The Journey from Texts to Translations: The Origin and Development of the Bible
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The Journey from Texts to Translations: The Origin and Development of the Bible

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Though written thousands of years ago, the Bible continues to fascinate and guide readers today. This book explains how the Bible that we use came to be in its present form.
Wegner introduces the Bible and its arrangement, describes how the various books were collected into a single canon, examines how the Bible was passed from one generation to the next, explores how and...more
Published August 1st 2004 by Baker Academic (first published June 1999)
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Adam T Calvert
This book is an excellent resource on the canon of Scripture. Taking the reader through five sections:

-Preliminary Matters Regarding the Bible
-Canonization of the Bible
-Transmission of the Bible
-Early Translations of the Bible
-English Translations of the Bible

It is very readable and has a vast amount of tables, pictures, etc. It also contains a "For Further Reading" section at the end of each chapter.

It is not the only great resource on the canon of Scripture. There are certainly others like "Th...more
In my opinion this is the best book on the subject of the canon and its development. Incredibly thorough in all areas, the only thing missing is a chapter on inspiration. Regardless, if you want to really understand this subject - this is your book.
This book is an excellent informational and resource book. Loaded with pictures, charts, and diagrams, Mr. Wegner has done a fine job of compiling a massive amount of history and information into a highly readable format. He takes us on the journey from the original manuscripts of the Bible, to the transmission of the Bible (how it was passed down through the ages), and finally reviewing how the Bible has been translated from the original languages into various languages.

Reading this book can a...more
Great overview of how how our Bible gained its present form. It contains wonderful insights for defending the Bible as the more historically trustworthy text in existence. It also deals with the philosophy behind most modern translations to help you find the English Bible that is right for you.
While this is a rather boring read it is very organized and thorough. It is a very good book for anyone who is interested about how the Bible came about, answering questions about inspiration vs. a work of man, is the King James the only legitimate translation, etc.
Charles Jr.
If you ever wanted to learn the value of God's Word, this is the perfect book for you. There was much people had to endure to translate the Word of God.
Jul 30, 2011 RTS added it
It's perhaps the best overall, indepth, and balanced presentation of the general history of Bible translations that's available.
It was a really good and helpful read on an important topic. I had to cruise through it for class and found it to fairly dense.
This was an excellent overview of how the Bible has come to be what we hold today.
Covenant Presbyterian Springfield Ohio
Call Number: 220.09 WEG

Demetrius Rogers
The best introduction to the field.
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