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

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Penguin, 2006 - Religion - 274 pages

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.


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This is a succinct look at how the Bible has changed over a few thousand years. It starts with the Hebrew Tanakh (Old Testament to Christians) and how it is presented. It makes good points that the ... Read full review

A Good Introductory Text

User Review  - Philip Tutt - Christianbook.com

This book is a good introduction for those who do not have a grasp of the background for the history of the development of the Bible as published text, or who, returning to bible study after a time ... Read full review


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Jaroslav Pelikan is Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University and past president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His many books include the five-volume The Christian Tradition, Jesus Through the Centuries, and Mary Through the Centuries. He has received the Thomas Jefferson Medal of the National Endowment for the Humanities and an honorary degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America as well as forty-one other honorary degrees.

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