He observes that current methods of scholarship are closer to the attitudes of the world of late antiquity than at any time since the seventeenth century. In general, the book's strengths are the examples from Judaism and the numerous and wide-ranging parallels and connections. The book is good for [End Page ] inspiring discussion; it provides, however, minimal aids for the broad audience for whom it seems intended.
Sawyer tries to cover a lot of topics and material in this small volume, including, necessarily, many potentially unfamiliar terms and names. Explanations of terms and dates are usually given with the first occurrence, but not always e. The index in general is limited. There are no notes per se, only limited citations e.
The citation references, which sometimes require consulting both the bibliography and the abbreviations section, often omit page numbers for books and sometimes give secondary sources for primary quotations. Overall, the book fulfills its purpose of providing a needed comprehensive and cross-religious study.
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R4 A revision of the New English Bible, based on scholarship of the s. Holy Bible, New International Version. I37 c A version of the Bible commonly used in evangelical, Protestant churches in America. New Testament in Modern English.
P5 The Phillips translation, a particularly readable and well-regarded 20th c. New Jerusalem Bible.
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A1 N49 The New American Bible, which is "translated from the original languages with critical use of all the ancient sources by members of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, sponsored by the Bishops' Committee of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. A new translation intended for contemporary American readers. Complete Parallel Bible. N38 K6 "interlines Hebrew and English, with the text of the New International Version in the right-hand margin. Science and Health.
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Reference and Main BP A Princeton University Press. Koran Interpreted. Main BP A7 "a translation which seeks to 'imitate, however imperfectly, those rhetorical and rhythmical patterns which are the glory and the sublimity of the Koran'.
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