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How We Got the Bible

, 2003
ISBN: 9781441248817

Digital Logos Edition

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A classic for more than 40 years, How We Got the Bible provides well-researched, accessible answers to many questions like these. Learn about the first materials used to write down the words of Scripture. Uncover the facts of some of history’s most fascinating archaeological discoveries. Travel through history, from Jerome to Tyndale and beyond, as Neil R. Lightfoot discusses the origin, transmission, and translation of the Bible.

Illustrations and review questions at the end of each chapter make this book ideal for either individual or group study. Concise and engaging, How We Got the Bible is a trusted resource for anyone who wants to know the story behind the most widely read book of all time.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

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  • Investigates the textual transmission of the Bible
  • Discusses canonization, apocryphal literature, and recent English translations
  • Includes illustrations and review questions which can transform the text into a group study
  • The Making of Ancient Books
  • The Birth of the Bible
  • Manuscripts of the New Testament
  • The Sinaitic Manuscript
  • Other New Testament Manuscripts
  • Ancient Versions: The New Testament
  • Manuscripts of Special Interest
  • The Text of the New Testament
  • Significance of Textual Variations
  • Restoring the New Testament Text
  • Manuscripts from the Sand
  • The Text of the Old Testament
  • Ancient Versions: The Old Testament
  • The Canon of the Scriptures
  • The Apocryphal Books
  • The English Bible to 1611
  • Recent Translations of the English Bible
  • “My Words Will Not Pass Away”

Neil R. Lightfoot (PhD, Duke University) serves as Frank Pack Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. He is the author of several books, including Everyone’s Guide to Hebrews.


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  1. Matt DeVore

    Matt DeVore


  2. Paul White

    Paul White


    Neil was my friend for almost 50 years, so you may discount this opinion as biased. However, I encourage you to read it for yourself and form your own opinion; mine is that this is the best book of its kind. Neil was a very underrated New Testament scholar and one of the very best of the 20th Century. His classes on the Gospel of John are legendary and his writings on that book and on Hebrews are among the best to be found.