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WHITFIELD, P.: Story of the Bible (The) (Unabridged)


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WHITFIELD, P.: Story of the Bible (The) (Unabridged)

History or myth? The word of God or the words of men? What is the Bible? This history, especially written for this recording, describes clearly and concisely how the Bible came into being, what it contains and its appearance in the ancient languages of Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek and Latin. After 400 years, the King James Version remains a religious text and a literary epic, though many other translations before and since—William Tyndale, the Good News Bible—have influenced generations. This fascinating, accessible introduction places the Bible in its religious and cultural context, showing why men lived and died in its shadow.

Disc 1

  The Story of the Bible
1.   The Story of the Bible by Peter Whitfield 00:05:03
2.   The biblical authors… 00:03:54
3.   The Old Testament 00:06:52
4.   The threat from the Philistines… 00:06:51
5.   This sketch of the events… 00:05:03
6.   The first sign of the covenant… 00:05:59
7.   But large sections… 00:04:31
8.   In one sense the biblical critics… 00:05:43
9.   The New Testament 00:05:52
10.   From the first… 00:06:01
11.   To answer these questions… 00:05:49
12.   This is the historical and literary problem… 00:05:23
13.   A more concentrated… 00:06:06
14.   If we ask… 00:06:03

Disc 2

  The Story of the Bible
1.   The Bible Enters into the World 00:06:45
2.   The problem of Kingdom… 00:06:24
3.   Language, Canon and Text 00:05:51
4.   Why do the original languages of the Bible matter 00:05:51
5.   Aside from the purely linguistic realm… 00:04:47
6.   The New Testament too has its apocryphal books… 00:05:21
7.   The Bible as a Shaper of Western History 00:04:59
8.   Amidst all that we do not know… 00:06:00
9.   But as Aldred's work shows… 00:05:16
10.   Despite all the quarrels… 00:06:14
11.   But the programme of translating… 00:06:27
12.   It is interesting to note… 00:05:46
13.   Having corrected some of the popular misconceptions… 00:04:09
14.   Retrospect 00:05:33

Total Playing Time: 02:38:33

Whitfield, Peter

Davies, Oliver Ford

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0040

Barcode: 9781843794776

Physical Release: 2011

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