Hard Sayings of the Bible offers explanations of over 500 of the most troubling verses to test the minds and hearts of Bible readers. Four seasoned scholars, all with a notable gift for communicating with people in the pew, take you behind the scenes to find succinct solutions to a wide variety of Bible difficulties, ranging from discrepancies about numbers to questions about God’s justice. Historical, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds shed light on these passages and not only help explain what they meant in biblical times but also show how they are relevant today.
Now carefully cross-referenced with over 100 new verses explained, as well as a dozen new introductory articles on chronology, miracles, archaeology, prophecy, and more, Hard Sayings of the Bible offers the combined resources of five previous volumes.
If you find yourself tied up in scriptural knots, this book will help you cut through them.
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- Explains over 500 tough Bible passages
- Offers historical, cultural, and linguistic perspectives on difficult passages
- Discusses the relevance of the Bible teaching for today
- Title: Hard Sayings of the Bible
- Authors: Walter C. Kaiser, Peter H. Davids, F. F. Bruce, and Manfred Brauch
- Series: The Hard Sayings Series
- Publisher: IVP
- Publication Date: 1996
- Pages: 811
About the Authors
Walter C. Kaiser is Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and president emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.
F. F. Bruce (1910–1990) was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester in England.
Manfred Brauch (PhD, McMaster University) is a retired professor of biblical theology and past president of Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.