By Jaroslav Pelikan
No e-book has been extra pored over, has been the topic of extra statement and controversy, or had extra effect not just on our spiritual ideals but additionally on our tradition and language than the Bible. and positively no ebook has been as broadly learn. yet how did the Bible turn into the publication we all know it to be?
during this fantastically written historical past, Jaroslav Pelikan takes the reader throughout the sturdy book’s evolution from its earliest incarnation as oral stories to its sleek lifestyles in a variety of iterations, translations, and languages. From the earliest Hebrew texts and the Bible’s visual appeal in Greek, then Latin, Pelikan explores the canonization of alternative Bibles and why sure books have been followed by way of sure religions and sects, in addition to the improvement of the printing press, the translation into glossy languages, and ranging colleges of severe scholarship.
either a permanent paintings of scholarship and a desirable learn, Whose Bible Is It? should be eagerly welcomed by way of the numerous fanatics of Elaine Pagels’s books and Adam Nicolson’s God’s Secretaries.
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