Ul levr dibar
A Book that God Breathed
Ul levr hag a ra
Ul levr hag a zieub
Ul levr ac'h en emgann
Aneks: "Ur wech evit mat"
Supplement: Bible Reading Programs

Understanding God's word is of great importance to all who call on God's name. Study of the Bible is one of the primary ways that we learn to communicate with God.

The Bible stands alone in many ways. It is unique in:

  • popularity. Bible sales in North America: more than $500 million per year. The Bible is both the all-time and year-to-year best seller!

  • authorship. It was written over a period of 1600 years by 40 different authors from different backgrounds, yet reads as if written by one.

  • preservation. F. F. Bruce in Are New Testament Documents Reliable? compares New Testament manuscripts with other ancient texts:

OberennDeiziad skrivañAn eilenn ziwezhañAmzer tremenetNiver a eilennoù
Herodotos448-428 kent J.K.900 goude J.K.1300 bloaz8
Tacitus100 goude J.K.1100 goude J.K.1000 bloaz20
Brezel Galia Caesar50-58 a-raok J.K.900 goude J.K.950 bloaz10
Istor Roma Livius59 kent J.K. - 17 goude J.K.900 goude J.K.900 bloaz20
Testamant nevez40 kent J.K. - 100 goude J.K.130 A.D. Partial manuscripts 350 A.D. Full manuscripts30 - 310 bloaz5000 Grek & 10.000 Latin

Ten copies of Caesar's Gallic War exist, the earliest of which was copied 900 years after Caesar wrote the original, etc. For the New Testament we have full manuscripts dating to 350 A. D., papyri containing most of the New Testament from the 200s, and a fragment of John's gospel from 130 A. D. How many manuscripts do we have to compare to each other? 5,000 in Greek and 10,000 in Latin!


"In the verity and fullness of the evidence on which it rests, the text of the New Testament stands absolutely and unapproachably alone among other ancient prose writings."

 --Textual critic F. J. A. Hort, "The New Testament in the Original Greek", vol. 1 p561, Macmillan Co., quoted in Questions of Lifep. 25-26