Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Who Wrote the Bible?


Source Google Video

Who Wrote The Bible takes an in depth view at the origins of the sources texts of the Bible. Dr. Robert Beckford journeys to Jerusalem, Rome and the USA (with a stopover in Walthamstow) consulting scholars and historians on the way. What comes to light is a history of revisions, integration of additional ideology and censorship, driven by an emerging Church with a strong religious and political agenda

Resources:

In the Library:

  • Friedman, Richard Elliott [1989]. Who Wrote The Bible? Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall [WorldCat]
  • Kugel, James L [1997] The Bible As It Was. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. [WorldCat]
  • Greenspahn, Frederick E. [2008]. The Hebrew Bible : New Insights and Scholarship. New York: New York University Press. [NetLibrary]
  • Kaltner, John [2008]. The Uncensored Bible : The Bawdy and Naughty Bits of the Good book. San Francisco: HarperOne. [WorldCat]
  • Brueggemann, Walter. [2003] An Introduction to the Old Testament : The Canon and Christian Imagination. Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press. [WorldCat]
  • VanderKam, James C [2002]. The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls : Their Significance for Understanding the Bible, Judaism, Jesus, and Christianity. San Francisco, Calif. : HarperSanFrancisco. [WorldCat]
  • Smith, Mark S [2001]. The Origins of Biblical Monotheism : Israel's Polytheistic Background and the Ugaritic Texts New York : Oxford University Press [WorldCat]
On the Web:

  • Gladden, Washington [1891]. Who Wrote the Bible? Boston: Houghton Mifflin. [GoogleBooks]