Understanding the Bible: A Guide to Reading the Scriptures

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Saint Mary's Press, 2008 - Religion - 99 pages
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Understanding the Bible: A Guide to Reading the Scriptureswill inform your reading and enrich your understanding of the Bible from historical, literary, and faith perspectives. It is ideal for use regardless of your background, your beliefs, your questions, or the Bible translation you are reading.

Inside are articles that explore the Bible in its faith, historical, and cultural contexts. The Bible is looked at as literature too--its genres and literary forms. There are articles introducing the Old and New Testaments, specifically the Pentateuch, the Historical Books, the Wisdom and Poetry Books, the Prophets, the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, the Letters, and Revelation. The history and differences of translations are discussed, and other tools to help you unlock the Bible are introduced. Additional aids include maps, charts, a timeline, and a glossary. Together these aids further investigate the Bible and the world in which it was written, as well as the progression of scholarship that helps us understand the Bible today.
 

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Contents

Understanding the Major Sections of the Bible
36
The New Testament
55
Charts
65
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

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