Journals Higher Education

$16.95

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13 April 2009

224 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195383300


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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

More people read the Bible than any other book and, as Steven McKenzie shows in this provocative volume, most of us misread it. 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 contemporaries. 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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