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Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
by William W. Klein
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The authors of this book have combined years of expertise and devotion to Scripture to provide a truly unique volume that sets forth concise, logical, practical guidelines for discovering the truth in God's Word.? Ten years after its initial publication,... (read more)

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Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures, the New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures, the New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text
by Jps
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Regarded throughout the English-speaking world as the standard English translation of the Holy Scriptures, the JPS TANAKH has been acclaimed by scholars, rabbis, lay leaders, Jews, and Christians alike. The JPS TANAKH is an entirely original translation... (read more)

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Ask the Bible: The 400 Most Commonly Asked Questions about the Old Testament
Ask the Bible: The 400 Most Commonly Asked Questions about the Old Testament
by Morry Sofer
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With topics from Creation to Chronicles, this book is written from a non-sectarian viewpoint and shows, in the words of biblical scholar Gunther Plaut, respect for all aspects of the Bible. Includes 50 full-page illustrations by 19th-century French... (read more)

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The Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son: The Transformation of Child Sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity
The Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son: The Transformation of Child Sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity
by Jon D. Levenson
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The near-sacrifice and miraculous restoration of a beloved son is a central but largely overlooked theme in both Judaism and Christianity, celebrated in biblical texts on Isaac, Ishmael, Jacob Joseph, and Jesus. In this highly original book Jon D... (read more)

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We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry
We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry
by G. K. Beale
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The heart of the biblical understanding of idolatry, argues Gregory Beale, is that we take on the characteristics of what we worship. Employing Isaiah 6 as his interpretive lens, Beale demonstrates that this understanding of idolatry permeates the whole... (read more)

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The Lost Gospel Q: The Original Sayings of Jesus
The Lost Gospel Q: The Original Sayings of Jesus
by Marcus J Borg
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The image of the historical Jesus takes form in the words of the Gospel Q. The Lost Gospel Q represents the very first Gospel, older than the traditional Gospels and written by Jesus's contemporaries. It preserves Jesus's original words — the Sermon... (read more)

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The Interpretation of the New Testament, 1861-1986
The Interpretation of the New Testament, 1861-1986
by Stephen Neill
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To bring this widely acclaimed book completely up to date, the late Bishop Neill's colleague N.T. Wright has revised and expanded the entire contents and added a new chapter covering New Testament scholarship of the last twenty-five years. This masterful... (read more)

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Reading the Bible Again for First Time : Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally (01 Edition)
Reading the Bible Again for First Time : Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally (01 Edition)
by Marcus J. Borg
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One of the vital challenges facing thoughtful people today is how to read the Bible faithfully without abandoning our sense of truth and history. Reading the Bible Again for the First Time provides a much-needed solution to the problem of how to have a... (read more)

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The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in Its Social and Political Context
The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in Its Social and Political Context
by Michael Peppard
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Winner of the 2013 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise Michael Peppard examines the social and political meaning of divine sonship in the Roman Empire. He begins by analyzing the conceptual framework within which the term son of God has... (read more)

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The Bible: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)
The Bible: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)
by Karen Armstrong
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Part of the Books that Changed the World series, this is a great overview of the history, writing, and translations of the Bible. Armstrong never fails to entertain and impress.... (read more)

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A Prophet Like Moses: Prophecy, Law, and Israelite Religion
A Prophet Like Moses: Prophecy, Law, and Israelite Religion
by Jeffrey Stackert
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Jeffrey Stackert addresses two of the oldest and most persistent problems in biblical studies: the relationship between prophecy and law in the Hebrew Bible and the utility of the Documentary Hypothesis for understanding Israelite religion. These topics... (read more)

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The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
by A. J. Jacobs
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From the bestselling author of The Know-It-All comes a fascinating and timely exploration of religion and the Bible. A.J. Jacobs chronicles his hilarious and thoughtful year spent obeying―as literally as possible―the tenets of the Bible... (read more)

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A Jewish Understanding of the New Testament
A Jewish Understanding of the New Testament
by Samuel Sandmel
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Many Jewish people know the New Testament only through snippets of verse heard at a Christian wedding or funeral, or through a chapter read in literature class. Many are completely unfamiliar with the meaning or messages of Christian scripture and... (read more)

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The Bible's Many Voices
The Bible's Many Voices
by Michael Carasik
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The most common English translations of the Bible often sound like a single, somewhat archaic voice. In fact, the Bible is made up of many separate books composed by multiple writers in a wide range of styles and perspectives. It is, as Michael Carasik... (read more)

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Paul: A Critical Life
Paul: A Critical Life
by J Murphy O Connor
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Traditionally the Acts of the Apostles has provided the framework for biographies of the Apostle Paul. In recent years, however, the historical value of the Acts has come into question. Many scholars argue that, despite the accuracy of many details, the... (read more)

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Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know about Them)
Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know about Them)
by Bart D. Ehrman
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The problems with the Bible that New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman discussed in his bestseller Misquoting Jesus—and on The Daily Show with John Stewart, NPR, and Dateline NBC, among others—are expanded upon exponentially in his latest... (read more)

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Visions of the Apocalypse: Receptions of John's Revelation in Western Imagination
Visions of the Apocalypse: Receptions of John's Revelation in Western Imagination
by Bruce Chilton
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John's Revelation has led to countless diverse and divergent interpretations. Readers' cryptic notions of violent end-time scenarios, strict prophetic truths, and encouragement for the faithful have undeniably colored the book's reception through the... (read more)

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Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel: When Archaeology and the Bible Intersect (12 Edition)
Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel: When Archaeology and the Bible Intersect (12 Edition)
by William G. Dever
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The Lives of Ordinary People tells the untold story of how the vast majority of Israelites the people who are usually overlooked in typical histories of ancient Israel lived during the eighth century b.c.e. William G. Dever applies the latest... (read more)

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The Word of God? - The Bible After Modern Scholarship
The Word of God? - The Bible After Modern Scholarship
by Keith Ward
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Keith Ward introduces this volume on the world's greatest ever bestseller by suggesting that the Bible is neither a book dictated by God, as some believe, nor just a set of out-dated taboos and politically slanted histories, as those at the opposite... (read more)

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Overtures to Biblical Theology #2: God and Rhetoric of Sexuality
Overtures to Biblical Theology #2: God and Rhetoric of Sexuality
by Phyllis Trible
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Focusing on texts in the Hebrew Bible, and using feminist hermeneutics, Phyllis Trible brings out what she considers to be neglected themes and counter literature. After outlining her method in more detail, she begins by highlighting the feminist imagery... (read more)

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