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Did God approve of Rahabs lie? Why are many of the Old Testament quotes in the New Testament not literal? Does the Bible class abortion with murder? Where did Adam and Eves sons get their wives? Does 1 Corinthians 7:1016 authorize divorce for desertion?
What do you make of the difficult areas in the Biblethose puzzling passages that make you stop and scratch your head? The seeming contradictions and inconsistencies of Scripture actually have sound explanations. But unless youre a Bible scholar, you probably dont know about them.
Thats why you need the New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties. It gives you informed answers to your most troublesome questions. Some of the solutions seem obviousafter youve read them. But most include an eye-opening look at linguistic, cultural, numerical, relational, and other considerations of which most Bible readers are unaware.
Referencing both the New International Version and the New American Standard Bible, this helpful resource makes scholarly insights accessible to everyone. Whether youre a student, pastor, everyday Bible-lover, or even a skeptic, the New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties will show you why the Bible is believable and dependable, with a message you can live by. Zondervans Understand the Bible Reference Series This six-volume series supplies users of todays most popular modern Bible translation, the New International Version, with scholarly, economical, and uncompromisingly evangelical study tools. It includes the New International Bible Commentary, New International Bible Dictionary, New International Bible Concordance, and New International Encyclopedia of Bible Words, New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties, and the New International Encyclopedia of Bible Characters.
Gleason Archer Jr. received a PhD in Classics from Harvard University, an LL.B from Suffolk Law School and a Bachelor of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. Early in his career, Archer served as assistant pastor at Park Street Church in Boston. In 1948 he became Professor of Biblical Languages at Fuller Theological Seminary in California and in 1965 Professor of the Old Testament and Semitics at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois, where he later became an emeritus faculty member in 1989. He spent the remainder of his life researching, lecturing and writing.
A nice resource to help you in your understanding. Makes a good addition to your apologetics library too.Published 2 months ago by Halo
I preach part-time and Archer's book is very helpful when I come to a rather difficult passage. Archer knew approximately 23 languages during his lifetime, and while his knowledge... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Roger Herrington
I was very satisfied with the book. It is more of a reference book so I haven't read it. Thanks. Bob JonesPublished 6 months ago by Robert Jones
Starts by qualifying biblical value as equal with inerrancy then ignores the fact that there are contradictions when taking a plain reading of biblical text. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Coi Pearce
Good at many points, but occasionally a little too pat, or confident, in its explanations. Valuable, but remember that God's Word ultimately needs no defense. Read morePublished 8 months ago by D. Bayly
I would have liked it better if it was much longer; however, the discussions provided were lucid, accurate and comprehensible. Dr. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gary Parker