Synopses & Reviews
Since its publication in 1997, Raymond Brownandrsquo;s Introduction to the New Testament
has been widely embraced by modern readers seeking to understand the Christian Bible. Acknowledged as a paragon of New Testament studies in his lifetime, Brown was a gifted communicator who wrote with ease and clarity.
Abridged by Marion Soards, who worked with Brown on the original text, this new, concise version maintains the essence and centrist interpretation of the original without tampering with Brownandrsquo;s perspective, insights, or conclusions. The biblical writings themselves remain the focus, but there are also chapters dealing with the nature, origin, and interpretation of the New Testament texts, as well as chapters concerning the political, social, religious, and philosophical world of antiquity. Furthermore, augmenting Brownandrsquo;s commentary on the New Testament itself are topics such as the Gospelsandrsquo; relationship to one another; the form and function of ancient letters; Paulandrsquo;s thought and life, along with his motivation, legacy, and theology; a reflection on the historical Jesus; and a survey of relevant Jewish and Christian writings.and#160;
This comprehensive, reliable, and authoritative guidebook is now more accessible for novices, general readers, Bible study groups, ministers, scholars, and students alike.
Arguably the world's most famous book, the Holy Bible gives history, guidance, and comfort to billions. This invaluable handbook offers a clear, concise understanding of the stories and lessons contained within the scriptures, enabling anyone to fully grasp the subtleties and message of each book. An ideal companion for any student of the Bible, Bible Guide
will give all readers a fuller, more complete understanding of God's remarkable and historic works.
- The story and structure of each book of the Bible
- Key ideas and interpretations of each verse
- The study of the Bible
- What the lessons mean in today's world
HarperEssentials presents a clear and helpful guide to the Bible, offering a concise understanding of the stories and lessons contained within the Scriptures. Features key ideas and interpretations of each verse, from Genesis to Revelation, and the history, meaning, and theology. Original.
A long-awaited abridgement of Raymond Brownandrsquo;s classic and best-selling introduction to the New Testament
About the Author
Raymond E. Brown (1928andndash;1998) was a distinguished professor of biblical studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Marion L. Soards is professor of New Testament studies at the Louisville Seminary in Kentucky, where he also lives.