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on 15 November 2000
An excellent and thorough summary of the history of the development of both the Old and New Testaments. Bruce consistently cites from primary sources, and carefully traces the history of the collection of books that we call "The Bible".
Thoroughly recommended for either the serious or amateur student of the Bible.
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on 7 September 2009
As a conservative but apparently intellectually honest scholar with an accessible but hardly entertaining writing style, Bruce has crammed this book with the kind of exegetical background that is likely to make you view the Bible in a different light. A good book to read for Skeptic and Christian alike so that we can avoid the fundamental trap of just saying "the Bible says" without at the same time considering to whom it says it, in what circumstances, at what time, in what order, and what else it says on the same subject. Lots of interesting aspects regarding the formation and development of what has become accepted as the canon, including how Jesus would very likely have regarded Chronicles as the last of the Old Testament books, how the Old Testament ended up with the oddly tangential books of Esther, Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes and how in the New Testament the initial collection of the Gospels, Acts and the Pauline Letters grew to include letters that were incorporated more for their unifying appeal (due to their widespread usage) and orthodox theology than for their authorship, much of which is still disputed.
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on 15 November 2000
An excellent and thorough summary of the history of the development of both the Old and New Testaments. Bruce consistently cites from primary sources, and carefully traces the history of the collection of books that we call "The Bible".
Thoroughly recommended for either the serious or amateur student of the Bible.
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on 26 May 2013
A clear methodical analysis of the subject and a worthy treatment of the unfolding nature, development of the Biblical canon.
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on 2 June 2015
Good material
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