Journals Higher Education

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15 September 2005

224 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195161496


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How to Read the Bible

History, Prophecy, Literature--Why Modern Readers Need to Know the Difference, and What It Means for Faith Today

Steven L. McKenzie

McKenzie argues that to comprehend the Bible we must grasp the intentions of the biblical authors themselves--what sort of texts they thought they were writing and how they would have been understood by their intended audience. In short, we must recognize the genres to which these texts belong. McKenzie examines several genres that are typically misunderstood, offering careful readings of specific texts to show how the confusion arises, and how knowing the genre produces a correct reading.

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