The Bible: An Introduction (Second Edition)
What is the Bible? How did it get to us? Why are translations so different? And what influence has the Bible had on culture? From its very first pages, The Bible: An Introduction offers clear answers to the most basic...
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What is the Bible? How did it get to us? Why are translations so different? And what influence has the Bible had on culture? From its very first pages, The Bible: An Introduction offers clear answers to the most basic questions that first-time students and curious inquirers bring to the Bible. Without presuming either prior knowledge of the Bible or a particular attitude toward it, Jerry L. Sumney uses straightforward language to lead the reader on an exploration of the Bible's contents and the history of its writings, showing how critical methods help readers understand what they find in the Bible. This second edition offers revised chapters and auxiliary material and new discussions of biblical studies methods and the question of inspiration. Neither polemical nor apologetic, The Bible presents the biblical writings as the efforts of men and women in the past to understand their lives and their world in light of the ways they understood the divine.
Jerry L. Sumney (Ph.D., Southern Methodist University) is Professor of Biblical Studies at Lexington Theological Seminary. He is also currently chair for the Pauline Epistles and Literature Section of the international meeting of the SBL. He has written Identifying Paul's Opponents; Servants of Satan, False Brothers, and Other Pauline Opponents; Preaching Apocalyptic Texts (co-authored with Larry Paul Jones) Philippians, A Handbook for Second-Year Greek Students He is co-editor of Theology and Ethics in Paul and His Interpreters, Colossians (New Testament Library series) and Paul and Pathos.
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- Preface; Part One: What Is The Bible, And How Did It Come About?; Part Two: What Is The Story Of The Hebrew Bible?; Part Three: What Is The Story Of The New Testament?