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Introducing the Bible

By 2 authors John Drane K. C. Hanson / Fortress Press / 2004


Print: $55.00


This volume is a wonderfully reader-friendly resource for the beginning student in the study of the Bible. It combines Drane's two informative and popular earlier works, Introducing the Old Testament and Introducing the New Testament. Drane writes in an accessible style, and the volume includes hundreds of illustrations—tables, charts, photos, maps, and line-drawings

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Key Features

  • Key issues that reading the Bible raises are covered in special articles concerning authorship, theology, history, literature, and the cultures of ancient Israel
  • Drane covers the entire Bible in this one volume
  • Bibliographical references are included in this resource

Praise for the Print Edition

Could not be bettered as a plain guide to the principal religious ideas of the Old Testament.

Church Times

Those wanting a general introduction will hardly find a better one than this.

Baptist Times

A happy combination of careful scholarship, lucid prose, appropriate illustrations and attractive layout.

Christianity Today

Dr. Drane . . . writes with clarity, simplicity and literary grace.

Christianity Today

A gold mine.

Catholic Herald

Product Details

  • Title: Introducing the Bible
  • Author: John Drane
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Publication Date: 2005

About John Drane

John Drane teaches Practical Theology at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He is also Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, and Visiting Professor at Morling College in Sydney, Australia. His other publications include Introducing the Old Testament and The Bible Phenomenon.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition