Shocking facts about the Bible with Rev Professor John Barton

We discuss his brilliant new book: A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths

John Barton FBA is a British Anglican priest and biblical scholar. From 1991 to 2014, he was the Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Oriel College. In addition to his academic career, he has been an ordained and serving priest in the Church of England since 1973.

His research interests and extensive publications have been in the areas of the Old Testament prophets, the biblical canon, biblical interpretation, and Old Testament theology. Barton is a foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and has been a Fellow of the British Academy since 2007.