The Collegeville Bible Handbook is an informative and easy guide to reading and understanding the Bible. The brief commentary on each book of the Old and New Testaments and the timelines, maps, and illustrations that pertain to the biblical lands and peoples are a help to those who are beginning Bible study as well as to those who are continuing such study. The Handbook attempts to kindle in readers a desire to know the Bible, the times in which the different books were written, what the Bible said to the people for whom they were written, and what the Bible says to us about the work of God in our midst.... of the three great annual festivals: Passover in early spring, Pentecost seven weeks later, and Ingathering (also called the Feast, or Booths) in early fall. ... treachery of former friends, or the consequences of sin; (3) expression of trust; (4) petition; (5) words of assurance; (6) statement of praise. ... form of acrostic poems, that is, each line or section begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
|Title||:||The Collegeville Bible Handbook|
|Publisher||:||Liturgical Press - 1997|