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The Bible According to Bart
on November 2, 2013
This is designed as a textbook for a 1 semester freshman-level course on the Bible. For that reason, it's by no means exhaustive or overly opinionated. Instead, it just does a great job of summarising the books of the Bible (their content, history and interpretations), as well as introducing some of the modern scholarly thoughts, debates and controversies regarding them. As a textbook, it also asks the reader many thought provoking questions throughout that help point to further areas of study. The book is written through the lens of the critical-historian, not through the lens of any particular Bible-based faith. Ehrman has always ad a knack at communicating, what can be in lesser hands, rather dull material in an engaging and to-the-point way. Highly recommended for anyone who is new to Biblical studies.