How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth : Fourth Edition

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Understanding the Bible isn't for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It's meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-century life.

More than three quarters of a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This fourth edition features revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include:

Updated language for better readability
Scripture references now appear only in brackets at the end of a sentence or paragraph, helping you read the Bible as you would read any book-without the numbers
A new authors' preface
Redesigned and updated diagrams
Updated list of recommended commentaries and resources

Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth is used all around the world. In clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible-their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today-so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God's Word.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 19mm | 249g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • Fourth Edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0310517826
  • 9780310517825
  • 6,511

Table of contents

Abbreviations of Translations

1. Introduction: The Need to Interpret
2. The Basic Tool: A Good Translation
3. The Epistles: Learning to Think Contextually
4. The Epistles: The Hermeneutical Questions
5. The Old Testament Narratives: Their Proper Use
6. Acts: The Question of Historical Precedent
7. The Gospels: One Story, Many Dimensions
8. The Parables: Do You Get the Point?
9. The Law(s): Covenant Stipulations for Israel
10. The Prophets: Enforcing the Covenant in Israel
11. The Psalms: Israel's Prayers and Ours
12. Wisdom: Then and Now
13. The Revelation: Images of Judgment and Hope

Appendix: The Evaluation and Use of Commentaries
Index of Names
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About Gordon D. Fee

Gordon D. Fee (PhD, University of Southern California) is Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. Douglas Stuart is Professor of Old Testament and Chair of the Division of Biblical Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He holds the B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Among his earlier writings are Studies in Early Hebrew Meter, Old Testament Exegesis: A Primer for Students and Pastors, and Favorite Old Testament Passages.
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