An Introduction to the Bible

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Author: Robert Kugler,Patrick Hartin

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 080284636X

Category: Religion

Page: 538

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Many current Bible intro volumes focus more on theories about the biblical text than on the text itself. They lack the simplicity that has become increasingly important over the past few decades as basic biblical literacy has declined. Robert Kugler and Patrick Hartin seek to remedy that problem by turning readers back to the text at hand. Introduction to the Bible is precisely what it claims to be, as it surveys the content of all the biblical books, section by section, focusing on the Bible's theological themes. While including some discussion of the Bible from a historical-critical standpoint, Kugler and Hartin do so to enhance, not obscure, understanding. Perfect for undergraduates, church study groups, and interested laypeople, Kugler and Hartin's Introduction to the Bible ably delivers on its title.

An Introduction to the Bible

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Author: J. W. Rogerson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317545257

Category: History

Page: 224

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A casual reader enters a bookshop looking for a Bible. However, not all the Bibles on display have the same contents! Some have more books than others, some are study editions, some use gender-free language. How did this come about? This Introduction works back through the processes by which the Bible was written, transmitted, copied and declared to be authoritative by various churches. The following topics are dealt with: What is the Bible?; How Biblical Writers Wrote; The Making of the Old Testament; The Making of the Apocrypha; The Making of the New Testament; The Canon of the Bible; The Study of the Bible; The Use of the Bible in Social, Moral and Political Questions. This updated edition takes account of developments in scholarship since the book was first published in 1999 by Penguin. The original edition has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese.

An Introduction to the Bible

Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts

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Author: David M. Carr,Colleen M. Conway

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405167386

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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timelines, and illustrations and photos, this is a balanced and informed introduction." --Book Jacket.

An Introduction to the Bible

A Journey Into Three Worlds

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Author: Christian Ewing Hauer,William A. Young

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 333

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An Introduction to the Old Testament

Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts of the Hebrew Bible

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Author: David M. Carr

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356232

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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This comprehensive, introductory textbook is unique in exploring the emergence of the Hebrew Bible in the broader context of world history. It particularly focuses on the influence of pre-Roman empires, empowering students with a richer understanding of Old Testament historiography. Provides a historical context for students learning about the development and changing interpretations of biblical texts Examines how these early stories were variously shaped by interaction with the Mesopotamian and Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, and Hellenistic empires Incorporates recent research on the formation of the Pentateuch Reveals how key biblical texts came to be interpreted by Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths Includes numerous student-friendly features, such as study questions, review sections, bibliographies, timelines, and illustrations and photos

An Introduction to the Bible

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Author: John William Rogerson

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9780140252613

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Today we are faced with an almost bewildering range of different versions of the Bible, from Protestant and Catholiic Bibles, to Study Bibles and Bibles without commentary. How did they originate and in what ways do they differ? In this work, J.W. Rogerson investigates the many variants of the Bible, including the different translation, examining their origins and historical context and comparing the source material and authorship of each one.

Background to the Bible

An Introduction to Scripture Study

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Author: Richard T. Murphy

Publisher: Servant Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 223

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Reading the Bible Wisely

An Introduction to Taking Scripture Seriously. Revised Edition.

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Author: Richard S. Briggs

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610972880

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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Covers how to read the Bible in historical, literary, and theological context, highlighting the significance of its two-testament structure and its contribution to a doctrine of scripture.

Engaging the Bible in a Gendered World

An Introduction to Feminist Biblical Interpretation in Honor of Katharine Doob Sakenfeld

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Author: Linda Day,Carolyn Pressler

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 0664229107

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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In highly accessible essays, the book covers the history, achievements, and cutting-edge questions in the area of gender and biblical scholarship, including violence and the Bible, female biblical God imagery, and sexuality."--Jacket.

An Introduction to the Old Testament Pentateuch

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Author: Herbert . Wolf

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575674421

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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The Pentateuch--Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy--are the vital first books in the Bible. understanding the scope, meaning, and events of these five books is integral to understanding the whole of Scripture that follows. Old Testament expert Herbert Wolf provides layreaders and scholars alike with a strong undergirding of understanding and knowledge in this introduction that reveals both the seriousness and excitement of the Pentateuch. Readers will find Adam, Abraham, Joseph, Moses and Joshua in these pages, as well as terrible sin and glorious forgiveness, bloody sacrifices and battles, deadly betrayal and life-giving hope. Wolf first addresses the overarching themes that flow through the Pentateuch, with special attention given to Moses as author of the five books. He then addresses each book specifically, covering topics such as purpose and scope, and literary structure. He tailors additional study to each specific book. This book contributes significantly to a clear, deep understanding of the Bible's first five books.