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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 49 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 28 July 2011
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005EYX89W
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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Audiobook – Unabridged
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The first two chapters look at the necessity of interpretation and the various approaches to translation. Several modern translations are compared and their advantages / disadvantages discussed. These chapters open up the difficulties faced by translators. The authors end by suggesting the use of three or four translations for comparison during serious study.
The following chapters look at the different genres of the Bible: Epistles, narrative, Gospels (treated as a genre in their own right here), parables, wisdom texts, law, prophetic, psalms & poetry and apocalyptic. The nature and structures of each genre are described then the process of determining meaning and application is discussed, with examples. The explanations of Hebrew poetry and the parables are a great help in understanding why they look like they do in English translations. Common mistakes and difficulties of interpretation are covered.
Each genre is treated in a similar way. Always, the importance of the historical and literary contexts is emphasised. These can greatly affect how meaning is determined. The reader is encouraged to look at when and where a text was written, then to look at how that relates to their time and place. The reader is shown how to recognise the genre of the text, and how to handle it appropriately to find its application.Read more ›
The book reminds us that we are to look at the original meaning and to read the bible in it's context, remembering to be true to the text while still applying God's word to today. This is a needed reminder for every reader or preacher of the Bible, we don't come up with our opinion, but preach the word of God from the two horizons - original writers intention/readers original understanding and then application today.
An excellent book to gain understanding of the Bible, safeguarding the message of God from being abused or misused. It isn't a bedside read and leave plenty of thinking through time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Helpful read. Recommend it to all Christians who wish to approach scriptures from the right perspective.Published 16 months ago by Fari
Saw this book a while back and sadly overlooked it, re encountered it again recently, and glad I got it. Very helpful book.Published 18 months ago by Ian
An excellent book. The authors are seminary professors of Old and New Testament studies. They write in a scholarly but understandable way about how to read and interpret the... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book isn't just for people looking to read The Bible for all its worth but it teaches you how to expand your vision in all the historical reading you'll ever do! Read morePublished on 14 April 2015 by Mr D.