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The Resource A history of the Bible : the book and its faiths, John Barton

A history of the Bible : the book and its faiths, John Barton

Label
A history of the Bible : the book and its faiths
Title
A history of the Bible
Title remainder
the book and its faiths
Statement of responsibility
John Barton
Creator
Subject
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
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StDuBDS
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1948-
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Barton, John
Dewey number
  • 220'.09
  • 220.09
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Religion
Label
A history of the Bible : the book and its faiths, John Barton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780241003916
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 613 pages
Isbn
9780241003916
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps (black and white)
Label
A history of the Bible : the book and its faiths, John Barton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780241003916
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 613 pages
Isbn
9780241003916
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps (black and white)

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