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The Books and the Parchments: Original Languages, Canon, Transmission, and How We Got Our English Bible

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The Books and the Parchments is a classic text on the history and origins of the Bible. It explains the languages in which the Bible was written, how the books of the Bible were chosen, and the Bible’s transmission and translation—from the earliest translations to the most popular English versions. Included are sections on the “Lost Books of the Bible” and the Apocrypha and other early Christian books. Professor Bruce makes it clear that he was writing for “non-specialists . . . and . . . continued to bear in mind the questions which are most frequently asked about these matters, and to answer them to the best of my ability.”

He succeeded in writing an in-depth account for non-specialists because the book had its beginning as a series of articles in The Believer’s Pathway, a small Scottish Brethren monthly. “As a popularization of material usually found in more technical publications,” Bruce said in his understated way, The Books and the Parchments “appears to have been found useful.”

The Aberdeen Press and Journal described The Books and the Parchments as “sound scholarship, comprehensive knowledge, and a rare instinct for what is relevant . . . there is not a single dull page.”

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  • Provides a classic text on the history and origins of the Bible
  • Explains the languages in which the Bible was written, how the books of the Bible were chosen, and the Bible’s transmission and translation
  • Title: The Books and the Parchments: The Original Languages, the Canon, Transmission and How We Got Our English Bible
  • Author: F. F. Bruce
  • Edition: Revised Edition
  • Publisher: Kingsley Books
  • Print Publication Date: 2018
  • Logos Release Date: 2022
  • Pages: 289
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • Subjects: Bible; Bible History; Bible Versions; Bible. English History; History
  • ISBNs: 9781912149155, 191214915, 191214915X
  • Resource ID: LLS:BOOKSPARCHMENTS
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-29T22:18:27Z
F. F. Bruce

F. F. Bruce (1910-1990) was known worldwide as the "dean of evangelical scholarship"—a reputation earned by a lifetime of scholarship, teaching, and writing. Trained in classics at the University of Aberdeen and Cambridge University, he taught at the Universities of Edinburgh, Leeds, and Sheffield before serving for nearly twenty years as the Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester in England. During his distinguished career, he wrote many outstanding commentaries and books, including Paul, Apostle of the Heart Set Free; Israel and the Nations; New Testament History; The Books and the Parchments: How We Got Our English Bible; Jesus and Christian Origins Outside the New Testament; and The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? He also served as general editor of The New International Commentary on the New Testament.

 

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  1. Steve Holland

    Steve Holland

    10/5/2023

    Outstanding work!
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    Mark Dietsch

    7/20/2023

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