Scripture is the source of Christian doctrine---but what is the Bible's origin? Get an accessible, factual account of how the world's most influential book was compiled, preserved, and transmitted to today's generation. And extensive revision of Lightfoot's enduring classic, this overview draws on current scholarship and includes new chapters on the Septuagint and Latin Vulgate. 244 pages, softcover from Baker.
How We Got the Bible provides factual, accessible answers to questions such as
How and when did the books of the Bible originate?
In what sense are these books different from other books?
How have these books been preserved and transmitted to us?
Why do we have so many different translations of the Bible?
A popular guide for Bible students, it has sold more than 1 million copies during its forty years in print. This trade paper edition of the well-loved classic offers readers an even more affordable way to learn about the development of the most important book in history.
Neil R. Lightfoot (PhD, Duke University) serves as Frank Pack Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. He is the author of several books, including Everyone's Guide to Hebrews.