Friday, 23 February 2007

Bible Introduction and Overview

Search for "Bible Introduction" in Amazon and you're presented with a list of several hundred titles. How can you sort out the trivial from the profound, the rubbish from the pearls of wisdom? Well, here's a start at least. Here are a few basic reference works that will help you discover something of the background to the King of Books. With grateful thanks to Luke Jenner.

The New Testament: An Introduction to Its Literature and HistoryJ Gresham MachenBanner of Truth
An Introduction to the Old TestamentE J YoungEerdmans
Survey of the BibleWilliam HendriksenEvangelical Press
The Moody Atlas of Bible LandsBarry J BeitzelMoody Press

See also: Bible Commentaries, Systematic Theologies, Contemporary Issues, Biography and History, Devotional