Whose Bible Is It?: A History of the Scriptures Through the Ages

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The Bible is among the world's most influential and important books - and the most controversial. It affects not just religious beliefs but every aspect of our culture, including the very language we speak. But how did it become the book we know it to be? In this superbly written history, Jaroslav Pelikan charts its evolution from oral tales via Hebrew texts, Greek, and Latin translations, to its many different forms today, offering a new insight into the history of the last three thousand years. This is an enduring work of scholarship and a fascinating read.

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"An engaging and highly readable survey of biblical scholarship that tells a fascinating and complex story."
—The Wall Street Journal

"A crisp, remarkably succinct history of the Bible as preserved, interpreted, translated and canonized by the various faiths that believe in it."
—Los Angeles Times

"Engaging . . . an excellent overview."
—The New York Times Book Review

"Outstanding . . . Pelikan takes the reader through the process of scripture building with a fluency and ease that is both accessible and understandable."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Masterly . . . Pelikan weaves a tapestry of the power of the Word to mold religious communities, nations, and culture. . . . Engaging, concise, and highly readable."
—The Christian Science Monitor

About the Author:

Jaroslav Pelikan is Sterling professor Emeritus of history at Yale and past president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His many books include the five-volume The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Jesus Through the Centuries. and Mary through the Centuries.

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