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Trade Paperback
384 pages
Mar 2006
Harvest House

Understanding the Bible from A to Z: People, Places, and Facts to Make the Bible Come Alive

by Ron Rhodes

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Understanding The Bible from A to Z is an exceptional reference tool for anyone who wants to learn more about the Bible. It is written in language that is easy to understand and covers all of the major people, places, teachings, and events of the Old and New Testament.

One example is for Sabbath: “The Hebrew word for ‘Sabbath’ means ‘cessation.’ The Sabbath was a holy day and a day of rest for both man and animal.” This simple, straightforward explanation of the Jewish holy day that most Christians now celebrate on Sunday is an case in point of the clear explanations in this book. “The New Testament is a collection of 27 books and epistles composed over a 50-year period by a number of different authors. The primary personality of the New Testament is Jesus Christ.”

While the explanations are clear and concise, they are also informative and thorough. Ron Rhodes, the author, is president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries. He has written several other books, include Angels Among Us, Find It Fast in the Bible, and The Complete Book of Bible Answers.

Understanding The Bible from A to Z is a valuable research aid that is easy to use and easy to understand. I highly recommend it for adults and teens. – Nancy K. Brown, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

An encyclopedia that is compact enough to be quick and easy to use, this handy reference includes only the topics that people want and only the vital information they need. Approximately 1500 entries each contain pronunciations, concise definitions, additional information, and Scripture references.

Zipporah (zip POE rah)—daughter of Jethro and wife of Moses. She gave birth to two sons: Gershom (Exodus 2:22) and Eliezer (Exodus 18:4). Her name means “little bird.”

Experienced students of the Bible and curious seekers alike will appreciate this useful and informative tool. A companion to Ron’s Find It Fast in the Bible topical guide, this compact reference will be readers’ first choice for quick definitions and information on Bible subjects.