Did God approve of Rahab’s lie? Why are many of the Old Testament quotes in the New Testament not literal? Does the Bible class abortion with murder? Where did Adam and Eve’s sons get their wives? Does 1 Corinthians 7:10–16 authorize divorce for desertion?
What do you make of the difficult areas in the Bible—those puzzling passages that make you stop and scratch your head? The seeming contradictions and inconsistencies of Scripture actually have sound explanations. But unless you’re a Bible scholar, you probably don’t know about them.
That’s why you need the New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties. It gives you informed answers to your most troublesome questions. Some of the solutions seem obvious—after you’ve read them. But most include an eye-opening look at linguistic, cultural, numerical, relational, and other considerations of which most Bible readers are unaware.
Referencing both the New International Version and the New American Standard Bible, this helpful resource makes scholarly insights accessible to everyone. Whether you’re a student, pastor, everyday Bible-lover, or even a skeptic, the New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties will show you why the Bible is believable and dependable, with a message you can live by.
- Tips for dealing with Bible difficulties
- Introduction to biblical inerrancy
- Detailed analysis of the entire Bible
- Index of persons and subjects
Praise for the Print Edition
This book is written without any apologies, and from the perspective of a true orthodox Christian. Archer’s academic credibility is impeccable and thankfully he left this book behind so a new generation could defend the biblical worldview aggressively.
- Title: New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties
- Author: Gleason L. Archer
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Publication Date: 1982
- Pages: 480
About Gleason L. Archer
Gleason L. Archer was a biblical scholar, theologian, educator, and author. He served as an assistant pastor of Park Street Church in Boston from 1945 to 1948; professor of biblical languages at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California from 1948 to 1965; and professor of Old Testament and Semitics at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois from 1965 to 1986. Archer has authored numerous books, including In the Shadow of the Cross, The Epistle to the Hebrews: A Study Manual, The Epistle to the Romans: A Study Manual, and Survey of Old Testament Introduction.