How the Bible Came to Be
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In a clear and concise way, John Barton explains the process of the development of the Bible. He describes how that which we now know as the Bible came to be written and collected into the authoritative scriptures of the Christian church. With a helpful glossary of important terms, this work is a valuable resource for personal or group Bible studies, beginning Bible students, and all readers who have questions about the origin and transmission of Holy Scripture.
In a clear and concise way, John Barton describes the development of the Bible. He explains how the Bible came to be written and collected into the authoritative Scriptures of the Christian Church. Barton untangles the web of history and lets the reader appreciate the journey from spoken word to written word.
John Barton is Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford. His previous publications include What is the Bible?, People of the Book, Love Unknown, The Oxford Bible Commentary and The Biblical World.