Exploring the Bible: A Guide to the Old and New Testaments

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Studying Scripture is a fascinating experience for all who desire to understand the workings of God. Still, there is much to take in, and from time to time we need a little help making sense of all the history, poetry, wisdom, prophecy, and various authors, let alone exactly what roles they all play in the grand biblical perspective.

Exploring the Bible takes you on a journey with a bird's-eye view through the Bible, nurturing spiritual growth and biblical knowledge on every ...

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Overview

Studying Scripture is a fascinating experience for all who desire to understand the workings of God. Still, there is much to take in, and from time to time we need a little help making sense of all the history, poetry, wisdom, prophecy, and various authors, let alone exactly what roles they all play in the grand biblical perspective.

Exploring the Bible takes you on a journey with a bird's-eye view through the Bible, nurturing spiritual growth and biblical knowledge on every page. Each chapter includes application activities and discussion questions, giving readers opportunity to deepen their knowledge and continue exploring their faith. You'll find that this easy-to-read survey of both the Old and New Testaments establishes a solid foundation for beginning to understand the God of the Bible and his dealings with man. This book is ideally suited for students, personal study, and small-group leaders.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781581348644
  • Publisher: Crossway Books
  • Publication date: 2/16/2007
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents


Exploring the Basics of the Bible     9
Revelation and Inspiration     11
Why Christians Believe the Bible: Old Testament     19
Why Christians Believe the Bible: New Testament     27
Who Wrote the Old Testament?     35
Who Wrote the New Testament?     45
Preservation of the Bible: New Testament     55
Preservation of the Bible: Old Testament     63
Bible Problems     71
Higher Criticism and the Bible     81
Archeology and the Old Testament     87
Helps for Bible Study     93
Bible Study Methods     101
Notes     109
Resources for Enrichment     111
Exploring the Old Testament     115
Introduction     119
Genesis-Esther
Beginnings     123
Genesis 1-11
The Patriarchs     133
Genesis 12-50
God's Holy Nation     143
Exodus
Leviticus
Looking Forward to Canaan     153
Numbers
Deuteronomy
Possessing the Promised Land     161
Joshua
Judges
Ruth
Time of Transition     167
1 Samuel
The Reign of David     175
2 Samuel
1 Chronicles
The Solomonic Kingdom     183
1 Kings1-11
2 Chronicles 1-9
The Northern Kingdom     189
1 Kings 12-22
2 Kings 1-17
The Kingdom of Judah: Rehoboam-Jotham     199
1 Kings 12-22
2 Kings 1-15
2 Chronicles 10-27
The Kingdom of Judah: Ahaz-Zedekiah     207
2 Kings 16:1-25:7
2 Chronicles 28:1-36:21
Beyond the Exile     215
Ezra
Esther
Nehemiah
Job-Malachi
Psalms of Lament and Praise     225
Special Themes in the Psalms     233
Wisdom     239
Job and Ecclesiastes
Instructional Wisdom     247
Proverbs and Song of Solomon
Understanding and Interpreting the Prophets     255
Early Prophets from Israel     263
Micah and Isaiah
Early Prophets from Judah     273
Micah and Isaiah
Late Preexilic Prophets     283
Nahum
Zephaniah
Habakkuk
Joel
Jeremiah
Lamentations
Obadiah
Exilic Prophet     301
Ezekiel
Exilic Prophet     307
Daniel
Postexilic Prophets     313
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi
Chart-Old Testament Chronology     321
Chart-The Divided Kingdom Era     323
Notes     325
Bibliography     331
Exploring the New Testament     337
Preface     341
Background and Composition of the New Testament     343
The Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke     351
Gospel of John     359
Book of Acts     367
Pauline Epistles: 1 and 2 Thessalonians     375
Pauline Epistles: 1 and 2 Corinthians     383
Pauline Epistles: Galatians and Romans     389
Pauline Epistles: Colossians, Philemon, Ephesians, Philippians     395
Pauline Epistles: 1 Timothy, Titus, 2 Timothy     405
The Church and Suffering: James, Hebrews, 1 Peter     413
The Church and False Teaching: 2 Peter, Jude, and 1-3 John     423
Book of the Revelation     431
Charts
The Missionary Journeys of Paul     438
The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia     439
The Three Series of Judgments     440
Notes     441
Bibliography     445
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