Hard Sayings of the Bible
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Paperback exclusive to Koorong! If you often find yourself tied up in Scriptural knots, this book that will help you cut through them. It provides readable, succinct explanations of over 500 of the most troubling verses and alleged discrepancies. 808 pages, from IVP US.
Are you grappling with a difficult verse in the Bible? And are you looking for a short, easy-to-read answer that really makes sense without explaining away the verse? Hard Sayings of the Bible is the handy reference book you need. Here you will find explanations of over five hundred of the most troubling verses to test the minds and hearts of Bible readers. Four seasoned scholars, all with a notable gift for communicating with people in the pew, take you behind the scenes to find succinct solutions to a wide variety of Bible difficulties, ranging from discrepancies about numbers to questions about God's justice. Historical, cultural and linguistic backgrounds shed light on these passages and not only help explain what they meant in biblical times but also show how they are relevant today. Now carefully cross-referenced with over one hundred new verses explained, as well as a dozen new introductory articles on chronology, miracles, archaeology, prophecy and more, Hard Sayings of the Bible offers the combined resources of five previous volumes that have over 250,000 copies in print. If you find yourself tied up in scriptural knots, here's the book that will help you cut through them.
Walter C. Kaiser, Ph.D., is the President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the Colman M. Mockler distinguished Professor of Old Testament. He was previously the Academic Dean and Vice President of Education, as well as Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL.
Dr. Kaiser has written many books including, The Old Testament in Contemporary Preaching, Classical Evangelical Essays in Old Testament Interpretation, Toward an Old Testament Theology, A Biblical Approach to Personal Suffering, Ecclesiastes: Total Life, Toward an Exegetical Theology, Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching, Hard Sayings of the Old Testament and The Messiah in the Old Testament: a History of Israel.
-Editorial Review- Koorong.
F.F. Bruce (1910--1990) was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester, England. He wrote more than forty commentaries and other widely used books, including Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free, The Acts of the Apostles, The Gospel of John, and The Message of the New Testament. He served as general editor of The New International Commentary on the New Testament from 1962 to 1990.
Manfred T. Brauch (Ph.D., McMaster University) is retired professor of biblical theology and past president of Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Hard Sayings of Paul, Hard Sayings of the Bible (with F. F. Bruce, Peter H. Davids and Walter C. Kaiser), Set Free to Be and Abusing Scripture: The Consequences of Misreading the Bible. Since 2004, Brauch and his wife have done long-term volunteer work in medical missions and theological education in Chile, Russia and Cameroon, West Africa.
Peter H. Davids (PhD, University of Manchester) is Professor of Biblical Theology, St. Stephens University, New Brunswick, Canada. He is the author of commentaries on James (NIBC, NIGTC) and 1 Peter (NICNT) and co-editor of the Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments.
- Publisher's Preface
- How To Use This Book
- General Introduction
- 1. How Do We Know Who Wrote The Bible?
- 2. Can We Believe In Bible Miracles?
- 3. Why Does God Seem So Angry In The Old Testament & Loving In The New?
- 4. Why Don't Bible Genealogies Always Match Up?
- 5. Aren't Many Old Testament Numbers Wrong?
- 6. Do The Dates Of The Old Testament Kings Fit Secular History?
- 7. Does Archaeology Support Bible History?
- 8. When The Prophets Say, "the Word Of The Lord Came To Me," What Do They Mean?
- 9. Are Old Testament Prophecies Really Accurate?
- 10. Why Doesn't The New Testament Always Quote The Old Testament Accurately?
- 11. Are The New Testament Accounts Of Demons True?
- 12. Why Are There Four Different Gospels?
- Old Testament
- New Testament
- Subject Index
- Scripture Index
- Who Wrote What
- About The Authors