How and when did the books of the Bible originate? In what sense are these books different from other books? How have these books been preserved and transmitted to us? Why do we have so many different translations of the Bible?
How We Got the Bible provides factual, accessible answers to questions like these. A classic guide for Bible students, it has sold more than 300,000 copies during its forty years in print. Now, in this new edition, each chapter has been revised and chapters have been added, including two on the Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate. This thorough revision will tempt fans of the previous edition and pave the way for a new generation of readers as well.
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Great Story, but Imbalanced
Brother Lightfoot does an outstanding job discussing the truly dramatic accounts of God (and man's) efforts to preserve holy writ. The wealth of information on the New Testament, however, overshadows the few chapters on the Old. The section on English Bibles also needs updating for translations published since 1990. Overall, though, this a well written introduction and survey for those not familiar with textual transmission and criticism.