Desire of the Everlasting Hills
The World Before and After Jesus
Paperback ISBN: 0385483724
A lucid rendering of the social and political world of Jesus explores the pervasive Greek cultural influences and the oppressive Roman presence that shaped first-century Palestine.
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."
All the Apostles of the Bible
Paperback ISBN: 0310280117
Powerful Lessons from the Men Jesus Chose and the Message They ProclaimedAll the Apostles of the Bible sheds light on the lives, times, and ministries of the men God chose to declare his message to the world. It includes the twelve apostles of Jesus, Jesus himself as the “Chief Apostle,” Paul, and lesser-known men such as James the Lord’s brother, Matthias, Andronicus, Barnabas, Epaphroditus, Silas, Timothy, Junias, and Apollos. Dr. Herbert Lockyer examines the biblical record to uncover fascinating truths about each apostle’s family, character, personality, ministry, the unique aspect of his service to God, and his call into the ministry.Herbert W. Lockyer’s “All” books give you life-enriching insights into the Bible. From characters you can learn from, to teachings you can apply, to promises you can stand on and prophecies you can count on, Lockyer’s time-honored works help you wrap your mind around the Bible and get it into your heart. Lockyer’s books include All the Apostles of the Bible, All the Divine Names and Titles in the Bible, All the Doctrines of the Bible, All the Men of the Bible, All the Women of the Bible, All the Messianic Prophecies of the Bible, All the Miracles of the Bible, All the Parables of the Bible, All the Prayers of the Bible, and All the Promises of the Bible.
Wide As the Waters
The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution It Inspired
Hardcover ISBN: 0684847477
The dramatic story of the "English bible" is told here, with vivid details of how King James assembled a team of experts, including John Wyclif and William Tyndale, to translate the text into English and examines the political, social, cultural, and spiritual ramifications of the King James Bible. 50,000 first printing.
Living in Sin?
A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality
Paperback ISBN: 0060675071
Is celibacy the only moral alternative to marriage? Should the widowed be allowed to form intimate relationships without remarrying? Should the church receive homosexuals into its community and support committed gay and lesbian relationships? Should congregations publicly and liturgically witness and affirm divorces? Should the church's moral standards continue to be set by patriarchal males? Should women be consecrated bishops? Bishop Spong proposes a pastoral response based on scripture and history to the changing realities of the modern world. He calls for a moral vision to empower the church with inclusive teaching about equal, loving, nonexploitative relationships.
The Oxford History of the Biblical World
Hardcover ISBN: 0195087070
Acclaimed by historians, an illustrated, chronological survey illuminates the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, society and religion of Biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity and features two hundred photographs, maps, and a color insert. UP.