One of the most heartening trends of the last century has been the increased interest in the study of the Bible. Many articles, exploratory texts, commentaries, and reference books have been written on and about the Bible. Yet, through all of this study, one basic question still remains: How did we get our Bible?In this powerful examination, revised and updated by Jim Edlin, readers will be taken on the miraculous journey of the development of the Bible. With veracity and inspiration, this text colorfully introduces readers to the many aspects of development, including the issues of canization, biblical transmission, archaeological discoveries, translation, and modern textual criticism.Through the captivating stories and challenges met along the way, readers will find themselves immersed in a deeper understanding and appreciation for God's Word.
Ralph Earle served as professor emeritus of New Testament at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, where he first began teaching in 1945. He served on the Committee on Bible Translation, which is the governing body for the New International Version of the Bible. Earle earned degrees from Eastern Nazarene College, Boston University, and Gordon Divinity School. He also took post-doctoral courses at Harvard and Edinburgh Universities.