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The Bible For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05369-0
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432 pages
March 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: What the Bible Is All About.

Chapter 1: From Moses to Modernity: Introducing the Good Book.

Chapter 2: Lights, Camera, Action! Previewing the Bible's Stage and Storyline.

Part II: Exploring the Hebrew Bible-The Old Testament.

Chapter 3: Creation, Paradise Lost, and Other Mysteries of Life (Genesis 1-3).

Chapter 4: The Fallout from "The Fall" (Genesis 4-11).

Chapter 5: The Babylonian Hillbillies: The Adventures of Abraham and His Family (Genesis 12-25:18).

Chapter 6: The Birth of a Nation: Isaac, Jacob, and Their Many Children (Genesis 25:19-50).

Chapter 7: Holy Moses! Exploring Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

Chapter 8: An Experiment in Theocracy: Joshua, Judges, and Ruth.

Chapter 9: The King and "I Am": 1 and 2 Samuel.

Chapter 10: A Tale of Two Kingdoms: 1 and 2 Kings and 1 and 2 Chronicles.

Chapter 11: Strangers in a Strange Land: Israel in Exile with Daniel and Esther.

Chapter 12: Home for the Holidays: Returning to the Promised Land with Ezra and Nehemiah.

Chapter 13: More Than Mere Fortune-tellers: The Prophets.

Chapter 14: Israel's Wisdom Literature and Love Poetry: Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs.

Chapter 15: Rockin' the Temple: Music in Ancient Israel (Psalms).

Part III: Revealing the Bible's Hidden Treasures in the Apocrypha.

Chapter 16: Rebels with a Cause: The Books of 1 and 2 Maccabees.

Chapter 17: The Apocrypha's Other "Hidden Treasures".

Part IV: Discovering What's New About the New Testament.

Chapter 18: From Birth to Baptism: Jesus Prepares for the Ministry (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John).

Chapter 19: Jesus Christ Superstar: Jesus' "Ministry Years" (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John).

Chapter 20: The Early Christian Church (Acts 1-8,10-12, and 15).

Chapter 21: The Traveling Salesman of Tarsus: Paul's Life and Letters.

Chapter 22: Wait a Minute, Mr. Postman: The New Testament's General Letters.

Chapter 23: The Beginning of the End: The Revelation of John.

Part V: That Was Then, This Is Now: Discovering the Bible's Enduring Influence.

Chapter 24: The Bible and the Abrahamic Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Chapter 25: Michelangelo, Milton, and Movies: Art, Literature, Life, and the Bible.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 26: Ten+ People You Should Know from the Bible.

Chapter 27: Ten Holidays You Can Take Thanks to the Bible.

Index.
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