How to Read the Bible Book

How to Read the Bible


  • Author : James L. Kugel
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 848
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451689099

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How to Read the Bible Book Description :

As soon as it appeared, How to Read the Bible was recognized as a masterwork, “awesome, thrilling” (The New York Times), “wonderfully interesting, extremely well presented” (The Washington Post), and “a tour de force...a stunning narrative” (Publishers Weekly). Now in its tenth year of publication, the book remains the clearest, most inviting and readable guide to the Hebrew Bible around—and a profound meditation on the effect that modern biblical scholarship has had on traditional belief. Moving chapter by chapter, Harvard professor James Kugel covers the Bible’s most significant stories—the Creation of the world, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the flood, Abraham and Sarah, Jacob and his wives, Moses and the exodus, David’s mighty kingdom, plus the writings of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and the other prophets, and on to the Babylonian conquest and the eventual return to Zion. Throughout, Kugel contrasts the way modern scholars understand these events with the way Christians and Jews have traditionally understood them. The latter is not, Kugel shows, a naïve reading; rather, it is the product of a school of sophisticated interpreters who flourished toward the end of the biblical period. These highly ideological readers sought to put their own spin on texts that had been around for centuries, utterly transforming them in the process. Their interpretations became what the Bible meant for centuries and centuries—until modern scholarship came along. The question that this book ultimately asks is: What now? As one reviewer wrote, Kugel’s answer provides “a contemporary model of how to read Sacred Scripture amidst the oppositional pulls of modern scholarship and tradition.”

How to Read the Bible Book by Book Book
Score: 4
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How to Read the Bible Book by Book


  • Author : Gordon D. Fee
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-07-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310853640

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How to Read the Bible Book by Book Book Description :

A Guided Tour from Genesis through Revelation Reading the Bible need not be a haphazard journey through strange and bewildering territory. Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its key elements and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to get you actually reading the Bible knowledgeably and understanding it accurately. In an engaging, conversational style, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart take you through a given book of the Bible using their unique, progressive approach: • Orienting Data—Concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book • Overview—A brief panorama that introduces key concepts and themes and important landmarks in the book • Specific Advice for Reading—Pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing • A Walk Through—The actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole. Here you are taken by the hand and told, “Look at this!” How to Read the Bible Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. It also stands on its own as a reliable guide to reading and understanding the Bible for yourself.

How to Read the Bible Book
Score: 5
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How to Read the Bible


  • Author : Marc Zvi Brettler
  • Publisher : Jewish Publication Society
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780827610019

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How to Read the Bible Book Description :

Master Bible scholar and teacher Marc Brettler argues that today's contemporary readers can only understand the ancient Hebrew Scripture by knowing more about the culture that produced it. And so Brettler unpacks the literary conventions, ideological assumptions, and historical conditions that inform the biblical text and demonstrates how modern critical scholarship and archaeological discoveries shed light on this fascinating and complex literature. Brettler surveys representative biblical texts from different genres to illustrate how modern scholars have taught us to "read" these texts. Using the "historical-critical method" long popular in academia, he guides us in reading the Bible as it was read in the biblical period, independent of later religious norms and interpretive traditions. Understanding the Bible this way lets us appreciate it as an interesting text that speaks in multiple voices on profound issues. This book is the first "Jewishly sensitive" introduction to the historical-critical method. Unlike other introductory texts, the Bible that this book speaks about is the Jewish one -- with the three-part TaNaKH arrangement, the sequence of books found in modern printed Hebrew editions, and the chapter and verse enumerations used in most modern Jewish versions of the Bible. In an afterword, the author discusses how the historical-critical method can help contemporary Jews relate to the Bible as a religious text in a more meaningful way.

How to Read the Bible Book

How to Read the Bible


  • Author : Steven L McKenzie
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0199840032

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How to Read the Bible Book Description :

McKenzie argues that to comprehend the Bible we must grasp the intentions of the biblical authors themselves--what sort of texts they thought they were writing and how they would have been understood by their intended audience. In short, we must recognize the genres to which these texts belong. McKenzie examines several genres that are typically misunderstood, offering careful readings of specific texts to show how the confusion arises, and how knowing the genre produces a correct reading. The book of Jonah, for example, offers many clues that it is meant as a humorous satire, not a straight-faced historical account of a man who was swallowed by a fish. Likewise, McKenzie explains that the very names "Adam" and "Eve" tell us that these are not historical characters, but figures who symbolize human origins ("Adam" means man , "Eve" is related to the word for life ). Similarly, the authors of apocalyptic texts--including the Book of Revelation--were writing allegories of events that were happening in their own time. Not for a moment could they imagine that centuries afterwards, readers would be poring over their works for clues to the date of the Second Coming of Christ, or when and how the world would end. For anyone who takes reading the Bible seriously and who wants to get it right, this book will be both heartening and enlightening.

