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The Trinity Guide to the Bible Paperback – October 1, 2001

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There is no end to the making of biblical guides and interpretations but there is, without doubt, always room for a good guide to the Christian Scriptures for each generation. Heirs has produced an excellent primer for curious readers of the Bible. While little here will surprise the scholar or exegete, Heirs's lucid and simply written tour through the text-critical approach to the creation of the Scriptures and their relation to history make for an excellent introduction to the range of subjects to which the Bible gives rise. Highly recommended.
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Hiers characterizes this book as a survey of the historical contexts, literary forms, and themes of the books of the Bible that is suitable for "readers from any or no particular religious tradition or denominational background." Predictably, it provides a generic overview that is most useful as a summary of current scholarly consensus and as a pointer to some areas of controversy concerning particular parts and passages; essentially, it is a study Bible minus the text. Because Hiers wishes readers "to give their attention primarily to the biblical text itself," he keeps the chapters short and presents them as roadmaps for novices with the RSV in hand rather than as essays for scholars. The handy one-volume guide will prove very useful to readers who are dipping into the Bible for the first time as students and might then be inspired to pursue the additional sources cited in the notes and the list of suggested readings. Steven Schroeder
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Trinity Press International; 1 edition (October 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1563383403
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563383403
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,908,285 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on December 13, 2001
Format: Paperback
The Trinity Guide To The Bible by Richard Hiers (Professor of Religion at the University of Florida) is a highly accessible guide to the Christian scriptures for readers of all backgrounds and religious traditions, whether they know the Bible well or are reading it for the first time. Each book of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, as well as Old Testament Apocrypha, is covered in depth in this scholarly analysis. Written in direct, readily understandable and accessible language, The Trinity Guide To The Bible is an excellent tool and study guide, and highly recommended for religious studies students, as well as the non-specialist general reading wanting to better understand Judeo-Christian scripture.
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