Understanding The Bible / Edition 8

Understanding The Bible / Edition 8

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by Stephen Harris
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0073407445

ISBN-13: 9780073407449

Pub. Date: 01/20/2010

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

This best-selling nonsectarian guide is designed for students undertaking their first systematic study of the Bible. Placing each book of the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and the New Testament fully in its historical and cultural context, Understanding the Bible acquaints readers with the content as well as the major themes of each biblical book, and familiarizes

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This best-selling nonsectarian guide is designed for students undertaking their first systematic study of the Bible. Placing each book of the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and the New Testament fully in its historical and cultural context, Understanding the Bible acquaints readers with the content as well as the major themes of each biblical book, and familiarizes them with the goals and methods of important scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073407449
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
01/20/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
257,357
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Boxes, Tables, and Illustrations
CHAPTER 1 - The Bible: An Overview
Why we Read the Bible
The Old Testament and the Hebrew Bible (Tanak)
The New Testament
How the Bible Was Formed and Handed Down to Us
How the Bible Became Available in English
The Bible and Modern Scholarship
PART I: THE HEBREW BIBLE (OLD TESTAMENT)
CHAPTER 2 - History and Geography of the Near East
Prologe to the Biblical World
Mesopotamia, Site of the World's First Urban Civilization
Egypt, The First National State
Canaan and Israel
Alexander's Conquests and the Hellenistic Era
The Roman Occupation of Judea
The Promised Land
CHAPTER 3 - The God of Israel: A Composite Portrait
The Names of God
Yahweh: Leader of the Divine Council
Roles and Characteristics of the Biblical God
God in the New Testament
CHAPTER 4 - The Torah: Five Books of Divine Instruction (The Pentateuch)
Who Wrote the "Books of Moses"?
The Documentary Hypotheses: Four Sources of the Pentateuch)
(and more...)

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