Biblical Studies

Abraham: Father of All Believers

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Ancient-Future Bible Study incorporates contemporary study of the Bible with an experience of the church's most ancient way of reading Scripture, lectio divina. This time-honored practice consists of five basic movements: biblical study (lectio), reflection (meditatio), prayer (oratio), discernment (contemplatio), and contemplative action (operatio). In six clearly written volumes, bestselling author Stephen Binz helps readers study the Bible in a way that leads to spiritual transformation and brings them closer to God.
Binz leads readers in a vivid study of key biblical characters, including Abraham, Paul, Peter, David, the women of the Torah, and the women of the Gospels. He shows all Christians who desire to have a transforming experience with the inspired Word of God how studying Scripture through lectio divina can enrich their discipleship. This ecumenical Bible study, designed for use by individuals or groups, includes questions for personal reflection and suggested action. Each volume includes leader's notes for guiding a study over the course of six sessions.
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9781587432774
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2010-12-31
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Archaeology and Biblical Interpretation

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The contributors in this book use the most recent research in key areas - the early settlements of Israel, early Israelite religion, Qumran, Jerusalem, early Christian churches - to show that ancient writings and modern archaeology can illuminate each other, but only when used with professional care. The essays represent a new generation of archaeologists and historians, with new social, political and religious concerns who draw a fresh and vital picture of the emergence of ancient Israel.
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9780415141147
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1997-02-28
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Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis: Eastern Contexts of Greek Culture

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Traverses the ancient world's three great centers of cultural exchange - Babylonian Nineveh, Egyptian Memphis, and Iranian Perseolis - to situate classical Greece in its proper historical place, at the Western margin of a more comprehensive Near Eastern- Aegean cultural community.
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9780674014893
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2004-10-31
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Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn from Them

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Popular storyteller Higgs takes a look at the vamps and tramps of the Bible, searching for the lessons these wicked women have to teach. Higgs retells these biblical stories with rollicking humor and deep insight as she teaches about the nature of sin and goodness.
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Ten of the Bible s best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of Bad Girls of the Bible with situations that sound oh-so-familiar.
Eve had food issues. Potiphar s Wife and Delilah had man trouble. Lot s Wife and Michal couldn t let go of the past, Sapphira couldn t let go of money, and Jezebel couldn t let go of anything. Yet the Woman at the Well had her thirst quenched at last, while Rahab and the Sinful Woman left their sordid histories behind.
Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun!
When she was perfect, beautiful, and innocent, I found no toehold where I could connect with Eve. When she was tempted by her flesh, humbled by her sin, and redeemed by her God, I could sing out, Oh, sister Eve! Can we talk?
from Bad Girls of the Bible
Includes Discussion Questions and Study Guide
A Novel Approach to Bible Study
More than one million readers have already taken a walk on the wild side with Former Bad Girl Liz Curtis Higgs and her eye-opening blend of contemporary fiction and biblical commentary. Laced with humor, solid research, and heartfelt self-disclosure, Liz s unique brand of girlfriend theology has helped women of all ages experience God s grace anew.

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9780307731975
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2013-07-16
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Beginner's Guide to Reading the Bible

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9780806625706
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1990-12-31

Bible

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This study focuses on the Bible as a landmark of literature, showing both how it has influenced writers through the ages and how it in turn has been influenced by contemporary literature. It describes what is known about the historical context of the documents, the changes of interpretation they have undergone over the centuries, and the problems and influence of various translations, ranging from Tyndale to the Good News Bible.
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9780521367592
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2008-05-01
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Bible and Recent Archaeology

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Book by Kenyon, Kathleen, Moorey, P. R. S.
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9780804200110
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1987-10-31
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Bible and the American Myth

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The Bible and the American Myth challenges the academic study of the Bible to orient itself to cultural criticism. The essays model an approach to the study of the Bible that entails efforts to fathom not only the meanings of texts, but the role of texts in the construction of meaning.It is all the more fascinating and poignant that the essayists are students of theology of varied backgrounds. What they have in common is the pursuit of theological studies at the mouth of Harlem. This location at the turn of the century inspired them to think differently about the focus and agenda of theological studies, especially biblical studies. Each essayist is convinced that the study of the Bible should entail the study of cultural construction and deconstruction, the study of the making and unmaking of cultural myths that shape existence.
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9780865546509
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1999-05-01

Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Scrolls & Christian Origins (vol. 3)

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The recovery of 800 documents in the eleven caves on the northwest shores of the Dead Sea is one of the most sensational archaeological discoveries in the Holy Land to date. These three volumes, the very best of critical scholarship, demonstrate in detail how the scrolls have revolutionized our knowledge of the text of the Bible, the character of Second Temple Judaism, and the Jewish beginnings of Christianity.
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9781932792218
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2006-02-28

Bible and the Moral Life

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The Bible helps to shape our understanding of Christian responsibility. However, different church bodies and individuals who claim scripture as an authority on ethics often reach different conclusions about moral life. In this book, C. Freeman Sleeper describes how the Bible can be used as a guide to moral life. He shows how various church bodies use the Bible to speak to specific contemporary ethical issues and deals directly with the question of the authority of the Bible by taking up the teaching of four basic styles of moral reflection--law, prophecy, apocalypse, and wisdom. Sleeper reviews the way that church bodies developed and used social policy and draws a distinction between the way churches speak to their own constituency and the way they speak to the world. He considers in detail the ethics of nuclear war and abortion. Practical exercises are also provided throughout the book.

