By David Ewert

There are strands woven jointly within the background of the Bible and its translations. One is the advance of the biblical textual content: its fabrics, texts, and translations. the second one is the tale of the boys and ladies who went to nice extremes, now and then risking dying, with a purpose to offer their iteration with the note of God in a language which may be understood. David Ewert skillfully combines either those parts during this informative and attractive publication, starting with what "Bible" ability, how the Bible is prepared, and the way quite a few books have been named. He explores such different concerns because the improvement of the biblical languages, the canon and the background of the testaments, and early types of the Bible. English translations, from the time of Wycliffe to the current, are the point of interest of numerous chapters. A normal advent to the Bible is full of pictures of historic texts, pages from a variety of Bibles, pictures of key members and settings -- all of which upload figuring out to the Bible's heritage. Maps and charts express the advance of languages, textual households, and the connection of varied translations and revisions. There are urged readings and an in depth word list and index.

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