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The IVP Introduction to the Bible
Johnston, Philip†S., editor

Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2006 pp. xii + 292. $26.00


Description: Millions of Christians through the ages and across the world have treasured the Bible as their most valued possession, often insisting that anyone can pick up the Bible and read and understand it for themselves. But many of the details remain fuzzy until we find out more about their historical or literary setting. The IVP Introduction to the Bible is intended to reduce the fuzziness, in two ways: by providing background information to the whole Bible and each testament, as well as the gap between the testaments; by introducing all the main sections of the Bible and each biblical book in turn. So the great biblical panorama is brought to life, first with broad brush strokes and then with fine art work. Readers of all stripes, from curious non-Christians to serious students of the Bible, will find The IVP Introduction to the Bible a helpful and enjoyable resource.

Subjects: Bible, Literature

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Review by Douglas Estes
Published 7/5/2008
Citation: Douglas Estes, review of Philip S. Johnston, ed., The IVP Introduction to the Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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