An adventure-filled narrative untangling the intriguing web of people and events that shaped history's most powerful book! From the earliest oral traditions, to ink on parchment and the printing press, each stage of the story of Scripture's creation will keep you riveted. Learn how devoted Jewish and Christian believers have preserved God's Word through generations. 192 pages, hardcover from Worthy.
Original texts were captured and passed down from generation to generation by elders and leaders, many inked by hand in extreme conditions. Christians and Jews canonized the Christian, Catholic, and Hebrew Bibles over a period of thousands of years. Devoted people dedicated their lives throughout time to put this unique book into the hands of people worldwide. Retrace the passion and intrigue behind the Bibles creation.
Lawrence Schiffman, Ph.D. is the Judge Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. He is a specialist in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Judaism in Late Antiquity, the history of Jewish law, and Talmudic literature. He currently serves as the Director of the Global Network for Advanced Research in Jewish Studies. Active in many professional societies, Dr. Schiffman served as President of the Association for Jewish Studies and is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Friends of the Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem and past Chair and Representative of the Orthodox Union for the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC), the Jewish liaison committee to the Vatican, and other religious groups. His publications include 15 books and over 200 articles on the Dead Sea Scrolls and Rabbinic Judaism.
Jerry Pattingale, Ph.D. is a scholar, researcher, author, and speaker. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Education at Museum of the Bible, where he oversees an international team of academics, writers, researchers, media specialists, and editors developing a Bible curriculum for students. He is a senior fellow at the Sagamore Institute, a regional policy think tank, an honorary senior research associate at Tyndale House, Cambridge, a distinguished fellow at Excelsia College, Australia, and is a research scholar at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He also directs NationalConversations.com, is an associate publisher for Christian Scholars Review and serves on the boards of Religion News Service and Yale University's Jonathan Edwards Center.