This is the 1986 revised and expanded edition, with an excellent background for the serious student of the Bible. The work is divided into four major sections. Part One: The inspiration of the Bible. Part Two: Canonization of the Bible. Part Three: Transmission of the Bible. Part Four: Translation of the Bible. In addition there are a number of useful study helps. This book, in a single volume provides a strong historical foundation for biblical studies, and includes the additional revisions that evaluates the English Bible translations made since 1968. An appendix lists over 1100 English Bible translations.