4 hours 39 min. (4 CDs / 4 DVDs / MP3)
[DVD1: 1 hr 17 min, DVD2: 1 hr 12 min, DVD3: 1 hr 18 min, DVD4: 53 min]
Have you ever wondered: How did we get the Bible? Where does the Bible come from? And why are there different Bibles? In this primer for anyone interested in Bible study, Dr. Pitre takes you through a three-part study of the origins of the Old and New Testaments. Particular focus is given to the history of how the canon, the official list of books in the Bible, came to be, and the central role the Catholic Church played in the formation of the canon. Dr. Pitre also explores the reliability and authorship of the Gospels, and whether or not we can have confidence that the canon of Scripture is reliable. This fascinating series will answer questions such as:
• Where did the Bible come from?
• Why are there so many different versions of the Bible?
• Why are those books in the Bible?
• What was the Jewish Bible like at the time of Jesus?
• Why are there seven less books in Protestant Bibles than in Catholic Bibles?
• How do we know that the Gospels are reliable?<
• What are the Dead Sea Scrolls and the “Lost Gospels”?
• How did Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformers change the Bible?
• What about “Sola Scriptura” and belief in the “Bible Alone”?
Whether you’re a beginner or a lifelong student of the Bible, you’re sure to gain new and exciting insights from this informative series. So, if you’re interested in learning about the hottest selling book in the history of mankind, then this Bible study on the Bible is for you!
I have watched all 4 DVDs on the Origin of the Bible by Dr Brant Pitre and found it to be extremely informative. I plan on sharing this with several folks in my parish. I think Catholics are too often intimidated by scripture and don’t feel adequate in defending their faith from the Bible. Dr Pitre demonstrates how the Catholic Church truly is a “Bible Church”.
This program is an absolute must in understanding how the Bible came together in history. It will open your eyes to many things you never knew/learned.
There is so much to learn from these talks, highly recommended for anyone who needs a clear and consistent introduction on how the Bible came to be.
I have a lot of studies from Dr. Pitre, all of them great. But I think this is the best one! This is a very important topic and one that will be fascinating to the curious or the teacher. It goes deeply in the best research on the topic and gives simple but erudite answers. Highly recommended!
Thank you so much for your beautiful presentations & for this ministry. It has been helping me as a Priest. I highly recommend this study on the bible.