Why Believe the Bible?

Author: John MacArthur

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 9780830745647

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 9264

With the authority of the Bible being questioned by many in today’s society and the need for solid, biblical teaching, the timeliness of Why Believe the Bible is apparent. The esteemed Bible teacher John MacArthur examines many common questions about the Bible in this practical examination of the authority, infallibility and trustworthiness of God’s Word. Readers will come to desire a deeper Bible study time after reading “Can We Really Take God’s Word for It?” “What Does God’s Word Do for You?” and “How to Get the Most from God’s Word.” For new Christians and those wanting to brush up on the basic truths of the Bible, Why Believe the Bible features a Bible reading plan with study tips and an appendix with helpful tools for Bible study.

Understanding the Exodus and Other Mysteries of Jewish History

Author: S. B. Segall

Publisher: Etz Haim Press

ISBN: 9780974046105

Category: Judaism

Page: 218

View: 3589

This book describes the origin and evolution of the Jewish religion from the period leading up to the Exodus to the establishment of Jewish kingdoms in eastern and central Europe during the Middle Ages - a period of about 2500 years. It describes the influence of other religions on Judaism and the influence of Judaism on other monotheistic religions. In particular, the evolution of Christianity from a Jewish sect to an independent religion is described.

What the Bible Is All About Handbook Revised NIV Edition

A study for adults through the life of Jesus, designed to inform and inspire!

Author: Henrietta C. Mears

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 0830759662

Category: Religion

Page: 832

View: 7160

Discover Jesus in the Pages of the Bible reveals the true story of Jesus through the four gospels. Drawn from one of the best-selling Bible handbooks in history, this special Jesus edition beautifully summarizes critical information, key Scripture passages and personal application from the gospels. • Paperbound, 176 pages • Excellent small group study • Five chapters, one overview and one related to each gospel writer • Includes study guide, Bible reading plan and “Steps to Peace with God” • NIV text throughout

The Student Bible Atlas

Revised Edition

Author: Tim Dowley

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506400507

Category: Religion

Page: 32

View: 4260

For over twenty-five years, The Student Bible Atlas has been a trusted companion for Bible students of all ages and interests. Clear, concise, colorful, and priced for any budget, there are nearly 100,000 copies in print! All of the best features of The Student Bible Atlas are retained in this beautiful new edition. The table of contents remains the same, as does the tone and content. The layout, however, is beautifully redone, with new maps that convey essential information in a crisp, up-to-date way.

Atlas of Christian History

Author: Tim Dowley

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506416888

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 5508

A new atlas of Christian history has been needed for many years. Now, Fortress Press is pleased to offer the Atlas of Christian History from acclaimed author and editor Tim Dowley. The Atlas of Christian History is built new from the ground up. Featuring more than fifty new maps, graphics, and timelines, the atlas is a necessary companion to any study of Christian history. Concise, helpful text, written by acknowledged authorities, guide the experience and interpret the visuals. Consciously written for students at any level, the volume is perfect for independent students, as well as those in structured courses. The atlas is broken into five primary parts that correspond well to most major introductions to the topic. The final section on the modern era pays significant attention to the growth of Christianity as a global religion. Extensive maps are provided that illuminate Christianity in Asian, African, and Latin American contexts.

Opening the Bible

Selected Writings of Antony Campbell SJ

Author: Anthony Campbell

Publisher: ATF Press

ISBN: 1922239801

Category: Religion

Page: 551

View: 9109

"When Tony Campbell, aged 75, asked the Council of Jesuit Theological College for Emeritus status and retirement from JTC, both were granted most graciously, along with a testimonial document which said in part: ïHis teaching has combined evocation and provocation in the best sense of those terms. He has mentored research students with scholarly exactitude and personal care. He has published books of the highest scholarly quality, of engaging readability, and of passionate conviction.Í When we at ATF were considering asking him for a volume of Collected Works or Selected Writings, we were well aware that ïpublished books of the highest scholarly qualityÍ were likely to be found on the shelves of libraries and of specialised academics, but not with students and others generally interested. There may be a dozen or more of TonyÍs books on the list from Amazon.com booksellers, along with another two or three that are not listed there. But most are heavy-duty specialist works, not easily accessible even to the educated public. We were equally well aware that there was a surprising number of essays and articles scattered in journals and proceedings of conferences that were, because of the scattering, often just as inaccessible. We thought that a collection of these in a single volume would be of great value to those interested. In the Introduction to this volume, Father Campbell has gone into some detail about the contents. Suffice for us to say that Job and the issues associated with suffering concern us all, that the interplay of history and narrative is a constant in the understanding of much biblical text, and that the nature of the Bible and its role in our lives is a major concern for most thinking Christians. While Father CampbellÍs focus is on the Older Testament, pondering what he looks at throws light on much of the Newer Testament as well. The writings Tony Campbell has pulled together in this single volume address significant issues within the readable length of an article or a talk. Addressed originally to thinking people, we at ATF believe they are likely to be of interest to a wide audience."

