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How we got the Bible

Author: Neil R Lightfoot
Publisher: Grand Rapids : Baker Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed., rev. and expandedView all editions and formats
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How accurate are modern translations such as the New International Version? Why does the Roman Catholic Bible have more books than most Protestant Bibles? How can we be sure that the Biblical message has been accurately preserved through the centuries?
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil R Lightfoot
ISBN: 080101252X 9780801012525
OCLC Number: 51769301
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The making of ancient books --
The birth of the Bible --
Manuscripts of the New Testament --
The Sinaitic script --
Other New Testament manuscripts --
Ancient versions : The New Testament --
Manuscripts of special interest --
The text of the New Testament --
Significance of textual variations --
Restoring the New Testament text --
Manuscripts from the sand --
The text of the Old Testament --
Ancient versions : the Old Testament --
The canon of the Scriptures --
The apocryphal books --
The English Bible to 1611 --
Recent translations of the English Bible --
"My words will not pass away."
Responsibility: Neil R. Lightfoot.

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How accurate are modern translations such as the New International Version? Why does the Roman Catholic Bible have more books than most Protestant Bibles? How can we be sure that the Biblical message has been accurately preserved through the centuries?

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