A compelling, highly readable history of the Bible as a book., A compelling, highly readable, scrupulously factual and unbiased history of the Bible as a book, with over 200 rich, fascinating and varied illustrations of Bibles from all times and places. The Bible is the most widely circulated book ever written. The Book: A History of the Bible tells for the first time the momentous story of the Bible as a book, tracing its publication in endless forms and numerous languages from its origins to the present day. The clear and highly readable narrative includes an account of the Old and New Testaments in their original languages of Hebrew and Greek, the Latin Vulgate translation of Saint Jerome, the magnificent manuscript Bibles of the Middle Ages, Guttenberg and the first printed Bible, and the translations of Wycliffe, Luther and the Protestant reformers. Continuing with missionary Bibles, the emergence of the modern Bible publishing industry and the mass of twentieth-century translations and versions, it concludes with the modern discovery of papyrus fragments and Dead Sea Scrolls which have cast important new light on the origins of the Bible. Christopher de Hamel writes as a historian. Without being evangelical or polemical, he bases his text scrupulously on actual surviving Bibles and the historical circumstances in which they were made. Scholarly and authoritative, The Book provides a new, clear-sighted, thought-provoking and utterly gripping account of the origins and history of the world's most influential book, The Bible is the most successful book ever written. For well over 1,000 years it has been the most widely circulated of all written works, and it has affected the culture of more people than any other book has done. It has influenced (and helped to create) language, it is central to the history of literacy and literature, and it has had more importance for the history of Western art than any other text. The Book. A History of the Bible tells the story of this extraordinary success, tracing the Bible's publication in endless forms and numerous languages. chapters of this book deal with manuscript Bibles, which include some of the most magnificent books ever produced. The first chapter deals with the achievement of Saint Jerome, whose Latin translation - the Vulgate - first gave the Bible the definitive form it has retained ever since. Chapter 2 then looks back to the separate history of the Bible in its original languages of Hebrew and Greek, after which the narrative returns to document the gradual triumph of the Latin Vulgate, the magnificent giant Bibles of the early Middle Ages, the Bible with its monastic commentaries, the crucial development of the portable Bible in the thirteenth century, and the vogue for splendid Bible picture books. Chapter 7 tell the story of the famous Wycliffite English Bibles, once condemned as heretical and now highly prized. to Gutenberg and the first printed book - the celebrated 42-line Bible. The narrative then leads on the humanist scholars, Martin Luther and the Reformation, the Lutheran Bible and the Protestant-led wave of translations of the Bible into other modern languages, the development of a book publishing industry, and the extraordinary efforts of missionary societies to translate the Bible into every known language in the World. The last chapter takes the story right back to the beginning, and chronicles the discoveries by modern scholars and archaeologists - principally papyrus fragments from the Egyptian desert and the Dead Sea Scrolls - that have dramatically increased our knowledge of the origins of both Old and New Testaments. He is also a scrupulous scholar. Without being either evangelical or polemical, his precise, lucid and highly informative narrative is solidly based on documentary evidence. The result is a fascinating and deeply absorbing narrative that will also have a lasting value as a work of scholarship. Original, authoritative and highly readable, this book is a genuine publishing first on a subject of the utmost importance., This important book is the first ever to present a connected narrative account of the Bible as a book and as an artefact, from the earliest fragments found in the Egyptian desert to the plethora of modern editions and translations. The Bible is the most influential and most widely circulated book the world has known, and Christopher de Hamel's telling of this momentous story is compelling and highly readable. It is also authoritative, for the author writes as an impartial historian and bases his account on secure documentary evidence, focusing on the manufacture, translation and distribution of Bibles in an extraordinary variety of forms throughout nearly two millennia. The Book, A History of the Bible is a landmark publication - an original, clear-sighted, thought-provoking and utterly gripping account of the origins and history of the world's most influential book.
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