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Testament: The Bible and History

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"The Bible has had more influence upon Western civilisation than any other book. So splendid are its phrases that many have taken them to be the unmediated word of God. Since its texts were gathered together the book has been venerated and enshrined, execrated and burned. But whether we are believers or not the Bible still remains our heritage, the lynchpin of modern civilisation. It has provided the West with a sense of the sacred and our sense of historical destiny.

Testament describes the making of the Bible, the creation of both the Old and the New testaments and charts the book`s survival through the long centuries of its life. Testament is a unique book: no other single volume tells the story of the Bible`s extraordinary journey from the most ancient East to the heart of the modern West.

John Romer uses considerable experience of the worlds of art history and archaeology to advantage as he unravels the story of the making and the use and misuse of the world`s most beautiful and influential book. With a sure touch he sets the historical scene and brings to vivid life the midwives and guardians that providence or a kindly Deity provided to deliver and cherish the Bible.

From the silty plains of Mesopotamia on whose floods many Noahs set sail, to the quiet Valley of the Nile where sombre temples were filled with a sense of the holy, Romer traces the seeds of Judaism and Christianity. He describes in lively detail how the Bible was written and by whose hands. The scope of Testament is enormous and fascinating, stretching as it does from the ancient Israelites to the archaeologists who came in search of them. Its characters include the Rabbis who fought and died for their sacred books; Jesus of Nazareth whose preachings who inspired St Paul and whose life and death became the corner-stone of the Church; Constantine who formalized the faith and made the Holy Land; Irenaeus who classified the holy scriptures; fiery Jerome who translated them and later, Martin Luther and King James. These are just a few of the people who held the thread of the Bible`s story in their hands. Testament tells all their stories and ours.

Excellent pages with some edge-wear. The top edges of the pages are discoloured.

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Author(s):
John Romer
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1988
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
368
Publisher:
Guild Publishing

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"The Bible has had more influence upon Western civilisation than any other book. So splendid are its phrases that many have taken them to be the unmediated word of God. Since its texts were gathered together the book has been venerated and enshrined, execrated and burned. But whether we are believers or not the Bible still remains our heritage, the lynchpin of modern civilisation. It has provided the West with a sense of the sacred and our sense of historical destiny.

Testament describes the making of the Bible, the creation of both the Old and the New testaments and charts the book`s survival through the long centuries of its life. Testament is a unique book: no other single volume tells the story of the Bible`s extraordinary journey from the most ancient East to the heart of the modern West.

John Romer uses considerable experience of the worlds of art history and archaeology to advantage as he unravels the story of the making and the use and misuse of the world`s most beautiful and influential book. With a sure touch he sets the historical scene and brings to vivid life the midwives and guardians that providence or a kindly Deity provided to deliver and cherish the Bible.

From the silty plains of Mesopotamia on whose floods many Noahs set sail, to the quiet Valley of the Nile where sombre temples were filled with a sense of the holy, Romer traces the seeds of Judaism and Christianity. He describes in lively detail how the Bible was written and by whose hands. The scope of Testament is enormous and fascinating, stretching as it does from the ancient Israelites to the archaeologists who came in search of them. Its characters include the Rabbis who fought and died for their sacred books; Jesus of Nazareth whose preachings who inspired St Paul and whose life and death became the corner-stone of the Church; Constantine who formalized the faith and made the Holy Land; Irenaeus who classified the holy scriptures; fiery Jerome who translated them and later, Martin Luther and King James. These are just a few of the people who held the thread of the Bible`s story in their hands. Testament tells all their stories and ours.

Excellent pages with some edge-wear. The top edges of the pages are discoloured.

Author(s):
John Romer
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1988
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
368
Publisher:
Guild Publishing

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