Who Was William Tyndale?

Who Was William Tyndale?

William Tyndale was a sixteenth-century Bible translator and theologian. He produced the first English translation of the Bible from the original Greek and Hebrew. His work played a prominent role in the Protestant Reformation by challenging the papacy’s authority and...
What Is the Masoretic Text? The Beginner’s Guide

What Is the Masoretic Text? The Beginner’s Guide

Most Jews and Protestants consider the Masoretic Text the authoritative Hebrew Bible (Protestants call it the Old Testament). While it was written sometime between the seventh and tenth centuries AD, it was based on the meticulously preserved oral tradition and the...
The Beginner’s Guide to the Gnostic Gospels

The Beginner’s Guide to the Gnostic Gospels

The Gnostic Gospels are ancient religious writings which falsely claim to be written by famous biblical figures such as Peter, Thomas, and Mary. Most of the Gnostic Gospels that have survived were found in a collection of 13 books from the third and fourth century AD....
What Was the Council of Nicaea?

What Was the Council of Nicaea?

In 325 AD, Emperor Constantine invited every bishop in the church to gather in Nicaea and formally establish Christian doctrine. The goal was to unite the increasingly divided church with a set of beliefs its leaders agreed on and would hold each other accountable to....
What Is the Vulgate? The Beginner’s Guide

What Is the Vulgate? The Beginner’s Guide

The Vulgate is a fourth-century Latin translation of the Bible, produced primarily by St. Jerome. Working from ancient Greek manuscripts, the original Hebrew, Aramaic texts, and existing Latin translations, Jerome aimed to create a translation that the church could...