The Abingdon Introduction to the Bible

Understanding Jewish and Christian Scriptures

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The Abingdon Introduction to the Bible
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Published March 2014

The Bible: enduring truths, lasting influence, complex relationships, and relevant approaches for living.

This comprehensive introduction to the various collections of biblical literature used by Jews, Catholics, and Protestants gives the beginner clear, concise, and engaging entries into each book while covering major controversies. The authors show how various biblical books have influenced and continue to have an impact upon western ethics, politics, and, of course, religion. Using artistic renderings and charts, this book is student-friendly but communicates a depth of learning in a responsible and balanced fashion.

A CHOICE Magazine Outstanding Academic Title of 2014.

About the Authors

Joel S. Kaminsky

Joel S. Kaminsky is the Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies and professor of Bible in the religion department at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Mark Reasoner

Mark Reasoner is associate professor of theology at Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Joel N. Lohr

Joel N. Lohr is the dean of religious life and associate professor in the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.