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Whose Bible Is It?

A History of the Scriptures Through the Ages

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Jaroslav Pelikan (1923-2006) was Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University:

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Author: Jaroslav Pelikan

Whose Bible Is It? is a triumph of scholarship that is also a pleasure to read.

Jaroslav Pelikan, widely regarded as one of the most distinguished historians of our day, now provides a clear and engaging account of the Bible’s journey from oral narrative to Hebrew and Greek text to today’s countless editions. 

Pelikan explores the evolution of the Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic versions and the development of the printing press and its effect on the Reformation, the translation into modern languages, and varying schools of critical scholarship.

From the Back Cover:

"An engaging and highly readable survey of biblical scholarship that tells a fascinating and complex story."
—The Wall Street Journal

"A crisp, remarkably succinct history of the Bible as preserved, interpreted, translated and canonized by the various faiths that believe in it."
—Los Angeles Times

" excellent overview."
—The New York Times Book Review

"Outstanding . . . Pelikan takes the reader through the process of scripture building with a fluency and ease that is both accessible and understandable."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)


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