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The importance of The Holy Bible, whether as a master work of literature or religious canon, can hardly be overestimated. This comprehensive study guide provides a unique approach to reading The Holy Bible and helps readers dive deep into the New Testament to analyze the teachings of Jesus through poetry and parable. The guide also leads readers through the Old Testament, the foundation for both Judaism and Christianity and the moral and political beacon for many nations of the Western world.
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In CliffsNotes on The New Testament, you follow along what's often called "The Greatest Story Ever Told" as it recounts the teachings of the prophet Jesus of Nazareth, who lived 2,000 years ago. It is a rich source of poetry and knowledge and is the rock upon which Christianity stands.
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- An introduction to the New Testament
- The historical background of Christianity
- An outline of the life of Jesus
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Table of Contents
THE OLD TESTAMENT.
INTORDUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT.
THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.
A CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF OLD TESTAMENT WRITINGS.
THE PROPHETIC BOOKS.
Zephaniah, Nahum, and Habakkuk.
The Post-Exilic Prophets.
THE HISTORICAL WRITINGS.
Joshua, Judges, and 1 and 2 Samuel.
1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah.
THE WISDOM LITERATURE.
Jonah, Ruth, and Esther.
Lamentations and Song of Songs.
THE APOCRYPHA AND THE PSEUDEPICRAPHA.
THE NEW TESTAMENT.
INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT.
THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.
The Jewish Background.
The Non-Jewish Background.
A BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE LIFE OF JESUS.
THE PAULINE LETTERS.
1 and 2 Thessalonians.
1 and 2 Corinthians.
LETTERS WRITTEN IN CAPTIVITY.
THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS AND ACTS.
The Gospel of Mark.
The Gospel of Matthew.
The Gospel of Luke.
THE PASTORAL LETTERS.
1 and 2 Timothy.
OPEN LETTERS TO THE CHURCHES.
The Johannine Letters.
THE LETTER TO THE HEBREWS.
THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.