Whose Bible Is It? A Short History of the Scriptures

ISBN-10: 0143036777

ISBN-13: 9780143036777

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Authors: Jaroslav Pelikan
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Description: Jaroslav Pelikan, widely regarded as one of the most distinguished historians of our day, now provides a clear and engaging account of the Bibles journey from oral narrative to Hebrew and Greek text to todays countless editions. Pelikan explores the evolution of the Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic versions and the development of the printing press and its effect on the Reformation, the translation into modern languages, and varying schools of critical scholarship. Whose Bible Is It?is a triumph of scholarship that is also a pleasure to read. An engaging and highly readable survey of biblical scholarship that tells a fascinating and complex story. The Wall Street Journal A crisp, remarkably succinct history of the Bible as preserved, interpreted, translated and canonized by the various faiths that believe in it. Los Angeles Times Engaging . . . an excellent overview. The New York Times Book Review Outstanding . . . Pelikan takes the reader through the process of scripture building with a fluency and ease that is both accessible and understandable. Publishers Weekly(starred review) Masterly . . . Pelikan weaves a tapestry of the power of the Word to mold religious communities, nations, and culture. . . . Engaging, concise, and highly readable. The Christian Science Monitor

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Leon Horsten is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, UK.

Preface
Introduction. The Bible, the Whole Bible, and Nothing but the Bible?
The God Who Speaks
The Truth in Hebrew
Moses Speaking Greek
Beyond Written Torah: Talmud and Continuing Revelation
The Law and the Prophets Fulfilled
Formation of a Second Testament
The Peoples of the Book
Back to the Sources
The Bible Only
The Canon and the Critics
A Message for the Whole Human Race
The Strange New World Within the Bible
Afterword
Alternative Canons of the Tanakh/Old Testament
New Testament
Notes and Further Reading
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