New PDF release: An Introduction to the Bible (BibleWorld)

By J. W. Rogerson

an off-the-cuff reader enters a book shop trying to find a Bible. besides the fact that, now not all of the Bibles on demonstrate have an analogous contents! a few have extra books than others, a few are learn versions, a few use gender-free language. How did this take place? This creation works again throughout the procedures wherein the Bible used to be written, transmitted, copied and declared to be authoritative by way of a number of church buildings. the next 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 examine of the Bible; using the Bible in Social, ethical and Political Questions. This up-to-date version takes account of advancements in scholarship because the publication 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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