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Bible History and Criticism


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Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn from Them
Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn from Them
by Liz Curtis Higgs
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Women everywhere marvel at those “good girls” in Scripture-Sarah, Mary, Esther-but on most days, thats not who they see when they look in the mirror. Most women (if theyre honest) see the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah... (read more)

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The Hidden Gospel
The Hidden Gospel
by Neil Douglas-klotz
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In two previous books, Neil Douglas-Klotz pioneered a radical new way of translating the words of Jesus---filtering them through the imagistic worldview of the Aramaic language which Jesus himself spoke. Seen through this lens, familiar sayings such as... (read more)

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Forged: Writing in the Name of God--Why the Bible's Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are
Forged: Writing in the Name of God--Why the Bible's Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are
by Bart D Ehrman
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The Untold Story of Forgery in the Bible In Forged, leading Bible authority Bart D. Ehrman exposes one of the most unsettling ironies of the early Christian tradition: the use of deception to establish the truth. With the scholarly expertise and... (read more)

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Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally
Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally
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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God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible (P.S.)
God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible (P.S.)
by Adam Nicolson
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Nicolson gives a fascinating and dramatic account of the era of the King James Bible and its translation, immersing readers in an age whose greatest monument is not a painting or a building but a book. 16-page insert.... (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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Bible Mystery and Bible Meaning
Bible Mystery and Bible Meaning
by Thomas Troward
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Thomas Troward (1847-1916) was Her Majesty's Assistant Commissioner and later Divisional Judge of the North Indian Punjab from 1869 until his retirement in 1896. It is this later period for which he is best remembered and most celebrated; in it he was at... (read more)

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The Tabernacle, Priesthood, and the Offerings
The Tabernacle, Priesthood, and the Offerings
by Henry W Soltau
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This exhaustive, richly suggestive treatment is a classic in its field, offering twenty-one illustrations based on descriptions in the Old Testament and archaeological discoveries.... (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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“This brilliant contextualization of the familiar New Testament in the context of other early Christian writings illuminates both. It is important both historically and theologically. Readers will not be able to see the New Testament in the same... (read more)

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Freedom for All
Freedom for All
by Neville
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2010 Reprint of 1942 First Edition. Drawn from the author's own mystical illumination, this book reveals the truth buried within the stories of the old and new testaments alike. Briefly, the book states that consciousness is the one and only reality... (read more)

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A Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale of the World's Bestselling Book
A Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale of the World's Bestselling Book
by Donald L Brake
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With a full color layout and over one hundred illustrations, A Visual History of the English Bible covers the fascinating journey of the Bible from the pulpit to the people. Renowned biblical scholar Donald L. Brake invites readers to explore the process... (read more)

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Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
by Bart D Ehrman
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When world-class biblical scholar Bart Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. In... (read more)

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Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bib
Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bib
by David Plotz
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“Hilarious. . . . Its Cliff Notes for Scripture—screenplay by Plotz, story by God. . . . In the end, though, the book is made by the spirit of the writer.” — The New York Times Book Review “Like the Bible itself... (read more)

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Linguistics and Biblical Interpretation
Linguistics and Biblical Interpretation
by Peter Cotterell
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In this introduction to the use of linguistics in biblical interpretation, Peter Cotterell and Max Turner focus on the concept of meaning, the significance of author, text, and reader, and the use of discourse analysis.... (read more)

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Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden
Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden
by Brook Wilensky Lanford
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It seems that ever since mankind was kicked out of the Garden of Eden for eating the forbidden fruit, weve been trying to get back in. Or at least, weve been wondering where the Garden might have been. St. Augustine had a theory, and so did medieval... (read more)

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A Handbook on the Book of Daniel (UBS Handbook)
A Handbook on the Book of Daniel (UBS Handbook)
by Rene Peter Contesse
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A verse-by-verse analysis and commentary on Daniel by recognized biblical translation experts. Explains accepted interpretations, noting how various translations have handled theses passages and often explaining the nuances of the Hebrew original.... (read more)

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God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question -- Why We Suffer
God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question -- Why We Suffer
by Bart D. Ehrman
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In Heretics Jonathan Wright charts the history of dissent in the Christian Church through the stories of some of its most emblematic hereticsfrom Arius, a fourth-century Libyan cleric who doubted the very divinity of Christ, to more successful heretics... (read more)

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Primer on Biblical Methods
Primer on Biblical Methods
by Corrine L Carvalho
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Adapting and expanding material from her highly successful guide to reading the Old Testament, Encountering Ancient Voices, author Corrine L. Carvalho creates here a highly useful primer on modern methods of biblical interpretation. The author introduces... (read more)

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Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers
Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers
by Christopher A Hall
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Many Christians today long to become reacquainted with their ancient ancestors in the faith. They see a deeper worship and devotion in the prayers and hymns of the early church. And they believe that the writings of the early church can shed new light on... (read more)

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Women in the Bible for Dummies (For Dummies)
Women in the Bible for Dummies (For Dummies)
by John Jr Trigilio
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Covers their place in the Jewish and Christian faiths Get to know the influential women of faith Wondering about the women in the Bible? This friendly guide introduces you to the famous and lesser-known women of Scripture, describing in everyday language... (read more)

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