Christians and the Bible: trust and obey

1. The Old & New Testament canon

By Revd Prof John L Mackay

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.

2. Bible text & translation

By Revd Prof John L Mackay

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.

3. Biblical hermeneutics

By Revd Prof John L Mackay

Hermeneutics is concerned with how we read and understand the Bible. In the last lecture of the series, Professor Mackay challenges us to be objective in our interpretation of scripture.