THE DIVINE PLAN OF THE AGES
THE TIME IS AT HAND
THY KINGDOM COME
THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON
THE ANTONEMENT BETWEEN GOD & MAND
THE NEW CREATION
TABERNACLE SHADOWS OF THE BETTER SACRIFICES
In August 2010, for the first time, The MacArthur Study Bible will be available in the English Standard Version (ESV). An “essentially literal” translation, the ESV Bible combines “word-for-word” accuracy with readability, literary excellence, and depth of meaning. More than 100 of the world’s leading Bible scholars and teachers were involved in its creation. Timeless, trustworthy, and relevant, the ESV has become the fastest-growing Bible translation and the trusted choice of millions of Bible readers, students, teachers, and preachers worldwide.
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This booklet hopes to help by offering brief introductions to five of the biggest questions about the Bible:What’s in it? When and where was it written? How is it usually organized?What makes it special? What do Christians mean when they say it is “inspired” or call it “the Word of God”?How can we understand it? With so many authors, genres, and settings, what guidelines can we use to interpret it today?Could the text have been corrupted? Can we trust the texts we have? How were the contents selected?What does it say? Since the Bible is one coherent narrative, what is its overarching message? What does it mean for my life?