Appendix – A

Key Words/Phrases covered:

Tree of Life = Wisdom and Understanding
Heavens = thoughts and ways of God
Earth = thoughts and ways of man
Rain = Doctrine
Small rain = Gods speech upon tender herb
The showers = Gods speech upon the grass
Grass = the glory of man (man’s own wisdom and understanding)
Doctrine = Jesus teaching the multitude by parables
Brethren = the prophets, fellowservants
Parable = Uttering dark sayings of old

Parable of Sower of Seed:

  • Sower = Son of man
  • The Seed = now the parable is this, the seed is the word of God
  • the seed falls = the heart receives a word from heaven; the heart hears the word of the kingdom of heaven
  • By the way side = hears, does not understand the word.
  • Stony places = hears the word, receives it with joy, but because of tribulation and persecution and lacks root (truth in-self), will go into offense against the truth.
  • Among Thorns = hears the word and begins to bear fruit. However, due to cares of this life, the fruit does not go into perfection
  • Good Ground= hears the word and understands it and bears fruit unto perfection.

Appendix – B

The History of the Timeline of Bible Translation

1,400 BC: The first written Word of God: The Ten Commandments delivered to Moses.

500 BC: Completion of All Original Hebrew Manuscripts which make up The 39 Books of the Old Testament.

200 BC: Completion of the Septuagint Greek Manuscripts which contain The 39 Old Testament Books AND 14 Apocrypha Books.

1st Century AD: Completion of All Original Greek Manuscripts which make up The 27 Books of the New Testament.

315 AD: Athenasius, the Bishop of Alexandria, identifies the 27 books of the New Testament which are today recognized as the canon of scripture.

382 AD: Jerome’s Latin Vulgate Manuscripts Produced which contain All 80 Books (39 Old Test. + 14 Apocrypha + 27 New Test).

500 AD: Scriptures have been Translated into Over 500 Languages.

600 AD: LATIN was the Only Language Allowed for Scripture.

995 AD: Anglo-Saxon (Early Roots of English Language) Translations of The New Testament Produced.

1384 AD: Wycliffe is the First Person to Produce a (Hand-Written) manuscript Copy of the Complete Bible; All 80 Books.

1455 AD: Gutenberg Invents the Printing Press; Books May Now be mass-Produced Instead of Individually Hand-Written. The First Book Ever Printed is Gutenberg’s

1516 AD: Erasmus Produces a Greek/Latin Parallel New Testament.

1522 AD: Martin Luther’s German New Testament.

1526 AD: William Tyndale’s New Testament; The First New Testament printed in the English Language.

1535 AD: Myles Coverdale’s Bible; The First Complete Bible printed in the English Language (80 Books: O.T. & N.T. & Apocrypha).

1537 AD: Tyndale-Matthews Bible; The Second Complete Bible printed in English. Done by John “Thomas Matthew” Rogers (80 Books).

1539 AD: The “Great Bible” Printed; The First English Language Bible Authorized for Public Use (80 Books).

1560 AD: The Geneva Bible Printed; The First English Language Bible to add Numbered Verses to Each Chapter (80 Books).

1568 AD: The Bishops Bible Printed; The Bible of which the King James was a Revision (80 Books).

1609 AD: The Douay Old Testament is added to the Rheims New Testament (of 1582) Making the First Complete English Catholic Bible; Translated from the Latin Vulgate (80 Books).

1611 AD: The King James Bible Printed; Originally with All 80 Books. The Apocrypha was Officially Removed in 1885 Leaving Only 66 Books.

1782 AD: Robert Aitken’s Bible; The First English Language Bible (KJV) Printed in America.

1791 AD: Isaac Collins and Isaiah Thomas Respectively Produce the First Family Bible and First Illustrated Bible Printed in America. Both were King James Versions, with All 80 Books.

1808 AD: Jane Aitken’s Bible (Daughter of Robert Aitken); The First Bible to be Printed by a Woman.

1833 AD: Noah Webster’s Bible; After Producing his Famous Dictionary, Webster Printed his Own Revision of the King James Bible.

1841 AD: English Hexapla New Testament; an Early Textual Comparison showing the Greek and 6 Famous English Translations in Parallel Columns.

1846 AD: The Illuminated Bible; The Most Lavishly Illustrated Bible printed in America. A King James Version, with All 80 Books.

1885 AD: The “English Revised Version” Bible; The First Major English Revision of the KJV.

1901 AD: The “American Standard Version”; The First Major American Revision of the KJV.

1971 AD: The “New American Standard Bible” (NASB) is Published as a “Modern and Accurate Word for Word English Translation” of the Bible.

1973 AD: The “New International Version” (NIV) is Published as a “Modern and Accurate Phrase for Phrase English Translation” of the Bible.

1982 AD: The “New King James Version” (NKJV) is Published as a “Modern English Version Maintaining the Original Style of the King James.”

2002 AD: The English Standard Version (ESV) is Published as a translation to bridge the gap between the accuracy of the NASB and the readability of the NIV.

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Appendix – C

Ancient manuscripts discovered confirm that the spiritual books we are presently handing are truly from the Spirit of Truth.

