr ~150AD


The witnesses continue to testify4

The Witnesses Continue translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”to Testify

“For the Church, although dispersed

throughout the whole world even to

the ends of the earth, has received

from the Apostles and from their

disciples the faith in one God…”

Irenaeus ~150AD


The witnesses continue to testify5

The Witnesses Continue translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”to Testify

“Indeed, they first preached the gospel,

and afterwards, by the will of God,

they handed it down to us

in the Scriptures…”

“And we are in a position to enumerate

those who were instituted bishops

by the Apostles, and their successors

To our own times…”


The witnesses continue to testify6

The Witnesses Continue translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”to Testify

From Peter & Paul – to Linus,

Anencletus, Clement, and so on –

12 bishops later, it comes to us!

Polycarp “always taught those things

which he had learned from the Apostles,

and which the Church had handed

down, and which are true.”

Irenaeus ~150AD


The witnesses continue to testify7

The Witnesses Continue translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”to Testify

“The true gnosis is the

doctrine of the Apostles…

succession of bishops…

complete tradition of the Scriptures…

guarded against falsification…

received without addition or deletion”

Irenaeus ~150AD


The witnesses continue to testify8

The Witnesses Continue translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”to Testify

“And indeed, every doctrine must be

prejudged as false, if it smells of

anything contrary to the truth

of the Churches and of the Apostles

of Christ and God.”

Tertullian ~200AD


The witnesses continue to testify9

The Witnesses Continue translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”to Testify

“The teaching of the Church has indeed

been handed down through an order of

succession from the Apostles,

and remains in the Churches even to

the present time.”

Origen ~230AD


The witnesses continue to testify10

The Witnesses Continue translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”to Testify

“Linus to Anencletus to Clement.”

Eusebius ~300AD

If it was all a lie, why did the Apostles

accept martyrdom? Why didn’t they

ever spill the truth?

Eusebius ~320AD

John Chrysostom ~ 380AD


The witnesses continue to testify11

The Witnesses Continue translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”to Testify

“This we believe, this we hold,

because this we have received

from the Prophets,

this do the Gospels tell us,

this the Apostles handed down,

this the martyrs confessed

by their suffering.”

St. Phoebadius ~358AD


The witnesses testify1

The Witnesses Testify translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

“Christ died for our sins

He was buried

He was raised.

According to the Scriptures”

I Corinthians 15: 3-5


The witnesses continue to testify12

The Witnesses Continue translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”to Testify

“was truly born, persecuted,

truly crucified and died,

truly raised from the dead.”

Ignatius ~110AD


The witnesses continue to testify13

The Witnesses Continue translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”to Testify

“one God, Creator

The Word is called His Son

Born of a virgin

Crucified, rose again on the third day,

Ascended into heaven

Sent the Holy Spirit

He’s coming again.”

Tertullian ~200AD


The witnesses continue to testify14

The Witnesses Continue translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”to Testify

“one God

Jesus Christ, the Son of God

suffered, rose up on the third day,

Ascended into heaven

Will come to judge the living

and the dead.”

Nicaea ~325AD


The witnesses of the canon

The Witnesses of the Canon translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

Gospels

Acts of the Apostles

Epistles of Paul

Jude

John’s Epistles

Apocalypse of John

Muratorian Fragment ~200AD


The witnesses of the canon1

The Witnesses of the Canon translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

Gospels

Acts of the Apostles

Epistles of Paul

James

Jude

John’s Epistles

Peter’s Epistles

Apocalypse of John

Eusebius ~325AD


The witnesses of the canon2

The Witnesses of the Canon translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

The Holy Bible as we have it today

Council of Laodicea ~350AD

Athanasius – 367AD


The witnesses testify2

The Witnesses Testify translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

“Suppose that the New Testament

had been destroyed,

and every copy of it lost

by the end of the third century…?”


The witnesses testify3

The Witnesses Testify translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

“That question aroused my curiosity,

and as I possessed all the existing

works of the Fathers of the second

and third centuries, I commenced

to search, and up to this time I

have found the entire New Testament,

except eleven verses.”

Sir David Dalrymple ca 1770


We testify

We Testify translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

“I believe in God, the Father Almighty,    the Creator of heaven and earth,    and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:

Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,    born of the Virgin Mary,    suffered under Pontius Pilate,    was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into hades.

The third day He arose again from the dead.


We testify1

We Testify translation of the Holy Bible made by over a hundred scholars working directly from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.”

“He ascended into heaven

and sits at the right hand

of God the Father Almighty,    whence He shall come to judge

the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic (universal Christian) church,    the communion of saints,    the forgiveness of sins,    the resurrection of the body,    and life everlasting.

Amen.”


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