Hidden in Plain Sight: Finding Wisdom and Meaning in the Parts of the Bible Most People Skip

Hidden in Plain Sight: Finding Wisdom and Meaning in the Parts of the Bible Most People Skip

by Dr. Boyd Seevers

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Discover Nuggest of Truth Hidden in the Lesser-Known Parts of the Bible

Christians who attempt to read the entire Bible often get stuck when they come to the genealogies, lists of numbers, and confusing prophecies. They wonder, Do I have to read the whole thing? Trusted Bible scholar Boyd Seevers shows how to appreciate and even enjoy those difficult passages. He gives examples of the hidden treasures in some of the lesser-known sections of the Bible and then shows readers how to unlock difficult passages on their own. This book will reveal why God included these parts, breathe new life into Bible reading, and help readers connect to God in new ways.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441270139
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 884 KB

About the Author

Dr. Boyd Seevers is Professor of Old Testament Studies at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Seevers studied and lived in Israel for eight years. He has presented papers at numerous national conferences and has published more than one hundred articles. Boyd and his wife, Karen, live near Minneapolis, Minnesota, with their four children.
Dr. Boyd Seevers is professor of Old Testament Studies at University of Northwestern, St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Seevers studied and lived in Israel for eight years and is the author of Hidden in Plain Sight and Warfare in the Old Testament. He lives with his wife and four children in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

1 What Makes a Passage of Scripture Hard to Understand or Even Boring? 17

2 Learning From Old Testament Law 31

3 Learning to Appreciate Leviticus (at Least a Little) 53

4 What Should We Do With the Land Divisions in Joshua 13-21? 67

5 Learning From Dull Genealogies 81

6 Kings and Chronicles-Didn't I Just Read This Stuff? 91

7 Why Is Ecclesiastes So Dark and Gloomy? 107

8 What on Earth Are the Prophets Talking About? 123

9 Learning to Understand Apocalyptic Prophecy (at Least a Little) 145

10 Conclusion: What Have We Learned, and Where Do We Go From Here? 163

Appendix: Things I Love About Each of the Books Most People Skip 181

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