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Whose Bible is it?

a history of the Scriptures through the ages

Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

A grand history of the Bible written by a major historian of theology, Pelikan takes the reader through the Bible's evolution from its earliest incarnation as oral tales to its modern existence in various configurations and translations. From the earliest Hebrew texts and the Bible's appearance in Greek, then Latin, Pelikan explores the canonization of different Bibles and why certain books were adopted or rejected by certain religions and sects, as well as the development of the printing press, translation into modern languages, and the varying schools of critical scholarship.

About the Edition

A grand history of the Bible written by a major historian of theology, Pelikan takes the reader through the Bible's evolution from its earliest incarnation as oral tales to its modern existence in various configurations and translations. From the earliest Hebrew texts and the Bible's appearance in Greek, then Latin, Pelikan explores the canonization of different Bibles and why certain books were adopted or rejected by certain religions and sects, as well as the development of the printing press, translation into modern languages, and the varying schools of critical scholarship.

Table of Contents

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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-274).

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
220/.09
Library of Congress
BS445 .P46 2005

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 274 p. :
Number of pages
274

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24770096M
Internet Archive
whosebibleisithi00peli
ISBN 10
0670033855
ISBN 13
9780670033850
LC Control Number
2004058049
OCLC/WorldCat
56807657
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