The voice, the Word, the books : the sacred scripture of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims / F.E. Peters

Author(s): Peters, F. E. (Francis E.)
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Subjects: Monotheism--Comparative studies
Judaism--Sacred books
Christianity--Sacred books
Islam--Sacred books
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2007
LC Classification: B, BL
Physical Description: x, 292 p., 16 p. of plates : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2006036912
ISBN: 9780691131122 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0691131120 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Includes index
Contents: Introduction: the voice from Sinai -- Sacred words, sacred book -- Book shaping: the making of a canon -- Reciters, rhapsodes, and scribes: how the Bible reached us -- The reporters: the good news and how we got it -- The poet in performance: the composition of the Quran -- The book in mortal hands -- In other words -- Picturing the Word -- Giving voice to the Word -- Epilogue: three books, side by side
OCLC Number: 76167171
ISBN/ISSN: 9780691131122
0691131120