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Number of Pages: 770
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2004
|Dimensions: 7 X 4.50 (inches)|
F.F. (Frederick Fyvie)Bruce was born in October the 12th, 1910, in Elgin (Scotland), to a Brethren Assemblies family. His father was an itinerant preacher for the Assemblies. F.F. was baptized and accepted as a member of his local congregation in September 1928. He remained loyal to his denomination for the rest of his life. "Through my own experience with the Brethren, I can say they are the ideal place where a lay theologian can serve the Church with his gifts" (Restrospect, p. 285).
As a lover of the Biblie and of the classical languages, when he was only 10 years old, he started simultaneous studies in Greek and Latin. F.F. was admitted to Aberdeen University in October 1928. He studied also in University of Cambridge (England, 1932-34) and in the University of Vienna (Austria, 1934-35), studying in preparation for his Graduation and Doctoral degree, excelling in both.
Bruce taught Greek in the Universities of Edinburgh (1935-38) and Leeds (1938-47). Afterwards, he taught Bible History and Literature in the University of Sheffield (1947-59) followed by Bible Criticism and Exegesis in the University of Manchester (1959-78).
He lectured in prestigious universities all around the world: Marburg (Germany), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Auckland (New Zealand), and Makerere (Uganda). He also lectured in numerous Theological Seminaries, among them the Calvin Seminary, in Grand Rapids (U.S.A.) and the Union Seminary, in New York City (U.S.A.).
He was voted President by the prestigious Societies of Old Testament Studies and New Testament Studies.
F.F. Bruce wrote some 50 books, plus several thousand articles, essays and reviews. His masterpiece The Acts of the Apostles: The Greek Text with Introduction and Commentary (1951) marked for the evangelical world the beginning of a new era in Bible study, being seriously considered by the Academia. In spite of never having made formal studies in Theology, he was an extraordinary reader of the subject and the Aberdeen University granted him in 1957 a Doctor Honoris Causa degree in Divinities.
LibbyAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5March 5, 2012LibbyAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I certainly would recommend this book to anyone doing inductive studies of the Bible. A very helpful resource. I am presently doing an inductive study of Revelation 1-3, a study of the seven churches, and this book has been very helpful. It certainly compliments Nelson's Compact Bible Commentary.
lene09Age: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Not as compact as I was thinkingFebruary 1, 2011lene09Age: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This does its purpose as a Bible dictionary. I was hoping it would fit in my bible cover folder with my bible, but it is very thick!! Oh well, I will still keep it.
WardVAAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5November 29, 2010WardVAAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is loaded with information and small enough to carry with you wherever you go.
Darryl Clark5 Stars Out Of 5March 12, 2009Darryl ClarkVery pleased with this dictionary. Lightweight and portable for my on the run Bible studies. Plus I enjoy reading the many articles and history of the Bible along with archaeological studies and discoveries.