Understanding the Bible

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Mayfield Pub., 1997 - Bible - 558 pages
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Revised and updated edition (2nd, 1985) of a popular nonsectarian guide to reading and understanding the Bible. In addition to important archaeological data and historical background, Harris provides information about the date, authorship, and theological content of each book of the Old and New Testaments. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Actually, a very useful book. It is not exhaustive, however, it was not so intended to be. It does give good introductions to the books of the bible and also gives some good insight into scripture. Read full review

Contents

Manuscripts and Translations
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Maps Illustrations Boxes and Tables
13
The New Testament Canon
20
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