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The Compact Guide to the Bible Martin H. Manser, Debra Reid

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20th August 2010
192 pages: 178mm x 178mm
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The Bible is the world's best-selling book. Its role in Western (and world) culture is unparalleled. But how did this seemingly random assortment of ancient texts become so popular? In this Compact Guide Martin Manser and Debra Reid lead a tour through the making, content, and contemporary relevance of the Bible. With chapters covering the world of the Bible as well as a book-by-book breakdown that includes the stories of the Bible's most famous characters, this is a perfect introduction for readers who are new to the Bible, or those who have read it many a time - but just want to better understand how everything fits together.
Martin Manser is a reference book editor and a language trainer and consultant. He is editor of the Chambers Thesaurus and several English-language dictionaries as well as a number of Lion titles including A TREASURY OF PSALMS.|Debra Reid has been a tutor at Spurgeon's College, London, since 1987. She has been involved with the publication of a variety of Bible editions, new translations, and other reference books. She is the author of the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary on Esther.

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