Whose Bible Is It?

Whose Bible Is It?

A History of the Scriptures Through the Ages

Book - 2005
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Bibles and why certain books were adopted by different religions and sects, as well as the development of the printing press, the Bible's translation into modern languages, and the varying schools of critical scholarship."--BOOK JACKET.
"Jaroslav Pelikan provides a study of how the Bible evolved from its earliest incarnation as oral tradition to its modern existence in several different configurations and a multitude of languages and translations for many audiences. Beginning with the earliest Hebrew texts and following the New Testament's appearance in Greek and then the earliest translation into Latin, Pelikan traces the development of the Jewish and Christian Bibles. Pelikan explores the canonization of different
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005
ISBN: 0670033855
Branch Call Number: 220.09 PEL
Characteristics: xi, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Jun 14, 2018

There could be numerous answers to the ownership of what might be called scripture that go back even further than earliest written examples. The various manifestations reflected the cultural realities of the times, much in the way it is said that the victors get to write the history of their wars and peace. This is written by a much respected scholar, but represents an effort to inform a more general readership. In the end, he might persuade many, as his predecessors have done, that somewhere in the unknown accumulation there might be our best chance for enlightenment, even salvation. Hard for me to evaluate; might really be worthy of five stars.


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