Asimov's Guide to the Bible: The Old and New Testaments

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Wings Books, 1968 - Religion - 1295 pages
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In Asimov's Guide to the Bible, Isaac Asimov explores the historical, geographical, and biographical aspects of the events described in the Old and New Testaments. Asimov's attempts to illuminate the Bible's many obscure, mysterious passages prove absorbing reading for anyone interested in religion and history.

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Review: Asimov's Guide to the Bible: The Old and New Testaments (2 Vol.)

User Review  - GM Lupo - Goodreads

I read this as a two-volume text some years ago, and purchased the combined edition later. Asimov presents a well-rounded look at the books of the old and new testament, without taking sides on the ... Read full review

Review: Asimov's Guide to the Bible: The Old and New Testaments (2 Vol.)

User Review  - The Fza - Goodreads

Isaac Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of his time. Having written, or edited, more than 500 books and an estimated 9,000 published letters and postcards. He has published in nine of the ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
Genesis
15
Exodus
118
Leviticus
154
Numbers
165
Deuteronomy
193
Joshua
208
Judges
226
Daniel
596
Hosea
623
Joel
630
Amos
634
Obadiah
639
Jonah
643
Micah
650
Nahum
655

Ruth
261
Samuel
267
Samuel
297
Kings
320
Kings
353
Chronicles
397
Chronicles
412
Ezra
430
Nehemiah
453
Esther
463
Job
474
Psalms
488
Proverbs
507
Ecclesiastes
512
The Song of Solomon 518
545
Jeremiah
555
Lamentations
581
Ezekiel
583
Habakkuk
657
Zephaniah
658
Haggai
661
Zechariah
664
Malachi
670
Romans
1091
Galatians
1114
Philippians
1122
Colossians
1128
Titus
1146
Hebrews
1152
James
1158
Jude
1172
Revelation
1190
Dates of Interest in Biblical History
1220
Index of Biblical Verses
1232
Copyright

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About the author (1968)

Isaac Asimov was born in Petrovichi, Russia, on January 2, 1920. His family emigrated to the United States in 1923 and settled in Brooklyn, New York, where they owned and operated a candy store. Asimov became a naturalized U.S. citizen at the age of eight. As a youngster he discovered his talent for writing, producing his first original fiction at the age of eleven. He went on to become one of the world's most prolific writers, publishing nearly 500 books in his lifetime. Asimov was not only a writer; he also was a biochemist and an educator. He studied chemistry at Columbia University, earning a B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. In 1951, Asimov accepted a position as an instructor of biochemistry at Boston University's School of Medicine even though he had no practical experience in the field. His exceptional intelligence enabled him to master new systems rapidly, and he soon became a successful and distinguished professor at Columbia and even co-authored a biochemistry textbook within a few years. Asimov won numerous awards and honors for his books and stories, and he is considered to be a leading writer of the Golden Age of science fiction. While he did not invent science fiction, he helped to legitimize it by adding the narrative structure that had been missing from the traditional science fiction books of the period. He also introduced several innovative concepts, including the thematic concern for technological progress and its impact on humanity. Asimov is probably best known for his Foundation series, which includes Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation. In 1966, this trilogy won the Hugo award for best all-time science fiction series. In 1983, Asimov wrote an additional Foundation novel, Foundation's Edge, which won the Hugo for best novel of that year. Asimov also wrote a series of robot books that included I, Robot, and eventually he tied the two series together. He won three additional Hugos, including one awarded posthumously for the best non-fiction book of 1995, I. Asimov. "Nightfall" was chosen the best science fiction story of all time by the Science Fiction Writers of America. In 1979, Asimov wrote his autobiography, In Memory Yet Green. He continued writing until just a few years before his death from heart and kidney failure on April 6, 1992.

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