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9780664253752
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1992-11-30

Bible and the Narrative Tradition

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Until recently, studies of the Bible centered on finding sources for historical knowledge, theological insights, or ethical advice, overlooking the true beauty of the words in the "book of books." This collection of six essays by noted literary critics and biblical scholars--including Harold Bloom, Hans Frei, Frank Kermode, James Robinson, Donald Foster, and Herbert Schneidau--breaks new ground by exploring the Bible as poetry, rhetoric, and narrative. The authors treat such issues involved in biblical narrative as its genesis, its revisionist dynamic, its fictional character, its interpretive nature, and its contradictions, prejudices, and claims. McConnell's lively, readable introduction elucidates and unifies the book's themes.
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9780195070026
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1991-07-01

Bible and the Transgender Experience: How Scripture Supports Gender Variance

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The Bible and the Transgender Experience explores: Whether or not God creates only two genders What Jesus had to say about gender variance Various understandings of "the cross-dressing passage" Gender variant groups and individuals in scripture The movement, within scripture itself, from the exclusion of gender variant people to their inclusion within the people of God The author, a nontransgender pastor, spent three years serving a church where ten percent of the congregation identified as trans men, trans women, cross-dressers, or genderqueer. This motivated her to learn about gender variant people and put her in situations where her previous understanding of the Bible was greatly expanded. A must read for all pastors, chaplains, counselors, and congregants, and for family and friends of transgender people, as well as for gender variant individuals seeking to find their stories in the biblical narrative, and desiring to know how scripture supports them.
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9780829820423
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2016-11-01
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Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

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Endorsed in its time by Francis Scott Key, John Jay, and Theodore Roosevelt, the American Bible Society (ABS) is a seminal institution for American Protestants. The group was founded in 1816 with the goal of distributing free copies of the Bible in local languages throughout the world. Today, the ABS is a Christian ministry based in Philadelphia with a $300 million endowment and a mission to engage 100 million Americans with the Bible by 2025. In The Bible Cause, noted historian of American religion John Fea demonstrates how the ABS's primary mission - to place the Bible in the hands of as many people as possible - has caused the history of the organization to intersect at nearly every point with the history of the United States.
For the last two hundred years, the ABS has steadily increased its influence both at home and abroad, working with all Christian denominations in the US and internationally, aligning itself whenever possible with the gatekeepers of American religious culture. Over the years ABS Bibles could be found in hotel rooms, bookstores, and airports; on steam boats, college and university campuses; the Internet; and even behind the Iron Curtain. Its agents, Bibles in hand, could be found on the front lines of every American military conflict from the Mexican-American War to the Iraq War. However and wherever the United States developed, the ABS was there.
Throughout the last two centuries ABS has never wavered in its mission, and its commitment to be the guardian of a Christian civilization has been proven many times over.
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9780190253066
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2016-04-01
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Bible in Human Transformation: Towards a New Paradigm for Biblical Study

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Book by Wink, Walter
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9780800610340
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1973-08-01

Bible in the Church

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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1905 Edition.
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9780801096273
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1979-01-01

Bible in the Contemporary World:

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A crucial responsibility for Christian interpreters of Scripture, says Richard Bauckham, is to understand our contemporary context and to explore the Bible s relevance to it in ways that reflect serious critical engagement with that context. In this book Bauckham models how this task can be carried out.
Bauckham calls for our reading of Scripture to lead us to greater engagement with critical issues in today s world, including globalization, environmental degradation, and widespread poverty. He works to bring biblical texts to bear on these contemporary realities through the Bible s metanarrative of God and the world, according to which God s purpose takes effect in the blessing and salvation and fulfillment of the world as his cherished creation.
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9780802872234
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2015-11-08

Bible in the Twenty-First Century

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9781563380471
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1993-10-01

Bible in Theory: Critical and Postcritical Essays

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9781589835061
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2010-09-01

Bible in Time: A Chronological Exploration of 130 Passages

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The Bible in Time was written to help persons who want to read the Bible regularly for themselves find their way through the Bible by presenting 130 passages and commentary in chronological order.

