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Understanding the Bible

Author: Stephen L Harris
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Eighth editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen L Harris
ISBN: 9780073407449 0073407445
OCLC Number: 436028175
Description: xiv, 512 pages (G-1--G-48/C-1--C-2/I-1--I16) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: The Bible: An Overview --
The Process of Formation: How the Bible Was Transmitted, Canonized, and Translated --
The Ancient Near East: The Environment That Produced the Bible --
The Torah: Five Books of Divine Teaching --
The Prophets (Nivi'im) I: The Story of Israel from the Promised Land to Exile --
The Prophets (Nevi'im) II: Individual Spokespersons for God --
The Writings (Kethuvim): Books of Poetry, Wisdom, Short Fiction, Apocalyptic Visions, and Sacred History --
Books of the Second Canon: The Apocrypha --
Between the Two Testaments: Roman Power, Greek Culture, and the Growth of Multiple Judaisms --
The New Testament: A Preview of the Gospels --
The Gospels: Four Portraits of Jesus --
The Continuing Quest for the Historical Jesus --
An Account of Christian Origins and the Pauline Letters --
General Epistles and a Vision of the End Time --
Our Biblical Legacy: Evolving Concepts of God.
Responsibility: Stephen L. Harris.

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