In this survey, Irving L. Jensen's purpose is to involve the reader firsthand by guiding the reader to personally apply the texts and continue on to further study. The Old Testament is explained as a unified whole and the book features 25 black and white maps, and 119 charts.
The main purpose of this New Testament Survey Guide is to involve the reader personally into first hand Bible text and lead the reader into personal applicable reflection. The book includes: Opening paragraphs of each chapter preparing the student for study, background information on each book, a discussion of the prominent subject of the Bible book
The Bible is often best understood when it is properly placed in the cultural and social context in which it was written. To this end, this extensive reference explores the culture of the Israelites and the ancient nations that surrounded and influenced them. The time periods covered include the Bronze Age of Palestine; the Age of Empires; the Dawn of the Modern World; and the history, cultures, and beliefs of such civilizations as the Canaanites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, ancient Greeks and ancient Romans.