The Big Book of Bible Bloopers: A Lighthearted Look at the Misquotes, Misconceptions, and Misunderstandings of the World's Bestselling Book

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Harvest House Publishers, 2007 - Religion - 270 pages
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Much has been said and written about the Bible-but not everything has been accurate. Bestselling author Stephen Lang (more than 1.7 million books sold and author of "The Complete Book of Bible Trivia") has gathered misquotes, misconceptions, misuses, and more that have touched people's funny bones or made them groan in disbelief. In this fun collection, readers will be intrigued by "errors" that include: In 1852 a "cleaned-up" version of the Bible was published by a vegetarian. All references to violence, sex, and meat were taken out. The image of angels with harps doesn't appear in the Bible. It probably originated from John Milton's poem "Paradise Lost." Fidel Castro announced that "Christ chose the fishermen because he was a communist."

As readers are entertained by these fascinating facts, they'll discover many biblical truths and learn some of Christianity's history.

 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Bible Students Say the Weirdest Things
9
Some Dopey and Sometimes Dangerous Ideas
31
Celebrities Say the Dumbest Things
81
Some OhSoCommon Misunderstandings
105
The Dreaded Essay Questions
139
Tripping Up the Translators
151
New and Not Improved
191
Pop Culture Gone Astray
215
Blast Those Printers
235
Reveling in Revelation
241
Interesting Tidbits
255
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

J. Stephen Lang is the author of nearly thirty books, including the extremely successful "Complete Book of Bible Trivia", which has sold over 600,000 copies.

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