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  1. Whose Bible Is It?: A History of the Scriptures Through the Ages
    Whose Bible Is It?: A History of the Scriptures Through the Ages
    Jaroslav Pelikan
    Penguin Putnam Inc. / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $14.40 Retail: $16.00 Save 10% ($1.60)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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  1. Philip Tutt
    Sacramento, CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A Good Introductory Text
    May 16, 2013
    Philip Tutt
    Sacramento, CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
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    This book is a good introduction for those who do not have a grasp of the background for the history of the development of the Bible as published text, or who, returning to bible study after a time away, would like a review. For an academic, the author, a former professor of history at Yale, and acknowledged expert on biblical texts, produces a clear, fairly easy to follow summary of issues and disputes between Jews and Christians, and between Christians of various denominations, which have driven translation and exegesis over the centuries. There are few negatives about the book, although, toward the end, it tends to wander from history into sermonizing, and there are points at which it repeats itself (don't we all). The material concerning Islam is too sketchy to be helpful, and may be passed over without losing anything of value. On the whole, however, for a quick study, even advanced students of the bible will find the book useful.
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