In this volume nineteen biblical scholars collaborate to provide an informed and focused treatment of biblical perspectives on children and childhood. Looking at the Bible through the "lens" of the child exposes new aspects of biblical texts and themes. Some of the authors focus on selected biblical texts -- Genesis, Proverbs, Mark, and more -- while others examine such biblical themes as training and disciplining, children and the image of God, the metaphor of Israel as a child, and so on. In discussing a vast array of themes and questions, the chapters also invite readers to reconsider the roles that children can or should play in religious communities today. Contributors: Reidar Aasgaard David L. Bartlett William P. Brown Walter Brueggemann Marcia J. Bunge John T. Carroll Terence E. Fretheim Beverly Roberts Gaventa Joel B. Green Judith M. Gundry Jacqueline E. Lapsley Margaret Y. MacDonald Claire R. Mathews McGinnis Esther M. Menn Patrick D. Miller Brent A. Strawn Marianne Meye Thompson W. Sibley Towner Keith J. White
Author: Marcia J. Bunge,Terence E. Fretheim,Beverly Roberts Gaventa
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
To read A Carpenter's View of the Bible one must blow the wood chips and stone carver's dust off the pages of Scripture. From a builder's perspective on biblical construction narratives and symbolism, Charlie March connects our ability to design and create with this dimension of God's character. We can know God in a deeper way because he has instilled this attribute of himself within each of us. We build because he does. Using practical insights from his years as a carpenter and scholarly knowledge in theology, ancient religion, Middle Eastern architecture, and archaeology, Dr. March brings forth an important dimension to the Scriptures on topics such as: [¬[ the creation of the natural and architectural landscapes [¬[ the epitome of jobsite miscommunication: the Tower of Babel [¬[ the Arks of Noah and Moses [¬[ God in the tent: the Tabernacle [¬[ Sodom and Lachish: cities on the brink [¬[ a carpenter's view of Jesus of Nazareth [¬[ the City of Heaven. In these pages, we see a fresh perspective cast on some of our most beloved biblical narratives and a deeper insight into the early Christian house church.
Author: Charlie March
Publisher: WinePress Publishing
This unique volume, nearly 2000 pages in length and handsomely printed on Bible paper, is perhaps the most comprehensive scholarly work of our time on the translation and interpretation of the Bible. At its core are papers presented to an international symposium in Ljubljana in September 1996 to mark the publication of the new Slovenian version of the Bible, a landmark in Slovene identity and cultural life. In addition, its distinguished editor, Joze Krasovec, has commissioned a wide range of contributions devoted to translations of the Bible in many languages, including the Slavonic languages, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish and the Scandinavian languages. The 82 chapters in this work, mostly in English, are divided into three parts. Part I, on ancient translations and hermeneutics of the Bible, contains contributions by M.-E. Boismard, S.P. Brock, K.J. Cathcart, R.P. Gordon, L.J. Grech, M. Hengel, O. Keel, J. Lust, E. Tov and others, with a notable comprehensive bibliographic survey of oriental Bible translations from the first millennium by M. van Esbroeck. Part II, on Slavonic and other translations of the Bible, includes the first detailed study of the history of the Slavonic Bible, by Francis J. Thomson (over 300 pp.). Part III, with essays by such scholars as J.H. Charlesworth, D.J.A. Clines, J. Gnilka, M. G÷rg, N. Lohfink and A.C. Thiselton, concerns the interpretation of the Bible in translation, philosophy, theology, art and music. In an appendix, a complete list of printed Bibles in languages throughout the world is presented for the first time.
The International Symposium in Slovenia
Author: Joze Krasovec
Publisher: A&C Black
1999 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Award for the category Best Book Relating to the Old Testament. Explores the evolution of the biographical traditions of some fifteen biblical figures
Author: Michael E. Stone,Theodore A. Bergren
Publisher: A&C Black
Designed to help laypeople read and understand the Bible for themselves, this guidebook edited by Fred Wagner highlights four basic themes in the Bible and offers definitions of new or difficult vocabulary.
An Explorer's Guide
Author: Fred Wagner,Craig Colbert,Jane Pelz
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
This text acquaints the reader with Martin Buber's works on scripture and with his endeavour to elucidate the meanings of biblical ideas in ages past and in our own time.
