Item description for How We Got the Bible: A Visual Journey (Zondervan Visual Reference Series) by Clinton E. Arnold...
Overview Draws on archaeological research, biblical studies, and history to discuss the origins of the Bible; its various translations; and its relevance today.
Publishers Description How did the Bible come to be? How has it been passed down to us through the ages? Is it still trustworthy and relevant after all these years? The Bible is the bestselling book of all time and the basis of faith for billions of people around the world. Encompassing the fields of archaeology, biblical studies, and history, the story of how the Bible has come to us today is a fascinating one. It is told here, accompanied by beautiful full-color photographs and illustrations. You ll marvel at the care and reverence with which this ancient book has been preserved. Just a few of the remarkable insights you ll gain include scriptural origins on animal skins and clay tablets and the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls."
Community Description All Scripture is "God-breathed," but who were the writers who penned the Bible's 66 books? Beginning with the oldest manuscripts and ending with modern translations, this image-rich guide will introduce you to the prophets, kings, shepherds, and apostles who wrote the ancient texts; and to the translators who brought God's Word to generations of believers. 96 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.26" Width: 8.74" Height: 0.49" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Jun 8, 2008
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Zondervan Visual Reference
ISBN 0310253063 ISBN13 9780310253068 UPC 025986253066
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More About Clinton E. Arnold
Clinton E. Arnold, professor of New Testament language and literature at Talbot School of Theology, is a noted authority on spiritual warfare. He is the author of Power and Magic: The Concept of Power in Ephesians, Powers of Darkness: Principalities and Powers in Paul's Letters, and The Colossian Syncretism: The Interface between Christianity and Folk Belief at Colossae. His Ph.D. degree is from the University of Aberdeen.
Clinton E. Arnold has an academic affiliation as follows - Biola University, California.
Clinton E. Arnold has published or released items in the following series...
Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on New Testament
Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
Reviews - What do customers think about How We Got the Bible: A Visual Journey (Zondervan Visual Reference Series)?
Nice book Dec 21, 2009
An informative to the point type of book. Great pictures. I like that it is not a novel size text. Quick and easy information to add to your other books on the study that you might have.
A Fascinating Exploration of the Origin of the Bible (in Full Color) Dec 4, 2008
We live in a visual society. People like to "see" the history they are learning about--this is one of the reasons that the Discovery and History channels are so popular. Combine vivid, full-color images and a fascinating topic like "how we got the Bible" with a top notch New Testament scholar and you have a great book indeed.
There is a lot packed into this 96 page survey. For example there are images of the oldest manuscripts that have been discovered, discussion of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the transmission of the text, the history of translations, the apocrypha, various attempts to destroy or ban the Bible, the first Bible printed in America (and the list goes on).
There is a lot of hype and confusion today about the Bible. Has the Bible been accurately translated and passed down to the 21st century? What about missing Gospels? This is an enjoyable place to start exploring those questions with a seasoned guide.
How We Got the Bible is not text heavy, but provides enough substance to keep the reader interested, informed, and following the line of thought. Highly recommended!!!
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