This compact introduction to the Bible shows you how to read the biblical text as Christian Scripture, focusing on the meaning of the Bible for the church. Experienced teachers with expertise in different parts of the Bible focus on the message of Scripture as a whole, giving you the tools you need to read the biblical text for yourself. Beginning with the basics of Christian beliefs about Scripture and a bird’s-eye survey of the biblical story, scholars such as Robert W. Wall and David R. Nienhuis introduce the story, arrangement, style, and key ideas of major divisions in the Old and New Testaments, helping readers see how the books of the Bible form a coherent whole.
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Overview the biblical story with another great introduction, Introducing Biblical Theology.
This compact guide is the obvious choice for undergraduate courses concerned with the Bible as the church’s book and for congregational use.
—Joel B. Green, dean of the School of Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
Those of us who teach Scripture as part of a larger theological enterprise often long for a concise and accessible way to present the whole scope of Scripture to students. This book is an answer to those longings.
—Stephen Fowl, professor of theology, Loyola University
It is notoriously challenging to write a brief, thoughtful, one-volume introduction to the Bible. . . . I commend the editors and chapter writers for succeeding admirably in facing such a challenge.
—Victor P. Hamilton, professor emeritus of Old Testament, Asbury University
Robert W. Wall is Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. He is the author of The IVP New Testament Commentary Series: Colossians & Philemon, Two Horizons Commentary: 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, and coauthor of Reading the Epistles of James, Peter, John & Jude as Scripture: The Shaping and Shape of a Canonical Collection.
David R. Nienhuis received his PhD from the University of Aberdeen and is assistant professor of New Testament and director of the University Foundations Program at Seattle Pacific University. He is the author of Not by Paul Alone: The Formation of the Catholic Epistle Collection and the Christian Canon and coauthor of Reading the Epistles of James, Peter, John and Jude as Scripture: The Shaping and Shape of a Canonical Collection.