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The Cambridge History of the Bible by Volume 1 of The Cambridge History of the Bible concerns the earliest period down to Jerome and takes as its central theme the process by which the books of both Testaments came into being and emerged as a canon of scripture, and the use of canonical writings in the early church.
Call Number: BS445 .C26
Publication Date: 1975
The Bible by Recent years have witnessed significant discoveries of texts and artefacts relevant to the study of the Old and New Testaments and remarkable shifts in scholarly methods of study. The present volume mirrors the increasing specialization of Old Testament studies, including the Hebrew and Greek Bibles, and reflects rich research activity that has unfolded over the last four decades in Pentateuch theory, Septuagint scholarship, Qumran studies and early Jewish exegesis of biblical texts. The second half of the volume discusses the period running from the New Testament to 600, including chapters on the Coptic, Syriac and Latin bibles, the 'Gnostic' use of the scriptures, pagan engagement with the Bible, the use of the Bible in Christian councils and in popular and non-literary culture. A fascinating in-depth account of the reception of the Bible in the earliest period of its history.
Call Number: BS445 .N49 2013
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible by This is the story of a book, but a book like no other.The Bible has been in continuous use for nearly 2000 years and the larger part-the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament- is much older. It has played a central role throughout western history, as a source of conflict at many levels, and inspirerof heroic acts of witness both individually and collectively. Today it continues to inspire people working for a better world and a better humanity. It is the single greatest influence on the development of English literature, and subject of some of the world's finest art and music. Yet,surprisingly, its actual contents vary across different versions and translations, and remain a matter for serious debate to the present day.Here a distinguished team of scholars presents an authoritative account of that story, richly illustrated, and bringing to bear the latest findings. It tells how and why a collection of writings in Semitic languages and Greek that we now call the Books of the Bible came to be written over a periodof about 800 years; and how even before the Bible existed as one volume its constituent parts were interpreted and subjected to a scrutiny that no other writing has had to endure. The story traces the several routes whereby what was to be called the canon of Scripture was determined, andcontroversies surrounding which writings should be regarded as authoritative. It describes how over centuries the writings were copied, translated, and printed; how interpreted in Judaism and in the churches in the East and the West, and it concludes with surveys of how the Bible is being used todayin feminist criticism, and in the movements for theological liberation in Latin America, Africa, and Europe.
Call Number: BS445 .O94 2001
The Story of the Bible by In 1844 a German scholar traveled ten days by camel to amonastery guarded by the 1,100-year-old skeleton of a janitor, where thescholar discovered the world's oldest complete copy of the New Testament. In 1947 the oldest complete manuscript of Hebrew Scripturedisappeared in Syrian riots. Part of it was later recovered, and a full pageand a fragment were also discovered in Brooklyn, New York. In 1536 William Tyndale was burned at the stake for thecrime of publishing the New Testament in English. The Bible is a remarkable collection of books and letters,written by more than forty authors over a period of 1,500 years. Its words havebeen studied, disputed, and treasured. They have also brought comfort,conviction, and challenge. Today at least one book of the Bible is translatedinto more than 2,400 of the world's 6,900 living languages. The Story of the Bibleis a sweeping panorama of the Bible's 3,500-year history, answering questionssuch as: How accurate are the manuscripts we have? Do all translations say the same thing? Was America reallyfounded on the Bible? Why are the Dead Sea Scrolls so important? Endorsements: "A captivating and colorful account of the history of theBible from parchment to print." - Ravi Zacharias, from the foreword "The Story of theBible tells beautifully and crisply how the Bible came together and how ithas been read through the centuries. It is a joy to scan and is rich to read,an excellent book about the most unique book in the world." - Darrell Bock,Ph.D., author, Jesus: According to theScriptures and Breaking the DaVinciCode "The Story of theBible offers breathtaking insight and compelling clues into the Bible andits power over the heart of mankind." - Rabbi Daniel Lapin, American Allianceof Jews and Christians
Call Number: BS445 .S75 2010
A Visual History of the English Bible by With a full color layout and over one hundred illustrations, A Visual History of the English Bible covers the fascinating journey of the Bible from the pulpit to the people. Renowned biblical scholar Donald L. Brake invites readers to explore the process of transformation from medieval manuscripts to the contemporary translations of our day. Along the way, readers will meet many heroes of the faith--men and women who preserved and published the Scriptures, often at risk of their own lives. From Wycliffe and Tyndale to King Henry VIII and the Geneva Bible, from the Bishop's Bible and the King James Version to the American Revolution and the Civil War, this tumultuous tale is history come alive. This book is perfect for history buffs, bibliophiles, and anyone interested in the colorful account of the world's most popular book.
Call Number: BS455 .B635 2008