Answering those questions is what this podcast is about.
Here is the chart I talk about in the podcast. Click on it to download a PDF of it.
As I was thinking about it, I realized history is like an anchor. Just as an anchor keeps a ship from floating off in any direction, so too, history can help tie what we believe to what happened in the real world, outside the pages of a sacred text.
To continue the analogy, history helps answer questions like:
**When were the scriptures written?
**Who wrote them?
**Where were they written?
These answers form historical links in the chain of the anchor that goes from the real world to the text we have today–and we’ll answer them in the podcast.