How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (Instructor)
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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (Instructor)

This textbook focuses on historical contexts of the Bible and explains differences between Old Testament narratives, the Epistles, Gospels, Parables, Psalms, and more.

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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

By: Douglas Stuart, Gordon D. Fee and Mark Strauss

This introductory textbook, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth featuring professors and authors Douglas Stuart and Mark Strauss, covers everything from translation concerns to different genres of biblical writing. In clear, simple language, sessions help learners accurately understand the different parts of the Bible and their implications for both ancient audiences and humanity today, so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.

Table of Contents

    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. Revelation: Images of Judgment and Hope
      Appendix: The Evaluation and Use of Commentaries

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Authors & Instructors

Gordon Fee
Dr. Gordon D. Fee

Ph.D., University of Southern California

Gordon D. Fee is Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. He is a noted New Testament scholar, having published several books and articles in textual criticism and biblical interpretation, and is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God.

Douglas Stuart
Dr. Douglas Stuart

Ph.D., Harvard University

Douglas Stuart is professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, where he specializes in Assyrian and Babylonian languages and literature.

Mark L. Strauss
Dr. Mark L. Strauss

Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

Mark Strauss is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. He has written The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts, Distorting Scripture?: The Challenge of Bible Translation and Gender Accuracy, Luke in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary series, and Mark in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament.