Who Wrote the Bible

Who Wrote the Bible
Author: Richard Friedman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN 10: 198212900X
ISBN 13: 9781982129002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Wrote the Bible Book Review:

A much anticipated reissue of Who Wrote the Bible?—the contemporary classic the New York Times Book Review called “a thought-provoking [and] perceptive guide” that identifies the individual writers of the Pentateuch and explains what they can teach us about the origins of the Bible. For thousands of years, the prophet Moses was regarded as the sole author of the first five books of the Bible, known as the Pentateuch. According to tradition, Moses was divinely directed to write down foundational events in the history of the world: the creation of humans, the worldwide flood, the laws as they were handed down at Mt. Sinai, and the cycle of Israel’s enslavement and liberation from Egypt. However, these stories—and their frequent discrepancies—provoke questions: why does the first chapter in Genesis say that man and woman were made in God’s image, while the second says that woman was made from man’s rib? Why does one account of the flood say it lasted forty days, while another records no less than one hundred? And why do some stories reflect the history of southern Judah, while others seem sourced from northern Israel? Originally published in 1987, Richard Friedman’s Who Wrote the Bible? joins a host of modern scholars who show that the Pentateuch was written by at least four distinct voices—separated by borders, political alliances, and particular moments in history—then connected by brilliant editors. Rather than cast doubt onto the legitimacy of the Bible, Friedman uses these divergent accounts to illuminate a text that was written by real people. Friedman’s seminal and bestselling text is a comprehensive and authoritative answer to the question: just who exactly wrote the Bible?

A History of the Bible

A History of the Bible
Author: John Barton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0698191587
ISBN 13: 9780698191587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Bible Book Review:

A literary history of our most influential book of all time, by an Oxford scholar and Anglican priest In our culture, the Bible is monolithic: It is a collection of books that has been unchanged and unchallenged since the earliest days of the Christian church. The idea of the Bible as "Holy Scripture," a non-negotiable authority straight from God, has prevailed in Western society for some time. And while it provides a firm foundation for centuries of Christian teaching, it denies the depth, variety, and richness of this fascinating text. In A History of the Bible, John Barton argues that the Bible is not a prescription to a complete, fixed religious system, but rather a product of a long and intriguing process, which has inspired Judaism and Christianity, but still does not describe the whole of either religion. Barton shows how the Bible is indeed an important source of religious insight for Jews and Christians alike, yet argues that it must be read in its historical context--from its beginnings in myth and folklore to its many interpretations throughout the centuries. It is a book full of narratives, laws, proverbs, prophecies, poems, and letters, each with their own character and origin stories. Barton explains how and by whom these disparate pieces were written, how they were canonized (and which ones weren't), and how they were assembled, disseminated, and interpreted around the world--and, importantly, to what effect. Ultimately, A History of the Bible argues that a thorough understanding of the history and context of its writing encourages religious communities to move away from the Bible's literal wording--which is impossible to determine--and focus instead on the broader meanings of scripture.

Revelation

Revelation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 0857861018
ISBN 13: 9780857861016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revelation Book Review:

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

The Composition of the Pentateuch

The Composition of the Pentateuch
Author: Joel S. Baden
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-04-24
ISBN 10: 0300152647
ISBN 13: 9780300152647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Composition of the Pentateuch Book Review:

For well over two centuries the question of the composition of the Pentateuch has been among the most central and hotly debated issues in the field of biblical studies. In this book, Joel Baden presents a fresh and comprehensive argument for the Documentary Hypothesis. Critically engaging both older and more recent scholarship, he fundamentally revises and reorients the classical model of the formation of the Pentateuch. Interweaving historical and methodological chapters with detailed textual case studies, Baden provides a critical introduction to the history of Pentateuchal scholarship, discussions on the most pressing issues in the current debate, and a practical model for the study of the biblical text.

Who Wrote the Bible

Who Wrote the Bible
Author: Washington Gladden
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 381
Release: 1892
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HN3P82
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Wrote the Bible Book Review:

The First Book of Moses Called Genesis

The First Book of Moses  Called Genesis
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 126
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780802136107
ISBN 13: 0802136109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Book of Moses Called Genesis Book Review:

The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

The Acts of the Apostles

The Acts of the Apostles
Author: P.D. James
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 0857861077
ISBN 13: 9780857861078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Acts of the Apostles Book Review:

Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James

The David Story A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel

The David Story  A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel
Author: Robert Alter
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-10-21
ISBN 10: 0393070255
ISBN 13: 9780393070255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The David Story A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel Book Review:

"A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999 Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable to the Shakespeare of the history plays.

Who Wrote the Bible Code

Who Wrote the Bible Code
Author: Randall Ingermanson
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 0307805514
ISBN 13: 9780307805515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Wrote the Bible Code Book Review:

What is the truth about the Bible code? How can you decide what to believe? Why does it matter? Around the world, men and women are captivated by a theory so incredible that, if proven true, it would forever revolutionize mankind’s view of Scripture. Some experts have claimed the Bible contains a code that accurately predicts today’s events. Others renounce the Bible code theory as unfounded. Using a new statistical test that promises to provide an authoritative, credible answer to the Bible code debate, computational physicist Dr. Randall Ingermanson leads you on an easily understandable, meticulously planned investigation of the evidence at hand–addressing the most urgent questions surrounding the Bible code controversy and carefully examining how recent findings could affect your faith.

