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* Every Bible book is introduced.
* The background to each is fully explained.
* Maps and pictures help make the meaning clearer.
* Thirteen articles are included, covering relevant topics ranging from archeology to how we should understand the truth of the Bible.
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* A highlighted extract gives a taste of the style of each book.
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Raymond E. Brown, S.S., is the former Auburn Distinguished Professor at Union Theological Seminary, holder of many honorary degrees and author of many books on the Bible.
Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at The Catholic University of America, and a specialist in New Testament studies.
Roland E. Murphy, O.Carm., is the George Washington Ivey Emeritus Professor at Duke University, and an experienced editor of biblical and theological journals; he has written on Wisdom literature and other subjects.
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