Die andere Geschichte der Bibel

Fakt und Fiktion in der Heiligen Schrift

Author: Robin Lane Fox

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 360811579X

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 8999

Mit Scharfsinn und überraschenden Einsichten klärt Robin Lane Fox Fragen, auf die die Bibel bewusst die Antwort verweigert: Wer waren die Autoren der Heiligen Schrift, wie ist sie entstanden, und welche historischen Fakten lassen sich in ihr finden? Ein informatives und zugleich höchst anregendes Buch, das die historische Wahrheit ebenso wie die Erzählkunst der Heiligen Schrift entschlüsselt. In seinem fesselnd geschriebenen Buch fragt Robin Lane Fox nach dem Wahrheitsgehalt der biblischen Texte. Dabei unterzieht er das meistgelesene Buch aller Zeiten, das unsere abendländische Kultur tief beeinflusst hat, einer genauen historischen und sprachlichen Untersuchung. Er verknüpft auf meisterhafte Weise die religiösen Inhalte mit der Geschichte von Kultur, Politik und Gesellschaft. Vor allem aber zielt seine Darstellung auf die erstaunliche Vielfalt der Texte selbst: Der Leser erfährt, wann und wo die biblischen Erzählungen entstanden, welche Bedeutung sie für die Zeitgenossen hatten, und wie die unterschiedlichen Darstellungen desselben Geschehens zu erklären sind. Das fulminante und klug argumentierende Buch eines Historikers, der uns die biblischen Texte neu erschließt.

How to Read the Bible Without Losing Your Mind

A Truth-Seeker’s Guide to Making Sense of Scripture

Author: Kent Blevins

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630872970

Category: Religion

Page: 222

View: 9462

Does reading the Bible sometimes leave you confused? Do you have difficulty seeing the relevance of the Bible to modern concerns or to important issues in your life? Do you believe Bible reading and intellectual inquiry are mutually exclusive? This book explores how the Bible can serve as a resource for discovering truth. It provides a method that accepts and incorporates the knowledge gained from modern scholarship while also recognizing that truth-discovery is a personal, multifaceted journey. It honors the integrity of Scripture while remaining open to insight from additional truth-sources. In exploring what we mean when we speak of the Bible's authority, it is honest about the challenges presented to modern readers by the cultural chasm separating the biblical writers from today's world. How to Read the Bible Without Losing Your Mind shows how the Bible can be read with full engagement of both mind and heart.

What the Bible Is All About Handbook-Revised-KJV Edition

Bible Handbooks - An Inspired Commentary on the Entire Bible

Author: Henrietta C. Mears

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 0830759646

Category: Religion

Page: 832

View: 3055

Discover Jesus in the Pages of the Bible reveals the true story of Jesus through the four gospels. Drawn from one of the best-selling Bible handbooks in history, this special Jesus edition beautifully summarizes critical information, key Scripture passages and personal application from the gospels. • Paperbound, 176 pages • Excellent small group study • Five chapters, one overview and one related to each gospel writer • Includes study guide, Bible reading plan and “Steps to Peace with God” • KJV text throughout

An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition

Author: Charles B. Puskas,C. Michael Robbins

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621893316

Category: Religion

Page: 394

View: 9759

Studying the New Testament requires a determination to encounter this collection of writings on its own terms. This classic introduction by Charles B. Puskas, revised with C. Michael Robbins, provides helpful guidance. Since the publication of the first edition, which was in print for twenty years, a host of new and diverse cultural, historical, social-scientific, socio-rhetorical, narrative, textual, and contextual studies has been examined. Attentive also to the positive reviews of the first edition, the authors retain the original tripartite arrangement on 1) the world of the New Testament, 2) interpreting the New Testament, and 3) Jesus and early Christianity. This volume supplies readers with pertinent primary and secondary material. The new edition carries on a genuine effort to be nonsectarian, and although it is more of a critical introduction than a general survey, it is recommended to midlevel college and seminary students and to anyone who wants to be better informed about the New Testament.

In the Beginning

A Short History of the Hebrew Language

Author: Joel Hoffman

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814737064

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 8560

Hebrew as a language is just over 3,000 years old, and the story of its alphabet is unique among the languages of the world. Hebrew set the stage for almost every modern alphabet, and was arguably the first written language simple enough for everyone, not just scribes, to learn, making it possible to make a written record available to the masses for the first time. Written language has existed for so many years—since around 3500 BCE—that most of us take it for granted. But as Hoffman reveals in this entertaining and informative work, even the idea that speech can be divided into units called “words” and that these words can be represented with marks on a page, had to be discovered. As Hoffman points out, almost every modern system of writing descends from Hebrew; by studying the history of this language, we can learn a good deal about how we express ourselves today. Hoffman follows and decodes the adventure that is the history of Hebrew, illuminating how the written record has survived, the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient translations, and attempts to determine how the language actually sounded. He places these developments into a historical context, and shows their continuing impact on the modern world. This sweeping history traces Hebrew's development as one of the first languages to make use of vowels. Hoffman also covers the dramatic story of the rebirth of Hebrew as a modern, spoken language. Packed with lively information about language and linguistics and history, In the Beginning is essential reading for both newcomers and scholars interested in learning more about Hebrew and languages in general.

The Jewish Study Bible

Second Edition

Author: Adele Berlin,Marc Zvi Brettler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199393877

Category: Bibles

Page: 2400

View: 3906

First published in 2004, The Jewish Study Bible is a landmark, one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. It has won acclaim from readers in all religious traditions. The Jewish Study Bible, which comes in a protective slipcase, combines the entire Hebrew Bible--in the celebrated Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation--with explanatory notes, introductory materials, and essays by leading biblical scholars on virtually every aspect of the text, the world in which it was written, its interpretation, and its role in Jewish life. The quality of scholarship, easy-to-navigate format, and vibrant supplementary features bring the ancient text to life. This second edition includes revised annotations for nearly the entire Bible, as well as forty new and updated essays on many of the issues in Jewish interpretation, Jewish worship in the biblical and post-biblical periods, and the influence of the Hebrew Bible in the ancient world. The Jewish Study Bible, Second Edition, is an essential resource for anyone interested in the Hebrew Bible.