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A General Introduction to the Bible (edition 1986)

by Norman L. Geisler (Author)

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Title:A General Introduction to the Bible
Authors:Norman L. Geisler (Author)
Info:Moody Publishers (1986), Edition: Revised & Expanded Edition
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While I appreciate some of the comments, please for information sake do not refer to biased writing without some form or hint of reference. the title suggest a general introduction, that's the first clue, furthermore I do not think anyone writes a book with the title "Introduction" hoping to be a main of source of reference.
In ones attempt to use any book, it is always a good idea to use various sources then draw conclusions, furthermore the book also was written considering the Bible, rubbishing the writers does not help anyone then this site simply becomes another Trip Advisor website. ( )
  littrean | Dec 17, 2014 |
While much of this book is good for brief reading stints here and there, it is really too outdated to be a reference book.

There are many places in which the authors derive information from one source, write a whole page on it, and end up with faulty conclusions esp. the one regarding Paul having written amongst the Celtic people in Asia Minor which relies on an interpretation of the "Northern Galatian Theory" which is currently considered inaccurate (cf. p. 541-42).

This issue is merely one of many. The work is overall apologetically biased and makes some poor conclusions that are not necessarily in tandem with academic integrity (e.g. poorly researched sections). The sections on textual transmission (textual criticism) and the inspiration debate are probably some of the better. Just remember that this book was revised in 1986 but represents opinions of the middle 20th century. New research is not considered.


I would recommend looking at another book to purchase for your library. ( )
  tehone | Jan 25, 2014 |
Lots of good information, but not written very well and unbalanced. Lots of time spent where a little is sufficient, a little time spent where a lot would have been nice. ( )
  matthauck | Apr 13, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802429165, Hardcover)

An updated version of the popular original, it satisfies the exacting demands placed on any good Bible introduction: Excellent scholarship and clear writing.

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