The Bible: A Book for All Creeds

Of making translations there is no end, at least where the Bible is concerned. This week appeared the first two volumes—Genesis and The Epistles of James, Peter and Jude—of a new version in English that is something of an ecumenical milestone. It is Doubleday's Anchor Bible, the first translation in history to combine the labors of Roman Catholic, Protestant and Jewish scholars. Edited by William Foxwell Albright of Johns Hopkins, a Methodist, and Presbyterian David Noel Freedman of San Francisco Theological Seminary, the Anchor Bible is intended for the scholar as well as for the general reader; each Anchor...

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