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  • Published: 6 July 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141925752
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

The Unauthorized Version

Truth and Fiction in the Bible



The Bible is moving, inspirational and endlessly fascinating - but is it true? Starting with Genesis and the implicit background to the birth of Christ, Robin Lane Fox sets out to discover how far biblical descriptions of people, places and events are confirmed or contradicted by external written and archaeological evidence. He turns a sharp historian's eye on when and where the individual books were composed, whether the texts as originally written exist, how the canon was assembled, and why the Gospels give varying accounts even of the trial and condemnation of Jesus.

  • Published: 6 July 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141925752
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

About the author

Robin Lane Fox

Robin Lane Fox was born in 1946 and educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of New College and University Reader in ancient History. Since 1979 he has been weekly gardening correspondent of the Financial Times. Alexander the Great won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the W.H. Heinemann Award on its first publication in 1973.

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