Whose Bible Is It? A Short History of the Scriptures
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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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/31/2006
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Leon Horsten is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, UK.
|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|
|Alternative Canons of the Tanakh/Old Testament|
|Notes and Further Reading|