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The Bible through the ages

Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest Association, ©1996.
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"From papyrus to CD-ROM, the story of how the Bible came to be."--Cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Introductions
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0895778726 9780895778727
OCLC Number: 34354610
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 384 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: The Bible through the ages introduction --
Part One: The oral tradition --
1. Timeline: 4000 to 1010 B.C. --
2. The world of the patriarchs --
Patriarchal clans in the Fertile Crescent --
Everyday life in Sumer --
3. Abraham and his God --
4. Storytelling and the oral tradition --
5. Stories in the oral tradition --
A tale within a tale --
6. The birth of writing --
The development of cuneiform --
7. The Egyptian sojourn --
The Egyptian Book of the Dead --
8. Papyrus: Egypt's gift to writers --
The making of papyrus --
9. Moses in Egypt --
From Israel and Egypt: Songs of praise and of faith in a single God --
10. Moses and the law --
The oral law --
11. Champions of the Promised Land --
Excerpts from the Song of Deborah Part Two: The written word --
1. Timeline: 1010 to 65 B.C. --
2. A mighty kingdom --
3. Poetry in the Old Testament --
Poetry of love and sadness --
4. David and the Psalms --
5. The temple and worship --
Autumn festival --
6. Words of wisdom --
Words of wisdom from Israel and Egypt --
7. Language of the Old Testament --
8. The divided kingdom --
9. Who were the prophets? --
Voices of the twelve --
10. Oracles of Isaiah --
11. Baruch and Jeremiah --
The seal of Jeremiah's scribe --
12. The writing craft --
The making of parchment --
13. The Babylonian captivity --
14. Ezekiel: The voice of exile --
15. Shaping the Pentateuch --
Mystery of the doublets --
A tapestry of words --
16. Ezra: the second lawgiver --
The decree of Cyrus --
17. The chronicler --
18. Tales that inspire --
19. The making of the Septuagint --
Alexandria --
20. The Samaritan Pentateuch --
21. Defining Daniel --
22. Choosing the 24 books of the Hebrew Bible --
23. What was left out --
24. Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls --
Last days of Qumran --
Was John the Baptist an Essene? --
25. Recovering the scrolls --
a picture essay Part Three: Words of a new faith --
1. Timeline: 65 B.C. to A.D. 400 --
2. The world of Jesus --
Jesus and Roman Judea --
3. The life and ministry of Jesus --
Jesus and the Hebrew Scriptures --
4. Spreading the Good News --
The ministry of Philip --
5. Apostle to the Gentile world --
Martyrdom of the apostles --
6. Letter writing in the First Century --
The Letter of Paul to Philemon --
7. Thessalonians and Galatians --
8. Corinthians and Philippians --
Timothy and Titus --
9. Romans, Colossians, Ephesians --
10. Who wrote the "other" epistles? --
11. Telling the story of Jesus --
The Gospel of Thomas --
12. Language of the New Testament --
13. The Gospel of Mark --
14. The Gospel of Matthew --
15. The Gospel of Luke and Acts --
The use of Mark's Gospel in Matthew and Luke --
16. The Gospel and Letters of John --
Was there a signs source? --
17. Present at the Apocalypse --
Apocalypse of Peter --
18. Josephus --
Testimony on Jesus --
19. Shaping the Mishnah --
The Talmud --
20. Invention of the book --
A fourth-century codex --
21. Apostolic fathers --
Collected works --
22. Role of the BIble in early Christian worship --
Christian instruction --
23. Christian popular literature --
24. The early spread of Christianity --
25. Early Christian art --
a picture essay --
26. The Gnostic challenge --
A Gnostic find --
27. Debating the New Testament canon --
28. Revising the Septuagint --
The Targums --
29. Origen and the Sixfold BIble --
30. Early biblical interpretation --
31. Establishing the Christian canon --
Canonical debate from the first century to the fourth Part Four: Copying the Word --
1. Timeline: 400 to 1455 --
2. Jerome's majestic achievement --
Old Latin Bibles --
3. Ulfilas among the Visigoths --
4. Desert fathers --
5. Pilgrimages --
Faith of Islam --
6. Varying traditions --
7. The Bible in the Eastern churches --
8. Byzantine icons --
a picture essay --
9. The Vernacular Bible in Europe --
10. The Bible in the British Isles --
"Work of the angels" (The Book of Kells) --
The cross speaks --
11. Lindisfarne Gospels --
a picture essay --
12. Guardians of the scriptures --
Monastic libraries --
13. A monk as a scribe --
Alcuin and the Franks --
14. The art of illumination --
Working with gold leaf --
Women copyists and illuminators --
15. Medieval bindings and luxury covers --
a picture essay --
16. Books for private devotions --
17. Hebrew scribes and illuminators --
Rules for scribes --
18. New ways of studying scripture --
The Kabbala --
19. Picture Bibles --
Art of the blockbook --
20. Medieval worship --
Feast of our Lord --
21. The cathedral as Bible --
a picture essay --
22. Biblical drama --
23. Poverty movements --
Dominic and his friars preachers --
24. The Bible in the university --
25. Wyclif and the Lollards --
Reform in Bohemia Part Five: The printed Word --
1. Timeline: 1455 to 2000 --
2. The age of Gutenberg --
Papermaking --
Inside a 15th-century print shop --
3. printed Bible decoration --
a picture essay --
4. The impact of humanism --
The Council of Trent --
5. Polygot Bibles --
Christophe Plantin --
6. Luther's Bible --
In Luther's words --
7. The path toward an authorized English Bible --
Thomas Cromwell --
Shakespeare and the Geneva Bible --
Not-quite-right Bibles --
8. King James Version --
The evolution of a Psalm --
Texts leading to and from the King James Version --
9. Taking the Bible to the Far East --
10. The Bible in Africa --
11. Taking the Gospel to the New World --
12. Apostles to the Indians --
13. Bibles for a new nation --
Jefferson's Bible --
The Woman's BIble --
14. The Bible and the family --
a picture essay --
15. The Hebrew Bible in America --
16. Slavery and the Bible --
Sisters against slavery --
17. Joseph Smith and The Book of Mormon --
18. The Bible in the South Seas --
Catholics in Hawaii --
19. The rise of the Bible societies --
The Gideons International --
20. Translating scripture today --
A comparison of modern translations --
Standard texts for Old and New Testaments --
21. Today's Bibles --
22. Computers and the Bible --
23. Modern biblical scholarship --
Cairo Genizah.
Other Titles: Reader's digest.
Responsibility: Reader's digest.

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