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The New Lion Bible Encyclopedia Mike Beaumont

ISBN:
9780745955261
Published:
17th February 2012
Format:
Hardback
Dimensions:
224 pages: 260mm x 215mm x 20mm

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Why is the Bible the all-time best-selling book? What makes it unique? Who were the key players in the events of the Bible? What was it like to live in biblical times? The Bible has made a huge impact on people for thousands of years - and continues to do so today. But what is it? Why does it matter? How was it written, and how did it come down to us? What was it like to live in the time of Jesus, or even earlier? What did people eat and drink? What did they wear? This fascinating new book will answer all your questions, and more. It provides a wonderful guide to the people, the places, the events and the ideas that make up the Bible. With its accessible text, full colour pages, illustrations, maps, charts, feature boxes, diagrams and tables, all the information you could ever need is brought together, in one volume, to instruct, delight and entertain. A final "Fast Facts" section brings key facts to the reader's fingertips.
The New Lion Bible Encyclopedia is made up of six sections, plus the Fact Finder: - The making of the Bible - how was it put together? Who wrote it, and why? - The story of the Bible - The nations of the Bible: from the early Sumerians, through the Jews, the Egyptians, the Philistines and the Moabites, to the Romans and the Greeks - all the nations, tribes and peoples covered in the Bible. - Life in Bible times - this section covers the daily life of those who lived in biblical times - their family lives, their social lives, their food, their work and their animals. - Religion in the Bible - what did biblical people believe? This section covers the key beliefs of Jews, Christians, and the peoples around them. - The heart of the Bible: Jesus. For Christians, the entire Bible points forward, around or back to Jesus Christ - his life, his work, his teachings, and the church that he founded - these lie at the very centre of the Bible. - Fact-finder. If you want to find a name, a place, a concept - it is all here.
Mike Beaumont is part of the senior pastoral team of Oxfordshire Community Churches and presenter of the Journey's series on BBC Oxford. He has special responsibility for teaching and training, and travels widely, speaking at conferences and working as a visiting lecturer at a number of theological colleges. Mike is the author of The One-Stop Bible Guide and The One-Stop Guide to Jesus and The New Lion Bible Encyclopedia

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