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Whose Bible Is It?: A Short History of the Scriptures

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Jaroslav Pelikan, widely regarded as one of the most distinguished historians of our day, now provides a clear and engaging account of the Bibl‛s journey from oral narrative to Hebrew and Greek text to toda‛s 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

Synopsis:

Jaroslav Pelikan, widely regarded as one of the most distinguished historians of our day, now provides a clear and engaging account of the Bible’s journey from oral narrative to Hebrew and Greek text to today’s 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.

Synopsis:

A distinguished historian provides a clear and engaging account of the Bible's journey from oral narrative to Hebrew and Greek text to today's countless editions. He traces the evolution of the Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic versions, and the various schools of critical scholarship.

About the Author

Jaroslav Pelikan has published more than thirty books, including the five-volume The Christian Tradition and Jesus Through the Centuries. Last year, he was awarded the John W. Kluge Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Human Sciences. He is Sterling Emeritus Professor of History at Yale University.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: The Bible, the While Bible, and Nothing but the Bible?

One: The God Who Speaks

Two: The Truth in Hebrew

Three: Moses Speaking Greek

Four: Beyond Written Torah: Talmud and Continuing Revelation

Five: The LAw and the Prophets Fulfilled

Six: Formation of a Second Testament

Seven: The Peoples of the Book

Eight: Back to the Sources

Nine: The Bible Only

Ten: The Canon and the Critics

Eleven: A Message for the While Human Race

Twelve: The Strange Ne World Within the Bible

Afterword

Appendix I: Alternative Canons of the Tanakh/Old Testament

Appendix II: New Testament

Notes and Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143036777
Author:
Pelikan, Jaroslav
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Bible - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - General
Subject:
Bible - Hermeneutics
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - General
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Exegesis & Hermeneutics
Subject:
Bible - Reference
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations throughout
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.44x5.56x.66 in. .50 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Jaroslav Pelikan, widely regarded as one of the most distinguished historians of our day, now provides a clear and engaging account of the Bible’s journey from oral narrative to Hebrew and Greek text to today’s 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.

"Synopsis" by , A distinguished historian provides a clear and engaging account of the Bible's journey from oral narrative to Hebrew and Greek text to today's countless editions. He traces the evolution of the Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic versions, and the various schools of critical scholarship.

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