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Winner of the John W. Kluge Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Human Sciences, Jaroslav Pelikan is Professor Emeritus of history at Yale University and past president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This examination of the history of the Bible reflects half a century of study and research by the author. In Whose Bible Is It?, Pelikan traces the transformation of the Bible from its earliest oral traditions to its modern forms.

©2005 Nuala O’Faolain (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

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One of the best books on the history of the scriptures. Everybody needs to have knowledge of the canon of the Bible.

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  • Stephen
  • SUGAR LAND, TX, United States
  • 07-05-11

Too Verbose Not Enough "Big Picture" Bible History

If you're looking for a concise history of how the bible as we know it came together, you'll be disappointed. In my opinion, the author is an intellectual who uses entirely too many words. After 2 hours, I finally gave up listening. Maybe I'm inpatient, but if an author can't grab my attention from the first or second chapter, I'm not sure I want to read his book. It's definitely not what I would classify as a "good book." I was really hoping to find a decent audio version about bible history, but I guess I'll have to resort to reading, perhaps the book, "The Story of the Bible" by Larry Stone.

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