Professor Mackay talks about how and why the 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament are in our Bible today. Including why certain books, such as those in the Apocrypha, should not be regarded as the Word of God.
How similar is the text we read in our Bibles to that of the original documents? Which of the many available ‘texts’ should Bibles be translated from, and how should they be translated? John Mackay carefully answers these important questions.