The Journey from Texts to Translations
The Origin and Development of the Bible
Paul D. Wegner
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Kustantaja: Baker Academic, 2004
Although it was written thousands of years ago, the Bible continues to fascinate and guide readers today. The Journey from Texts to Translations explains how the Bible that we use came to be in its present form.
In five parts, author Paul Wegner introduces the Bible and its arrangement, describes how the various books were collected into a single canon, examines how the Bible was passed from one generation to the next, explores how and why early versions were produced, and discusses the myriad of English translations. Numerous charts, photos, and illustrations are included.
Paul Wegner's The Journey from Texts to Translations is an expert guide through the maze of information on Bible origins and development.
When it comes to books on the Bible, students are often forced to choose between technical systematic theology or detailed commentaries; a good book on the Bible as Bible is hard to find. Further, what students often look for are 'facts' about the Bible, and this book admirably provides the kinds of facts students need. Charts are abundant, tables are everywhere, and the text is clearly written and clarifyingly illustrated. This is a delightful book that will serve generations to come.
Paul D. Wegner on Vanhan testamentin tutkimuksen huippuprofessori (Gateway Seminary, Ontario, CA).