Were there scribes walking around with Jesus recording word for word what he was saying during his three years preaching?
I'm just wondering how do we know exactly what was said unless it was recorded there and then by appointed scribes. How would somebody , for example, record accurately what was said by an orator if he was only hearing it second hand from witnesses a day or even a week later?
- 6 months agoFavorite Answer
THE Bible was written by about forty men during a period spanning some sixteen centuries. These men were imperfect, subject to weaknesses and error. As humans, they did not differ from other people. One of them, Paul, told men who were wrongly viewing him and his missionary companion Barnabas as gods: “We also are humans having the same infirmities as you do.” (Acts 14:15) From a human standpoint, many of the Bible writers were not men of exceptional learning and abilities. Among them were very ordinary men, men pursuing such occupations as herdsman and fisherman.
How, then, was it possible for these imperfect men to produce a record that is actually God’s message? They did not write of their own impulse, but were inspired by God. “All Scripture is inspired of God,” said the apostle Paul regarding the portion of the Sacred Scriptures available in his time.—2 Tim. 3:16.
You may accept the Bible as being God’s inspired Word. But how strong is your acceptance? Would it hold up under test?
Under the pressure of suffering and opposition, even slight doubts about the inspiration of God’s Word can give rise to greater doubts, undermining faith and weakening a person’s resistance to temptation. (Jas. 1:6) However, if you are truly convinced that the Bible is God’s Word and that living by it is the only right thing to do, you will be in a far better position to withstand pressure and to resist following a course of expediencySource(s): www.jw.org
- PubliusLv 76 months ago
No. Many of his disciples wrote down his teachings in later life as testimonies of his life, when they saw that his return was not as imminent as they had thought.
- SnowbirdLv 66 months ago
People don't question history books in the same way as the Bible is criticised and yet it's the same principle. How do we know in this day and age that every detail of history books is true? Did Sir Walter Raleigh REALLY put down his cloak for the queen so she didn't have to walk in a puddle? Who said? Who wrote it down at the time or was it seen by someone else and remembered? We will never know in the case of history books.
However, we do know in the case of the Bible that every Word of God is TRUE because the Holy Spirit is very capable (and Jesus said He would do this) - not only teach us all things but in addition bring to our remembrance all things that Jesus said, John 14:26
- 6 months ago
What are you talking about? The disciples wrote the gospels, they were with Him.
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- MichzeLv 56 months ago
They were writing in Greek, but that "person" spoke Aramaic. It can't be accurate. The word for fishermen is different.
- 2FollowHimLv 76 months ago
People didn't have the distractions we have today. There weren't Chem trails, gmo's. And Jesus had power, and the disciples knew this on some level.
Then the Holy Spirit brings it to their memory and reveals what nobody heard. But there'd have been Jews who reported also, not happy with things.
Jesus told stories about things and those are easy to remember even today.
- GentileLv 76 months ago
Jesus spoke in parables to the people most of the time these are stories that have a spiritual meaning and people back then told stories all the time and retold them over and over again. the miracles Jesus did testified of his deity that he was the Son of God Most of the Gospels were written by eyewitnesses to the parable being taught and the sick being healed and demons being cast out. Paul who wrote most of the New Testament was taught by Jesus what to say and was given power from Jesus to heal the sick in order to show that what he was teaching was the truth of God word. many signs and wonders were done by Jesus and the Apostles if all that they did was wrote down the world would not contain the books that would have been written but what was written was wrote so we might believe that Jesus was and is the Son of God. Thanks for the question friend God bless.
- Anonymous6 months ago
No. The Holy Spirit of God took care of that.
2Pe 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
2Ti 3:16 ¶ All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
- KumquatMayLv 66 months ago
a bit like everything else in the bible, hey? You just have to believe it's true because it says it's true, and you can't argue with that sort of brilliant logic