If you were put on the spot and hundreds of eyes and ears were on you and you were asked to give THE reason why you know the Bible is true—what would you say? That question is best answered by remembering what Jesus said in the same situation.

    At that huge gathering, called the Sermon on the Mount , Jesus confidently told all the thousands who heard Him speak—that Heaven and Earth would pass away before any word of His Bible failed. Wow, He sure knew He had a Bible He could trust. Jesus didn't fear that there were any historical, moral, theological, and scientific inaccuracies in His Bible. He had a copy of the Book anyone can Trust!

    But as we read Matthew 5:17-19, Jesus summed it up as simply this, HE believed God's Word and so should we:

    "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

    Have you ever looked down and wondered if you really held the same Bible Jesus had, the one God breathed out supernaturally by inspiration? And further, have you ever wondered if this one is okay, because it is a translation, and not the actual Hebrew or Greek words that God gave to those 40 plus men, who He used to write the Bible?

    This is the Bible Jesus Used

    The Septuagint was the first translation of the Hebrew Bible; and was made in the third century B.C. by Jewish scribes, who were direct descendents of those trained in Ezra's Great Synagogue of Jerusalem. They were complete experts in the text, being very well versed in Hebrew and Greek.

    This translation became very popular among Jews in the first two centuries before Christ because many Jews in those days did not understand Hebrew. Their ancestors had left Israel centuries before, and generation after generation gradually lost the ability to read the Scriptures in Hebrew.

    Many of the Jews in Jesus' day used the Septuagint as their Bible. Quite naturally, the early Christians also used the Septuagint in their meetings and for personal reading; and many of the New Testament apostles quoted it when they wrote the Gospels and Epistles in Greek. What is most fascinating is that the order of the books in the Septuagint is the same order in our Bibles today, and not like the Hebrew scrolls. So this means that:

    Jesus Primarily Used a Translation

    Jesus and the Apostles: studied, memorized, used, quoted, and read most often from the Bible of their day, the Septuagint. Since Matthew wrote primarily to convince the Jews that Jesus of Nazareth was indeed their promised Messiah, it follows as a matter of course that his Gospel is saturated with the Hebrew Scriptures. Yet, when Jesus quotes the Old Testament in Matthew, He uses the Hebrew text only 10% of the time, but the Greek LXX translation—90% of the time!

    Amazingly, Jesus and Paul used the LXX as their primary Bible. It was just like the Bible each of us holds in our hands, not the original Hebrew Old Testament, but a translation of the Hebrew into Greek. But it was based on exactly the same original and inspired words, and reads just like the Bible we hold in our hands today.

    For more from Discover the Book Ministries, please visit    discoverthebook.org   and  click here  to listen to Dr. John Barnett at OnePlace.com.

    What word did Jesus use for God?
    The essential uses of the name of God the Father in the New Testament are Theos (θεός the Greek term for God), Kyrios (i.e. Lord in Greek) and Patēr (πατήρ i.e. Father in Greek). The Aramaic word "Abba" (אבא), meaning "Father" is used by Jesus in Mark 14:36 and also appears in Romans 8:15 and Galatians 4:6. more
    What were Jesus very last words?
    To Mary, his mother: “Woman, behold your son” and to John: “Behold your mother.” To God, his Father: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” To all: “I thirst.” To the world: “It is finished.” more
    How many word does Jesus have in the Bible?
    According to How Many Words of Jesus are red? | The Synoptic Gospel , once you exclude the duplications of Jesus' speeches in the four gospels, the total number of words spoken by Jesus is 31,426. more
    What was Jesus last words before he died?
    Just before he breathed his last breath, Jesus uttered the phrase “it is finished.” Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. more
    What are the last words Jesus spoke?
    May this brief reflection guide you in your observance of Good Friday.
    • The First Word. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
    • The Second Word. “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
    • The Third Word. “Woman, behold your son.
    • The Fourth Word.
    • The Fifth Word.
    • The Sixth Word.
    • The Seventh Word.
    more
    What were the last 7 words Jesus spoke?
    Contents
    • 2.1 1. Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
    • 2.2 2. To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
    • 2.3 3. Woman, behold, thy son! Behold, thy mother!
    • 2.4 4. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
    • 2.5 5. I thirst.
    • 2.6 6. It is finished.
    • 2.7 7. Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.
    more
    What did Jesus mean by the word meek?
    Humble, gentle, mild Meek in Greek: Humble, gentle, mild. The underlying Greek word for “meek” in Matthew 5:5 is πραΰς, transliterated into English as praus, and it generally means humble, gentle or mild. There are two other times in the New Testament where this particular word praus appears. more
    What was Jesus first word on the cross?
    Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do This first saying of Jesus on the cross is traditionally called "The Word of Forgiveness". It is theologically interpreted as Jesus' prayer for forgiveness for the Roman soldiers who were crucifying him and all others who were involved in his crucifixion. more
    What is another word for Jesus?
    In this page you can discover 24 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for jesus, like: prophet, deliverer, messiah, lord-jesus, our-lord, savior, son-of-god, the Nazarene, good shepherd, redeemer and disciple. more
    What is the 1st last word of Jesus?
    Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do This first saying of Jesus on the cross is traditionally called "The Word of Forgiveness". It is theologically interpreted as Jesus' prayer for forgiveness for the Roman soldiers who were crucifying him and all others who were involved in his crucifixion. more
    What were Jesus actual last words?
    May this brief reflection guide you in your observance of Good Friday.
    • The First Word. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
    • The Second Word. “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
    • The Third Word. “Woman, behold your son.
    • The Fourth Word.
    • The Fifth Word.
    • The Sixth Word.
    • The Seventh Word.
    more

    Source: www.biblestudytools.com

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