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The Biography of the Bible

by Ernest Sutherland Bates


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This is an narrative of the development of the Bible, from the earliest manuscripts to the 20th century. It includes the story of the translation of the Bible into English, the 'Higher Criticism' of the 19th century, and presents the Bible in historical and social context. This serves as a short but detailed introduction to the subject, well worth reading whatever one's views on the Bible.

Title Page
Table of Contents
One. General Character
Two. The Authors
Three. The Conflict over Creed and Canon
Four The Bible Under Medievalism
Five. The Great Translations
Six. The Higher Criticism
Seven. The Bible and the Stream of Life
About the Author