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Get More from the Bible
The Bible is a beloved text owned by nearly all Americans. It’s probably on your reading list, but it can be a daunting work to master. The Handy Bible Answer Book illuminates the secrets and reveals the wisdom of the Bible. Through easy-to-understand explanations to common questions, this book examines, story-by-story, the origins and history of the meanings of chapters, verses, and parables.
Offering enlightening explanations and defining key terms, people, places, and events, this user-friendly guide is for anyone interested in learning more about the Bible. It brings context to readers by answering more than 1,700 commonly asked questions about the Good Book, including:
How has archeology contributed to understanding the Bible? What are some of the most notable Bible translations through the ages? What was the Day of Atonement? How did Gideon obey God’s call? According to Peter, what was the benefit of faith? What is the Apocrypha?
This comprehensive resource provides concise, straightforward information, drawing from five different translations of the Bible and other sources, it's designed to let even casual readers dig deeply into the Bible. It helps bring the Good Book's parables, stories, history, and power to your life.
Jennifer R. Prince is a youth services librarian at a public library in North Carolina. She holds a bachelor’s degree in literature from UNC at Asheville and a master’s in library and information science from UNC at Greensboro. A long-time book reviewer for local newspapers and professional journals, including a weekly column about books for children and teens in the Asheville Citizen-Times and reviews in the School Library Journal, Ms. Prince has made a lifelong habit of reading and studying the Bible and participating in many in-depth Bible studies. She is excited that her first book is The Handy Bible Answer Book. Ms. Prince lives in Fairview, North Carolina.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. What is the Bible? The Old Testament 2. The Pentateuch -Genesis -Exodus -Leviticus -Numbers -Deuteronomy 3. Historical Books -Joshua -Judges -Ruth -1 and 2 Samuel -1 and 2 Kings -1 and 2 Chronicles -Ezra -Nehemiah -Esther 4. Wisdom and Poetical Books -Job -Psalms -Proverbs -Song of Songs -Prophets -Isaiah -Jeremiah -Lamentations -Ezekiel -Daniel -Hosea -Joel -Amos -Jonah -Micah -Nahum -Habakkuk -Zephaniah -Haggai -Zechariah -Malachi 5. Apocrypha New Testament 6. Gospels -Matthew -Mark -Luke -John Acts 7. Paul’s Letters -Romans -1 and 2 Corinthians -Galatians -Ephesians -Philippians -Colossians -1 and 2 Thessalonians -1 and 2 Timothy -Titus -Philemon 8. Other Letters -Hebrews -James -1 and 2 Peter -1, 2, and 3 John -Jude 9. Revelation 10. The Bible in Pop Culture -From books to Broadway -Idioms Glossary of Terms Bibliography Index