Gods Scribes: How the Bible Became the Bible (Marco Polo Monographs 3) (Marco Polo Monographs) Charles D. Isbell

ISBN: 9780967720135

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270 pages


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Gods Scribes: How the Bible Became the Bible (Marco Polo Monographs 3) (Marco Polo Monographs)  by  Charles D. Isbell

Gods Scribes: How the Bible Became the Bible (Marco Polo Monographs 3) (Marco Polo Monographs) by Charles D. Isbell
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With a healthy balance of criticism and respect for the subject, this book examines how the Jewish Bible became The Bible. It is common to speak of the Bible as inspired-a group of mysterious documents miraculously handed down from heaven,MoreWith a healthy balance of criticism and respect for the subject, this book examines how the Jewish Bible became The Bible. It is common to speak of the Bible as inspired-a group of mysterious documents miraculously handed down from heaven, absolutely perfect in form, every word, every letter, carrying specifically divine significance, but it was just well edited.

This book is an excellent choice for a Bible history or Bible as literature undergraduate course text. Writing in ancient societies performed quite a different function from its modern usage. We must constantly remember that writing for the ancients was preservative rather than creative. The Bible preserves such debate and differences of opinion.About the Author:Charles Isbell is a professor of biblical and Hebrew studies at Louisiana State University and the author of several books relating to Old Testament studies.



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