A General Introduction to the Bible
What does the word "Bible" mean? Who wrote the Bible? Has it changed over time? Why are there so many translations?
A General Introduction to the Bible answers these questions and more. Without becoming too technical for the average layperson, David Ewert surveys the history, formation, transmission, and translation of the Christian Bible in an informative and captivating way.
- Meaning of "Bible" and the naming of biblical books
- Transmission of sacred scriptures
- The thousand-year story of the English Bible
- Bible organization
- Development of biblical languages
- Canon of the testaments
- Extracanonical books
- Early versions of the Bible
- Choosing a translation
- Photographs of ancient texts, Bible pages, key individuals, and settings
- Maps and charts that show the development of languages, textual families, and the relationship of various translations and revisions
- Suggested readings and an extensive glossary and index
From ancient tablets to modern translations—God's Word to humanity has been profoundly impacting the world for several millennia. And after learning about its fascinating history, your appreciation for the Bible will surely increase even more.