The following “Origin of the Bible” was extracted from web page

Origin of the Bible – The Truth about Translations

To many, the origin of the Bible can be summed-up as follows: “A mere translation of a translation of an interpretation of an oral tradition” – and therefore, a book with no credibility or connection to the original texts. Actually, the foregoing statement is a common misunderstanding. Translations such as the King James Version are derived from existing copies of ancient manuscripts such as the Hebrew Masoretic Text (Old Testament) and the Greek Textus Receptus (New Testament), and are not translations of texts translated from other interpretations. The primary differences between today’s Bible translations are merely related to how translators interpret a word or sentence from the original language of the text source (Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek).

Origin of the Bible – The Reliability of Ancient Manuscripts

Another challenge against the origin of the Bible is the reliability of the manuscripts from which today’s Bibles are translated. Remarkably, there is widespread evidence for absolute reliability. There are more than 14,000 existing Old Testament manuscripts and fragments copied throughout the Middle East, Mediterranean and European regions that agree dramatically with each other. In addition, these texts agree with the Septuagint version of the Old Testament, which was translated from Hebrew to Greek some time during the 3rd century BC. The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in Israel in the 1940’s and 50’s, also provide phenomenal evidence for the reliability of the ancient transmission of the Jewish Scriptures (Old Testament). The Hebrew scribes who copied the Jewish Scriptures dedicated their lives to preserving the accuracy of the holy books. These scribes went to phenomenal lengths to insure manuscript reliability. They were highly trained and meticulously observed, counting every letter, word and paragraph against master scrolls. A single error would require the immediate destruction of the entire text.

The manuscript evidence for the New Testament is also dramatic, with over 5,300 known copies and fragments in the original Greek, nearly 800 of which were copied before 1000 AD. Some manuscript texts date to the early second and third centuries, with the time between the original autographs and our earliest existing copies being a remarkably short 60 years.

Appendix – D

The oldest Greek text of the book of John

Language: Greek
Medium: papyrus
Size: 3.5 inches long
2.5 inches wide
Length: 7 lines on each side
Approximate Date: c. 125–150 CE
Place of Discovery: Egypt
Date of Discovery/
Acquisition: 1920
Acquirer: Bernard P. Grenfell
Current Location: John Rylands Library
Manchester, England
Inventory Number: Rylands Greek Papyrus 457
Manuscript Number: P52
Manuscript Family: Alexandrian
Greek text found in 125-150 AD of the book of John 8:31-33

Appendix – E

Although the writings known as the Apocrypha are often not included in Protestant Bibles, due to the fact that these ancient texts came to us in Greek (like the New Testament) and later Latin but not in Scriptural Hebrew. Their rank in terms of authority is thus deuterocanonical, or second level. The fact is, while Anglo-American fundamentalists today reject their canonicity, they were translated and included in the original King James Bible of 1611, and is sometimes overviewed in Bible College or Seminary classes for historical background value. Having said this, we offer them here in faithfulness to the 1611 original.

Apocrypha: King James Bible

  • Additions to Daniel
  • Judith
  • Esdras
  • Additions to Esther
  • Susanna
  • 2 Maccabees
  • 4 Ezra
  • Prayer of Manassheh
  • Sirach
  • Wisdom of Solomon
  • Baruch (included Epistle of Jeremiah)
  • 1 Maccabees
  • Tobitv

Appendix – F

Directory of books as looked in the original Authorized King James Version of 1611.

{BOOKS and Quantity of Chapters}

Genesis hath Chapters 50
Exodus 40
Leuiticus 27
Numbers 36
Deuteronomie 34
Ioshua 24
Iudges 21
Ruth 4
1. Samuel 31
2. Samuel 24
1. Kings 22
2. Kings 25
1. Chronicles 29
2. Chronicles 36
Ezrah 10
Nehemiah 13
Ester 10
Iob 42
Psalmes 150
Prouerbs 31
Ecclesiastes hath Chapters 12
The song of Solomon 8
Isaiah 66
Ieremiah 52
Lamentations 5
Ezekiel 48
Daniel 12
Hosea 14
Ioel 3
Amos 9
Obadiah 1
Ionah 4
Micah 7
Nahum 5
Habakkuk 3
Zephaniah 3
Haggai 2
Zechariah 14
Malachi 4

The Books called Apocrypha.

1. Esdras hath Chapters 9
2. Esdras 16
Tobit 14
Iudeth 16
The rest of Esther 6
Wisedome 19
Ecclesiasticus 51
Baruch with the Epistle of Ieremiah 6
The song of the three children
The story of Susanna
The idole Bel and the Dragon
The prayer of Manasseh
1. Maccabees 16
2. Maccabees 15

The Books of the New Testament.

Matthew hath Chapters 28
Marke 16
Luke 24
John 21
The Acts 26
The Epistle to the Romanes 16
1. Corinthians 16
2. Corinthians 13
Galatians 6
Ephesians 6
Philippians 4
Colossians 4
1. Thessalonians 5
2. Thessalonians hath Chapters 3
1. Timotheus 6
2. Timotheus 4
Titus 3
Philemon 1
To the Hebrewes 13
The Epistle of Iames 5
1. Peter 5
2. Peter 3
1. Iohn 5
2. Iohn 1
3. Iohn 1
Iude 1
Revelation 22

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