The Books and the Parchments

The Original Languages, Canon, Transmission and How We Got Our English Bible

A classic text on the history and origins of the Bible, including the languages in which it was written, how the books of the Bible were chosen, and its transmission and its translation – from the earliest translations to the most popular English versions today. 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.” 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.”

Ebook, published by Kingsley Books
312 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912149-15-5