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The Abingdon introduction to the Bible : understanding Jewish and Christian scriptures

Author: Joel S Kaminsky; Joel N Lohr; Mark Reasoner
Publisher: Nashville : Abingdon Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This comprehensive introduction to the various collections of biblical literature used by Jews, Catholics, and Protestants gives the beginner clear, concise, and engaging entries into each book while covering major controversies. The authors show how various biblical books have influenced and continue to have an impact upon western ethics, politics, and, of course, religion. Using artistic renderings and charts,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kaminsky, Joel S., 1960-
Abingdon introduction to the Bible.
Nashville : Abingdon Press, 2014
(DLC) 2014000287
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel S Kaminsky; Joel N Lohr; Mark Reasoner
ISBN: 9781426751073 1426751079 9781630884185 1630884189
OCLC Number: 859298755
Description: xii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: What does "Bible" mean? How many Bibles are there? --
A few basics --
The Bible as a religious book --
Modern approaches to the Bible --
The Bible as "story" and "history" --
The Tanakh--Hebrew Bible--Old Testament. Introduction to the Torah --
Genesis --
Exodus --
Leviticus --
Numbers --
Deuteronomy --
Introduction to the Prophets --
Joshua --
Judges --
1 Samuel --
2 Samuel --
1-2 Kings --
Isaiah --
Jeremiah --
Ezekiel --
The Book of the Twelve. Hosea --
Joel --
Amos --
Obadiah --
Jonah --
Micah --
Nahum --
Habakkuk --
Zephaniah --
Haggai and Zechariah 1-8 --
Deutero-Zechariah and Malachi --
Introduction to the Ketuvim, or, the Writings --
Psalms --
Introduction to Wisdom literature --
Proverbs --
Job --
The Five Scrolls. Song of songs --
Ruth --
Lamentations --
Qoheleth --
Esther --
Daniel --
Ezra-Nehemiah --
1-2 Chronicles --
The Apocrypha. Tobit --
Judith --
Sirach --
Wisdom of Solomon --
Concluding reflections --
The New Testament. The New Testament: a few basics --
Introduction to the gospels --
Matthew --
Mark --
Luke --
John --
Acts --
Introduction to the letters of Paul --
Romans --
1 Corinthians --
2 Corinthians --
Galatians --
Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon --
Philippians --
1 Thessalonians --
2 Thessalonians --
1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus --
Hebrews --
Introduction to the general letters --
James --
1 Peter --
2 Peter and Jude --
The letters of John --
Revelation --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Joel S. Kaminsky, Joel N. Lohr, Mark Reasoner.

Abstract:

"This comprehensive introduction to the various collections of biblical literature used by Jews, Catholics, and Protestants gives the beginner clear, concise, and engaging entries into each book while covering major controversies. The authors show how various biblical books have influenced and continue to have an impact upon western ethics, politics, and, of course, religion. Using artistic renderings and charts, this book is student-friendly but communicates a depth of learning in a responsible and balanced fashion."--Publisher information.

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