1001 Surprising Things You Should Know about the Bibleby Jerry MacGregor
1001 Surprising Things You Should Know about the Bible is packed with unusual, unfamiliar, and quirky/i>
Who would steal a Bible? Among the stunning and enlightening nuggets you'll find in this one-of-a-kind fact-book is that the Bible is the most frequently shoplifted book in the world. If you think that's surprising, wait till you read the other 1,000.
1001 Surprising Things You Should Know about the Bible is packed with unusual, unfamiliar, and quirky details about the Book of Books that you won't find in scholarly or theological examinations. It provides thoughtful and entertaining answers to questions you never knew you had: Why weren't there any vowels in the original Old Testament? Who first translated Hebrew scriptures into Greek? Which Bible verses were "turned" into a hit song in the 1960s? How was William Shakespeare honored in the first printing of the King James Version? Which everyday words and phrases come straight from the Bible?
You'll discover striking similarities between Moses and Jesus, notable differences between Old Testament and New Testament miracles, and hundreds of facts about the ancient world in which biblical events took place. Whether you're in love with history, looking for great openers for a sermon or speech, or eager to learn more about the best-selling book ever, 1001 Surprising Things You Should Know about the Bible is for you!
Jerry MacGregor, Ph.D., is a literary agent for Alive Communications and the author of several books. A former pastor and seminary professor, he lives in Colorado with his family.
Marie Prys is a freelance writer and editor. A history buff and graduate of Dordt College, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and daughter. Prys and MacGregor are co-authors of 1001 Things You Should Know about God and 1001 Thing You Should Know about Christianity.
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