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.
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Stephen Harris's guide to the meaning of the Bible is one of the best-selling sectarian student texts on such a wide subject. It is one of few books to offer a comprehensive historico-cultural background to the biblical era and a rigorous analysis of each part.From the Publisher:
The text's organization follows the order of the canonical Hebrew Bible, Christian Gospels, Pauline Letters, General Epistles and a Vision of End Time, and the subsequent history of the Judeo-Christian Bible.
Learning aids include lists of key themes at the beginning of each chapter, a complete glossary, review questions, bibliography, lists of key terms, and many visual aids, including attractively revised maps.
An extensive section entitled 'Ways of Studying the Bible' illustrates the methods and goals of modern biblical scholarship.
The introductory survey of ancient history extends from early Mesopotamia to the Greek and Roman periods.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0071117016