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By: F.F. Bruce
Revised By: David F. Payne
Full title: Israel and the Nations: The History of Israel from the Exodus to the Fall of the Second Temple
The story of Israel is one of the outstanding tales of human history. Israel, occupying a narrow strip of land between sea and desert, was positioned on an international highway of commerce and warfare. This was a people whose future would be intertwined with the stories of nations great and small.
F. F. Bruce shapes the daunting complexities of this history, nearly fourteen hundred years from the exodus to the destruction of Jerusalem in a.d. 70, into straight prose that sparkles with clarity. More than half of the book is devoted to the postexilic history of Israel, the “intertestamental” period and the first-century history that forms the backdrop of the New Testament.
“An excellent sketch of the history of Israel, written with a splendid clarity,” said biblical scholar John Bright.
Published Date: 2021
Publisher: Kingsley Books
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About the Author
F.F. Bruce (1910-1990) is know worldwide as the "Dean of Evangelical Scholarship". He was a biblical scholar who supported the historical reliability of the New Testament. Trained in classics, he taught at the universities of Edinburgh, Leeds, and Sheffield, and was for almost twenty years the Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester. Bruce combined an immense contribution to evangelical scholarship with a passion for proclaiming the Bible as God’s guide for our lives. He used his great knowledge to explain the Bible simply and clearly.