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The Bible is one of the enduring and inexhaustible treasures of the world, incomparable with any other book in its importance to human history. For two thousand years men have turned to it as a source of revelation and wisdom, relied upon it for strength and guidance, searched it for historical understanding, sought inspiration and beauty in its words. It has had a major eThe Bible is one of the enduring and inexhaustible treasures of the world, incomparable with any other book in its importance to human history. For two thousand years men have turned to it as a source of revelation and wisdom, relied upon it for strength and guidance, searched it for historical understanding, sought inspiration and beauty in its words. It has had a major effect in shaping our civilization, and no adequate knowledge of the art, literature, or social codes and institutions of Western man is possible without reference to this Book of Books. Today its creative impact continues, as new translations, renewed study, and wider distribution have made the Bible accessible to men of every station in all parts of the globe.This unparalleled importance and availability are not matched, however, by widespread acquaintance with the story of the origin and transmission of the Bible. The Bible Through the Ages is an effort to tell that story-from its beginnings in the traditions of the wandering Hebrews, through centuries of writing, gathering, copying, and translating, down to the present day. To attempt so vast a task imposes an exacting burden of selection on the authors. The Bible came into being over many generations and has been read, studied and interpreted over many more. The guiding aim in this book has been to trace the main threads of development, summarizing scholarly contributions in a readable fashion and conveying some of the drama of "a Book in history." It is the conviction of the authors that any reader, whatever his background or beliefs, will be the richer for learning more about the making and meaning of a book that is so vital a part of our shared heritage. It is our hope that many will be prompted by this account to explore the world of the Bible for themselves through further reading and study.Many individuals have had a part in the preparation of this book. Special acknowledgement is due to Winston G. Potter for his expert contributions to the design and format; to Monroe H. Fabian for his informed and untiring efforts to obtain suitable illustrations; and to Miss Annabel Learned for her invaluable editorial assistance....

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ISBN : 28488682
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Number of Pages : 246 Pages
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