God's Scribes: How the Bible Became the Bible: Marco Polo Monographs 3

God's Scribes: How the Bible Became the Bible: Marco Polo Monographs 3

by Charles David Isbell
     
 

With a healthy balance of criticism and respect for the subject, this book examines how the Jewish Bible became "The Bible." It is common to speak of the Bible as "inspired"-a group of mysterious documents miraculously handed down from heaven, absolutely perfect in form, every word, every letter, carrying specifically divine significance, but it was just well edited.…  See more details below

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With a healthy balance of criticism and respect for the subject, this book examines how the Jewish Bible became "The Bible." It is common to speak of the Bible as "inspired"-a group of mysterious documents miraculously handed down from heaven, absolutely perfect in form, every word, every letter, carrying specifically divine significance, but it was just well edited. This book is an excellent choice for a Bible history or Bible as literature undergraduate course text. Writing in ancient societies performed quite a different function from its modern usage. We must constantly remember that writing for the ancients was preservative rather than creative. The Bible preserves such debate and differences of opinion.


About the Author:
Charles Isbell is a professor of biblical and Hebrew studies at Louisiana State University and the author of several books relating to Old Testament studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967720135
Publisher:
Shangri-La Publications
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Series:
Marco Polo Monographs Series
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.50(d)

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