Hard Sayings of the Bible
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Hard Sayings of the Bible  -     By: Walter C. Kaiser Jr., Peter H. Davids, F. F. Bruce, Manfred T. Brauch

Hard Sayings of the Bible

IVP Academic / 1996 / Paperback

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This sixth volume of Hard Sayings of the Bible is now available in paperback. Biblical scholars Walter C. Kaiser, F.F. Bruce, Peter H. Davids, and Manfred T. Brauch offer this handy reference compiled from five earlier Hard Sayings books. The short, easy-to-read historical, cultural, and linguistic explanations help you to interpret the meanings of over 500 perplexing passages and show their relevance for believers today. These scholars take you behind the scenes to find succinct solutions to a wide variety of Bible difficulties, ranging from discrepancies about numbers to questions about God's justice. Also features extensive cross-referencing, introductory articles on chronology, miracles, archaeology, prophecy, historicity, demonology, synoptic studies, and authorship.

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Title: Hard Sayings of the Bible
By: Walter C. Kaiser Jr., Peter H. Davids, F. F. Bruce, Manfred T. Brauch
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 811
Vendor: IVP Academic
Publication Date: 1996
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 1.70 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds 5 ounces
ISBN: 0830815406
ISBN-13: 9780830815401
Stock No: WW815401

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Are you grappling with a difficult verse in the Bible? And are you looking for a short, easy-to-read answer that really makes sense without explaining away the verse? Hard Sayings of the Bible is the handy reference book you need. Here you will find explanations of over five hundred of the most troubling verses to test the minds and hearts of Bible readers. Four seasoned scholars, all with a notable gift for communicating with people in the pew, take you behind the scenes to find succinct solutions to a wide variety of Bible difficulties, ranging from discrepancies about numbers to questions about God's justice. Historical, cultural and linguistic backgrounds shed light on these passages and not only help explain what they meant in biblical times but also show how they are relevant today. Now carefully cross-referenced with over one hundred new verses explained, as well as a dozen new introductory articles on chronology, miracles, archaeology, prophecy and more, Hard Sayings of the Bible offers the combined resources of five previous volumes that have over 250,000 copies in print. If you find yourself tied up in scriptural knots, here's the book that will help you cut through them.

Author Bio

Walter C. Kaiser Jr. is president emeritus and Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.


Peter H. Davids, who has taught biblical studies at Regent College in Vancouver and Canadian Theological Seminary, is a professor of New Testament at St. Stephen's University in New Brunswick, Canada.


F. F. Bruce (1910-1990) was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester in England.


Manfred T. Brauch is a retired professor of biblical theology and past president of Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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