Posted by: Elena's Israel Blog | 12/13/2011

Penned, Preserved & Proven by Jews

a Dead Sea scroll

Rabbi Sh’aul (the Apostle Paul) made it quite clear who wrote the Bible by saying “What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision? Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God” (Romans 3:1-2). God entrusted His entire revelation to the Jewish people, His great gift to the world. The Bible was not written by people who sat down and decided to write a religious document. Every word is divinely inspired. “For prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit” (II Peter 1:21). “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (II Timothy 3:16).

Imagine this – Forty divinely inspired men from all walks of life wrote over a span of 1,600 years, and yet the whole Bible agrees with itself with no contradictions. The Bible tells a single story from Genesis to Revelation – it is God’s disclosure of truth, of Messiah. If it weren’t for the Jewish people, there would be no Bible. Moses wrote the first five books, the Torah (Pentateuch, the Law). “And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD” (Ex. 24:4, 17:14; 34:27; Num. 33:1-2; Dt. 31:9, 24). The final book, the Revelation, was written by John, a Jewish disciple of Yeshua (Jesus). The angel which appeared to him said “Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this” (Rev. 1:19).

Some believe that the New Testament was written by pagan Roman authors, but all of the writers, with the possible exception of Luke, who was a Greek, were JEWISH.

The scribes, or Bible copyists, had many painstaking rules by which they transcribed from the original parchments. They had to use a special mixture of black ink. The copy parchments had to be from a clean animal. The exact number of words and letters on each line had to match the original.  They counted every word and letter and each column had to have no fewer than 48 and no more than 60 lines. The copies had to be done letter for letter, not word for word, or sentence for sentence. There were at least three inspectors for each copy. Just one omission or if two letters touched, the entire script was rejected. The New Testament was also meticulously copied following rigid rules, thus preserving our Bible.

Many have tried to destroy the Jewish people, and with them, the Bible. The infamous atheist Robert Ingersoll (1833-1899) once boasted “I am going to put the Bible out of business”. He faded away like grass; yet the Bible remains. “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of or God stands forever” (Isaiah 40:8; I Peter 1:24-25). Voltaire (1694-1778) vainly declared “Another century and there will not be a Bible on earth!” How foolish. Yeshua said in Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away”.

The Jewish people prove the Bible – Israel’s history and the Bible are linked and both are eternal. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) wrote this: “The Jew is the emblem of eternity. He whom neither slaughter nor torture could destroy; he whom neither fire nor sword, nor inquisition was able to wipe off the face of the earth; he who was the first to produce the oracles of God; he who has been for so long a time the guardian of prophecy, and who has transmitted it to the rest of the world – his nation cannot be destroyed. The Jew is as everlasting as eternity itself”

Some info taken from an article by Peter Colon, Friends of Israel, Israel My Glory magazine

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  1. from Annette Freedman:

    God promises as long as there is a sun, moon and stars in the sky, the Jew as a nation shall survive. Amen and so be it. Jeremiah 31:35-36


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