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By Jaroslav Pelikan

No booklet has been extra pored over, has been the topic of extra observation and controversy, or had extra effect not just on our spiritual ideals but in addition on our tradition and language than the Bible. and positively no e-book has been as greatly learn. yet how did the Bible develop into the publication we all know it to be?

during this beautifully written heritage, Jaroslav Pelikan takes the reader during the stable book’s evolution from its earliest incarnation as oral stories to its smooth lifestyles in a number 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 yes books have been followed by means of definite religions and sects, in addition to the improvement of the printing press, the translation into sleek languages, and ranging faculties of serious scholarship.

either a permanent paintings of scholarship and a desirable learn, Whose Bible Is It? might be eagerly welcomed by way of the numerous lovers of Elaine Pagels’s books and Adam Nicolson’s God’s Secretaries.

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