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Author Norton, David.

Title A history of the Bible as literature / David Norton
Published Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1992-1993
Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 1993


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 W'PONDS  809.9382 N8835/H  1  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  809.9382 H8835/H  2  AVAILABLE
Description 2 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents v. 1. From antiquity to 1700 -- v. 2. From 1700 to the present day
Summary It is regarded as a truism that the King James Bible is one of the finest pieces of English prose. Yet few people are aware that the King James Bible was generally scorned or ignored as English writing for a century and a half after its publication. The reputation of this Bible is the central, most fascinating, element in a larger history, that of literary ideas of the Bible as they have come into and developed in English culture; and the first volume of David Norton's magisterial two-volume work surveys and analyses a comprehensive range of these ideas from biblical times to the end of the seventeenth century, providing a unique view of the Bible and translation
Analysis Christianity Scriptures History
Christianity Scriptures History
Notes New Zealand author
Reprinted as pbk. 2004
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on Apr. 28, 2014)
Subject Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History.
Bible -- Versions.
Bible. English -- Versions -- History.
Bible as literature.
LC no. 92001034
ISBN 0521333989 (v. 1)
0521617014 (v. 2 : pbk.)
Other Titles From antiquity to 1700
From 1700 to the present day
From antiquity to 1700