Author(s): Gordon D. Fee; Douglas Stuart
Understanding the Bible isn't for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It's meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-century life.
More than three quarters of a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This fourth edition features revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include: updated language for better readability; a new authors' preface; redesigned and updated diagrams; and an updated list of recommended commentaries and resources.
Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth is used all around the world. In clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible--their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today--so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God's Word.
Gordon D. Fee (PhD, University of Southern California) is Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. Douglas Stuart (PhD, Harvard University) is professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Abbreviations Abbreviations of Translations Preface 1. Introduction: The Need to Interpret 2. The Basic Tool: A Good Translation 3. The Epistles: Learning to Think Contextually 4. The Epistles: The Hermeneutical Questions 5. The Old Testament Narratives: Their Proper Use 6. Acts: The Question of Historical Precedent 7. The Gospels: One Story, Many Dimensions 8. The Parables: Do You Get the Point? 9. The Law(s): Covenant Stipulations for Israel 10. The Prophets: Enforcing the Covenant in Israel 11. The Psalms: Israel's Prayers and Ours 12. Wisdom: Then and Now 13. The Revelation: Images of Judgment and Hope Appendix: The Evaluation and Use of Commentaries Index of Names