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  • Paperback: 393 pages
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature (14 Nov 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589832442
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589832442
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,384,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mark Roncace is Assistant Professor of Religion at Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina, and author of Jeremiah, Zedekiah, and the Fall of Jerusalem (T&T Clark). Patrick Gray is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and author of Godly Fear: The Epistle to the Hebrews and Greco-Roman Critiques of Superstition (Society of Biblical Literature). They are the editors of Teaching the Bible: Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction (Society of Biblical Literature). --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Five Stars 12 Sep 2014
By Linda - Published on Amazon.com
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This has good ideas of which movies, books, and stories can be used to teach biblical truths.
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Lisa N. Hickman - Published on Amazon.com
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This book will save its reader hours of preparation. Well organized, thorough, creative, sound. With its companion book, "Teaching the Bible", definitey the best money spent on a book in years.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Interesting 3 July 2013
By Phil Gilliland - Published on Amazon.com
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My class doesn't start for another seven weeks. I have scanned through the book and look forward to working through it in class.
0 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Bible,its authors,interpretors,and teachings,separate,distinct from any other teachings. 27 Oct 2013
By drbdes dr bernard de - Published on Amazon.com
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this book, like many written by so many,over centuries,in different languages,
and never written by the original people[many apparently illiterate or could not have written much, even if they tried,as they were running away,to escape capture, by a regime, that totally possessed ,whet the jess,Essenes, etc were claiming]

yet one glaring feature, is the presenter of many descriptions, but a near total lack of any original teaching,

and explaining why positions were taken by men[ mostly human, also by ghosts,visions,hallucinations, delusions, etc]

the writings if any must originate in the languages attributed to the original group, that tried to create a father
Holy ghost

but said do not kill

a very old concept, ,long before the newly created gods and ghosts.
do not lie, firmly there among the jess, but many centuries before that among many teachings, even that of Agnostics[likely of Indian, Asian origin, centuries before, but not clearly known to the new creators of good words, but ascribed to new gods, new one god or many saints, who created these teachings, centuries after they were were first created, by men[mostly]
and to gain recognition, attributed to gods or ghosts or spirits,
when trying to convince others, that they heard this, or had it written, ,it was always in lonely places or top of mountains[believing in no gravity or earths rotation, thought up, heave, was a mountain top, even if was pointing directly down, and if not for gravity, we could fall off ,or down, from any mountain top]

but this did not matter, as gravity was felt, but not at all understood by the men or the gods, ghosts, spirits, devils ,angels they created.

then came the new writings, by new writers, and attributed to the old groups, that did not or could not write or leave any evidence,
that a god or gods were involved,

and this needed translation from one, to many,
and among many less literate, or ill-literate, but wise people, with good minds, but poor or absent writing skills,

this create mess,
as gods were expected to know it all,
ab allowed man to create languages, in any form,
and mess up the original writings of gods, starting with Aramaic[a very unlikely language to try, as Sanskrit, Pali were well established,
and another confusing series of languages was unnecessary,
the gods or god or ghost or apparition, visions, voices that came up in lonely places[in any language] etc,
confuses the picture, questions the ability of these il defined, unseen hallucination, delusions,
to confuse the poor people, who had intransigence, but ,then ,and even today, lack the ability to communicate among them selves[a simple solution if gods were involved, could have created a speaking computer, that translates from any language or form to another, or even via thoughts]
humans his it, why did these gods miss the chance,

if we need to retain them, let us do so,
but not force a myth on anyone, except as a myth.

all saying of bibles, Zorah, Koren, that people accept as good,
were in resistance then, in religions, teachings, philosophy, writings, carvings etc,
there is no doubt, that nothing new has been said, by any power,
,that was not existent in the past,
but the people were not too sharp or literate to understand this,
we had no phone, Internet,
that could spread it, and also open us to control by those who invaded our privacy and right to free thought and writings,
now thats where our gods, god, ghost, pipits, not so spirited,,devils, angels, etc, could have created a better checks and balance system,
but failed to do so, or wanted to punish people,
for just being human,
a very imperfect, early evolutionary form, with great ability ,potential to develop intelligence,
but needled progress,
no one came to their aid[until we did it ourselves]
and religions tried to adapt, by replacing facts, reliability, verifiability,
with faith, and with no evidence to prove, except gods who met in secret, or in deserts, and via hallucinations, delusions, dreams, conveyed this information,
we did not know, as it was rammed down the throats of people,
who were killed then, and today,
if they refuse to fol ow the forced ,enforced, non verifiable details,
which must be accepted via faith, with no facts, no truth, no intelligent verification.

even sin, is not defined,
but the definition changes from time to time,
and what was sin then, is considered a virtue later,

how do we count sin,
if one cent is merit, ,one million or Billion must be better,
how do we translate this into proper credit, to be used later,
if we go to hell, heaven, in bet wen, Nirvana, Moksha, to heavens, top or bottom,
,how do they know when to redeem these good tokens,
and neutralize the bad tokens?
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