With over 1100 pages of comprehensive information and insightful commentary, striking photographs and colorful maps, easy-to-understand charts and outtakes, The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook
is an exhaustive but reader friendly companion that will guide you on an exciting journey through the Bible.
Each of the Biblical books is covered in detail by a leading evangelical scholar and is also emphasized within the larger narrative framework of the Bible which is called The Grand Story of the Bible
. Each biblical book is provided with a comprehensive outline, and the history surrounding each book is noted and explained clearly in accessible non-technical language. Finally, the message of each book is applied directly to our lives, stressing the ongoing relevance of the Bible today! This makes the Handbook
not only comprehensive in the information it provides, but also in its concern that the Bible's teachings impact our lives.Features:
- Over 500 Full-Color illustrations and Photos.
- Enhances Bible reading while stressing the importance of the Bible to our lives today.
- A Comprehensive book-by-book guide to the Bible.
- 80 Maps & Charts.
- 100 articles written by over 50 leading, biblically faithful evangelical scholars.
- Over 1100 full-color pages!
One of the keys to enjoying an in-depth and rewarding experience of reading the Bible is recapturing the ancient world--its cultures, customs, and histories. With this innovative guide, readers can enrich their study with fascinating insights into the Bible and the world in which it was written.
The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook offers the most up-to-date evangelical biblical scholarship in a format that is readable and easy to understand. This book-by-book guide brings the Bible to life with more than 1,100 full-color pages packed with illustrations, maps, and photos, and 112 in-depth articles on a wide range of topics important to students of the Bible. Readers will discover how each part of the Bible fits into and informs every other part, giving them a cohesive understanding of God's Word.
No reference collection will be complete without this incredible new handbook to the Bible.
J. Daniel Hays (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of biblical studies at Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He is the author or coauthor of many articles and books, including Grasping God's Word, From Every People and Nation, and The Message of the Prophets.
J. Scott Duvall (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is chair of the Department of Biblical Studies and J. C. and Mae Fuller Chair of Biblical Studies at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author or coauthor of many articles and books, including Grasping God's Word and Journey into God's Word.
"The greatest adventure available today is that of walking through your Bible and making it come alive. This must-have book by Hays and Duvall brings clarity and simplicity to the greatest book ever written. Enjoy the adventure.
Director, Kanakuk Institute Graduate School and Kanakuk Kamps K-Seven
I have always appreciated and respected Duvall's and Hays's love for both the study and application of the Scriptures. Connecting words and pictures with God's redemptive story within its historical context is a priceless tool for both those studying and those teaching the Scriptures. This incredible resource will ignite both passion and knowledge for any student of the Scriptures. It will enable the reader to grasp God's Word in a more powerful, meaningful way, and it will offer practical insights and visuals that make the Scriptures come alive.
Fellowship Bible Church, Little Rock, Arkansas