From the Publisher
"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
"Engaging . . . an 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)
"Masterly . . . Pelikan weaves a tapestry of the power of the Word to mold religious communities, nations, and culture. . . . Engaging, concise, and highly readable." —The Christian Science Monitor
In Whose Bible Is It?, renowned historian Jaroslav Pelikan provides a succinct, accessible introduction to the history of the Bible. The author of Jesus Through the Ages traces the evolution of the holy book from oral traditions to biblical texts to its translations into Latin, Greek, and other languages. He explains how for centuries, Jews, Christians, and Moslems have used biblical interpretation to bolster their authority and doctrinal positions.