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Whose Bible Is It?

A Short History of the Scriptures

Jaroslav Pelikan - Author

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ISBN 9781101201091 | 288 pages | 31 Jan 2006 | Penguin | 18 - AND UP
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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.

“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

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

"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


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