Interpretations of the Bible abound...so what should you believe? What's the real story behind the book that's sold more copies than any other publication in history? Is the Bible a reliable historical document...or just the greatest story ever told?Written by acclaimed Bible historian Jeffery Donley, The Everything History of the Bible Book answers these questions and more. A one-stop resource for everything you need to know about the truth behind the Bible, this fascinating book addresses the following issues: the reliability of divine inspiration, the forgotten gospels and their omission from the Bible, existence of documented historical support for Biblical events, accepted, disputed, and completely rejected Testaments, de-coding Da Vinci, The Shroud of Turin and more. With The Everything History of the Bible Book as your guide, you'll learn all about the legends, myths, and historical events that inspired the Bible. You'll come to understand its amazing impact on the past, the present, and the future of mankind. Most important, you'll find out what it can mean to you-and your world.Jeffery Donley is an internationally known authority in Biblical studies and history of the Bible. He has earned six degrees including four master's degrees and a Ph.D. from institutions of higher learning such as, the University of Wales, United Kingdom, Princeton Theological Seminary, and The University of Birmingham, England. Dr. Donley has also conducted doctoral work at Oxford University, England. Recognized as one of the leading Bible historians of the twentieth century, Dr. Donley can translate seventeen different languages and was the only American scholar to be invited to the University of Manchester, England to translate a Dead Sea Scroll called 'The Copper Scroll.' A popular speaker, he has spoken at universities such as Harvard, on television and radio shows, at international conferences, and at seminars in Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Singapore, and in the United States. Dr. Donley has conducted a number of archaeological expeditions in the Middle East and in the Aegean region. He has been a college dean and professor and interned in administration at Yale University and The University of Notre Dame. He lives in Florida.