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The Resource A history of the Bible : the story of the world's most influential book, John Barton

A history of the Bible : the story of the world's most influential book, John Barton

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A history of the Bible : the story of the world's most influential book
Title
A history of the Bible
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the story of the world's most influential book
Statement of responsibility
John Barton
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History of the Bible
Title variation remainder
the story of the world's most influential book
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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.
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10762693
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NHP
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1948-
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Barton, John
Dewey number
220.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
BS445
LC item number
.B329 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Jews
Target audience
adult
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the book and its faiths
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A history of the Bible : the story of the world's most influential book, John Barton
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text
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rdacontent
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on1099779361
Isbn
9780525428770
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1099779361
Label
A history of the Bible : the story of the world's most influential book, John Barton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1099779361
Isbn
9780525428770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1099779361

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