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History of the Bible

How the Bible Came to Us

We can be confident that the thoughts contained in the original Bible texts have been accurately transmitted down to our day.

Chapters and Verses​—Who Put Them in the Bible?

Why did this numbering system catch on?

The Bible Survived Opposition

Political and religious leaders have tried to prevent people from owning, translating, or reproducing the Bible. None succeeded.

The Bible—A Remarkable Story of Survival

Learn how the Bible’s existence was threatened, and how it’s survival down to our day proves that this book is extraordinary.

How Can We Be Sure the Bible Is True?

If the Bible was authored by God, it should be like no other book ever written.

Has the Bible Been Changed or Tampered With?

Since the Bible is such an old book, how can we be sure that its message has been preserved with accuracy?

The Bible Survived Attempts to Alter Its Message

Some unscrupulous individuals have tried to alter the Bible’s message. How have their efforts been detected and foiled?