RE: Jimp wrote ///hi, what bible do you think he read?///
Basicaly our Old Testament.
RE: Jimp wrote ///the only scrolls were in the hands of the levites at the temple and john was in the wilderness or in jail.///
Not so, Paul says to timothy "And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus" John the Baptist would have also known the (Holy) scriptures from a child.
Acts ch 8 v 27 ....a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,
28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.
It seems that this Ethiopia eunuch had His very own copy of the Scripture,an Ethiopian in a chariot.
RE: Jimp wrote ///very few people in the bible ever saw a bible or scroll///
Brother I wish that you would show evidence from scripture for such statements.
Luke ch 4 "16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,"
It appears from this scripture that it was custom in Jesus and Johns day to go to the synagogue and to read personaly and listen personaly to the Scripture, this seems clearly How both Jesus and John would have grown up. Most all the people (Jews) in the Bible would have been raised in this custom, so most all would have personaly saw a bible or a scroll. and probably even personally read the scripture as Did Jesus.
RE: Jimp wrote ///the word they received was from the Lord and personal.faith realy does come from hearing the voice of God and obeying it.jimp///
Sounds good on the surface brother "the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life", I would agree that we need the Spirit to breath Life into the Scripture but that does not negate the importance of the Written Word. When Jesus Christ the true Logos was tempted by the devil, Jesus the Incarnate Word relied on the Written word (Matthew ch 4)
I would strongly encourage everyone to search the nature of scripture from the scripture themselves.
Also another interesting point there are 66 inspired books in our Christian Bible there are 66 chapters in the book of Isaiah, There are 39 books in our old testament the 40th book is Matthew, Go to the 40th chapter of Isaiah v 3 and than go to the 40th book of Matthew ch 3 v 3
40th chapter of Isaiah verse 3
"The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God."
40th book of the Bible ch 3 v 3
"For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight."