Bernard Green

In the Begining

Whose Bible Is It? A History of the Scriptures through the Ages


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At a meeting in Oxford, two distinguished scholars, one a rabbi and the other a Catholic priest, were due to address an audience. The problem was raised of who should speak first. The rabbi, with an enigmatic smile, proposed that the priest speak first: ‘After all, yours is the older religion.’

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