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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

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Here is the story of a book--the Bible--a book like no other, which has been in continuous use for nearly 2000 years. In this new Oxford history, a distinguished team of scholars presents an authoritative account of that story, richly illustrated, and based on the latest research.
Readers will learn how a collection of writings in Semitic languages and in Greek--writings t
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Hardcover, 416 pages
Published July 19th 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA
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This isn't easy reading but it\s absolutely fascinating. The first section, which I've just finished, is on the original texts, and which were used, and how, in translation. This section ends with a note on the theory of translation - whether to go for word accuracy or to attempt meaning accuracy in the modern language, as well as the difficulties of translating from one gender-biased language and culture into another gender-biased language (english) in a way that will reflect an original lack o ...more
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