EACH CHAPTER ENDS WITH A "TAKE A STAND" SECTION AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS THE BIBLE? AND WHY IS IT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?; CHAPTER 2: THE BOOK OF GENESIS; CHAPTER 3: FROM EGYPT TO THE PROMISED LAND: EXODUS TO DEUTERONOMY; CHAPTER 4: THE DEUTERONOMISTIC HISTORY: JOSHUA TO 2 KINGS; CHAPTER 5: THE EARLY ISRAELITE PROPHETS; CHAPTER 6: THE HISTORIANS AND PROPHETS OF EXILE AND RETURN; CHAPTER 7: THE POETS AND STORY TELLERS OF ANCIENT ISRAEL; CHAPTER 8: WISDOM AND APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE; CHAPTER 9: THE WORLD OF JESUS AND HIS FOLLOWERS; CHAPTER 10: THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS: MATTHEW, MARK, AND LUKE; CHAPTER 11: THE GOSPEL OF JOHN, LATER GOSPELS, AND THE HISTORICAL JESUS; CHAPTER 12: THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF PAUL; CHAPTER 13: THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES AND THE DEUTERO-PAULINE EPISTLES; CHAPTER 14: THE GENERAL EPISTLES AND THE BOOK OF REVELATION; CHAPTER 15: APPENDIX. THE CANON AND TEXT OF THE BIBLE
Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written or edited more than twenty-five books, including Forgery and Counterforgery (2013), The New Testament, Fifth Edition (2012), and The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, Second Edition (2011), all published by Oxford University Press.
The Bible: A Historical and literary Introduction is a thoroughly effective textbook, which adds another volume to Bart D. Ehrmans long record of engaging and popular works on Biblical Studies. * Jem Bloomfield, quiteirregular, *