The Jesus Storybook Bible Book
Score: 4.5
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The Jesus Storybook Bible


  • Author : Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • Publisher : Jesus Storybook Bible
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 0310726050

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The Jesus Storybook Bible Book Description :

A collection of Bible stories invites young readers to discover that Jesus is the center of God's great story of salvation.

How to Read the Bible as Literature Book
Score: 4
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How to Read the Bible as Literature


  • Author : Leland Ryken
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310536338

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How to Read the Bible as Literature Book Description :

Why the Good Book Is a Great Read If you want to rightly understand the Bible, you must begin by recognizing what it is: a composite of literary styles. It is meant to be read, not just interpreted. The Bible’s truths are embedded like jewels in the rich strata of story and poetry, metaphor and proverb, parable and letter, satire and symbolism. Paying attention to the literary form of a passage will help you understand the meaning and truth of that passage. How to Read the Bible as Literature takes you through the various literary forms used by the biblical authors. This book will help you read the Bible with renewed appreciation and excitement and gain a more profound grasp of its truths. Designed for maximum clarity and usefulness, How to Read the Bible as Literature includes * sidebar captions to enhance organization * wide margins ideal for note taking * suggestions for further reading * appendix: "The Allegorical Nature of the Parables" * indexes of persons and subjects

How to Read the Bible in Changing Times Book
Score: 5
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How to Read the Bible in Changing Times


  • Author : Mark L. Strauss
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2011-08-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441232182

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How to Read the Bible in Changing Times Book Description :

Many find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to twenty-first-century life in the Western world. How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change? How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture. Rather than seeing the Bible as a magic answer book, a list of commands to obey, or a series of promises to claim, this insightful book allows the Bible to retain its identity as a complex, inspired document while showing that the truth it contains is relevant and life-changing. It shows the reader how to determine the meaning of the text in its original context identify culturally relative features understand what the text teaches about God, his will, and his purposes apply the truths discovered to contemporary life situations It even shows readers how to discern God's will on the many modern issues that the Bible does not directly address.

Read the Bible for Life Book
Score: 5
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Read the Bible for Life


  • Author : George H. Guthrie
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780805464542

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Read the Bible for Life Book Description :

A layperson's guide to understanding how to read the Bible in context clarifies the Bible's key themes and shows how to apply them to daily life, through a series of everyday language conversations with today's brightest scholars. Original.

How to Read the Jewish Bible Book

How to Read the Jewish Bible


  • Author : Marc Zvi Brettler
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105123240165

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How to Read the Jewish Bible Book Description :

In his new book, master Bible scholar and teacher Marc Brettler argues that today's contemporary readers can only understand the ancient Hebrew Scripture by knowing more about the culture that produced it. And so Brettler unpacks the literary conventions, ideological assumptions, and historical conditions that inform the biblical text and demonstrates how modern critical scholarship and archaeological discoveries shed light on this fascinating and complex literature. Brettler surveys representative biblical texts from different genres to illustrate how modern can read these texts. He guides us in reading the Bible as it was read in the biblical period, independent of later religious norms and interpretive traditions. Understanding the Bible this way lets us appreciate it as an interesting text that speaks in multiple voices on profound issues. Although the emphasis of How to Read the Jewish Bible is on showing contemporary Jews, as well as Christians, how they can relate to the Bible in a more meaningful way, readers at any level of religious faith can benefit greatly from this comprehensive but remarkably clear guide to interpreting the Jewish Bible.

How to Read the Bible Book

How to Read the Bible


  • Author : Mary Tay
  • Publisher : Armour Publishing Pte Ltd
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Bible
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN 10 : 9814222372

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How to Read the Bible Book

How to Read the Bible


  • Author : Richard Holloway
  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 0393329542

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How to Read the Bible Book Description :

Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?--The Book of Job

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Book
Score: 5
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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth


  • Author : Gordon D. Fee
  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Release Date : 2014-06-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310517832

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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Book Description :

Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-century life. More than three quarters of a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This fourth edition features revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include: Updated language for better readability Scripture references now appear only in brackets at the end of a sentence or paragraph, helping you read the Bible as you would read any book—without the numbers A new authors’ preface Redesigned and updated diagrams Updated list of recommended commentaries and resources Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth is used all around the world. In clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.

The Holy Bible Book
Score: 3
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The Holy Bible


  • Author : Anonymous
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 2778
  • ISBN 10 : 9781775411994

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The Holy Bible Book Description :

The King James Bible for ebook readers, desktops, tablets and phones. Including Old Testament and New Testament, this is a wonderful tool that keeps the scriptures at your fingertips. The translation that became the Authorized King James Bible was begun in 1604 and in 1611 was published by the Church of England, under the direction of King James. The translation was done by forty-seven Church of England scholars, the New Testament coming from the Greek Textus Receptus (Received Text), the Old Testament from the Masoretic Hebrew text, and the Apocrypha from the Greek Septuagint (LXX), except for two Esdras from the Latin Vulgate.

