LET the scope of this book be clearly understood. The question How we got our Bible is a very wide one and the full answer should tell of the making of the Bible and the writers of the Books and the ancient historical material which they used and also how it happened that this particular collection of books came to be separated from the other literature of the time and regarded as inspired and collected into a Bible. This part of the answer I have already tried to give in another book.
The present treatise takes the answer at a later stage when the books were already completed and received as the inspired guide of the Church. It traces the story of the Bible from the early manuscripts of Apostolic days down to the last Revised Version which is in our hands to-day.’