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By J. W. Rogerson

an off-the-cuff reader enters a book place searching for a Bible. although, now not all of the Bibles on exhibit have an analogous contents! a few have extra books than others, a few are research variants, a few use gender-free language. How did this happen? This creation works again in the course of the tactics during which the Bible used to be written, transmitted, copied and declared to be authoritative through numerous church buildings. the next subject matters are handled: what's the Bible?; How Biblical Writers Wrote; The Making of the outdated testomony; The Making of the Apocrypha; The Making of the recent testomony; The Canon of the Bible; The research of the Bible; using the Bible in Social,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 version takes account of advancements in scholarship because the booklet was once first released in 1999 through Penguin. the unique variation has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese.

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