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Zondervan Handbook To The Bible (Revised) [Paperback]

By David Alexander (Editor) & Pat Alexander (Editor)
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Now in a flexiback softcover. With over three million copies sold, this handbook has earned an outstanding reputation as the most helpful and accessible guide to the Bible and has been called ?the best book to have next to the Bible.? Readers will discover fascinating, thorough, and enriching insights into the Bible with the best-selling and internationally acclaimed Zondervan Handbook to the Bible, now in a smaller and more manageable softcover edition.
From the history and design of the temple in Jerusalem to God?s relationship to the universe, you?ll find it here. The land, cultures, battles, feast days, heroes, and villains of Scripture come alive through spectacular color-filled articles and images of meticulous clarity and detail.
Special features include: ? Four-color guide to all the books of the Bible ? 119 articles by an international team of experts ? Over 500 color photographs ? 68 maps, 30 charts ? Complete ?Rapid Fact-Finder? reference section

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This softcover edition of Zondervan Handbook to the Bible is a four-color guide to all the books of the Bible that includes 119 expert articles, over 500 color photographs, 68 maps, 30 charts, and a complete Rapid Factfinder reference section.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Zondervan Pub. House
Pages   816
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.56" Width: 6.14" Height: 1.6"
Weight:   2.88 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2005
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0310262712  
ISBN13  9780310262718  
UPC  025986262716  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! David Alexander (B.A., Oxford University) and Pat Alexander (B.A., Bristol University) are the founders of Lion Publishing, where for 23 years David was director and chair and Pat was editorial director for adult, children's, and educational lists. Together they produced the original Lion Handbook to the Bible.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Zondervan Handbook To The Bible (Revised)?

Zondervan Handbook Review  Feb 15, 2007
The book has great texual help in reading the bible. It helps you understand the people, places and the events that are going on. It gives breif summaries over chapter and verses.
A disappointment  Jan 7, 2007
While it looked promising at first, I found this book to be deeply lacking as it takes a secular view of faith and attempts to cast matters of spirituality into the mold of modern pseudo-intellectualism. If you are serious about studying the ancient texts of the bible you will need to dig deeper using other sources if you want a balanced perspective. The book seems to excel at amassing numerous factoids but fails to hold them together with the fabric of life.
Terrific Up to Date Bible Handbook  Nov 7, 2006
I use this every morning when I have my quiet time. I can assure you that it is conservative in its theological approach, and it gives short, but sweet summaries of each chapter of the Bible. It also has articles sprinkled throughout the book with more information.

The book gives a pre 70 AD date for the book of Hebrews, and holds to the Pauline authorship of 1,2 Timothy and Titus.

I like using this book because I can consult it quickly and get substantial information to aid me in my time in God's word. I give it a high recommendation. It is a more up to date and reliable handbook than any other one I have seen.
Zondervan Handbook to the Bible  May 29, 2006
Unlike other reviewers, I firmly believe this book belongs in any and all church libraries. So many people wonder what to make of scriptures and this book provides keen insight. It is well organized and suberbly edited. When combined with the rich illustrations, this book is a bargain for what this site is asking for it.

At the outset, the editors state why this book is important, a companion to both Bible and individual. Is it the only Bible handbook one should own? Probably not, as other opinions will help readers gain much more perspective. But clearly this book belongs alongside other handbooks so the reader can obtain a full appreciation for what the Bible says. If people are strong in their faith, editorial statements shouldn't cause them to doubt God's word.
"Did God really Say...?"  Apr 15, 2006
There were a number of examples in this book where the authors seem to question the truth of God's word--1: " might be unwise to seek to reconstruct Israel's earliest history from the stories in Genesis..." (p63) 2: "Creation is described as taking place in six days...This is not a chronological account..."(p116) 3: "Noah's story: As with creation, we should approach this account as story..."(p122) There were others I don't have the space to mention.
I personally believe that Satan is using his first and greatest ploy within this book: "Did God really say...?" (Gen 3:1) It is subtle, but it does cause the reader to question God's Word.
As long as I'm the librarian of my church, this book will not make it to the shelves.

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