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Divided into the Old and New Testaments, this collection of holy texts contains the wisdom of countless scholars and prophets. Learn more about many of the Bible's most fascinating books here.

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The Bible For Dummies

Published 06-20-2016

<i><b>The Bible For Dummies (9781119293507) was previously published as The Bible For Dummies (9780764552960). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.</b></i> <p><b><br />Discover the world&rsquo;s all-time bestseller in an entirely new light</b><br /><br />Ninety percent of Americans own a copy of the Bible, and while it's the most widely read book, it's also the least understood. Regardless of your religion, understanding the Bible brings much of Western art, literature, and public discourse into greater focus&mdash;from Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" painting to the Wachowski brothers' <i>The Matrix</i> movies. People have historically turned to religion to deal with tragedy and change, and with the right insight, the Bible can be an accessible, helpful guide to life's big questions.</p> <p><i>The Bible For Dummies</i> appeals to people of all faiths, as well as those who don't practice any particular religion, by providing interfaith coverage of the entire Bible and the often fascinating background information that makes the Bible come alive. You'll find answers to such questions as:</p> <ul> <li>Where did the Bible come from?</li> <li>Who wrote the Bible?</li> <li>How is the Bible put together?</li> </ul> <p>Follow the history of the Bible from its beginning thousands of years ago as tattered scrolls to its status as the bestseller of all time. <i>The Bible For Dummies</i> covers these topics and more:</p> <ul> <li>Ten people in the Bible you should know</li> <li>The Hebrew Bible</li> <li>The Apocrypha's hidden treasures</li> <li>What's new about the New Testament</li> <li>Israel's wisdom, literature, and love poetry</li> <li>The Bible's enduring influence</li> <li>The prophets: more than fortunetellers</li> </ul> <p>Whether you're interested in broadening your spiritual horizons, uncovering the symbolism of Western culture, or gaining a deeper understanding of the book you grew up reading, <i>The Bible For Dummies</i> has all the information you need to navigate this ancient and fascinating book.</p>

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The Book of Revelation For Dummies

Published 04-21-2008

<b>Decode one of the most complex books in the Bible!</b><br /><br />Are you baffled by the Book of Revelation? Understand the purpose, key themes, and symbolism of the most fascinating book in the Bible with <i>The Book of Revelation For Dummies</i>, an easy-to-understand guide that will help you grasp the enduring messages of Revelation and apply them to your life. You will understand what Revelation says about the past, present, and future, and how it relates to the rest of the Bible. <p>You will learn how this mysterious book of the Bible fits into a historical context. You&rsquo;ll discover all kinds of interesting facts about the apostle John and learn about the details of his world. You will be able to choose a perspective for interpreting this book of the Bible and decipher the many haunting symbols. There is no need to read this reference guide from cover to cover; simply browse the table of contents or flip through the pages to find the answers and assistance that you need. Discover how to:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Interpret the prophecy of the Revelation</li> <li>Place it in historical context</li> <li>Understand how it relates to other books in the Bible</li> <li>Unravel the details of the apostle John&rsquo;s life and world</li> <li>Choose a perspective for understanding</li> <li>See the grander scheme of things</li> </ul> <p>Complete with lists of the ten most commonly asked questions about end times and the ten rules of thumb for interpreting scripture, <i>The Book of Revelation</i> <i>For Dummies</i> will help you understand and decode one of the most perplexing books in the Bible!</p>

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