Each Bible passage selected is accompanied by comments desinged to help the reader think about and act upon the biblical massage. In this way, readers can deepen their relationship with God. This book guides readers through different sections of the Bible, helping them to travel on a journey of faith and get sense of how the different parts of the Bible "fit together".

In an opening section, "Getting Started: How to use this book", Stephen Travis writes: "What is the Bible? It is not, as I once thought, a black book full of small print and abscure religious language. It is a collection of books which tell how God has made himself known to human race and what is involved in responding to his love. It deals with the big questions I really want to ask -- What is the meaning of life? How can I know God? Is death the end? Can I make any sense of suffering? What makes a happy and stable society? How can I help build a world that is safe for my children?"

Contents include: Beginnings; Prophets and Kings; Life and Worship; Exile and After; Good News; For All the World; Letters to Young Churches; and The Lord Is King.

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9780687017089
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1997-02-28
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Bible Makes Sense

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This is a simple yet comprehensive how to book for people wanting to make sense of those parts of the Bible that are often misunderstood or avoided because of their perceived complexity. It allows for individual and group reflection, discussion and meditation.
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9780664224950
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2001-12-31

Bible Now: Homosexuality, Abortion, Women, Dealth Penalty, Earth

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For millennia, people have used the Bible as a touchstone on important social and political questions, and rightly so. But many use the Bible simply as a weapon to wield against opponents in a variety of debates--without knowing what the Bible actually says about the issue in question.
In The Bible Now, two respected biblical scholars, Richard Elliott Friedman and Shawna Dolansky, tell us carefully what the Hebrew Bible says or does not say about a wide range of issues--including homosexuality, abortion, women's status, capital punishment, and the environment. In fascinating passages that shed new light on some of today's most passionate disputes, the authors reveal how the Bible is frequently misunderstood, misquoted, mistranslated, and misused. For instance, those who quote the Bible in condemning homosexuality often cite the story of Sodom, and those who favor homosexuality point to David's lament over the death of Jonathan. But as the authors show, neither passage is clearly about homosexuality, and these texts do not offer solid footing on which to make an argument. Readers learn that female homosexuality is not prohibited--only male homosexuality. And on the subject of abortion, the Bible is practically silent, with one extraordinary exception.
The Bible has inspired people to do great good but has also been used by people to do great harm, so it is vitally important for us to pay attention to it--and to get it right. The Bible Now shows us how we can--and cannot--use this ancient source of wisdom to address our most current and pressing issues.
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9780195311631
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2011-07-01

Bible of Your Own: Growing With the Scriptures

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Renckens tackles and gives a challenging answer to the three-dimensional question that plagues every Christian reading of the Bible. First, what is new in the New Testament? Second, how are the New and Old Scriptures related? Third, how does one deal with Christian Anti-Semitism and attitudes of superiority that are deeply rooted in Christian Scriptures and tradition?
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1570750076
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1995-02-01

Bible on Culture: Belonging or Dissenting?

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Legrand examines the Bible's attitude to faith and culture in three parts: Israel and the nations; the cultural world of Jesus; and Paul and beyond. In each part he offers a synthesis of current research on the cultural ambience studied and discusses the core texts that show the Bible's stance toward culture.
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9781570753305
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2000-11-30
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Bible Student's Map Book

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Contains 12 maps (Old Testament and New Testament) and a time-line in an easy-to-use, functional format to accompany any International Lesson Series/Uniform Lesson Series study and ALL Bible studies. The book includes the following maps: The Ancient Near East Before the Exodus, The Exodus, Israel in Canaan, The United Monarchy, The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, The Ancient Near East, Palestine at the Time of Jesus, Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus, Paul's First, Second and Third Journeys, and Paul's Voyage to Rome.
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9780687099382
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2001-07-01
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Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It

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The controversial Bible scholar and author of The Evolution of Adam recounts his transformative spiritual journey in which he discovered a new, more honest way to love and appreciate God's Word.

Trained as an evangelical Bible scholar, Peter Enns loved the Scriptures and shared his devotion, teaching at Westminster Theological Seminary. But the further he studied the Bible, the more he found himself confronted by questions that could neither be answered within the rigid framework of his religious instruction or accepted among the conservative evangelical community.

Rejecting the increasingly complicated intellectual games used by conservative Christians to -protect- the Bible, Enns was conflicted. Is this what God really requires? How could God's plan for divine inspiration mean ignoring what is really written in the Bible? These questions eventually cost Enns his job--but they also opened a new spiritual path for him to follow.

The Bible Tells Me So chronicles Enns's spiritual odyssey, how he came to see beyond restrictive doctrine and learned to embrace God's Word as it is actually written. As he explores questions progressive evangelical readers of Scripture commonly face yet fear voicing, Enns reveals that they are the very questions that God wants us to consider--the essence of our spiritual study.

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9780062272034
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2015-09-15
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