Paperback ISBN: 0805202536
"This book...is designed to make the Bible of Israel intelligible, relevant, and hopefully, inspiring to a sophisticated generation, possessed of intellectual curiosity and ethical sensitivity...It is based on the belief that the study of the Book of Books must constitute a mature intellectual challenge, an exposure to the expanding universe of scientific biblical scholarship...Far from presenting a threat to faith, a challenge to the intellect may reinforce faith and purify it."--from the Introduction
Holy Writ As Oral Lit
The Bible As Folklore
Paperback ISBN: 0847691985
Might there be more than Ten Commandments? Applying the analytical framework of folklore, Dundes (anthropology and folklore, U. of California-Berkeley) seeks to comprehend variant versions of biblical narratives. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
The Acts of the Apostles
Hardcover ISBN: 0814658075
The Acts of the Apostles is really the second volume in the two-part writing scholars call Luke-Acts. It continues the story begun in the Gospel of Luke, showing how the Good News offered by Jesus to the outcast of the people was eventually extended to the end of the earth," so that Gentiles as well as Jews came to share in the blessings of God. This commentary treats Luke-Acts as an apologetic history. It takes with equal seriousness both Luke's literary artistry and his historical interests, fitting his methods comfortably within the ancient standards of historiography. This perspective illustrates in particular that Luke's historical narrative serves a definite religious intent. Tracing that intent through the specific contours of Luke's story is the special contribution of this commentary. "
Zondervan Niv Exhaustive Concordance
Hardcover ISBN: 0310229979
A concordance is the one integral Bible study tool that absolutely must match the Bible translation you're using. Among concordances based on the New International Version, only one provides an exhaustive indexing of every appearance of every word in the NIV Bible: the Zondervan NIV Exhaustive Concordance. It supplies readers of the NIV with more detailed and accurate information than the renowned Strong's Exhaustive Concordance has provided for readers for the King James Version. The Zondervan NIV Exhaustive Concordance gives complete access to every word of the NIV text as well as to the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek from which the NIV was translated. Feature for feature, this Gold Medallion award-winning volume is by far the finest, most thorough NIV-based concordance available.
Judges and Method
New Approaches in Biblical Studies
Paperback ISBN: 0800627458
Many scholars in Bible are interpreting the biblical text from newer interdisciplinary approaches. These disciplines, such as modern literary theory, sociology, and anthropology, have their own technical vocabulary, presuppositions, questions, and methodologies, which a biblical scholar must learn in order to appropriate these approaches for study of the biblical text. This book will introduce the student and the interested teacher to these new approaches, providing bibliography for further study in the method. Moreover, this book will actually apply the method to a particular text in the Book of Judges, so that the reader may see the method "in action."
Really Bad Girls of the Bible
More Lessons from Less-Than-Perfect Women
Paperback ISBN: 1578561264
Christian readers will delight in this wicked tour of the most controversial ladies of the bible, from the well-known Jezebel to more obscure femmes such as the Adulteress and the Medium of En Dor. Original.
Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism
Living in a Three-Storied Universe
Paperback ISBN: 0687412331
In this timely and provocative work, Walter Brueggemann applies his experience and skills in the area of biblical interpretation to the theme of evangelism. He argues for the importance of considering afresh how the Bible itself thinks and speaks about evangelism, how it enacts the dramatic claims of the "good news." Brueggemann here describes evangelism as a drama in three scenes, concerning (1) God's victory over the forces of chaos and death, (2) the announcement of that victory, and (3) its appropriation by those who hear the announcement. This same dramatic sequence, as he shows, is many time re-enacted in the Bible; the times and circumstances of the re-enactment may differ, but the essential message, as well as the structure of its presentation, remains the same.