Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook

Editor/Author Duvall, J. Scott and Hays, J. Daniel
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Single-User Purchase Price: $39.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: Not Available
ISBN: 978-0-80-101296-9
Category: Religion & Theology - Christianity
Image Count: 560
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook offers the most up-to-date evangelical biblical scholarship in a format that is colorful, informative, and easy to understand.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Meet the Primary Authors and Editors
  • Part I: God's Story (and Your Story)
  • The Grand Story of the Bible
  • How Is the Bible Organized?
  • The Beginning and the End
  • The Old Testament
  • The Pentateuch
  • What Is the Pentateuch About?
  • Genesis: Creation, Sin, and Covenant
  • Exodus: Deliverance and the Presence of God
  • Leviticus: Be Holy for I Am Holy
  • Numbers: Taking the Long Way to the Promised Land
  • Deuteronomy: The Contract between God and Israel
  • The Historical Books
  • Introduction to the Historical Books
  • Joshua: Conquering the Promised Land
  • Judges: An Israelite Disaster: They Become like the Canaanites
  • Ruth: God at Work behind the Scenes
  • 1-2 Samuel: The Rise and Fall of David
  • 1-2 Kings: The Rise and Fall (Mostly Fall) of Israel
  • 1-2 Chronicles: Focusing on the Davidic Promise and Worship in the Temple
  • Ezra: Rebuilding the Temple and the People of God
  • Nehemiah: Rebuilding the Walls and the People of Jerusalem
  • Esther: God Uses a Beautiful Young Woman to Save Israel
  • The Wisdom Books and Psalms
  • What Are the Wisdom Books About?
  • Where Does the Book of Psalms Fit In?
  • Job: When Life Just Isn't Fair
  • Psalms: Worshiping God
  • Proverbs: For Attaining Wisdom and Discipline
  • Ecclesiastes: What Is the Meaning of Life?
  • Song of Songs: Wild and Crazy Love Songs
  • The Prophets
  • The Context for Understanding the Prophets
  • The Prophets in a Nutshell
  • Isaiah: Judgment for Breaking the Covenant, but Salvation through God's Coming Servant
  • Jeremiah: Sin, Judgment, and Deliverance through the New Covenant
  • Lamentations: Mourning the Destruction of Jerusalem
  • Ezekiel: Sin and Salvation: Losing and Gaining the Presence of God
  • Daniel: God's Kingdom Will Not Be Destroyed, and His Dominion Will Never End
  • Hosea: God's Enduring Love of His People
  • Joel: Locust Plagues and the Spirit of the Lord
  • Amos: The Severe Consequences of Injustice
  • Obadiah: The End of Edom
  • Jonah: Concern for the Salvation of the Gentiles
  • Micah: Justice, Judgment, and Hope for the Future
  • Nahum: The End of Nineveh
  • Habakkuk: Talking with God about Judgment
  • Zephaniah: The Day of the Lord Is Near
  • Haggai: Rebuilding the Temple
  • Zechariah: Looking to the Future
  • Malachi: Connecting the Old Testament to the New Testament
  • The History of Palestine between the Old and New Testaments
  • The New Testament
  • The Setting for the New Testament
  • An Overview of the Life of Christ
  • What Is a Gospel? And Why Are There Four Gospels?
  • The Synoptic Problem
  • Gospels
  • The Gospel of Matthew: Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, Brings Salvation to the Whole World
  • The Gospel of Mark: Following Jesus, the Suffering Son of God
  • The Gospel of Luke: Jesus, the Savior for All People
  • The Gospel of John: Believing in Jesus, the Son Sent from the Father
  • The Book of Acts and Letters of Paul
  • The Book of Acts and Letters of Paul
  • 1 Corinthians: Dealing with Church Issues
  • The General Letters
  • Hebrews: God Has Spoken to Us in His Son Jesus
  • James: True Faith Works
  • 1 Peter: Stand Firm in the Face of Suffering, 2 Peter: Grow in the Knowledge of Christ & Jude: Contend for the Faith
  • 1 John: True Christian Belief and Behavior; 2 John: Walk in Love and Truth; 3 John: Imitate What Is Good
  • Apocalyptic Literature
  • Revelation: The Transforming Vision
  • Part II: How the Bible Came to Be
  • The Inspiration of the Bible
  • The Production and Shaping of the Old Testament Canon
  • Writing, Copying, and Transmitting the New Testament Text
  • The Canon of the New Testament
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls
  • The Septuagint
  • Bible Translations and the English Bible
  • Translations for the World
  • Part III: Digging Deeper into the Bible
  • How to Read, Interpret, and Apply the Bible
  • The Unity and Diversity of the Bible
  • The Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament
  • How to Interpret and Apply the Old Testament Law
  • How to Interpret Parables
  • How to Interpret and Enjoy Figures of Speech in the Bible
  • Literary Features in the Bible
  • Archaeology and the Bible
  • Are There Hidden Codes in the Bible?
  • Responding to Contemporary Challenges to the Gospels
  • About the Photos, Illustrations, Maps, and Artwork
  • Abbreviations