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158134693X
Hardcover
240 pages
Sep 2005
Crossway Books

The Crossway Illustrated Bible Handbook

by Tim Dowley, editor

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Table of Contents

How the Bible Came to Us
What is the Bible? 6
How the Bible was written down 7
The languages of the Bible 8
Who wrote the Bible? 10
Scrolls from the Dead Sea 12
The book arrives 14
How the Bible came down to us 16
The first translations 17
Precious books 18
The Bible for the people 20
No more copying! 22
Two great translators 23
Changing language for a changing world 24
The History of Bible Times
The Bible and archaeology 26
How archaeologists work 28
The Bible and history 30
Lands of the Bible 32
Bible timeline 34
Israel today 42
Introducing the Old Testament
What is the Old Testament? 44
Old Testament time chart 45
Creation and covenant 46
A chosen family 48
A new nation 50
Into the Promised Land 53
The Judges 55
Kings to lead 56
The kingdom of Saul 58
The united kingdom 59
Solomon's united kingdom 60
The two kingdoms 61
Exile and return 64
Four great empires 66
The methods of the prophets 68
The message of the prophets 71
Poetry and wisdom 72
Introducing the New Testament
Living in Bible Times
Clothing 128
Tent life 130
The house 132
Home life 134
Jerusalem: King David's city 136
Jerusalem: besieged, destroyed, rebuilt 138
Jerusalem: Herod the Great 140
Jerusalem in A.D. 30 142
Marriage 144
Children 146
Health and medicine 147
Eating and drinking 148
Olives and grapes 149
Craft workers 150
Travel 152
Weapons and war 154
Fishing 156
The shepherd 158
Growing grain 160
The farmer's year 162
Religion in Bible Times
Religious life 164
People of the Law 166
Israel's God 168
The Jewish festivals 170
The Tabernacle--God's tent 172
The outer courtyard 174
The history of the Tabernacle 176
Solomon's Temple 180
The synagogue 184
Jewish sects and parties 185
Herod's Temple 186
The Temple destroyed 190
Varieties of religion in Bible times 192
Men and Women of the Bible
Some Bible Facts and Figures
Index 236