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By David Ewert

ISBN-10: 0310453712

ISBN-13: 9780310453710

There are strands woven jointly within the background of the Bible and its translations. One is the improvement of the biblical textual content: its fabrics, texts, and translations. the second one is the tale of the lads and girls who went to nice extremes, every now and then risking loss of life, which will offer their new release with the note of God in a language that may be understood. David Ewert skillfully combines either those components during this informative and beautiful booklet, starting with what "Bible" capability, how the Bible is geared up, and the way numerous books have been named. He explores such different issues because the improvement of the biblical languages, the canon and the heritage of the testaments, and early types of the Bible. English translations, from the time of Wycliffe to the current, are the focal point of numerous chapters. A basic advent to the Bible is stuffed with pictures of historic texts, pages from a variety of Bibles, images of key contributors and settings -- all of which upload realizing to the Bible's heritage. Maps and charts convey the improvement of languages, textual households, and the connection of varied translations and revisions. There are instructed readings and an intensive word list and index.

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