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The Resource A history of the Bible : the book and its faiths, John Barton

A history of the Bible : the book and its faiths, John Barton

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A history of the Bible : the book and its faiths
Title
A history of the Bible
Title remainder
the book and its faiths
Statement of responsibility
John Barton
Title variation
History of the Bible
Title variation remainder
the story of the world's most influential book
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Bible is the central book in Western culture, yet extraordinarily there is no proper history of it. This exceptional work, by one of the world's leading Biblical scholars, provides a full account of how the different parts of the Bible came to be written; how some writings which were regarded as holy became canonical and were included in the Bible, and others were not; what the relationship is of the different parts of the Bible to each other; and how, once it became a stable text, the Bible has been disseminated and interpreted around the world. It gives full weight to discussion of the importance of the Tanakh (Old Testament) in Judaism as in Christianity. It also demonstrates the degree to which, contrary to widespread belief, both Judaism and Christianity are not faiths drawn from the Bible texts but from other sources and traditions. It shows that if we are to regard the Bible as 'authoritative' it cannot be as believers have so often done in the past
Summary
The Bible is the central book in Western culture, yet extraordinarily there is no proper history of it. This exceptional work, by one of the world's leading Biblical scholars, provides a full account of how the different parts of the Bible came to be written; how some writings which were regarded as holy became canonical and were included in the Bible, and others were not; what the relationship is of the different parts of the Bible to each other; and how, once it became a stable text, the Bible has been disseminated and interpreted around the world. It gives full weight to discussion of the importance of the Tanakh (Old Testament) in Judaism as in Christianity. It also demonstrates the degree to which, contrary to widespread belief, both Judaism and Christianity are not faiths drawn from the Bible texts but from other sources and traditions. It shows that if we are to regard the Bible as 'authoritative' it cannot be as believers have so often done in the past.
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Writing style
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10762693
Cataloging source
YDX
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1948-
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Barton, John
Dewey number
220.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Jews
Target audience
adult
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the book and its faiths
Label
A history of the Bible : the book and its faiths, John Barton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE The Old Testament -- 1.Ancient Israel: History and Language -- 2.Hebrew Narrative -- 3.Law and Wisdom -- 4.Prophecy -- 5.Poems and Psalms -- pt. TWO The New Testament -- 6.Christian Beginnings -- 7.Letters -- 8.Gospels -- pt. THREE The Bible and Its Texts -- 9.From Books to Scripture -- 10.Christians and Their Books -- 11.Official and Unofficial Texts -- 12.Biblical Manuscripts -- pt. FOUR The Meanings of The Bible -- 13.The Theme of the Bible -- 14.Rabbis and Church Fathers -- 15.The Middle Ages -- 16.The Reformation and Its Readings -- 17.Since the Enlightenment -- 18.Translating the Bible
Control code
000065250371
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 613 pages
Isbn
9780241003916
Lccn
be2019014866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1049786701
Label
A history of the Bible : the book and its faiths, John Barton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE The Old Testament -- 1.Ancient Israel: History and Language -- 2.Hebrew Narrative -- 3.Law and Wisdom -- 4.Prophecy -- 5.Poems and Psalms -- pt. TWO The New Testament -- 6.Christian Beginnings -- 7.Letters -- 8.Gospels -- pt. THREE The Bible and Its Texts -- 9.From Books to Scripture -- 10.Christians and Their Books -- 11.Official and Unofficial Texts -- 12.Biblical Manuscripts -- pt. FOUR The Meanings of The Bible -- 13.The Theme of the Bible -- 14.Rabbis and Church Fathers -- 15.The Middle Ages -- 16.The Reformation and Its Readings -- 17.Since the Enlightenment -- 18.Translating the Bible
Control code
000065250371
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 613 pages
Isbn
9780241003916
Lccn
be2019014866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1049786701

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