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Though relatively few in number, they held considerable power, especially over the administration of the temple in Jerusalem. They opposed Jesus Christ for His cleansing of the temple, which they regarded as an affront to their authority. They rejected traditions and beliefs not found in the written law of Moses, putting them at odds with the Pharisees and many other Jews.

In particular, they rejected belief in angels, immortality, judgment, and resurrection.

These beliefs were the cause of much of the animosity they had toward the Savior. This Jewish council regulated the internal affairs of the Jewish nation. Though Rome retained political power, the Sanhedrin was allowed jurisdiction over the religious laws of Judea as long as it was able to keep the Jews under control. Educated men who made their livelihood as record keepers and as copyists of the scriptures. They supplied scriptures to the growing number of synagogues and also became interpreters and teachers of the law of Moses. Synagogues were Jewish congregations, or the actual buildings where Jews assembled for prayer and worship on Sabbaths, festivals, and other holy days. The institution of the synagogue became pronounced during the Babylonian exile and the intertestamental period as Jews sought ways to worship the Lord while separated from His temple.

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Remains of several synagogues dating to New Testament times have been discovered. Jesus and His Apostles taught in such synagogues. Rather than revealing a day-to-day story of the life of Jesus Christ, the Gospels emphasize His atoning mission, as told in the context of His mortal life and ministry.

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John stated that the authors were selective in what they recorded see John Matthew —23 ; —17 ; —9 ; Mark ; ; —31 ; ; —62 ; , Luke —4, 35 ; —11 ; —8, 25—32, 44— John —4, 14 ; —39 ; , 58 ; —37 ; — The first two rows on the overview chart show that Matthew, Mark, and Luke share much of the same content. Even so, each is unique and has much detail that is not shared by the others. The earliest surviving New Testament text dated to the first half of the second century A.

The earliest full manuscripts of individual New Testament books date to around A.

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After apostolic authority was taken from the earth through the deaths of the Apostles, which resulted in the loss of priesthood keys, the Apostasy accelerated, and diverse and competing groups of Christians claimed scriptural support for their beliefs. As debates over the authenticity and value of various texts intensified, Christians felt a need to gather together an accepted collection of authentic Christian writings. It was generally understood that some writings were authentic and others were questionable, with some being of greater value than others.

Using these criteria, in A. This collection was confirmed by the third council of Carthage in A. This may have been a factor in the development of the collection of books now known as the Bible. The earliest complete text of the New Testament is the Codex Sinaiticus, written in the fourth century A. Following is an overview of a few of the major translations of the Bible throughout history. However, because these translations were not closely controlled, church leaders soon became concerned about the many corruptions and variances in the separate texts.

To address this problem, Pope Damasus in A.

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If, on the other hand, we are to glean the truth from a comparison of many, why not go back to the original Greek and correct the mistakes introduced by inaccurate translators, and the blundering alterations of confident but ignorant critics, and, further, all that has been inserted or changed by copyists more asleep than awake? The Vulgate was given official sanction at the Council of Trent — To escape religious persecution by a Gothic chief, a Catholic priest named Wulfila sometimes known as Ulfilas fled with his followers from Germany to what is now northern Bulgaria.

There, Wulfila translated the Bible from Greek into the Gothic dialect.

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This version established much of the Germanic Christian vocabulary that is still in use today. In the late 15th and early 16th centuries, a number of German translations of the Bible were produced, but the German translation that had the greatest influence was the one produced by Martin Luther. Luther was a German priest and theologian, whose break from the Catholic church helped to fuel the Protestant Reformation. He disagreed with many church practices that he felt did not accord with the teachings of scripture, and he came to regard the Bible rather than the church as the reliable source of authority for Christians.

After publicly announcing his disagreements with the church in , Martin Luther began to work on translating the Bible into German. He completed work on the New Testament in and published his translation of the entire Bible in This translation into the vernacular of German-speaking peoples was one of the most important acts of the Reformation.

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It not only gave the German people access to the Bible, but it influenced German culture, standardized German religious and literary language, and helped create national unity. Its influence on the German language is comparable to the influence the King James Bible had on the English language.

A revision of the Luther Bible is widely used today. A century and a half before Martin Luther, the work of translating the Bible into English was pioneered by John Wycliffe. One of the most prominent scholars of his day, Wycliffe loved the scriptures and was troubled by the ignorance of scripture that he observed among many clergymen and lay persons alike. His followers, the Lollards, were persecuted long after his death.

Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles described the contributions made by Tyndale:. He was fluent in eight languages, including Greek, Hebrew, and Latin.

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Tyndale was a devoted student of the Bible, and the pervasive ignorance of the scriptures that he observed in both priests and lay people troubled him deeply. In he traveled to Germany, under an assumed name, where he lived much of the time in hiding, under constant threat of arrest. With the help of committed friends, Tyndale was able to publish English translations of the New Testament and later the Old Testament.

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The Bibles were smuggled into England, where they were in great demand and much prized by those who could get them. They were shared widely but in secret. The authorities burned all the copies they could find. In Tyndale was arrested for heresy and treason, and for nearly a year and a half he was imprisoned in a castle dungeon near Brussels, Belgium.

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The dungeon was dark, cold, and solitary. On October 6, , he was taken outside the castle wall and fastened to a post. Elder Christofferson continued:. Immediately, his body was burned at the stake. King James Version. The resulting translation had a tremendous influence on the English language, similar to the impact of the Luther Bible on German. Reina-Valera Spanish translation. As early as , a translation was made of the four Gospels from the Latin Vulgate into Spanish.

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