Author: Martin Buber,Nahum Norbert Glatzer
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
For over a century the ten-volume Dictionary of the Bible has been the definitive reference. "It is a Dictionary of the Old and New Testaments, together with the Old Testament Apocrypha, according to the Authorized and Revised English Versions, and with constant reference to the original tongues. ... Articles have been written on the names of all Persons and Places, on the Antiquities and Archaeology of the Bible, on its Ethnology, Geology, and Natural History, on Biblical Theology and Ethic, and even on the obsolete or archaic words occurring in the English Versions." James Hastings (1852-1922) was a distinguished scholar and pastor. He was founder and editor of the Expository Times and is also well known for editing the Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics, the Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels, and the Dictionary of the Apostolic Church.
Supplement -- Articles
Author: James Hastings
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
Whether you are teaching people with no Bible experience or those who have been Christians a long time, this pamphlet will provide an excellent introduction to studying the Bible. Your students will learn the basics of Bible study and develop the confidence to read it themselves.
Author: Rose Publishing
Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc
An encyclopedic guide to the interpretation and understanding of biblical literature. Though written by members of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, the 1,450 original entries by some 225 contributors are diverse in viewpoint and devoid of theological prescription. They're
Author: Watson E. Mills,Roger Aubrey Bullard
Publisher: Mercer University Press
The Bible has had an immeasurable influence on Western culture, touching on virtually every aspect of our lives. It is one of the great wellsprings of Western religious, ethical, and philosophical traditions. It has been an endless source of inspiration to artists, from classic works such as Michaelangelo's Last Judgment, Handel's Messiah, or Milton's Paradise Lost, to modern works such as Thomas Mann's Joseph and His Brothers or Martin Scorsese's controversial Last Temptation of Christ. For countless generations, it has been a comfort in suffering, a place to reflect on the mysteries of birth, death, and immortality. Its stories and characters are an integral part of the repertoire of every educated adult, forming an enduring bond that spans thousands of years and embraces a vast community of believers and nonbelievers. The Oxford Companion to the Bible provides an authoritative one-volume reference to the people, places, events, books, institutions, religious belief, and secular influence of the Bible. Written by more than 250 scholars from some 20 nations and embracing a wide variety of perspectives, the Companion offers over seven hundred entries, ranging from brief identifications--who is Dives? where is Pisgah?--to extensive interpretive essays on topics such as the influence of the Bible on music or law. Ranging far beyond the scope of a traditional Bible dictionary, the Companion features, in addition to its many informative, factual entries, an abundance of interpretive essays. Here are extended entries on religious concepts from immortality, sin, and grace, to baptism, ethics, and the Holy Spirit. The contributors also explore biblical views of modern issues such as homosexuality, marriage, and anti-Semitism, and the impact of the Bible on the secular world (including a four-part article on the Bible's influence on literature). Of course, the Companion can also serve as a handy reference, the first place to turn to find factual information on the Bible. Readers will find fascinating, informative articles on all the books of the Bible--including the Apocrypha and many other ancient texts, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, Pseudepigrapha, and the Mishrah. Virtually every figure who walked across the biblical stage is identified here, ranging from Rebekah, Rachel, and Mary, to Joseph, Barabbas, and Jesus. The Companion also offers entries that shed light on daily life in ancient Israel and the earliest Christian communities, with fascinating articles on feasts and festivals, clothing, medicine, units of time, houses, and furniture. Finally, there are twenty-eight pages of full-color maps, providing an accurate, detailed portrait of the biblical world. A vast compendium of information related to scriptures, here is an ideal complement to the Bible, an essential volume for every home and library, the first place to turn for information on the central book of Western culture.
Author: Bruce M. Metzger,Michael David Coogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
With no frills or extras that increase the page count or the price, this economy KJV Bible is the ideal choice for a basic introduction to Scripture, for daily devotions, worship, prison ministry, evangelistic outreach, missions, or any occasion when you want to read and share God's Word.
King James Version
Author: Hendrickson Publishers
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers
This book contains 17 biblical stories told in simple language by Rev. Harvey Albert Snyder.The first two boys, Lot and his Uncle Abraham, wild Esau and wise Jacob, Joseph sold by his brothers, Joash's good beginning and bad ending, how little Samuel heard the Lord, the battle between David and the giant, the reign of wise King Solomon, the boy whom Elisha restored to life, the boy Josiah becomes a good King, how David was saved from the lions, Jesus as a boy, the lad with the loaves and fishes, how Timothy became a missionary, the boy who ran away from home, how Paul became a Christian, and Paul's little nephew.
Author: Harvey Albert Snyder
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction