THE RELIABILITY OF THE
WHEN we talk about credibility and reliability of the Old Testament text, what we are establishing here is the textual accuracy and the historical reliability of the Scriptures. Textual accuracy of the Old Testament text has shown in at least in four major ways:
(1) The accuracy of the textual transmission (the accuracy of the copying process down through history).
(2) Bibliographical evidences.
(3) Internal evidences.
(4) External evidences.
Historical reliability is being an accurate source for the historical events it reports. The Bible has been shown to be historically reliable and credible in at least two major ways:
(1) Through historical and even geographical accuracy of biblical accounts (the confirmation of the Bible by hard evidences uncovered through archeology.
(2) Through documentary evidences uncovered through archeology.
Are the Old Testament documents reliable?
Let us now examine the evidences that prove the integrity, credibility and reliability of the Old Testament text.