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Book
Score: 4
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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth


  • Author : Gordon D. Fee
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Bible
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 10 : 0862011957

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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Book Description :

Biblical interpretation for both beginning and experienced Bible readers. Changes to the new third edition include: updated language, new foreword, improved diagrams, substantial rewriting of several chapters to make them more user-friendly, and updated list of recommended commentaries and resources.

How to Read the Bible Book
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How to Read the Bible


  • Author : Harvey Cox
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2015-04-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062343178

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How to Read the Bible Book Description :

Renowned religion expert and Harvard Divinity School professor Harvey Cox deepens our experience of the Bible, revealing the three primary ways we read it, why each is important, and how we can integrate these approaches for a richer understanding and appreciation of key texts throughout the Old and New Testaments. The Bible is the heart of devotional practice, a source of guidance and inspiration rich with insightful life lessons. On the other side of the spectrum, academics have studied the Bible using scientific analysis to examine its historical significance and meaning. The gap between these readings has resulted in a schism with far-reaching implications: Without historical context, ordinary people are left to interpret the Bible literally, while academic readings overlook the deeply personal connections established in church pews, choir benches, and backyard study groups. In How To Read the Bible, Cox explores three different lenses commonly used to bring the Bible into focus: Literary—as narrative stories of family conflict, stirring heroism, and moral dilemmas; History—as classic texts with academic and theological applications; Activism—as a source of dialogue and engagement to be shared and applied to our lives. By bringing these together, Cox shows the Bible in all its rich diversity and meaning and offers us a contemporary activist version that wrestles with issues of feminism, war, homosexuality, and race. The result is a living resource that is perpetually evolving as our understanding changes and deepens from generation to generation.

How to Read the Old Testament Book
Score: 4
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How to Read the Old Testament


  • Author : Etienne Charpentier
  • Publisher : Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Bible
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 0334020573

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How to Read the Old Testament Book Description :

Bestselling illustrated guide to the books of the Old Testament which aims to familiarize the reader with the subject without overwhelming him/her with a mass of detail.

How to Read the Bible Book

How to Read the Bible


  • Author : Edgar Johnson Goodspeed
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1946
  • Genre: Bible
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015058611404

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How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor Book

How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor


  • Author : Mark Yarbrough
  • Publisher : FaithWords
  • Release Date : 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455578863

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How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor Book Description :

Many people admire and even revere the Bible, but they simply do not understand what they read, much less how to study Scripture. Yet they wish they could. In this insightful and alternately amusing guide, Professor Mark Yarbrough shows how easy and gratifying it is to unlock the hidden truths of God's Word and to discover a world where reading the Bible doesn't just satisfy our curiosity, but changes our life. To do this, the reader will step into the seminary classroom and observe the practical principles-the tricks of the trade-for becoming a more effective student of the Bible. But Yarbrough has made sure that his writing style and general approach will be appealing to both academic students and those involved in lay-level Bible study. Real life is whacky and in-your-face. Studying Scripture should be too.

The Bible in Politics Book

The Bible in Politics


  • Author : Richard Bauckham
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9780664237080

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The Bible in Politics Book Description :

This second edition of Bauckham's wonderful work is essential reading for understanding the relationship between the Bible and politics. The enduring value of The Bible in Politics is that it teaches the reader how to read the Bible politically and to gain an understanding of the social relevance of the Bible that is more disciplined, more informed, more imaginative, and more politically fruitful than many interpreters--past and present--have achieved.

Read the Bible for a Change Book

Read the Bible for a Change


  • Author : Ray Lubeck
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009-11-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608991532

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Read the Bible for a Change Book Description :

Which Bible passages are for us today and which only apply to the first audience ancient readers? Can we just pick and choose for ourselves the verses we think fit our situation? Who gets to decide? In READ THE BIBLE FOR A CHANGE, Ray Lubeck helps readers correctly understand and relate the Bible to their lives. If you are serious about your relationship with God and committed to responding faithfully to His Word, this book is for you. Ray has devoted his life to helping people discover for themselves God's truth and see how it relates to their everyday, practical living. He will show you how to: - Read each passage in its larger biblical context - Understand the effects of its literary style - Recognize the meaning of a text - Hear God speak through the Bible's human authors - Identify the life-changing truths that apply to life today - Bring pleasure to God by obeying His Word As a college-level teacher, Ray realizes what it takes to hold the interest of students of the Bible. He uses illustrations, charts, stories, and everyday examples to make learning both fun and significant. Read the Bible for a Change will help you avoid the pitfalls and discover the truths that transform you life.