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History of the Bible

What Didn't Make It Into The Bible?

Bart D. Ehrman | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion
Bart D. Ehrman

For a complete picture of what the earliest Christians "knew" about Jesus, the books of the New Testament are not enough. One also needs to read the books that did not make it into Scripture.

What You Should Know Before Reading The Bible

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.09.2011 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Knowing something about the Bible -- its historical backgrounds and development, its origin and translation, and its use in different contexts -- enables readers to make sense of biblical texts and references for themselves.