Item description for Trinity Guide to the Bible, The: by Richard H. Hiers...
Overview Hiers has produced an excellent primer for curious readers. While little here will surprise the scholar or exegete, Hiers's lucid and simply written tour via the text-critical approach makes for a fine introduction to a broad range of subjects.
Publishers Description Full of strange tales, obscure symbols, and archaic language, the Bible can be difficult to understand and interpret without some guidance. In The Trinity Guide to the Bible, Richard Hiers provides readers with information on the historical contexts and literary forms of the various books that will make the Bible more accessible. For each book of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, as well as the books of the Old Testament Apocrypha, Hiers supplies a summary of the book's basic features, highlights significant passages, and provides information about each book's likely historical settings. Rather than emphasizing a modern interpretation f the texts, Hiers focuses primarily on the beliefs and concerns inherent in each of the books of the Bible, allowing readers to draw their own conclusions. Background essays, at the end of the book, explore the major events and periods of biblical history, the principal literary and editorial features of biblical writing, and the central themes of biblical religion and faith. This important reference book will be a useful tool for readers encountering the Bible for the firs time, as well as for students and study groups searching for a deeper background and detail about the books of the Bible. Richard H. Hiers is Professor of Religion at the University of Florida, and the author of many books in New Testament studies and biblical scholarship.
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Studio: Trinity Press International
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.66" Weight: 1.14 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2001
Publisher Trinity Press International
ISBN 1563383403 ISBN13 9781563383403
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More About Richard H. Hiers
Richard H. Hiers, Professor of Religion, Emeritus, and Affiliate Professor of Law, Emeritus, University of Florida.
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An excellent tool and study guide Dec 14, 2001
The Trinity Guide To The Bible by Richard Hiers (Professor of Religion at the University of Florida) is a highly accessible guide to the Christian scriptures for readers of all backgrounds and religious traditions, whether they know the Bible well or are reading it for the first time. Each book of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, as well as Old Testament Apocrypha, is covered in depth in this scholarly analysis. Written in direct, readily understandable and accessible language, The Trinity Guide To The Bible is an excellent tool and study guide, and highly recommended for religious studies students, as well as the non-specialist general reading wanting to better understand Judeo-Christian scripture.