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A history of the English Bible as literature

by David Norton

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, U.K, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History,
  • Bible. -- Versions -- History,
  • Bible as literature

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid Norton.
    ContributionsNorton, David.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS585 .N67 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 484 p. :
    Number of Pages484
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL33801M
    ISBN 100521771404, 0521778077
    LC Control Number99016897

      A History of the English Bible as Literature (revised and condensed from the author's acclaimed History of the Bible as Literature) explores five hundred years of religious and literary ideas. At its heart is the story of how the King James Bible went from being mocked as English writing to being 'unsurpassed in the entire range of literature'.5/5(1). I confess I only read the portion of the book leading up to the Revised Version. My purpose in obtaining this volume was to do research on the English Bible before the KJV and closely thereafter. I really enjoyed the portions I read. Bruce explains the long history for the English Bible which began in /5(3).

    Originally, the books of 1 and 2 Samuel were placed together as one book in the Hebrew Bible. These two books give the history of the monarchs of Israel in the early period of the monarchy. Fundamentally, 1 Samuel is about king Saul and 2 Samuel is about king David. History of English Literature by Edward Albert: Less is known about the author of this book but the book is very important for the students who want to understand the history (based on timeline) of English literature. The author has divided this book into fourteen chapters and the names of them are based on the popular literary figure of the age.

    marks the th anniversary of the publication of the King James' Bible and will see a great deal of celebration and comment about the impact of the Bible on British culture. Much of the story is well-known, such as the Bible's seminal influence on British language and literature, but one aspect - the influence of the Bible on English politics - is largely unknown or ignored. Moreover. A history of the English Bible as literature / David Norton. p. cm. Rev. ed. of: A history of the Bible as literature Includes bibliographical references. isbn 4 (hardback). – isbn 7 (paperback) 1. Bible as literature. 2. Bible – Criticism, interpretation, etc. – History. 3. Bible. English – Versions – History. i.


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A History of the English Bible as Literature (revised and condensed from the author's acclaimed History of the Bible as Literature) explores five hundred years of religious and literary ideas. At its heart is the story of how the King James Bible went from being mocked as English writing to being 'unsurpassed in the entire range of literature'.Cited by: Revised and condensed from David Norton's acclaimed A History of the Bible as Literature, this book, first published intells the story of English literary attitudes to the Bible.

At first jeered at and mocked as English writing, then denigrated as having 'all the disadvantages of an old prose translation', the King James Bible somehow.

Revised and condensed from David Norton's acclaimed A History of the Bible as Literature, this book, first published intells the story of English literary attitudes to the Bible.

At first jeered at and mocked as English writing, then denigrated as having 'all the disadvantages of an old prose translation', the King James Bible somehow became 'unsurpassed in the entire range of literature'. The fascinating story of how we got the Bible in its present form actually starts thousands of years ago, as briefly outlined in our Timeline of Bible Translation a background study, we recommend that you first review our discussion of the Pre-Reformation History of the Bible from 1, B.C.

to 1, A.D., which covers the transmission of the scripture through the original languages. A History of the English Bible as Literature.

by David Norton. Cambridge University Press. From the publisher: "At first jeered and and mocked as English writing, then denigrated as having 'all the disadvantages of an old prose translation,' the King James Bible somehow became 'unsurpassed in the entire range of literature.'".

It is said to be the most printed book in the history of the world, with more than one billion copies in print. A.D. - John Eliot's Algonquin Bible is the first Bible printed in America, not in English, but in the native Algonquin Indian language. A.D. - Robert Aitken's Bible is the first English language (KJV) Bible printed in America.

The History of the English Bible View The Timeline Gallery This timeline features key points in the history of translation of the Bible into English, a story that is intertwined with the religious history of Europe but which now spans the globe. The Book of Revelation is the final book of the Bible, an example of apocalyptic literature that predicts a final celestial war through prophecy.

Authorship is. The Bible in English: Its History and Influence. Yale University Press, ISBN Fowler, David C. The Bible in Early English Literature. Seattle: University of Washington Press, Grabois, Aryeh. "Bible: Biblical Impact on Daily Life." Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Vol 2. Joseph R.

Strayer. New York: Charles Scribner's. Studying the history of English literature is certainly fun, amazing and also benefiting. Not only the students of literature but anybody who is enthusiastic about studying and knowing more about the authors, poets and literary personalities can go through the best history of English literature books and enhance his or her comprehension.

What a fascinating history the English Bible has including martyrs, translations by Kings and poets and a search for the definitive translation that would confirm “truth.” Here’s a short, concise history of the English Bible from the earliest times to the late ’s and early ’s.

A History of the English Bible as Literature book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A History of the English Bible as Literature /5(5). Buy A History of the English Bible as Literature (A History of the Bible as Literature) Rev Ed by Norton, David (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 1. Latin. Our starting point in this discussion of Bible history, however, is the advent of the scripture in the English language with the “Morning Star of the Reformation”, John Wycliffe. The first hand-written English language Bible manuscripts were produced in the AD by.

John. 'sWycliffe, an Oxford professor, scholar, and theologian. Biblical literature - Biblical literature - Later and modern versions: English: Knowledge of the pre-Wycliffite English renditions stems from the many actual manuscripts that have survived and from secondary literature, such as book lists, wills, citations by later authors, and references in polemical works that have preserved the memory of many a translation effort.

A brief treatment of biblical translation follows. For full treatment, see biblical literature: Texts and versions. The Jewish Bible, the Old Testament, was originally written almost entirely in Hebrew, with a few short elements in the Persian empire controlled the eastern Mediterranean basin, Aramaic became the lingua franca of the area, and for liturgical reasons it became.

Get this from a library. A history of the English Bible as literature. [David Norton] -- "Revised and condensed from David Norton's History of the Bible as Literature, this book tells the story of English literary attitudes to the Bible. At first jeered at and mocked as English writing.

Old English literature, or Anglo-Saxon literature, encompasses the surviving literature written in Old English in Anglo-Saxon England, in the period after the settlement of the Saxons and other Germanic tribes in England (Jutes and the Angles) c.after the withdrawal of the Romans, and "ending soon after the Norman Conquest" in These works include genres such as epic poetry.

In his book The Word of God in English: Criteria for Excellence in Bible Translation (Wheaton: Crossway Book, ), Dr. Leland Ryken, a professor of English at Wheaton College, continually applauds the KJV, praising its beauty, dignity, and power.

He uses it as an example of what good Bible translation is all about. Bible in Basic English Below is a list of the books of the ng on a book of the Bible will show you a list of all the chapters of that book. InTime magazine asserted that the Bible “has done more to shape literature, history, entertainment and culture than any book ever written”.

Advertisement It’s a bold claim, but one that’s hard to refute. But is the Bible important literature? Yes, it is the world’s most famous literary work. In fact, it is the central book of English-speaking cultures throughout the ages.English Versions From Latin.

c. Caedmon, a monk, puts Bible books into verse. c. >Historian Bede translates the Gospels. King Alfred the Great .