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‘A History of the Bible’ offers scholarly insights into its construction

Theologian, Anglican priest, and author John Barton knows the inherent complications involved in doing a serious history or textual analysis of the Bible. For millions of people, the Bible is more than just an anthology of ancient Near Eastern texts, it’s the divinely sanctioned or divinely authored word of God. For a small percentage of these people, any kind of disinterested literary or

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