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xi, 274 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
New York :
|Bibliography, etc. Note:
|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-274).
|Formatted Contents Note:
|| 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.
|| 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.