Understanding the Bible

Understanding the Bible

by Stephen L. Harris
     
 

Stephen Harris' text is the best-selling nonsectarian guide designed for students undertaking their first systematic study of the bible, and it is the only single-volume text that provides both a comprehensive historical-cultural background for the entire biblical era and a rigorous analysis of each individual work of the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament. … See more details below

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Stephen Harris' text is the best-selling nonsectarian guide designed for students undertaking their first systematic study of the bible, and it is the only single-volume text that provides both a comprehensive historical-cultural background for the entire biblical era and a rigorous analysis of each individual work of the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament. The purpose of the text is twofold: to acquaint readers with the content and major themes of each biblical book and to familiarize them with important contemporary scholarship.

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A nonsectarian guide for students undertaking their first systematic study of the Bible, giving information on archaeological data and historical background, and providing material on the date, authorship, and theological content of each book of the Old and New Testaments. Learning features include review questions, and a glossary of major characters, terms, and concepts. This fifth edition includes a new section illustrating methods and goals of modern biblical scholarship, expanded coverage of authorship, and a more detailed survey of ancient history. Harris is affiliated with California State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559340830
Publisher:
Mayfield Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
489

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