The Apocrypha, a Youtube video by Will Kinney

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4 Responses to The Apocrypha, a Youtube video by Will Kinney

  1. Sam Shamoun says:

    Brother Badmanna, to be honest I would advise you to not look to Kinney as a reliable source of information. This isn’t meant to be personal but he is a careless researcher who is constantly committing huge blunders. Take, for instance, his assertion that the Apocrypha were not written in Hebrew at the beginning of his clip, but in Greek. He is grossly mistaken since we have found portions of the Apocrypha among the Dead Sea Scrolls which were written in Hebrew, not Greek!

    The Dead Sea Scrolls contained Hebrew or Aramaic copies of the following apocryphal books: Tobit, Ben Sira (or Ecclesiasticus), the letter of Jeremiah, Jubilees and 1 Enoch. The first three of these are in Catholic and Orthodox Bibles; the last two are in the Ethiopic Orthodox Bible. (http://www.gci.org/CO/dsscrolls)

    Kinney erroneously assumes that just because the extant copies of the Apocrypha are in Greek that this somehow proves that they weren’t originally written in Hebrew. However, what the discovery of the Dead Scrolls implies is that there is a strong likelihood that they were all initially written in Hebrew and were subsequently translated into Greek, which further supports the existence of a Greek version of the Hebrew Bible even before the time of the Lord Jesus.

    Lord willing, when I have more time I will go through his presentation and highlight his egregious errors of fact and logic.

  2. madmanna says:

    Brother Sam, do you believe that the apocrypha is inspired?

  3. Sam Shamoun says:

    Brother Madmanna, definitely not. And you should know this already since I am a Protestant who holds to the same canon that the Jews have historically held to. Besides, I wrote several articles proving the Apocrypha cannot be inspired. If you want those links I can give them to you. However, Kinney’s arguments are terrible and any Roman Catholic or Orthodox apologist would tear his claims to shreds.

  4. Bunny says:

    Roligt att läsa och se och höra att det finns alternativ tilll alla &#2sn1;utfa2ni2gar≵ av arbetslösa som pÃ¥gÃ¥r i samhället för tillfället. Hoppas att alla i dessa sammanhang nu fortsätter kämpa och tro pÃ¥ det som är bra för oss alla! =)

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