A History of the Bible as Literature: Volume 1, From Antiquity to 1700

A History of the Bible as Literature: Volume 1, From Antiquity to 1700

by David Norton

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A History of the Bible as Literature: Volume 1, From Antiquity to 1700 by David Norton

It is regarded as a truism that the King James Bible is one of the finest pieces of English prose. Yet few people are aware that the King James Bible was generally scorned or ignored as English writing for a century and a half after its publication. The reputation of this Bible is the central, most fascinating, element in a larger history, that of literary ideas of the Bible as they have come into and developed in English culture; and the first volume of David Norton's magisterial two-volume work surveys and analyses a comprehensive range of these ideas from biblical times to the end of the seventeenth century, providing a unique view of the Bible and translation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521333986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/22/1993
Series: A History of the Bible as Literature Series
Pages: 393
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

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