This is a six-lesson evidences course on how textual criticism work. This class is for the student who wants to know how we got the Bible that we read today. The class will discuss the transmission of the Bible (where the text came from), canon of the Bible (how it was decided which books to include in the Bible, and translation of the Bible into English.
At the end of this course, students will have an overview knowledge of textual evidences, how manuscripts work, and the differences between translations. They will be able to confidently pick a trustworthy English translation and have confidence in the authenticity of text of the Bible.
A good, reliable, word-for-word translation. NKJV, NASB, and ESV are all solid options.