The Origin of the Bible

Author: Philip W. Comfort
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414386355
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Many books have been written about the Bible, but few explain its origins. This updated volume of the original classic provides a fascinating overview of how the Bible was first inspired, canonized, read as sacred literature, copied in ancient Hebrew and Greek manuscripts, and eventually translated into the languages of the world. This updated book will describe the development of many translations into contemporary English, giving readers a thorough guide to the differences between them.

Dictionary of the Old Testament Historical Books

Author: Bill T. Arnold
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830869466
Format: PDF
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Edited by Bill T. Arnold and Hugh G. M. Williamson, the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books is the second volume in IVP's Old Testament dictionary series. This volume picks up where the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch left off--with Joshua and Israel poised to enter the land--and carries us through the postexilic period. Following in the tradition of the four award-winning IVP dictionaries focused on the New Testament, this encyclopedic work is characterized by in-depth articles focused on key topics, many of them written by noted experts. The history of Israel forms the skeletal structure of the Old Testament. Understanding this history and the biblical books that trace it is essential to comprehending the Bible. The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books is the only reference book focused exclusively on these biblical books and the history of Israel. The dictionary presents articles on numerous historical topics as well as major articles focused on the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah. Other articles focus on the Deuteronomistic History as well as the Chronicler's History, the narrative art of Israel's historians, innerbiblical exegesis, text and textual criticism, and the emergence of these books as canonical. One feature is a series of eight consecutive articles on the periods of Israel's history from the settlement to postexilic period, which form a condensed history of Israel within the DOTHB. Syro-Palestinian archaeology is surveyed in one article, while significant archaeological sites receive focused treatment, usually under the names of biblical cities and towns such as Jerusalem and Samaria, Shiloh and Shechem, Dan and Beersheba. Other articles delve into the histories and cultures of the great neighboring empires--Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia and Persia--as well as lesser peoples, such as the Ammonites, Edomites, Moabites, Philistines and Phoenicians. In addition there are articles on architecture, Solomon's temple, agriculture and animal husbandry, roads and highways, trade and travel, and water and water systems. The languages of Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as linguistics, each receive careful treatment, as well as the role of scribes and their schools, and writing and literacy in ancient Israel and its environs. The DOTHB also canvases the full range of relevant extrabiblical written evidence, with five articles focused on the various non-Israelite written sources as well as articles on Hebrew inscriptions and ancient Near Eastern iconography. Articles on interpretive methods, on hermeneutics and on preaching the Historical Books will assist students and communicators in understanding how this biblical literature has been studied and interpreted, and its proper use in preaching. In the same vein, theological topics such as God, prayer, faith, forgiveness and righteousness receive separate treatment. The history of Israel has long been contested territory, but never more so than today. Much like the quest of the historical Jesus, a quest of the historical Israel is underway. At the heart of the quest to understand the history of Israel and the Old Testament's Historical Books is the struggle to come to terms with the conventions of ancient historiography. How did these writers conceive of their task and to whom were they writing? Clearly the Old Testament historians did not go about their task as we would today. The divine word was incarnated in ancient culture. Rather than being a dictionary of quick answers and easy resolutions readily provided, the DOTHB seeks to set out the evidence and arguments, allowing a range of informed opinion to enrich the conversation. In this way it is hoped that the DOTHB will not only inform its readers, but draw them into the debate and equip them to examine the evidence for themselves.

Ecclesiastes

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Publisher: Canongate U.S.
ISBN: 9780802136145
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The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

The David Story A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel

Author: Robert Alter
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393070255
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999 Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable to the Shakespeare of the history plays.

The First Book of Moses Called Genesis

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Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802136107
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The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

Introduccion al Antiguo Testamento AETH

Author: Assoc for Hispanic Theological Education
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426765819
Format: PDF, Kindle
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El Estudiante avanzado del Antiguo Testamento podrá encontrar en esta introducción un análisis sobrio del estado actual de la disciplina, y los pastores y pastoras, al igual que los maestros y maestras de escuela bíblica—descubrirán en sus paginas buenas ideas para elaborar estudios que ayuden a las congregaciones a entender y disfrutar la importante literatura bíblica veterostestamentaria.

The Holy Spirit

Author: John Bevere
Publisher: Messenger International
ISBN: 1933185872
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Holy Spirit is often portrayed as something "weird." But the Bible makes it clear that the Spirit is not something. He is someone-a Person who has promised to never leave your side. John Bevere invites you into a personal discovery of the most ignored and misunderstood Person in the Church: the Holy Spirit.

Introducing the Old Testament

Author: John William Drane
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800634322
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"There is a wealth of the latest scholarship here, yet written so lucidly and simply that the message is absolutely clear. . . . It makes exciting reading of a most informative kind."--"Church of England Newspaper"

Introducci n a la historia de la iglesia AETH

Author: Justo L. González
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426757522
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Introducción a la historia de la iglesia es una obra formidable en la que de manera amena, entretenida y sin dejar de ser académica, el Dr. Justo González repasa los acontecimientos fundamentales que sucedieron en la historia de la iglesia y que le han dado cuerpo. Este libro es fundamental como introducción para entender el porqué la iglesia tiene la forma que tiene en la actualidad, y servirá de base para cualquiera que desee adentrarse en los detalles de tan extensa y a veces complicada historia. Written in Spanish by the renown Hispanic author Justo L. González, this easy-to-understand and entertaining, yet academic introduction to the history of the church reviews the major events that happened in the history of the church and how they shape today’s church. This book is ideal for helping readers understand today’s church structure, and serves as guide for those interested in the extensive, and at times, complicated history of the church.