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More than three quarters of a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This fourth edition features revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include:Updated language for better readabilityScripture references now appear only in brackets at the end of a sentence or paragraph, helping you read the Bible as you would read any book—without the numbersA new authors’ prefaceRedesigned and updated diagramsUpdated list of recommended commentaries and resources
Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth is used all around the world. In clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.
As well as superb translations of all non-biblical texts sufficiently well preserved to be rendered into English, there are also a number of previously unpublished texts, and a new preface.
Since its first publication in 1962, The Dead Sea Scrolls in English has established itself as the standard English translation of the non-Biblical Qumran Scrolls and as giving an astonishing insight to the organization, customs, history and beliefs of the community responsible for them. This seventh edition will contain new material, together with extensive new introductory material and notes.
Inside this Bible study lesson:
-- God Wants a Relationship With Us
-- Who Is God Calling?
-- Gifts from God: The Foundation of His Relationship with Us
-- God's Promises to Abraham
-- God's Covenant with Ancient Israel
-- The Need for a New Covenant
-- Love is the Basis of God's Relationship
-- Few Have Ever Accepted God's Calling
-- Grace: How God Interacts With Us
-- How to Use Biblical Quotes and References
-- God's Relationship with Ancient Israel
-- Why We Need a Redeemer
-- Are You Being Called?
-- Back to the Beginning
-- Points to Ponder
Inside this Bible study aid:
-- How Can We Make Life Work?
-- Marriage: Foundation of the Family
-- Child Rearing: Building the Right Foundation
-- Finding the Path to a Happy Family
-- The Importance of Right Friendships
-- Finding Success in Your Job and Career
-- Financial Security and Peace of Mind
-- A Source of Timeless Financial Advice
-- Keys to a Long, Healthy Life
-- Does Life Have Greater Meaning and Purpose?
-- Our Need for Love