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Understanding the Bible

Understanding the Bible - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073407449

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ISBN13: 978-0073407449
ISBN10: 0073407445
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Edition/Copyright: 8TH 11
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2011
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Understanding the Bible - 8TH 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073407449

Stephen L. Harris

ISBN13: 978-0073407449
ISBN10: 0073407445
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 11
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2011
International: No
Summary

This best-selling nonsectarian guide is designed for students undertaking their first systematic study of the Bible. It is the only single-volume introductory textbook that places 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Chapter 1 - The Bible: An Overview Chapter 2 - The Process of Formation: How the Bible Was Transmitted, Canonized, and Translated Part One - The Hebrew Bible: Tanakh, or Old Testament Photo Essay - Mesopotamia: Fountainhead of Biblical Tradition Chapter 3 - The Ancient Near East: The Environment That Produced the Bible Chapter 4 - The Torah: Five Books of Divine Teaching Photo Essay - Archaeology and the Bible Chapter 5 - The Prophets (Nevi'im) I: The Story of Israel from the Promised Land to Exile Chapter 6 - The Prophets (Nevi'im) II: Individual Spokespersons for God Photo Essay - Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon Chapter 7 - The Writings (Kethuvim): Books of Poetry, Wisdom, Short Fiction, Apocalyptic Visions, and Sacred History Chapter 8 - Books of the Second Canon: The Apocrypha Chapter 9 - Between the Two Testaments: Roman Power, Greek Culture and the Growth of Multiple Judaisms Part II - The New Testament: The Christian-Greek Scriptures Photo Essay - Archaeological Sites and Artifacts Associated with Jesus' Life Chapter 10 - The New Testament: A Preview of the Gospels Chapter 11 - The Gospels: Four Portraits of Jesus Photo Essay - Diverse Portraits of Jesus Chapter 12 - The Continuing Quest for the Historical Jesus Chapter 13 - An Account of Christian Origins and the Pauline Letters Photo Essay - Paul and His World Chapter 14 - General Epistles and a Vision of End Time Chapter 15 - Our Biblical Legacy: Evolving Concepts of God Glossary of Major Biblical Characters, Terms, and Concepts Selected Bibliography Index

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