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An Introduction to the Bible: A Journey Into Three Worlds (5th Edition) Paperback – December 19, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0130316783 ISBN-10: 0130316784 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 426 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 5 edition (December 19, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130316784
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130316783
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,728,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The writing style is especially accessible to the average undergraduate, it seems to me. The exercises at the end of each chapter are also especially helpful, and I very much liked the case study format the featured three hypothetical students.

-Professor Gerald Vigna, Alvernia University

 

The division of the material into the "three worlds" is wonderful! The conclusion is very helpful in orienting students to the use of and importance of the Bible in culture.

-Instructor Cheryl Rhodes, Coastal Carolina University and University of South Carolina

 

The "three worlds" approach makes it very easy to introduce students to literary and historical approaches to the text, and gives them (and me) a clear indication of when we're switching gears and interpreting the text through different lenses.

-Professor Shannon Grimes, Meredith College

 

I appreciate that the text is not overly doctrinaire. This is a departmental choice, yet each member of the department can use it and bring out her/his own personality while using the text.

-Professor J Babban, Chowan University

 

One thing I really like about it is it is up date on recent biblical scholarship.

-Professor David Torbett, Marietta College

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

From the Publisher

Designed for those who have had little or no previous exposure to the academic study of the Bible, this text explores -- individually -- the literary, historical, and contemporary worlds of the Bible. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By S. Elliott on January 15, 2010
Format: Paperback
I adopted Introduction to the Bible as my textbook for a 100-level Bible survey course at a four-year liberal arts college, and I have been sorely disappointed. While the content is generally sound and the approach and coverage suitable for the course, the price is absurdly high for what you get (even with Amazon's generous discount). There are no additional resources for instructors, and the book's design is aesthetically uninviting, which makes it all the more difficult to get students to do the reading.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jason G. Harrison on March 20, 2008
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If you want a good beggining to the historical bible, this will not lead you astray. Full of useful information and unbiased in it's approach, by far the best book of it's kind that I have come across.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diane Conn on July 29, 2013
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I hate it when publishers put out new editions of books and all they do is re-arrange the chapters and change a few words. I recently sold the newer version, before I was told that I needed it for another class. This one worked out just fine, after I called some classmates and had them verify the correct study questions to answer.
If you're looking for a way to save a buck, buy this version and then just compare with a buddy for the right page numbers and questions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristi L. Mefford on April 6, 2013
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Not a good study source for a 3 unit Intro to Bible class. Would be fine for use if pursing more in depth study. Language is very cumbersome. Just not at the correct stage of learning to get the most out of this resource.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Wall on February 22, 2013
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I've been using this textbook in my annual course, Introduction to the Bible, for over a decade. I like the "three worlds" approach. However, it has become increasingly expensive, especially for such a slim volume, and so I am now switching to something more affordable.
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By Snoopy on December 22, 2012
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The shipping for the book took longer than when it said it would arrive.
The book is very overpriced and not worth it especially if you already understand the bible, but it is required for Christian Scriptures.
The contents of this book helped me understand the bible better because it gave the historical and literary world. It also talked about the contemporary world. Sometimes the book doesn't go into great detail over the contemporary world as much as they would go over historical or literary.
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It is a good book but seem a little much for an book that ment for introduction 100 level class. Also one major good advantage to the book it is a great reference for history. Overall a good book and tons of information. I personally like this one text book myself. An this is coming for a man that believes in science.
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Book was delivered & n the condition as promised for a very good price.
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