The Everything Bible Book: From Genesis to Revelation, All You Need to Understand the Old and New Testaments
Kenneth Brighenti, John Trigilio
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From Genesis to Revelation – all you need to understand the Old and New Testaments
For centuries, the Bible has served as a moral compass and a source of God’s word. Packed with stories of mystery, intrigue, and inspiration, the Bible is also valued as sacred literature. Unfortunately, disjointed narratives, confusing language, and an innumerable cast of characters can make reading the Bible a challenge for many people.
The Everything® Bible Book is a lucid and richly detailed guide to the history, literature, stories, parables, and personalities of both the Old and New Testaments. From Genesis to Revelations, Abraham to Paul, this book covers the various theories on the origins of the Bible, compares the different editions, and describes in detail the Bible’s culture and times.
This highly accessible book also includes information on:
• All the books of the Bible and their content
• The various translations and versions
• Interpretations of the Bible through the ages
• Comparisons of the gospels
• A book-by-book reading plan
Filled with easy-to-follow information and fascinating historical perspective, The Everything® Bible Book is the perfect resource for anyone who wants to unravel and understand the complex mysteries of the Good Book but is intimidated by the prospect.
is rendered “God-breathed” and is very close to the Hebrew neshamah and ruwach, which are often used interchangeably. The idea here is that “breath” represents “spirit,” which signifies life. Genesis 1 speaks of the Spirit of God hovering over the waters of the earth and in Genesis 2, God creates Adam from the dust of the earth by breathing into him the breath of life. After His Resurrection, Jesus appeared to His apostles and “breathed” (emphusao in the original Greek) on them and said,
four parts: the Pentateuch, the Historical Books, Poetry and Wisdom, and the Prophetic Writings. This chapter looks at those historical books, which continue the story of salvation history–from the postmortem period after the death of Moses up until the death of Judas Maccabeus in 160 B.C. Joshua, Judges, and Ruth The three historical Books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth describe the history of the Chosen People in the Promised Land of Canaan–from the death of Moses to the brink of the monarchy.
the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”), John’s baptism is interpreted by some as merely a symbolic gesture; a call to repentance in preparation for the coming of the Messiah. John called the people to abandon greed and embrace generosity: “The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same” (Luke 3:11). He urged tax collectors to be fair rather than dishonest, and soldiers to not abuse their authority or resort to
Matthew offers a different version. When Jesus was walking on water, Peter said, “‘Lord, if it’s you … tell me to come to you on the water ….’ Then Peter got … out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and, beginning to sink …. Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘You of little faith,’ he said, ‘why did you doubt?’” (Matthew 14:28—31) Bread of Life Discourse The feeding of the multitude with physical bread was a sign for John of
Eve, 7. See also Adam and Eve Evil, 248—49, 250 Evolution, 6—7, 40 The Exodus, 45—46 Exodus, Book of, 48, 93—95 Ezekiel, 128—29, 253 Ezra, 106 Fact vs. fiction, 9, 25 Faith book of, 41 creationism vs. evolution and, 6—7, 40 grace and, 233 logic, grammar and, 8 reason and, 6—8 redemption by, 216 works and, 232—33 False prophets, 236—37 Father Abraham. See Abraham (Abram) Favoritism, 232 Feeding 5,000 miracle, 164, 170—71, 195 Firstborn son, 44 First complete version, 3, 53