In Defense of the Bible

In Defense of the Bible
Author: Steven B. Cowan,Terry L. Wilder
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1433676788
ISBN 13: 9781433676789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Defense of the Bible Book Review:

Noted scholars (William A. Dembski, Darrell L. Bock, etc.) address and respond to all major contemporary challenges (philosophical, historical, ethical, scientific, etc.) to the divine inspiration and authority of the Bible.

Jesus Interrupted

Jesus  Interrupted
Author: Bart D. Ehrman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2009-03-03
ISBN 10: 0061173932
ISBN 13: 9780061173936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus Interrupted Book Review:

Examines contradictions and discrepancies that come to light when the New Testament is studied from a historical perspective, including varying views of Jesus and salvation and forgeries in the names of the apostles.

The Jefferson Bible

The Jefferson Bible
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2012-03-02
ISBN 10: 0486112519
ISBN 13: 9780486112510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jefferson Bible Book Review:

Jefferson regarded Jesus as a moral guide rather than a divinity. In his unique interpretation of the Bible, he highlights Christ's ethical teachings, discarding the scriptures' supernatural elements, to reflect the deist view of religion.

From Jesus to Christ

From Jesus to Christ
Author: Paula Fredriksen
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN 10: 0300164106
ISBN 13: 9780300164107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Jesus to Christ Book Review:

"Magisterial. . . . A learned, brilliant and enjoyable study."—Géza Vermès, Times Literary Supplement In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. This edition includes an introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of original and fascinating insights."—Reginald H. Fuller, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This is a first-rate work of a first-rate historian."—James D. Tabor, Journal of Religion "Fredriksen confronts her documents—principally the writings of the New Testament—as an archaeologist would an especially rich complex site. With great care she distinguishes the literary images from historical fact. As she does so, she explains the images of Jesus in terms of the strategies and purposes of the writers Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

The Africans who Wrote the Bible

The Africans who Wrote the Bible
Author: Nana Banchie Darkwah
Publsiher: Aduana Publishing Company
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2000-08
ISBN 10: 9780970190000
ISBN 13: 097019000X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Africans who Wrote the Bible Book Review:

William Tyndale

William Tyndale
Author: David Daniell
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300068801
ISBN 13: 0300068808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

William Tyndale Book Review:

Traces the life of William Tyndale, the first person to translate the Bible into English from the original Greek and Hebrew and discusses the social, literary, religious, and intellectual implications of his work.

The Gospel According to Matthew

The Gospel According to Matthew
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Canongate U.S.
Total Pages: 78
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780802136169
ISBN 13: 0802136168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gospel According to Matthew Book Review:

The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

1 2 and 3 John

1  2  and 3 John
Author: Karen H. Jobes
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-02-11
ISBN 10: 0310518016
ISBN 13: 9780310518013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1 2 and 3 John Book Review:

Designed for the pastor and Bible teacher, the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament brings together commentary features rarely gathered in one volume. Written by notable evangelical scholars, each volume treats the literary context and structure of the passage in the original Greek, and each author provides an original translation based on the literary structure. The series consistently provides the main point, an exegetical outline, verse-by-verse commentary, and theology in application in each section of every commentary. Critical scholarship informs each step but does not dominate the commentary, allowing readers to concentrate on the biblical author’s message as it unfolds. While primarily designed for those with a basic knowledge of biblical Greek, all who strive to understand and teach the New Testament will find these books beneficial. The Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series covers the entire New Testament in twenty volumes; Clinton E. Arnold serves as general editor. 1-3 John In her commentary on John’s letters, Karen H. Jobes writes to bridge the distance between academic biblical studies and pastors, students, and laypeople who are looking for an in-depth treatment of the issues raised by these New Testament books. She approaches the three letters of John as part of the corpus that includes John’s gospel, while rejecting an elaborate redactional history of that gospel that implicates the letters. Jobes treats three major themes of the letters under the larger rubric of who has the authority to interpret the true significance of Jesus, an issue that is pressing in our religiously pluralistic society today with its many voices claiming truth about God.

The Journey from Texts to Translations

The Journey from Texts to Translations
Author: Paul D. Wegner
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2004-08-01
ISBN 10: 0801027993
ISBN 13: 9780801027994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Journey from Texts to Translations Book Review:

Traces the history of the Bible from the earliest manuscripts to contemporary translations.

Women in the Pentateuch

Women in the Pentateuch
Author: Sarah Shectman
Publsiher: Sheffield Phoenix Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1906055726
ISBN 13: 9781906055721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in the Pentateuch Book Review:

Feminist study of Pentateuchal narrative -- The matriarchs outside the priestly corpus -- Other women outside the priestly corpus -- Women in P's genesis -- Women in P's Exodus--Numbers.

The Gospel According to John

The Gospel According to John
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Canongate U.S.
Total Pages: 61
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780802136190
ISBN 13: 0802136192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gospel According to John Book Review:

The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.