The Illustrated Guide to the Bibleby J.R. Porter
The Illustrated Guide to the Bible distills the essence of this great work in over one hundred generously illustrated commentaries on the major stories, places, characters, and events in the Bible, from the Garden of Eden and the suffering of Job to the Last Supper and the Book of Revelation. Beautifully illustrated with over 300 full-color reproductions,/p>… See more details below
The Illustrated Guide to the Bible distills the essence of this great work in over one hundred generously illustrated commentaries on the major stories, places, characters, and events in the Bible, from the Garden of Eden and the suffering of Job to the Last Supper and the Book of Revelation. Beautifully illustrated with over 300 full-color reproductions, photographs, and maps, the authoritative and engaging essays emphasize biblical narratives and their meanings and context. The substantial introduction brings together the latest scholarship on how the Bible was written, compiled, and handed down from generation to generation, and discusses its formidable, far-reaching influence throughout history. The main body of the Guide, divided into two sections, offers a treatment of the Hebrew Scriptures and the extraordinary history of the Israelites and a discussion of the New Testament and the life of Jesus. Each essay places its subject in historical and geographical context, and compares themes presented in the Bible with corresponding myths from a variety of cultures. Boxed sidebars throughout provide interesting background information on important themes and symbols (such as the dove and the lily) and full-color maps help to illustrate places and events (such as the city of Babylon and Paul's final voyage to Rome). The final section presents an invaluable and fully cross-referenced book-by-book summary of the Bible, a glossary of biblical terms, and a comprehensive bibliography and index.
"This book, with over 300 full-color illustrations is a user-friendly introduction to the Bible, and a handy resource when seeking information about biblical figures or events."--Bookman's Weekly
"This richly illustrated guide makes an excellent introduction to the Bible. It is vivid and readable, with a simple and sensible basic structure."--The Tablet
- Oxford University Press, USA
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Meet the Author
J.R. Porter is Professor Emeritus of Theology at the University of Exeter, England, and a former Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. He served for twenty years as a member of the General Synod of the Church of England. His many publications include Moses and Monarchy and Proclamation and Presence; in addition, he has contributed to numerous publications, including The Extended Family in the Old Testament: A Source Book of the Bible for Teachers and A Basic Introduction to the Old Testament.
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