The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook

The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook

eBook - 2011
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Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9781441237859
Characteristics: 1 online resource : col. ill., col. maps.
Additional Contributors: Hays, J. Daniel 1953-
Duvall, J. Scott
Contents: God's story (and your story). The grand story of the Bible ; How is the Bible organized? ; The beginning and the end ; The Old Testament. The Pentateuch ; The Historical books ; The Wisdom books and Psalms ; The Prophets ; The history between the Old and New Testaments. The history of Palestine between the Old and New Testaments ; The New Testament ; The setting for the New Testament ; An overview of the life of Christ ; What is a Gospel? And why are there four Gospels? ; The synoptic problem ; Gospels ; The Book of Acts and Letters of Paul ; The general letters ; Apocalyptic literature
How the bible came to be. The inspiration of the bible ; The production and shaping of the Old Testament canon ; Writing, copying, and transmitting the New Testament text ; The canon of the New Testament ; The Dead Sea Scrolls ; The Septuagint ; Bible translations and the English Bible ; Translations for the world
Digging deeper into the Bible. How to read, interpret, and apply the Bible ; The unity and diversity of the bible ; The use of the Old Testament in the New Testament ; How to interpret and apply Old Testament law ; How to interpret parables ; How to interpret and enjoy figures of speech in the bible ; Literary features in the Bible ; Archaeology and the Bible ; Are there hidden codes in the bible? ; Responding to contemporary challenges to the Gospels.


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