A Quick Overview of the Bible: Understanding How All the Pieces Fit Together

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Harvest House Publishers, Mar 1, 2012 - Religion - 272 pages
Moses' world would hardly be recognizable today. David and Solomon, Isaiah and Nehemiah, Peter and Paul...all the biblical authors wrote to people whose mind-sets were very different from readers' today. Add to that the immensity of the Bible story...no wonder the Scriptures can be difficult to understand! Bible scholar Douglas Jacoby has taught Bible survey courses for more than 25 years, bridging the gulf between the biblical world and the twenty-first century. He uses clear, easy-to-understand language to explain the big picture of the Bible and show how each of the pieces fit together. Among the many compelling issues covered, readers will discover... the basic chronological outline of the Bible; the most important themes of the Old and New Testaments; how the Bible relates to a twenty-first-century worldview. Perfect for personal or group use, this survey removes many of the barriers that keep people from understanding and enjoying the Bible.
 

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There have been many books created with the goal of introducing people to the Bible. Hermeneutical guides, Bible handbooks, "Cliff's Notes", and excerpts from various books of the Bible. Sometimes the ... Read full review

Contents

The Big Picture
A Story in Four Dimensions
Tongues Translation and Transmission
The First Testament
Introducing the Old Testament
The God of the Old Testament
All Nations
History and Geography
The Writings
The Second Testament
New Testament Same
History and Geography
Jesus Christ
The Gospels
Acts
The Apostle Paul

Religions of the Ancient Near East
The Primeval and Patriarchal Periods
Exodus and the
The Conquest Confederation and Monarchy
Prophets False and True
The Exile and Return
Other Letters
The Apocalypse
Appendixes
Notes
Copyright

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Douglas Jacoby is a freelance teacher and consultant. He is a graduate of Duke University (history), Harvard Divinity School (New Testament), and Drew University (ministry). Dr. Jacoby's preaching and teaching ministry has taken him to 400 cities in 100 nations around the world. He and his wife, Vicki, live near Atlanta. www.douglasjacoby.com www.jacobypremium.com

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