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By J. W. Rogerson

ISBN-10: 1845537076

ISBN-13: 9781845537074

an informal reader enters a book shop trying to find a Bible. even though, now not all of the Bibles on reveal have a similar contents! a few have extra books than others, a few are research variants, a few use gender-free language. How did this turn up? This creation works again in the course of the tactics through which the Bible used to be written, transmitted, copied and declared to be authoritative through a variety of church buildings. the subsequent themes are handled: what's the Bible?; How Biblical Writers Wrote; The Making of the previous testomony; The Making of the Apocrypha; The Making of the recent testomony; The Canon of the Bible; The research of the Bible; using the Bible in Social, ethical and Political Questions. This up to date variation takes account of advancements in scholarship because the booklet used to be first released in 1999 by means of Penguin. the unique version has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese.

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