A Quick Overview of the Bible: Understanding How All the Pieces Fit Together

A Quick Overview of the Bible: Understanding How All the Pieces Fit Together


By (author) Douglas A. Jacoby

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  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 214mm x 26mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Eugene, OR
  • ISBN 10: 0736944249
  • ISBN 13: 9780736944243
  • Sales rank: 877,747

Product description

Moses' world would hardly be recognizable today. David and Solomon, Isaiah and Nehemiah, Peter and Paul...all the biblical authors wrote to people whose mind-sets were very different from readers' today. Add to that the immensity of the Bible story...no wonder the Scriptures can be difficult to understand!Bible scholar Douglas Jacoby has taught Bible survey courses for more than 25 years, bridging the gulf between the biblical world and the twenty-first century. He uses clear, easy-to-understand language to explain the big picture of the Bible and show how the pieces fit together. Among the many compelling issues covered, readers will discover...the basic chronological outline of the Biblethe most important themes of the Old and New Testamentshow the Bible relates to a twenty-first-century worldviewPerfect for personal or group use, this survey removes many of the barriers that keep people from understanding and enjoying the Bible.

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Author information

Douglas Jacoby is a Bible teacher and professor and the author of A Quick Overview of the Bible, Compelling Evidence for God and the Bible, Your Bible Questions Answered, and The Ultimate Bible Quiz Book. A graduate of Duke University (history), Harvard Divinity School (New Testament), and Drew University (ministry), Dr. Jacoby has taught in more than 100 nations around the world. www.douglasjacoby.com

Review quote

"International speaker, debater and Christian apologist Dr. Douglas Jacoby has provided a valuable tool for laypeople with this introduction to reading the Bible. Students of the Bible understand that a historical background to biblical times is necessary for one to understand the Bible accurately. And Dr. Jacoby delivers the goods in an easily accessible format, serving the reader as a warm and interesting tour guide into the past. I wish I had this book as a college student!" --Michael R. Licona, Ph.D, author of The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach