The Everything History Of The Bible Book: From Divine Inspiration to Modern-Day Discoveries--a Complete Reference

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Everything Books, Feb 7, 2006 - Religion - 289 pages
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- Intrigue with The Da Vinci Code has caused increased curiosity in the history of the Bible
- Expert author Jeffery Donley, Ph.D., is recognized as one of the world's leading Bible historians
Questions explored include:
- Is divine inspiration reliable?
- What are the forgotten gospels?
- Is there other documented historical support for the events in the Bible?
Renowned Bible historian and scholar Jeffery Donley, Ph.D., answers all of these questions and more in this enlightening page-turner.
  

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Contents

In the Beginning 2 The Clarity of Scripture 3 The Authors Meaning 4
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Biblical Inspiration
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Aspects of Inspiration 16 Truth Belief and Trust 18 Gods Word
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Old Testament 24 Pauls Testimony Old Testament 26 Peters
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What Is the Biblical Canon? 34 Prophets and Apostles 36 Passing the Tests 39
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The Councils of Jamnia and Nicaea 40 The Great Persecutions 41 Destructive
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Uncovering Genesis
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Jesus Death
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The Last Three Hours 141 Miracles Accompanying Jesus Death
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After He Died 146 Preparing for the Sabbath 146 The Burial 148 Guarded
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An Angel or Jupiter? 156 Moving the Stone 157 Sunday Morning 157 Jesus
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The Mysterious Linen Cloth 168 Dating the Shroud 168 A 3D Negative
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A Real Historical Person? 180 Pontius Pilate Inscription 183
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What Is a Miracle? 192 Who Performed Miracles? 192 An lnseparable Trio
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The Founders Of Modern Science
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Ancient Clay Seals 63 The Gilgamesh Epic 64 Abrahams City of Ur 65
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The Basics of Water 68 Rain from the Biblical Perspective 68 The Hydrologic
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After the Flood 8O Noahs Drunkenness 80 Changing Life Spans 81 Voyage
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The Walls of Jericho 88 The House of David Inscription 90 The Amulet Scroll
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T116 New Testament
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Early Manuscripts 102 Historical Accuracy of Luke 103 The Pool of Bethesda
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The Dead Sea Scrolls
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Eleven Treasure Caves 114 The Qumran Quandary 114 Documents from
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The Virgin Mary 126 When Was Jesus Born? 127 Where Was Jesus Born? 129
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Scientists of the Nineteenth Century 210 The Bible and Darwins Theory
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Allegations about Constantine 224 Allegations about Mary Magdalene 225
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A Modern Perspective
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The Jesus Seminar 234 Bible Codes 235 J R R Tolkien The Lord of the Rings
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The Passion of the Christ 242 Church and State 245 Just the Beginning
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Appendix Glossary of Terms
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Sources
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Recommended Reading
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About the author (2006)

Jeffery Donley Ph.D., (St. Cloud, FL) has six earned degrees including four masters and a Ph.D. While at Duke University, Dr. Donley made the first English translation of a German work of the Renaissance author Oecolampadius' 1525 Isaiah Commentary. An internationally known authority in language studies, he has spoken worldwide and has taught German at the university level.

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