The Ivp Introduction to the Bible
A concise summary of evangelical thinking on the introductory issues related to Bible study. A basic but rigorous resource to assist readers in their Bible reading. Market/Audience General readers New Christians People engaged in personal Bible study Features and Benefits...
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A concise summary of evangelical thinking on the introductory issues related to Bible study. A basic but rigorous resource to assist readers in their Bible reading. Market/Audience General readers New Christians People engaged in personal Bible study Features and Benefits Everything you need to know to study the Bible well Maps, charts and diagrams Backgrounds, themes and theology, interpretation and application
The Bible is a truly wonderful book.Millions of Christians through the ages and across the world have treasured it as their most valued possession, often insisting that anyone can pick up the Bible and read and understand it for themselves. But many of the details remain fuzzy until we find out more about their historical or literary setting.The IVP Introduction to the Bibleis intended to reduce the fuzziness, in two ways: First, by providing background information to the whole Bible and each testament, as well as the gap between the testaments.Second, by introducing all the main sections of the Bible and each biblical book in turn.So the great biblical panorama is brought to life, first with broad brush strokes and then with fine art work.This Bible introduction is written by an international and interdenominational team of evangelical scholars, among themDesmond Alexander, author ofFrom Paradise to the Promised LandTremper Longman III, author ofHow to Read the PsalmsandHow to Read ProverbsHoward Marshall, author ofNew Testament TheologyMark Strauss, author ofFour Portraits, One JesusAll are involved in teaching biblical studies at a theological college, seminary or university, and each writing in their area of specialization. As they guide you expertly through the details, your understanding of the Bible and its message will be greatly enhanced.Readers of all stripes, from curious non-Christians to serious students of the Bible, will findThe IVP Introduction to the Biblea helpful and enjoyable resource.
Philip S. Johnston (Ph.D., Cambridge) is senior tutor at Hughes Hall, Cambridge- for many years Senior tutor in Old Testament and Hebrew at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He has also taught at Belfast and St. Andrews. He has published studies of Israelite afterlife beliefs, and he is a review editor for Themelios.
Johnston has lived and worked in the divided societies of Belgium and Northern Ireland, and he has an interest in Israel past and present--along with a commitment to reconciliation. His other books include Les Psaumes; Interpreting the Psalms (coeditor with David Firth); Shades of Sheol: Death and Afterlife in the Old Testament and The Land of Promise (coeditor with Peter Walker).