I mentioned in another thread that I believed in the human preservation of Scripture, based on the priesthood of the believer. We as believers are responsible our own selves to preserve Scripture, and there are plenty of passages in both the OT and NT. There seemed to be some interest in the topic, so I thought I would start a thread on it. Can you think of Scriptures that teach a doctrine of human preservation? What say ye? Here is how I believe we preserve Scripture: (1) Each believer should have his or her own Bible, take good physical care of it, and hide it in his or her heart. The kings of Israel were required to have their own scroll of the Law. (2) Some gifted individuals, like Dr. Cassidy, should concentrate on textual criticism, to give us the best possible editions of the original language texts. By gifted in this and (3), I mean given the gift of language ability ("tongues," if you will) by God. In the OT, the "oracles of God" were given to the Jewish people (Rom. 3:2), and the priests were the literal preservers of Scripture since the scrolls were kept in the temple. (3) Some gifted individuals should labor in translating the Word of God into the languages of the world. And enough with the English versions, already. There are still 1000's of languages and dialects with no Bible or even Bible portion. The Great Commission says "All the world." (Caveat: I don't find where God promised to make my Japanese translation inerrant.:smilewinkgrin: ) (4) Ministries should offer their services to print the Word of God. Psalm 68:11--"The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it."