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Understanding the Bible / Edition 4
     

Understanding the Bible / Edition 4

by Stephen L. Harris
 

ISBN-10: 1559346558

ISBN-13: 9781559346559

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559346559
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
558
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceList 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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