Annette Großbongardt, Johannes Saltzwedel: The Bible. DVA Verlag (Hardcover, (Contemporary) History)

The Bible

The world's most influential book – A Spiegel book

Original Title: Die Bibel

Hardcover with jacket, 288 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04695-6
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch

Date of publication: November 9, 2015
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Rights sold to: Korea (Book 21)

Annette  Großbongardt  (Editor), Johannes  Saltzwedel  (Editor) - The Bible


The world's most widely read book – origins, meaning and historical truth

The Bible, the foundation of Christian beliefs, has influenced thinking in the western world as no others. Stories such as the expulsion of Adam and Eve from paradise or Moses receiving the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai are part of our cultural memory. European languages have been deeply influenced by the text of the Holy Scripture. Even today, the "Book of Books" is revered all over the world and the object of in-depth study. But are the ancient stories based on historical facts?

Spiegel authors and historians have traced the origins and influence of the Bible in the course of almost 3,000 years. In its search for the factual truth, this book shows readers how theologians, Bible specialists and archaeologists work, and it portrays key figures such as the apostles Peter and Paul, and church fathers Hieronymus and Martin Luther. The result is an impressive picture of the development of the Bible and the life it depicts, from the beginning down to the present day.

•The "Book of Books" put to the test – how the Bible came into being, where it is right and what we can learn from it

•With contributions by prominent experts such as archaeologist Israel Finkelstein and Bible scholar Ernst Axel Knauf


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