What Is the Bible?
How well do you know the Bible?
Do you know the stories? Do you know how the Bible is organized and how those texts were chosen? Have you ever thought about all the different ways people approach the Bible and decided for yourself what to think?
If you said "no" to any of these questions, you need What Is the Bible?
This first course of Exploring the Bible: The Dickinson Series gives students a broad overview of the entire Bible, including chapters on how to select a Bible suitable for your needs, how the Bible is organized, how the collection of books that comprise the Bible were chosen, different ways that people approach the text, and what archaeology has to tell us about the text and its stories.
This six-week course in basic biblical literacy assumes no prior knowledge of the Bible and is not biased toward any particular Christian tradition. In fact, it is being successfully used in both Protestant and Catholic churches, in ecumenical groups, in interfaith groups, and in groups that mix church folks, agnostics, and atheists. You can get started right away.
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What is the Bible? - Student Text
What is the Bible? - Leader's Guide