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Guide to the Bible
[0872430162]

Guide to the Bible
ISBN: 0872430162

ISBN-13: 9780872430167

This is a simple guide to the bewildering country that the Bible can be. It contains a short synopsis of Hebrew history, a useful table of key dates in the Bible, a remarkably concise general introduction (inspiration, revelation, canonicity, literary forms), and a very clear analysis of the contents and literary form of each of the books of the Bible, together with helpful suggestions on what sections of each book can be read most easily and with most profit. This book concludes with two excellent pages on the unity and permanence of the Bible message, and two maps of Palestine and the Ancient East. Perhaps the most refreshing feature is the simplicity with which the sound conclusions of critical research are made available to the reader, without dragging him through the confusing pros and cons.

“Here’s the book you’ve been looking for — brief, modern and inspiring . . . A masterpiece of useful brevity . . . It is hard to imagine how the authors could have compassed their task more admirably within limits so restricted . . .” The Priest

“Provides the essential knowledge that is so often inaccessible to the average reader of the Bible. . . ” Michigan Catholic

“Sacred Scripture will become more understandable to those who avail themselves of Guide to the Bible.” The Tablet (UK)

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