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The Illustrated Guide to the Bible [Paperback]

By J.R. Porter (Author)
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Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.23" Width: 7.18" Height: 1.15"
Weight:   2.04 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 31, 2008
Publisher   Oxford University Press
ISBN  019534233X  
EAN  9780195342338  

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A work of challenging profundity, charged with the deepest emotions and containing some of the most compelling stories ever told, the Bible has had an immeasurable impact on Western culture. For countless generations, it has been a powerful means of spiritual guidance, an unmatched source of inspiration to artists, a comfort in suffering, and a focal point for reflection on the mysteries of life.
Now, The Illustrated Guide to the Bible distills the essence of this great work in over one hundred generously illustrated commentaries on the major stories, places, characters, and events in the Bible, from the Garden of Eden and the suffering of Job to the Last Supper and the Book of Revelation. Beautifully illustrated with over 300 full-color reproductions, photographs, and maps, this engaging volume places its subject in historical and geographical context, comparing themes presented in the Bible with corresponding myths from a wide variety of cultures. Boxed sidebars throughout provide interesting background information on important themes and symbols (such as the dove and the lily) and full-color maps illustrate places and events (such as the city of Babylon and Paul's final voyage to Rome). The final section presents an invaluable and fully cross-referenced book-by-book summary of the Bible, a glossary of biblical terms, and a comprehensive bibliography and index.
Superbly illustrated with photographs of art, artifacts, and landscapes, and with magnificent paintings, charts, maps, and family trees, the highly accessible Illustrated Guide to the Bible is an essential volume for every home and library, the first place to turn for information on this seminal book of Western culture.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! J. R. Porter is aprofessor emeritus of theology at the University of Exeter and a former Fellow of Oriel College in Oxford.He alsoserved as a member of the General Synod of the Church of England for20 years. Margarita Gutierrez is a translator."

J. R. Porter was born in 1921 and died in 2006 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Exeter (Emeritus).

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Illustrated Guide to the Bible  May 9, 2002
This is one magnificent work. It covers the major themes of the Bible with detailed analysis and relevant sidebars so that anyone in a Bible study group or reading the Bible on their own can have a meaningful source of interpreatations. Each page is a new subject, which makes it simple to use. Pages can be read on their own or the entire book can be read. Bible verses are quoted on each topic so the reader is always aware of how the idea is being applied.

This work is less than 300 pages, but it is so rich in detail that one will not be able to skim through it in a couple of evenings. Once you start reading, it is hard to put down and is hard to not read every word on every page. This book helps one gain perspective and context. At the end is a summary of each book, including the apochrypha. In the main text, non-canonical books like the Gospel of Thomas are mentioned, so the reader can rest assured the author put as much scope and thought into this work as was practical.

Bible scholars, Bible study groups, general knowledge seekers, historians, philosphers, and many others will find this book extremely useful and user-friendly. Anyone disappointed in this wonderful volume is just not interested in learning.

Supplement with The Complete Guide to the Book of Proverbs.  Jan 11, 2000
This is a wonderful overview of the Bible illustrated with color art from down through the ages. Quotes are from the New Revised Standard Version, a translation which is favored by scholars for its accuracy. The comments are insightful, interesting and accurate. A great supplement to this book is THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE BOOK OF PROVERBS by Cody Jones. Numerous characters from throughout the Bible are pointed out who illustrate King Solomon's witty observations on human nature. Many of the riddles and mysteries of Proverbs are explored with surprising new answers. Proverbs are a treasury of God's wisdom and give practical applications of Biblical values in punchy memorable sayings.

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