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Reading the Bible : A Study Guide - Timothy R. Carmody

Reading the Bible

A Study Guide

Paperback Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780809141890
Number Of Pages: 352

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Introductions to reading the Bible are almost as old as the scriptures themselves, but most of the recently published introductory Biblical textbooks focus exclusively on either the Old or New Testament. In contrast, READING THE BIBLE takes the unusual approach of serving as an introduction to the Bible as a whole, helping the reader understand the Bible as a single entity.

In a practical, engaging manner, this book provides a survey of the entire Bible, its sections, its books, and its social, religious, and historical contexts. Then it also serves as a primer in the methodologies of biblical interpretation. And last, it is a workbook, giving examples of how to use the background knowledge from the survey and methodological training to examine in some depth a few selected texts.

Drawing on his long-time teaching experience, the author shows readers how to approach the biblical text in a direct, fulfilling and honest manner in order to better understand and interpret it. And he demonstrates that by examining the Bible's historical background, its literary features, and the interpretive possibilities for the text. READING THE BIBLE is the ideal introduction to modern biblical scholarship.

Prefacep. ix
Bible Basics: Reading the Bible in Faithp. 1
Creating Readers of the Biblep. 1
The Bible as the Word of Godp. 2
The Canon of the Biblep. 6
The Process of Creating the Biblep. 8
The Meaning of the Biblep. 10
The Bible as Historyp. 15
Genres of the Biblep. 16
The Text of the Biblep. 17
Order of Studyp. 20
Using Your Biblep. 20
Old Testament Introductionp. 24
Pentateuchp. 39
Introductionp. 39
Mythical Prehistoryp. 52
Genesis 2--3p. 52
Ancestral Narrativesp. 60
Introductionp. 60
Jacob and Esau (Genesis 27)p. 62
The Lawp. 68
Introductionp. 68
Exodus 21, 34; Leviticus 20; Deuteronomy 5p. 70
Historical Booksp. 86
Introductionp. 86
Deuteronomistic Historyp. 89
Introductionp. 89
Judges 4--5p. 90
Historical Novelsp. 99
Introductionp. 99
Ruth 3p. 101
Wisdom Booksp. 109
Introductionp. 109
Jobp. 116
Introductionp. 116
Job 6--7p. 120
Psalmsp. 125
Introductionp. 125
Psalm 22p. 128
Proverbsp. 132
Introductionp. 132
Proverbs 9p. 135
The Prophetsp. 139
Introductionp. 139
Isaiahp. 152
Introductionp. 152
Isaiah 6p. 155
Jeremiahp. 162
Introductionp. 162
Jeremiah 13:1-11p. 166
Jeremiah 20:7-18p. 169
Danielp. 173
Introductionp. 173
Daniel 7p. 177
New Testament Introductionp. 185
Gospels and Acts of the Apostlesp. 196
Introductionp. 196
Matthewp. 205
Introductionp. 205
Matthew 2:13-23p. 213
Matthew 9:18-26p. 220
Matthew 18:10-14p. 228
Johnp. 236
Introductionp. 236
John 10:1-18p. 241
Letters of Paulp. 248
Introductionp. 248
Romansp. 262
Introductionp. 262
Romans 3:21-26p. 267
1 Thessaloniansp. 273
Introductionp. 273
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18p. 276
Later New Testament Writingsp. 282
Introductionp. 282
1 Peterp. 283
Introductionp. 283
1 Peter 3:13-22p. 289
Revelationp. 292
Introductionp. 292
Revelation 14:14-20p. 300
Glossaryp. 306
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ISBN: 9780809141890
ISBN-10: 0809141892
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Paulist Press International,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45

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