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Product Code: XB230
Title: How We Got the Bible
Author: Neil R. Lightfoot
Publisher: Baker Books
List Price: $16.99
Our Price: $15.50
Date: 2003
Pages: 224
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  • How old are the earliest Biblical manuscripts?
  • How did early Christians decide which writings to include in the Bible?
  • Why do we have so many different translations of the Bible?
  • How has the Bible been preserved and transmitted to us?

"How We Got the Bible provides well-researched, accessible answers to many questions like these. Learn about the first materials used to write down the words of Scripture. Uncover the facts of some of history's most fascinating archaeological discoveries, including those of the Sinaitic Manuscript, the Oxrhynchus Papyri, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Travel through history, from Jerome to Tyndale and beyond, as Neil R. Lightfoot discusses the origin, transmission, and translation of the Bible.

"Illustrations and review questions at the end of each chapter make this book ideal for either individual or group study. Concise and engaging, How We Got the Bible is a useful resource for anyone who wants to know the story behind the most widely read book of all time." (From back cover.)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition

  1. The Making of Ancient Books
  2. The Birth of the Bible
  3. Manuscripts of the New Testament
  4. The Sinaitic Manuscript
  5. Other New Testament Manuscripts
  6. Ancient Versions: The New Testament
  7. Manuscripts of Special Interest
  8. The Text of the New Testament
  9. Significance of Textual Variations
  10. Restoring the New Testament Text
  11. Manuscripts from the Sand
  12. The Text of the Old Testament
  13. Ancient Versions: The Old Testament
  14. The Canon of the Scriptures
  15. The Apocryphal Books
  16. The English Bible to 1611
  17. Recent Translations of the English Bible
  18. "My Words Will Not Pass Away"

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