Introducing the Bible 25th Anniversary Edition

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William Barclay testifies to the Bible's unique value as an inspired book and gives clear advice on the best way to read it. He tells how the biblical writings came into being and finally gained acceptance as Scripture. And he explains the significance and the status of the Apocrypha. Most important of all, William Barclay presents the Bible as a book to be read and enjoyed today - a light in the darkness of a world that has lost its way.

Barclay's original text has been edited ...

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Overview

William Barclay testifies to the Bible's unique value as an inspired book and gives clear advice on the best way to read it. He tells how the biblical writings came into being and finally gained acceptance as Scripture. And he explains the significance and the status of the Apocrypha. Most important of all, William Barclay presents the Bible as a book to be read and enjoyed today - a light in the darkness of a world that has lost its way.

Barclay's original text has been edited and revised by Professor John W. Rogerson, who has also written a new introduction. Rogerson is the head of the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield and an authority on the Old Testament. This is a required text for "Lay Speakers Lead Bible Study: Advanced Course." (Abingdon Press, 1997)

Table of Contents:

  • Foreward by Ronnie Barclay
  • Prayers for Bible Study
  • Introduction by John Rogerson
  • The Making of the Old Testament
  • The Making of the New Testament
  • The Apocrypha
  • How to Study the Bible
  • The Inspired Book
  • Aids to Reading
  • Maps
  • Index

189 pages

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687365906
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Edition number: 25
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 570,556
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

William Barclay (1907–1978) is known and loved by millions worldwide as one of the greatest Christian teachers of modern times. His insights into the New Testament, combined with his vibrant writing style, have enlightened readers of all ages for over half a century. He worked for most of his life as Professor of Divinity at the University of Glasgow, and he wrote more then fifty books—most of which are still in print today. His most popular work, the Daily Study Bible (WJK), has been translated into over a dozen languages and has sold more than ten million copies around the world.
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