How We Got the Bible, 3rd Edition, Revised and Expanded

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How and when did the books of the Bible originate? In what sense are these books different from other books? How have these books been preserved and transmitted to us? Why do we have so many different translations of the Bible?
How We Got the Bible provides factual, accessible answers to questions like these. A classic guide for Bible students, it has sold more than 300,000 copies during its forty years in print. Now, in this new edition, each chapter has been revised and chapters have been added, including two on the Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate. This thorough revision will tempt fans of the previous edition and pave the way for a new generation of readers as well.

The Author

  1. Neil R. Lightfoot

    Neil R. Lightfoot

    Neil R. Lightfoot (1929-2012) served as Frank Pack distinguished professor of New Testament at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. He was the author of several books, including How We Got the Bible and Everyone's Guide to Hebrews.

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