A lively and illuminating portrait of the nearly unknown world of daily life in first-century Palestine.
Based on the most recent scholarship, Bible Babel is a lively and very readable introduction to the Bible.
Beal showcases the Bible stories that have most shaped history and our world.
Nearly 5,000 alphabetically ordered articles that thoroughly explain all the books, persons, places, and significant terms found in the Bible.
With masterful storytelling and lighthearted humor, Unitarian Universalist minister Rev. John Nichols presents familiar Bible stories in a new, unexpected light. From Adam and Eve to Jesus' final days, each reinterpreted story creates thought-provoking insights, opens a world of questions, and even suggests some answers. Entertaining as well as intriguing, the stories are written to be enjoyed without the seriousness of being preached at that has driven many away from church. Each chapter is one of Rev.
Throughout the ages, adherents of religious traditions from around the world have set apart certain writings and teachings as special, calling them scriptures, sacred texts, or classics. And they have developed particular approaches to reading these texts.